Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
United Begins 3rd Flight IAH To LHR  
User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 463 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12560 times:

United will begin a 3rd flight in March, 2013 from IAH to LHR leaving around 8 arriving at 12 in LHR. Will this mean British Airways will step up and add a 3rd flight as well? As of right now both airlines operate 2 daily flights from IAH to LHR.

48 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12541 times:

Quoting IAH59 (Thread starter):
United will begin a 3rd flight in March, 2013 from IAH to LHR leaving around 8 arriving at 12 in LHR. Will this mean British Airways will step up and add a 3rd flight as well? As of right now both airlines operate 2 daily flights from IAH to LHR.

UA970 IAH-LHR 20:30-12:05+1 B763ER D
UA971 LHR-IAH 13:05-17:45 B763ER D

I read that between Feb 4th and March 29th United will send B787 on the route, but i´m not sure what flight and what days exactly.

I don´t think BA will add another flight to IAH just to fight United, i´m sure they can do something else with that very difficult to find slot. Maybe the can upgrade the flights to B744 to add some seat. Right now both flights are operated by B777.


User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 463 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12518 times:

Well I work at IAH and everyday around 4ish a flight leaves on a 777 for BA and at evening time around 6 to 8 a 747 leaves for BA. I read in a article and heard from some United Employees that United is starting a 3rd flight around 8ish from IAH to LHR.

User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12318 times:

Quoting IAH59 (Reply 2):
777 for BA and at evening time around 6 to 8 a 747 leaves for BA.

According to BA.com they are now both B777 twinjet, i know that previously it was a B747, but seems than now is B777 only.


User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 11994 times:

Where is UA getting this slot from, are they droppping a service elsewhere or is this s slot back that was previously leased out by UA?

User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 11915 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Houston is getting some old United 767 replacing their Continental 777, what a raw hide of a deal. Suddenly ORD to LHR is getting 777, where did they come from ?

User currently offlineAVENSAB727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 923 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 11838 times:

Actually the aircrafts are refurbished, and are basically brand new to the passenger, ORD-LHR is 763 as well.


Always look on the bright side of Life!
User currently offlineZuluTime From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 11808 times:

LHR slot is coming from SAS who are reducing OSL-LHR.

User currently offlinepolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2157 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 11808 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 5):
Houston is getting some old United 767 replacing their Continental 777, what a raw hide of a deal.

Those "old" UA 767s are actually newer than some of CO's 777, not to mention they have completely new interiors.


User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5170 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 11666 times:

Quoting polot (Reply 8):

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 5):
Houston is getting some old United 767 replacing their Continental 777, what a raw hide of a deal.

Those "old" UA 767s are actually newer than some of CO's 777, not to mention they have completely new interiors.

Yep, recently flew one from EWR to IAH...very very nice. Same as refurbed 764s.



Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineAVENSAB727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 923 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 11643 times:

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 9):

Nice, looks like IAH has been benefitting from the merger in some ways.



Always look on the bright side of Life!
User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 463 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 11025 times:

If the 3rd flight is packed and generate business I hope British Airways will bring a 3rd flight as well. Also Houston number one destination to Europe is London.

User currently onlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9585 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 10892 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 5):

Houston is getting some old United 767 replacing their Continental 777, what a raw hide of a deal. Suddenly ORD to LHR is getting 777, where did they come from ?


Those UA 767-300s are some of the most comfortable airplanes crossing the Atlantic. Full AVOD, flat business seats, 2-3-2 economy. Other than the 787s I don't know a more comfortable plane. The 767 may be getting older but UAs are great compare to old configuration DL or US 767s.

ORD is losing 747s so there are more 777s to spread around.



If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2884 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 10502 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

This is an sUA 767, with 3 class or 2?


The world is missing love, let's use our flights to spread it!
User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16856 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 10476 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 13):
This is an sUA 767, with 3 class or 2?

IAH-LHR is going to three daily two class 763.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offline777ord From United States of America, joined May 2010, 494 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 8296 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 12):
ORD is losing 747s so there are more 777s to spread around.

the 744's are going to SFO so the MX can be improved and ultimately be upgraded per our (UA's) $500m retrofit... Smisek isn't kidding about it being "Spectacular!"


User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 7771 times:

Quoting 777ord (Reply 15):
the 744's are going to SFO so the MX can be improved and ultimately be upgraded per our (UA's) $500m retrofit... Smisek isn't kidding about it being "Spectacular!"

Other than streaming video, what's destined for the 747 fleet?

During the $500m announcement not much was said on the 747 front.

NS


User currently offline777ord From United States of America, joined May 2010, 494 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 7620 times:

in all honesty, anything is better (in Y) on our 744's. But, the streaming wifi, new seats. hints of increased quality of catering.

