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UA First Class Cabin: EWR-ZRH  
User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 1977 posts, RR: 3
Posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12701 times:
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I few weeks ago I started a thread about F class on UA international routes, why some routes have it and some don't.

It appears that EWR-ZUR is now a COs 767-400 again these days, with no F cabin. The UA 767 with the F class does reappear on the route later in December, and then permanently reverts to the 767-400 again with no F in 2013. The type of aircraft does change some on the route before it reverts back.

So much for the UA F cabin on EWR-ZUR or so it appears. Or maybe I have it wrong?

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User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12685 times:

Quoting klwright69 (Thread starter):

So much for the UA F cabin on EWR-ZUR or so it appears. Or maybe I have it wrong?

I think it has more to do with the fact that quite a few of the 764s have been reconfigured and now can come back to EWR for international services.



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User currently offlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1449 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12528 times:

There was also some mention on FT that they have been having problems with orphan PMUA planes going tech and throwing a wrench into things because there aren't any spares available to pick up the slack at the EWR hub. If I read things correct on that thread, it sounds like PMUA int'l flights to EWR are rotated through Europe as out-and-backs and that somehow there are issues with mx or subbing at this PMCO station vs. if it were a PMUA hub used to those planes.

User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12289 times:
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Quoting klwright69 (Thread starter):
Or maybe I have it wrong?

Probably not. Same thing for EWR-BRU, back to a 764 after a stint with a pmUA 3-class 777. Before the merger, EWR-BRU was crying out for something bigger than the 764, but it doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

Whether intentional on the part of UA or merely meeting demand, there seems to be a shift in connecting traffic from EWR to ORD. As EWR-BRU goes back to a 764, ORD-BRU is planned for an up-gauge from a very-often-full 767 to a 777. Might there be a similar trade-off for ZRH?



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12258 times:

Quoting LHCVG (Reply 2):
If I read things correct on that thread, it sounds like PMUA int'l flights to EWR are rotated through Europe as out-and-backs and that somehow there are issues with mx or subbing at this PMCO station vs. if it were a PMUA hub used to those planes.

They are indeed rotated over the European outstation. That said, its not as if IAD is that far if they need a ferry.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15470 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12208 times:

Quoting klwright69 (Thread starter):
So much for the UA F cabin on EWR-ZUR or so it appears. Or maybe I have it wrong?

It's gotta be temporary. I can't imagine that they would want to fly EWR-ZRH on a plane with no first class product on a regular basis. That's just leaving money on the table.



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User currently offlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1449 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12190 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):
They are indeed rotated over the European outstation. That said, its not as if IAD is that far if they need a ferry.

That's what my reaction was - 200ish miles surely isn't too far for that (provided there are spares at IAD). Admittedly I am not totally clear on the inside baseball ops issues going on, but it appears as though there is some hangup there that won't be solved until they can fully integrate everything.


User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12140 times:

Quoting LHCVG (Reply 6):
Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):
They are indeed rotated over the European outstation. That said, its not as if IAD is that far if they need a ferry.

That's what my reaction was - 200ish miles surely isn't too far for that (provided there are spares at IAD). Admittedly I am not totally clear on the inside baseball ops issues going on, but it appears as though there is some hangup there that won't be solved until they can fully integrate everything.

An airplane can be ferried in, but it is virtually impossible to ferry a plane in from IAD and have enough crew duty time to dispatch to Europe. There aren't enough PMUA crew in EWR to cover, so the result is that the flight usually cancels.



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4691 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12115 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 7):
There aren't enough PMUA crew in EWR to cover

I thought that EWR was crewed by NYC. Given that sCO metal in IAD, DEN and SFO they must have a surplus of crew there, so why don't they just shift them over to NYC?



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User currently offlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1449 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 11910 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 8):

I thought that EWR was crewed by NYC. Given that sCO metal in IAD, DEN and SFO they must have a surplus of crew there, so why don't they just shift them over to NYC?

I think you're correct, at least in that EWR PMUA frames are flown by the PMUA NYC domicile crew base. So that is another interesting question. Maybe it's different for these birds than for an A320 crew though?

