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Did You Know United Flew To Rome?  
User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Posted (14 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 807 times:

I know I have been posting like crazy tonight but during my search for the New Orleans International service question, I found that United used to fly to Rome from Milan with 727's and they also flew to Athens from CDG with 727's. they also flew to hamburg and a few other places they no longer serve I never knew this so I thought I might share it.

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User currently offlineBo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 736 times:

Are you sure?

I thought only PanAm and TWA operated intra-European 727's...besides at this point (I assume you're talking about the early 1980's) UA didn't have traffic rights.

What is your source?


User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 725 times:

My source was a United 1993 timetable.

User currently offlineEtops767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 723 times:

sounds like a code share service they once had,TWA and DELTA were the only U.S,carriers to have intra european traffic rights at that time I believe.

User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2046 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 719 times:

I'm not sure about ROM with the 727, but I do distinctly remember they DID in fact go from CDG to Athens at one time. I remember them anouncing that they discontinued it.

User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 6 days ago) and read 703 times:

I have an old UA Hemispheres mag from 1993, and the route map shows a bunch of intra-europe flying, with LHR being a main euro-hub with flights ot hamburg, berlin, munich, rome, etc. Paris was a mini-hub with flights to rome, and even geneva and athens!
This was not a code-share service because it was before UA tied up with LH, and it seems logical because of UA's purchase of Pan Am's LHR assets (including intra-europe rights).
I wonder if UA still has these rights (maybe they are dormant?)
Also, UA flew 767s from IAD-ROM-MXP-IAD, but truncated this service in 97/98? and now only flies IAD-MXP-IAD.


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