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7461 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 7369 times:

Quoting migair54 (Reply 3):
According to BA.com they are now both B777 twinjet, i know that previously it was a B747, but seems than now is B777 only.

However this does nort reflect what is actually happening.

From 1 to !8 November BA194 IAH-LHR was operated on 6 occasions by a 4-class 772 configured either F12 / J48 / W32 / Y127 or F14 / J48 / W40 / Y122. On the other 12 days it was operated by a 77W configured F14 / J56 / W44 / Y183 .

On all of the first 18 days of this month BA196 IAH-LHR was operated by a "Hi J" configured 744. The actual configuration of the 744s used was F14 / J70 / W30 / Y177 on eleven days and F14 / J70 / W30 / Y185 on the other seven days.


User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2080 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 6392 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 14):
IAH-LHR is going to three daily two class 763.

From united.com...

UA920 763 IAH dep 15:25 - LHR arr 06:55 +1
UA984 763 IAH dep 18:10 - LHR arr 09:40 +1
UA970 763 IAH dep 20:35 - LHR arr 12:05 +1

UA921 763 LHR dep 09:30 - IAH arr 13:45
UA985 763 LHR dep 11:40 - IAH arr 15:55
UA971 763 LHR dep 13:05 - IAH arr 17:20


Alongside United's other LHR flights (all for first week of June)...

UA18 752 EWR dep 09:00 - LHR arr 21:20
UA110 752 EWR dep 18:25 - LHR arr 06:45 +1
UA28 772 EWR dep 19:15 - LHR arr 07:30 +1
UA8 752 EWR dep 21:00 - LHR arr 09:25 +1
UA114 752 EWR dep 21:45 - LHR arr 10:10 +1
UA4 752 IAD dep 09:25 - LHR arr 21:55
UA918 772 IAD dep 17:55 - LHR arr 06:20 +1
UA130 752 IAD dep 18:50 - LHR arr 07:40 +1
UA924 772 IAD dep 21:55 - LHR arr 10:15 +1
UA958 772 ORD dep 16:05 - LHR arr 05:55 +1
UA928 763 ORD dep 18:20 - LHR arr 08:25 +1
UA938 763 ORD dep 21:10 - LHR arr 11:15 +1
UA934 772 LAX dep 17:45 - LHR arr 12:15 +1
UA954 744 SFO dep 13:00 - LHR arr 07:10 +1
UA930 772 SFO dep 19:40 - LHR arr 14:05 +1

UA19 752 LHR dep 08:40 - EWR arr 11:45
UA29 772 LHR dep 10:05 - EWR arr 13:00
UA9 752 LHR dep 12:05 - EWR arr 15:30
UA111 752 LHR dep 16:00 - EWR arr 19:20
UA115 752 LHR dep 18:00 - EWR arr 21:20
UA5 752 LHR dep 07:55 - IAD arr 11:20
UA919 772 LHR dep 12:00 - IAD arr 15:05
UA131 752 LHR dep 13:05 - IAD arr 16:45
UA925 772 LHR dep 16:20 - IAD arr 19:30
UA929 772 LHR dep 07:45 - ORD arr 10:10
UA949 763 LHR dep 12:20 - ORD arr 15:15
UA959 763 LHR dep 15:20 - ORD arr 18:15
UA935 772 LHR dep 10:25 - LAX arr 13:40
UA955 744 LHR dep 10:35 - SFO arr 13:20
UA931 772 LHR dep 14:10 - SFO arr 17:10



Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16856 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6287 times:

Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 19):

Alongside United's other LHR flights (all for first week of June)...

UA is not using all their LHR slots, sUA alone I believe have 18 take off and landing slots at LHR. Plus the ones sCO brought to the merger. If the economy improves CLE-LHR and DEN-LHR would be nice (re)additions.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently onlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6125 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 20):
Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 19):
Alongside United's other LHR flights (all for first week of June)...
UA is not using all their LHR slots, sUA alone I believe have 18 take off and landing slots at LHR. Plus the ones sCO brought to the merger. If the economy improves CLE-LHR and DEN-LHR would be nice (re)additions.

I couldn't agree more. However I think UA would rather add additional flights from their big international gateways instead. But DEN-LHR would be more likely than CLE.


User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 607 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5622 times:

Does anyone know whether the sUA flights from Houston to London will use LHR Terminal 4, as all sUA flights from LAX, SFO, ORD, and IAD do now?

sCO flights from EWR and IAH currently use LHR Terminal 1.

Is there space in T-4 to handle three new flights from Houston? That would leave T-1 with 5X EWR only.

I'd like to see UA consolidated in one terminal at LHR as soon as possible!

Cheers,
Scottie


User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 463 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5593 times:

No news about being in one terminal.