[Edited 2012-12-04 12:57:10]

User currently offlinepanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4792 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 11826 times:
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Quoting klwright69 (Thread starter):
It appears that EWR-ZUR is now a COs 767-400 again these days, with no F cabin

Actually, it gets worse. Effective today until Christmas day, it wil actually be a CO 767-200, not only with no F, but with the old recliner seats in BusinessFirst, and no real Economy Plus section. The 764ER returns only on 12/25 and 12/26, and then it's back to the 762 for the rest of the year, the whole of January, through Feb 3 2013 or so. The 764ER is scheduled to return after that.


User currently offlineusairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3326 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11707 times:

There are a lot of widebodies down for mtc/reconfigs/painting. A rough listing:
1 - 764 in HKG last flat bed reconfig
3 - 763 in GSO for heavy mx
3 - 763 in HKG for 2 class lie flat reconfig
1 - 744 in SFO for wifi
1 - 744 in PEK for heavy mx
1 - 772 in SFO for mx
1 - 772 in VCV for paint
1 - 772 in PEK for heavy mx
1 - 772 in SFO for premium reconfig


and only 5 762 remaining. Oh yea and the 788s are a mess.

UA started to crossfleet the TA flts but they may have pulled back to let the remaining widebodies go through whatever service is needed. I suspect they will try cross fleeting again when the reliability is up. Although where does the mtc workers contract stand. Can mtc be done on a PMUA 763 in EWR?


User currently offlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1449 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11612 times:

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 11):
Can mtc be done on a PMUA 763 in EWR?

That may actually be the key, which would explain the worrying about mx. If the 763 goes tech, then they have to bring in UA mx folks if it isn't worth staffing some there yet under their own auspices.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16693 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11578 times:

Quoting klwright69 (Thread starter):

It appears that EWR-ZUR is now a COs 767-400 again these days, with no F cabin

This has mostly been a 764 since the merger, the sUA 3 class 763 is temporary while they complete the 764 modifications. On the other hand EWR-GVA is a solid 3 class sUA route, that has not changed much if any since they first made the switch. EWR-Switzerland does well for UA, and previously CO, due to the pharmaceutical industry ties.

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 11):
Can mtc be done on a PMUA 763 in EWR?

Why not, they're doing sUA 757 work in MCO.



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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11544 times:

Quoting LHCVG (Reply 12):
Quoting usairways85 (Reply 11):
Can mtc be done on a PMUA 763 in EWR?

That may actually be the key, which would explain the worrying about mx. If the 763 goes tech, then they have to bring in UA mx folks if it isn't worth staffing some there yet under their own auspices.

For line maintenance repairs, anyone can fix the airplane. Base maintenance is different between the two airlines, but to repair an airplane on the line, either side can fix it. Many outstations are contracted out to other airlines or contract companies.



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4691 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11401 times:

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 11):

Thanks for the insight. So it is very likely that widebody swaps right now (not just on this route but any route) are related to a lack of widebody slack over the winter period, and that the summer schedule is more deferminaive of how the route is performing than a three week sub in January.

Quoting LHCVG (Reply 9):

Good point re crews. I don't know whether sUA is more like DL or sCO in terms of its FAs cross fleet abilities. DL has all crews able to do anything meaning that an FA could hypothetically fly into ATL on a DC9 from SDF and leave on a 744 to NRT. sCO and (until now) AA have separate domestic and international crew. Obviously sUA wouldn't have any international crew at NYC per-merger if they used this setup. Also, other than a few 757s out of IAD, I can't think of any sUA international routes flown by sCO, so maybe they are a bit too stretched to move staff around .



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User currently offlinegoldenjet707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11134 times:

Perhaps all that alleged FC business is not really there?! Were it such a great success, I am sure UA would find a way to route planes with FC through these destinations!

User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11123 times:

Any United crewmember can fly any flight.

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User currently offlinegoldenjet707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11084 times:

sUa FA's can work their aircraft and sCO FA's can work their aircraft, so not any United FA can fly any flight!

