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Widebody Service Returns To IAH-DEN  
User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2015 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7070 times:

Looking at UnitedAirlines.com I noticed something interesting. The 767-300 that UA uses on IAH-LIM will continue onward to DEN on weekends this summer.

A morning IAH-DEN segment is this aircraft today. One flight is upgauged on weekends (Sat.Sun. only) in this market.

Very interesting. I remember in the 90's when CO used the A300 heavily in this market. This market has always been a key market for the old CO, and continues for the new UA. This route joins the few domestic routes that see a widebody.

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User currently offlineAZA330 From Italy, joined Feb 2004, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6923 times:

It is always nice to see heavies doing domestic flights other than transcontinental (even though they are disappearing on those routes, too). I remember in Tampa a few years ago seeing a DL 767 (764 I think) arriving from Atlanta and wondering how you could ever fill that big of a plane for such route... none the less it is always nice to see that happening  

User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5158 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6679 times:

Yep, I noticed that and reported it on a crossfleeting thread about 6/7 Weeks ago.


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User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2015 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

And, I noticed that UA has a 767-300 on DEN-EWR today. Again, this market hasn't seen a widebody since CO had the A300, and UA used to do DEN-EWR-LHR.

The crossfleeting continues. Very exciting.


User currently offlinebartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 788 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

Really glad to see this and I hope it continues. It's not as much fun flying from DEN to smaller markets in the Eastern US as the ORD and IAD flights are now almost solely 752 or smaller aircraft. Upgrades hard to get for a lowly Premier Gold guy like me.  

Is UA planning on continuing to add widebody flights back to DEN - EWR/IAD/ORD/IAH/SFO/LAX routes?


User currently offlinetsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

Quoting bartond (Reply 4):
Is UA planning on continuing to add widebody flights back to DEN - EWR/IAD/ORD/IAH/SFO/LAX routes?


Legacy UA operated widebodies from DEN to ORD, SFO and IAD as I recall, and I'm pretty sure they still do...CO only had widebodies from EWR to IAH...there was a thread earlier if UA was going to tie the CO hubs into the UA system with wide bodies like they already do within their system...there have been 763's to EWR from SFO and LAX already, hopefully the trend will continue...


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16817 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

Quoting klwright69 (Thread starter):
Very interesting. I remember in the 90's when CO used the A300 heavily in this market.

Even around '98, '99, '00 and '01 CO was running a daily DC-10 to DEN from IAH.

Quoting tsnamm (Reply 5):
Legacy UA operated widebodies from DEN to ORD, SFO and IAD as I recall, and I'm pretty sure they still do...CO only had widebodies from EWR to IAH.

When CO had the Denver hub they flew A300s from DEN to SEA, SFO, LAX, SAN, PHX, LAS, IAH, CLE, ORD, EWR etc.. As well as DC-10s to HNL and LGW.



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User currently offlinetsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 6):
When CO had the Denver hub they flew A300s from DEN to SEA, SFO, LAX, SAN, PHX, LAS, IAH, CLE, ORD, EWR etc.. As well as DC-10s to HNL and LGW.

yes but I am talking about today...CO only connects EWR and IAH, and for a time they didn't even do this...UA seems to have widebody connections between all their legacy hubs, most likely for repositioning...However it would be nice if IAH and EWR would also get widebody connections to the legacy UA hubs as well...it looks as if they are doing it somewhat...hopefully they will continue...it would certainly give them flexibility in cargo routing for sure.


User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5158 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Quoting tsnamm (Reply 7):
However it would be nice if IAH and EWR would also get widebody connections to the legacy UA hubs as well...it looks as if they are doing it somewhat...hopefully they will continue...it would certainly give them flexibility in cargo routing for sure.

Yea they are now with IAH/EWR - SFO currently running 763s. With a 763 pilot base opening at IAH soon I'd anticipate seeing them between hubs. Also of note, CO use to run the widebodies between IAH-LAX/SFO as late as the mid 2000s. IAH-DEN/MSY/MCO often get swapped to 764s/762s currently.



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User currently offlinetsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 8):
. With a 763 pilot base opening at IAH soon I'd anticipate seeing them between hubs.

UA855 LIM/IAH used to continue to SFO...not sure if it still does...they had that one as soon as they upgraded the LIM/IAH from a CO 752 to a UA 763...


User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5158 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

Quoting tsnamm (Reply 9):
UA855 LIM/IAH used to continue to SFO...not sure if it still does...they had that one as soon as they upgraded the LIM/IAH from a CO 752 to a UA 763...

It does, flew it twice...for the summer though on Sat/sun its the bird operating to DEN then onto HNL.



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