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UAX/OO To Start IAD-COS  
User currently offlineFL787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1531 posts, RR: 12
Posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5809 times:

Someone posted it on a certain site for frequent flyers. It's already loaded in united.com. Begins June 9 on a CR7.

This marks the first UAX/OO flight at IAD and this also has to be one of the longest CR7 flights ever along with MCI-SFO.


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User currently offlineJayDub From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5710 times:

Quoting FL787 (Thread starter):
...this also has to be one of the longest CR7 flights ever along with MCI-SFO

Based on the normal routing we plan to use for this flight...1278nm. Definitely a haul.

FWIW, COS is a maintenance base for OO.


User currently offlinexpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 633 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5667 times:

Quoting FL787 (Thread starter):
Someone posted it on a certain site for frequent flyers. It's already loaded in united.com. Begins June 9 on a CR7.

This marks the first UAX/OO flight at IAD and this also has to be one of the longest CR7 flights ever along with MCI-SFO.

There must be another flight at IAD now for OO? It strikes me as odd that they would let the aircraft for nearly five hours before returning back to COS...


User currently offlineFL787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1531 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5639 times:

Quoting xpfg (Reply 2):
There must be another flight at IAD now for OO? It strikes me as odd that they would let the aircraft for nearly five hours before returning back to COS...

It's not that odd because the flight is timed for European connections so leaving IAD around 7 works perfectly. AFAIK, this is the only OO flight at IAD.



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User currently offlinesurfandsnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2797 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5508 times:

Wow! This will probably make COS the smallest city to see n/s service to all five UA hubs! Not too surprising, though, as UA is the leading airline from there.


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24326 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5401 times:

Here is the schedule -

UA6591 COS-IAD 0855-1404 CR7
UA6139 IAD-COS 1855-2032 CR7



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5362 times:

OMG, that flight would suck. For some reason, I loathe flights from BWI to DEN, most of which are on 757s or A320s, because they seem to drag on and on over unremarkable terrain. Can't imagine what that'd be like on an RJ. It's crazy to think that like 10-15 years ago, COS was served by a mainline add-on DC-10 flight via DEN.


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User currently offlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5249 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 5):

UA6591 COS-IAD 0855-1404 CR7
UA6139 IAD-COS 1855-2032 CR7

Get there at 2, leave at 7. I bet some of the OO pilots must like that turn! Could this mean that OO gets some more IAD flying?



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User currently offlineFlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1006 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5180 times:

I am sure they will add a quick turn in that 5 hours...

User currently offlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5151 times:

Quoting FlyAA757 (Reply 8):
I am sure they will add a quick turn in that 5 hours...

I can see them doing a quick ORF, PHL, or MDT turn. Also, this could be an opportunity to add PHF   .



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User currently offlineYXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 941 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5075 times:

WOW! IAD to COS and UAX does not even do MKE to IAD. I relize that COS is OO MX base but, come on we would like service to their international flights out of IAD. I know some of you out there will say but ORD is so close by why service to IAD? And I say why not. UA at ORD does not have service to all of the same cities that IAD has.


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User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4768 times:
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Quoting FL787 (Thread starter):
this also has to be one of the longest CR7 flights ever along with MCI-SFO.



Wow.

This makes the three longest CR-7 flights out of Dulles as

IAD-COS (1441 statute miles)
IAD-SAT 1342 statute miles)
IAD-AUS (1276 statute miles)

Anyone know of a longer one out of IAD?


User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4737 times:
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I don't know if it counts, but AC Jazz is flying a CR-705 YYC-IAH.

At 1725 statute miles, I don't know of a longer RJ route.


User currently offlinejolau1701 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4639 times:

Quoting surfandsnow (Reply 4):
Wow! This will probably make COS the smallest city to see n/s service to all five UA hubs! Not too surprising, though, as UA is the leading airline from there.

It will also mean that OO will then be the only UAX carrier to serve all five UA hubs.  