User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4691 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11063 times:

Quoting gigneil (Reply 17):
Any United crewmember can fly any flight.

OK thanks.

Quoting goldenjet707 (Reply 18):

sUa FA's can work their aircraft and sCO FA's can work their aircraft, so not any United FA can fly any flight!

I think he was referring specifically to sUA FAs in reference to:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 15):
I don't know whether sUA is more like DL or sCO in terms of its FAs cross fleet abilities



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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7543 times:
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Quoting STT757 (Reply 13):

I do the EWR to GVA every other month. The last time I flew that route was 5 days ago...it was a 2 class sCO 767 with lie flat BF seats. It has never, ever been a 3 class 767. Only EWR-ZRH.

The 2 United birds at GVA arriving about the same time are 767-3, the one from EWR is in CO livery with UNITED name, the Washington DC flight has Tulip livery and 3 class. Sometimes I take the IAD flight so I can get into F and then take an RJ up to LaGuardia.

IMHO, given the premium pax on the GVA route and competing with LX, United ought to use 3 cabin aircraft all the time. Although even wi



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User currently offlinebrightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1286 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7393 times:

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 3):
Probably not. Same thing for EWR-BRU, back to a 764 after a stint with a pmUA 3-class 777. Before the merger, EWR-BRU was crying out for something bigger than the 764, but it doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

Whether intentional on the part of UA or merely meeting demand, there seems to be a shift in connecting traffic from EWR to ORD. As EWR-BRU goes back to a 764, ORD-BRU is planned for an up-gauge from a very-often-full 767 to a 777. Might there be a similar trade-off for ZRH?

As far as BRU is concerned, it may have more to do with the shift in offer (AA and 9W dropping out, SN came online) than anything else. SN is probably more inclined to fill its own metal before that of UA.



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4254 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5824 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 5):
I can't imagine that they would want to fly EWR-ZRH on a plane with no first class product on a regular basis. That's just leaving money on the table.

CO was flying 2 class for years on EWR-ZRH and the pax using EWR weren't all up in arms about no F cabin, so apparently the New Jersey market is fine with only 8 F seats on this route via Swiss. I guess anyone wanting F would just use Swiss (either from EWR or JFK).

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 11):
Oh yea and the 788s are a mess.

??????????????


User currently offlinepanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4792 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4891 times:
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Quoting VC10er (Reply 20):
pax on the GVA route and competing with LX,

LX is part of the TATL JV with UA/LH/AC, so they're not competing.


User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4746 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 20):

I do the EWR to GVA every other month. The last time I flew that route was 5 days ago...it was a 2 class sCO 767 with lie flat BF seats. It has never, ever been a 3 class 767. Only EWR-ZRH.

It has been a 3-class 763. I saw it on UA.com about 2 weeks ago.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15470 posts, RR: 26
Reply 25, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 22):
CO was flying 2 class for years on EWR-ZRH and the pax using EWR weren't all up in arms about no F cabin, so apparently the New Jersey market is fine with only 8 F seats on this route via Swiss.

Maybe or maybe not. It's different when you have no first class product at all. The point is that if you are an airline with some two class and some three class aircraft, Zurich will be one of the three class destinations.



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User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 791 posts, RR: 2
Reply 26, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4519 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 20):
I do the EWR to GVA every other month. The last time I flew that route was 5 days ago...it was a 2 class sCO 767 with lie flat BF seats. It has never, ever been a 3 class 767. Only EWR-ZRH.

Incorrect. I used to nonrev on EWR-GVA every couple of weeks this past summer and it was indeed a s-UA 3-class 763.


User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4254 posts, RR: 6
Reply 27, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4400 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 25):
The point is that if you are an airline with some two class and some three class aircraft, Zurich will be one of the three class destinations.

Well, I guess, unless you are UA flying from EWR apparently.


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4691 posts, RR: 4
Reply 28, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4328 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 27):
Well, I guess, unless you are UA flying from EWR apparently.