User currently offlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3661 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5537 times:

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 22):

I believe you got it mixed up. IAH and EWR flights utilize T4 and the rest of sUA flights use T1. The combining of all UA flights under one roof probably will not happen until T2 is complete. I had asked on another thread whether the refurbished sUA 763s would use T1, but it seems that all IAH flights will be out of T4, no matter type of plane.



The journey of life is not based on the accomplishments, but the experience.
25 Schweigend : Thanks, Aznmadsci, I did reverse things! sUA flights are T-1 and sCO T-4. Owww! So, then, these sUA 763s could go to T-4? I'm guessing that UA's divis
26 shanderawx : Doesn't UA recognize that there over 80 French firms in Houston connected with the petrochemical and geo-exploration industries, supporting an educate
27 IAH59 : I think it was dumb of them for taking Paris out and switching to SFO I think . Delta should move to Terminal D in Houston where all the skyteam membe
28 greenair727 : Perhaps, though CLE-LHR makes more sense.
29 par13del : So the only one loosing money on this decision is the city on landing fees and tourist, was the route subsidized by the city or was UA doing this rou
30 skipness1E : It was dumped by CO back in summer 2009 after a single season at LHR after the move from LGW. It was summer only.
31 greenair727 : ^That's true. With a global recession there was a global contraction of routes. The withdrawal of CLE-LGW/LHR had more to do with the US-Europe econom
32 CALPSAFltSkeds : This is the same process used in SAN. IAH and EWR flights depart from Terminal 2 and SFO,ORD, IAD, DEN depart from Terminal 1 regardless of which sub
33 VV701 : Under the "use-it-or-lose-it" slot regulation (EU 95/93) an airline is required to use any slot in any slot controlled EU airport on at least 80 per
34 Tdan : There was zero subsidy from the IAH-CDG route as CO operated IAH-Paris for nearly 20 years. The flight was very profitable during through the Skyteam
35 LAXdude1023 : Very doubtful. DEN-LHR is 500% larger than CLE-LHR and DEN-Europe is 350% larger than CLE-Europe. Traffic from CLE to Europe would struggle to fill a
36 greenair727 : LAXdude--what are you basing this on? According to the Global command and control centers analysis of cities (the folks that say "Alpha" cities are N
37 gigneil : I am 100% sure they do. They are a massive multinational corporation with top-notch businesspeople. Locals need to learn that huge companies don't ha
38 greenair727 : Yes, zero demand. That's why CO flew the route for years when before the recession. Then Fargo and Akron, too, huh?
39 Post contains links LAXdude1023 : Allow me to be specific. What Im basing my previous post on is the amount of people who travel between CLE and DEN and LHR and Europe. The numbers ar
40 gigneil : You can throw around all the feelings you want. Numbers are numbers. NS
41 Viscount724 : Just curious what source you use for that type of information?
42 greenair727 : ^^ LAXdude1023---thanks for the detailed response. Also, do you have a link for the O&D data? gigneil---who's talking feelings? that's the second
43 RyanairGuru : Other than the economy, the other thing that's changed is the merger. While it is true that CLE supported flights for years (I feel that some on hear
44 Post contains links VV701 : My own data base. However here is a link to another source: http://www.thebasource.com/flighttracker.html Other airlines covered by sister sites to t
45 Post contains links LAXdude1023 : Enjoy!: http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/aviation
46 IAH59 : Of United makes money with this flight British Airways should step up there game and add another flight. More frequency the better.
47 skipness1E : The LHR terminals remain split by route. When a former CO B757 flew the UA130 IAD-LHR replacing the UA B763 as UA948 for the summer, it flew from T1
48 IAH59 : If United makes money on the 3rd flight maybe Virgin Atlantic should step in the Houston market and offer direct service.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
AA Flight EWR To LHR Question? posted Sun Feb 25 2001 15:07:33 by GunFighter 6
United To Add 3rd Daily IAH Flight To LHR In 2013 posted Wed Oct 3 2012 19:18:50 by GEsubsea
MIA 3rd Daily To LHR? posted Thu Nov 3 2011 10:37:08 by miaintl
BA Tries To Keep 3rd Runway Alive At LHR. posted Fri Sep 16 2011 09:27:19 by readytotaxi
LHR 3rd Runway Back To Public Consultation posted Fri Mar 26 2010 03:20:04 by david_itl
When Will Delta Move Their ATL-LGW Flight To LHR? posted Wed Oct 7 2009 05:07:10 by 8herveg
Has The Move To LHR Helped The RDU Flight? posted Sun May 18 2008 13:43:04 by ERJ170
Old BA Flight Number Help IAH-DTW-LHR posted Mon Mar 31 2008 15:47:46 by Aussie_
CX To JFK: 3rd Flight And 773 posted Sun Feb 10 2008 04:39:22 by CXA330300
LHR T5 First Flight - BA302 To CDG? posted Thu Feb 7 2008 13:28:52 by Thowman