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UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744  
User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2049 posts, RR: 9
Posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9635 times:

Well, looks like UA realized there is a lot of demand ex-SIN to HKG to be grabbed. At similar prices to the LCCs, they're a good choice for pax based in SIN like me, as we can earn SQ miles.

UA down gauged this route a few years back from the 744 to the 738. I assume the crews will obviously not be GUM based anymore. Will they be US based crews?

http://www.businesstraveller.asia/as...-b747-on-hong-kong-singapore-route

Cheers
Coal


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User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6605 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9554 times:

So we will only get one UA 737 in HKG apart from the GUM/SPN flight?

User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9512 times:

SGN-HKG-NRT-GUM will be it for HKG and the 2x GUM-HKG-GUM. the HKG UA base will probaly work the 744 until a joint contract with UA/CO/AirMicronesia comes along

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25404 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8905 times:

It has nothing to do with realizing anything - its simply a matter of aircraft routing.

737s are being highly utilized out in the Pacific and with growing opportunities as the Japan market returns, so the desire is not to lose two daily on pmUA HKG tag flying. So choice was to either upgauge the SIN or SGN tag with US origin aircraft to free a 737.

Ultimately, there will be further shake outs in the intra-Pacific network, and I can see HKG-SIN being dropped completely.



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8091 times:

So HKG-GUM will be axed? I mean direct flight.

Will HKG-SIN-HKG be UA 895/896? Any free alcohol/meal served in Y?


User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3265 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7970 times:

Finally, this was a surprise to me when it was downgauged, glad to see UA giving the SIN market a better premium cabin from HKG, I expect comments from frequent fliers had something to do with it, to what extent I'm not sure. People take the time to complain much more than comment positively, that's why companies don't have compliment departments.


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User currently offlinen92r03 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7235 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 4):
Will HKG-SIN-HKG be UA 895/896?

Is UA117/116, don't know about alcohol/meal service.


User currently offlineavi8 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7141 times:
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How many flights a day does UA have out of HKG? What about Guam?? Do people actually connect in those hubs?


avi8
User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6853 times:

HKG to Guam is just a twice weekly flight.

Daily
HKG-SFO
HKG-ORD
HKG-SIN (currently on CO 737)
HKG-NRT (currently on CO 737)
HKG-SGN (currently on CO 737)

Carfield


User currently offlineusxguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6638 times:

don't forget about EWR-HKG.....


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User currently offlineStratacruiser From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6407 times:

Looks like it will be a tag-on to the ORD - HKG flight. Interesting they're choosing to use a 744, rather than the 772 that arrives from EWR at around the same time of day.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6245 times:

UA used to serve free alcohol but only snacks onboard HKG-SIN-HKG while they were flying the B 747-400. Then once the B 737-800 came, they served free hot meal but no free alcohol.

Do they still serve free alcohol?

I mean in Y class.

What will it be now? Any free food/alcohol in Y once the B 747-400 returns?


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5580 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6039 times:

Quoting n92r03 (Reply 6):
Is UA117/116

Surely that will change though since those are PMCO flight codes

Quoting Stratacruiser (Reply 10):
Interesting they're choosing to use a 744, rather than the 772 that arrives from EWR at around the same time of day.

It could be something to do with those being CO frames whereas the 747s are UA. PMUA has a crew base in HKG, whereas if it was with PMCO metal it would need to use the EWR originating crews (I think).

I do agree however that once there is one agreement in place surely a 2 cabin 777 would be better than a three cabin 747 on this route



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5157 times:

Will they use the other B 747-400 to open up a new route? I understand that UA has the right to fly HKG-BKK (they did it for a short period of time)

User currently offlinen92r03 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 12):
Surely that will change though since those are PMCO flight codes

UA 117/116 are the codes now, when it was CO it was CO 99/98.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

Checked online. It's going to be UA 895/896.

Does anyone know the answers to my Q? Any free alcohol+hot food served? I mean in Y


User currently offlinednguyen7078 From Vietnam, joined Jul 2011, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

I flew HKG - SGN 3 weeks ago and I do get free alcohol but not hot food. Hot food only serve in F.

Hopes UA can bring back 744 for HKG - SGN - HKG.O fly SFO - SGN 6-7 times a year and it would be nice to be in a 3 class cabin where I can sleep with the early morning flight out of SGN.


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