As said, this appears to be related to aircraft availability and maintenance concerns. Once there is a joint contract, F could well return to this route.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1787 posts, RR: 2
Reply 29, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

Quoting gigneil (Reply 17):
Any United crewmember can fly any flight.



sCO Crews can only crew a sCO airplane and vice versa.

Quoting N62NA (Reply 22):
Quoting usairways85 (Reply 11):
Oh yea and the 788s are a mess.

??????????????



Maybe a mess would be exaggerating a bit but there are a lot of mechanical delays on the flights. I chock it up to it being a new airplane and crews still figuring out what can just be deferred or what has to be fixed before departures. I flew on one IAH-LAX on Monday (My first time!!!!!!) and the plane came in over 1 hour late from ORD on MX and we were delayed an additional hour leave IAH also due mech to LAX. The very next day there was the mechanical diversion to MSY.



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User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 1977 posts, RR: 3
Reply 30, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3928 times:
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The point of this thread really is to reach the conlcusion that adding the F cabin on sCO routes from EWR has not exactly been a great success.

User currently offlineusairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3326 posts, RR: 7
Reply 31, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 22):
??????????????

Summed up below...

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 29):
Maybe a mess would be exaggerating a bit but there are a lot of mechanical delays on the flights. I chock it up to it being a new airplane and crews still figuring out what can just be deferred or what has to be fixed before departures. I flew on one IAH-LAX on Monday (My first time!!!!!!) and the plane came in over 1 hour late from ORD on MX and we were delayed an additional hour leave IAH also due mech to LAX. The very next day there was the mechanical diversion to MSY.

It is bad enough the plane was delayed as much as it was but now because it is still new UA is having issues. I believe there is a one-time IAH-AMS flt in Dec, but other than that the 788 won't start int'l flying until the beginning of Jan, let's see how that works out.

My ultimate point is that UA still can't rely on using their 788s to replace other widebody int'l flts to create some additional slack. Hopefully they will get to that point in early 2013.


User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4254 posts, RR: 6
Reply 32, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

Quoting klwright69 (Reply 30):
The point of this thread really is to reach the conlcusion that adding the F cabin on sCO routes from EWR has not exactly been a great success.

Exactly.

The bulk of the real premium traffic is using JFK, now EWR.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16693 posts, RR: 51
Reply 33, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 32):
The bulk of the real premium traffic is using JFK, now EWR.
JFK's two largest carriers are B6 and DL, neither of which offers International First?

[Edited 2012-12-06 07:03:33]


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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4691 posts, RR: 4
Reply 34, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

Quoting klwright69 (Reply 30):
The point of this thread really is to reach the conlcusion that adding the F cabin on sCO routes from EWR has not exactly been a great success.

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Not been a "great success" is probably right, but nobody has produced any figures to suggest that it was due to the market as opposed to operational concerns.

It seems that "success" was impeded by internal problems within UA, rather than demand.

Quoting N62NA (Reply 32):
Exactly.

The bulk of the real premium traffic is using JFK, now EWR.

Clearly you did not read any of this thread, where other people cited maintenance issues and crew scheduling concerns as reasons for taking sUA longhaul metal out of EWR.

Instead you just bring up again the EWR basing   



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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Reply 35, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3308 times:
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Quoting N62NA (Reply 22):
Quoting FURUREFA (Reply 26):

Well I guess I have not been lucky the past 5 years. I have a huge client in GVA and do fly UA (and CO Pre merger) and never, ever once did I sit in a 3 class aircraft. Never! Just 3 class to GVA from IAD. I'm really not challenging you or anyone else, but even my 4 or 5 round trips this year have been 2 class, and If i can, i always get row 1 windows. So I would upgrade if it was a 3 class, and I never had the opportunity in or out of GVA to EWR.

Also, Newark is squarely in NJ, but most people I know in NYC were loyal to CO and now UA, it isn't about serving those who live in NJ, it must be at least equal from NYC. EWR, JFK and LGA are the 3 NYC metro area airports.

