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Changes For United - Sth. Pacific Flts?  
User currently offlineVH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 830 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Hey there, can anyone confirm for me that United are pulling both their Melbourne services out & just flying to Sydney?

I heard the other day that whilst UA do make good money ex Melbourne, they are restricted by payload, as they prefer to carry more freight - less pax, and apparently Qantas flying non-stop to LAX has really hurt them, along with the 9-11 aftermath? Does this also mean that UA will drop Auckland as well?

Appreciate your replies!

BZF


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User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 985 times:

afaik, they will continue to operate LAX-AKL daily and nonstop, however, they´re switching to 772 aircraft on that route.
don´t know about MEL, though.

cheers
daniel



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 969 times:

UA863/862 JFK-SFO-SYD-MEL-SYD-SFO-JFK is staying AFAIK.

LH747



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User currently offlineChuj From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 930 times:

United themselves flew LAX-MEL nonstop at one point if memory serves me. Can someone confirm this...I seem to remember UA flying LAX-MEL nonstop at one time. I believe UA may have even announced it first, followed by a prompt Qantas response that they too would fly the route.

User currently offlineNeednewairport From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 893 times:

Yes, I have been on that flight 6 times (business). 14 hours 55 minutes LAX to MEL.



User currently offlineAl From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 847 times:

From what I understand, the AKL-MEL tag will be dropped when UA convert to 772 equipment on the LAX-AKL segment. The SYD-MEL tag on it's SFO-SYD services is remaining to uplift it's MEL pax. As we all know, in this bizz today's truth is tomorrow's past rumour.
Cheers.


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