[Edited 2010-02-14 21:50:29]

User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3843 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4606 times:

They will have quite the headstart operation:

0600 ORD CR7
0602 SFO CRJ
0615 LAX CR7
0630 DEN CR7



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User currently offlineazncsa4qf744er From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

Wow, finally OO invaded IAD.... Never though I see the day.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24326 posts, RR: 47
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4451 times:

Dont forget, Skywest has default operations base now at IAD already thanks to the recently commenced ASA contract flying for United.


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineRB211TriStar From United States of America, joined May 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

Any of the OO birds Explus?

User currently offlineAndyinPIT From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

Quoting RB211TriStar (Reply 17):
Any of the OO birds Explus?

All of the -700's are. In fact all carries that fly for UA with the -700 have explus


User currently offlineRB211TriStar From United States of America, joined May 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

Quoting AndyinPIT (Reply 18):
All of the -700's are. In fact all carries that fly for UA with the -700 have explus

In that case I could tolerate the flight, but it wouldn't be my first choice. I'm curious to see what the prices are. Would save me the drive from DEN to COS...


User currently offlineBNAFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

Quoting 777fan (Reply 6):
OMG, that flight would suck. For some reason, I loathe flights from BWI to DEN, most of which are on 757s or A320s, because they seem to drag on and on over unremarkable terrain. Can't imagine what that'd be like on an RJ.

Do you suggest an alternate routing so you can see more exciting views? A lot of this nation's mid-section has "unremarkable" terrain and I've never heard anyone complain about it. Also, a CR7 is far more comfortable than a CRJ. Perhaps you could ask for an aisle seat?


User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3687 times:
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Quoting RB211TriStar (Reply 19):
In that case I could tolerate the flight, but it wouldn't be my first choice. I'm curious to see what the prices are. Would save me the drive from DEN to COS...

I'm not sure why, but I do UAX-OO ORD-YYC (1364 statute miles) two or three times a year and notice a fair number of people don't even bring a book or an MP3 aboard.

It may be the mystique of the CR-2 that has some thinking they will fly low enough to entertain themselves looking at cows and fences. But a CR-7 climbs as high as one of UA's 320s -- way too high to view any scenery.

Without at least a book to read -- and with *no IFE* aboard UAX planes -- COS-IAD would have you climbing the walls after the first hour.


User currently offlineRB211TriStar From United States of America, joined May 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

Showing as $100 more ($420 vs $320) to go direct on that flight vs. connecting at ORD or DEN.

For a $100 difference, I'm either connecting with mainline metal or driving from DEN to COS. All prices being equal, it would depend on upgrade availability.


User currently offlinegoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

Quoting RB211TriStar (Reply 22):
For a $100 difference, I'm either connecting with mainline metal or driving from DEN to COS. All prices being equal, it would depend on upgrade availability.

Think of it as a "convenience" fee. All airlines to do to a degree. Take a look at LAX and ONT/BUR/SNA sometime.



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Quoting BNAFlyer (Reply 20):
Do you suggest an alternate routing so you can see more exciting views?

Yes, a glimpse of LAS, SFO or the Hawaiian Islands is worth rerouting to me. Let's try IAD-SFO-LIH-HNL-OGG-ITO-LAS-COS.

Like many, I'd much prefer to fly mainline ("full-sized") metal when possible for obvious reasons, including IFE (channel nine), traytables that aren't in the armrests, overhead bin space, and generally speaking a more comfortable ride. IMHO, (while they have some merit), RJs are the bane of the modern day commercial aviation world and I regret having to fly them on routes traditionally served by mainline, full-sized aircraft.

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25 Post contains images KGAIflyer : But I'll bet a whole bunch of the flyers using this route will be Air Force.
26 BNAFlyer : Hey that's fine, but to say you loathe flying over the mid-section of the nation has nothing to do with the type a/c you're on. IMO, pax have become
27 777fan : It absolutely does when you fly tens (sometimes hundreds) of thousands of miles a year and that's one of your most frequent segments. Again, I'd much
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