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Will UA Ever Bring Back LAX-IAH?  
User currently offlineTriley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 462 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1815 times:

I really miss this flight. Everytime I flew this flight it seemed to be doing really well with the front and back of the plane filled. I guess in general it didn't do too well considering it got cut. Anyway, anyone know if there are any plans whatsoever to bring this flight back?

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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1765 times:

As far as I know the flight should be comming back in time. After 9/11 LAX saw many many cuts in service. Infact it was the only hub to loose its hub status after September. More and more flights are returning back to LAX including the HKG flights. My guess would be is that it should be back by the end of the year.

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User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1757 times:

Doubtful.... Texas has never been an important part of UA's route system. AA, CO, and WN have that market cornered. Besides, when UA flew that route, CO's flights leaving at nearly the same time were DC10's (when they had them), 777's etc.

CO's capacity in that market outdid UA's by like 10 fold or something like that


User currently offlineOrd From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

LAX never lost its UA hub status. There was an article about it in an LA newspaper. It was downsized but it remained a hub. After 9/11 UA still had about 95 flights (a lot more than IAD), and it's now up to about 120.

Further, the IAH flights were important for two reasons:
1. Act as feeder for transpacific flights
2. Because LAX is a hub

Saying UA is weak in Texas and therefore shouldn't fly LAX-IAH is like saying CO shouldn't fly the route because they're weak in California.

It's 50/50 whether or not the flights will return later this year.


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Why do UA have hubs at both LAX and SFO?Wouldnt consolidation be helpful?

User currently offlineOrd From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

LAX and SFO are different markets, and there's a lot of business to be had. IF UA gives up LAX, AA will surely take over.

It's no different than AA having hubs in STL and ORD, US in PIT and PHL and DL being quite large in both BOS and JFK/LGA.


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