Also, while LX is in Star and code shares with UA, LX is often more money in J, as it should be given their product and service IMHO. Which to me means UA competes against LX. If I had the choice, I'd fly LX over UA or LX, I just cant spend the premium for Swiss!

So, I am going back to GVA the second week in Jan from EWR, I hope for the first time I get a 3 class bird!  

[Edited 2012-12-09 10:21:14]


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User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 36, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 35):

Also, Newark is squarely in NJ, but most people I know in NYC were loyal to CO and now UA, it isn't about serving those who live in NJ, it must be at least equal from NYC. EWR, JFK and LGA are the 3 NYC metro area airports.

Most people in NYC are loyal to DL or B6. People in NJ are loyal to UA.



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4254 posts, RR: 6
Reply 37, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 33):
JFK's two largest carriers are B6 and DL, neither of which offers International First?

Then the point you bring up is spurious, i.e. nonsense.

My point is that the bulk of the premium traffic that isn't in NJ uses JFK. You can't argue that they don't, as there are a huge number of premium seats to everywhere out of JFK compared to EWR.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 34):

Clearly you did not read any of this thread, where other people cited maintenance issues and crew scheduling concerns as reasons for taking sUA longhaul metal out of EWR.

Please, if you are going to disagree, then disagree, but don't make such claims as "clearly you did not read any of this thread." Thanks.


User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 38, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Quoting goldenjet707 (Reply 18):
sUa FA's can work their aircraft and sCO FA's can work their aircraft, so not any United FA can fly any flight!

I meant any sUA FA can crew any sUA flight...

NS


User currently offlinedeltairlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 39, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 33):
JFK's two largest carriers are B6 and DL, neither of which offers International First?

Nonetheless, nearly every premium long haul route out of JFK has someone offering true International F on it. Heathrow as AA/BA. CDG has AF. FRA has LH. DXB and into the Middle East has EK. Narita has NH. Hong Kong has Cathay. GRU has American.

Just because the two largest carriers there don't offer International F doesn't mean it's not offered.


User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4254 posts, RR: 6
Reply 40, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Quoting deltairlines (Reply 39):
Nonetheless, nearly every premium long haul route out of JFK has someone offering true International F on it. Heathrow as AA/BA. CDG has AF. FRA has LH. DXB and into the Middle East has EK. Narita has NH. Hong Kong has Cathay. GRU has American.

Just because the two largest carriers there don't offer International F doesn't mean it's not offered.

Exactly.

But the EWR fans simply can't accept some basic facts and instead try to present counter-arguments to take attention away from EWR's deficiencies.


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Reply 41, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
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Quoting tommy767 (Reply 36):

Premium pax are loyal to the company contracts more than airports or airlines. My guess anyway. My company has Star contracts, if I wanted to fly Delta I'd have to have a better reason other than i prefer JFK and the flight is competitively priced close to UA...it would need to be DL has the only non-stop. Otherwise in the city EWR is just as viable an airport as JFK.

Living and working, flying in and out of NYC from below 23rd st, EWR is often preferred due to traffic being worse (most days) to JFK. As much as we love JFK sent

Quoting deltairlines (Reply 39):

As for international F on UA from EWR I assume is just a matter of time. Certainly not all routes but to at least LHR, FRA, NRT, HK and India. As for GRU, both AA and TAM have F (and TAM's new F rocks) they ought to consider that. If I was the CEO! They would need add a Global First Lounge too (and current United Clubs at EWR are in dire need of renovation) when it comes to lounges at JFK, most are far, far, far better.



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4691 posts, RR: 4
Reply 42, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 37):
don't make such claims as "clearly you did not read any of this thread." Thanks.

Fair enough, I apologize.



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4691 posts, RR: 4
Reply 43, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 36):
Most people in NYC are loyal to DL or B6.

I thought that UA+CO still had the majority of Manhattan corporate business, even if DL are closing the gap?

After all Premium Service doesn't fill itself



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Reply 44, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 43):
I thought that UA+CO still had the majority of Manhattan corporate business, even if DL are closing the gap?

Where would you get such information about UA (CO)?


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