VH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1391 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!
Ansett Australia - (was) One of the worlds great airlines!
Chuj From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1283 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.
Al From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1200 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.