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AC HNL-SYD!?!? UA London- Amsterdam?!?!  
User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Hello all, is it true that Air Canada is flying Honilulu (however you spell that i dont know) to Sydney, Australia, and United Airlines from London (not sure what airport) to Amsterdam???? And im not talking code share partners im talking those exact airlines, man there are some unusal routes these days, feel free to share any you know of!
These all came off a timetable and signified it was mainline service.

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User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

What is so unusual about AC flying Honolulu to Sydney? Honolulu is a stop on the way from Vancouver or Toronto to Sydney.

Dave


User currently offlineKdonohue From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

I knew that AC had been operating their equipment HNL-SYD, and then someone told me they flew AC YVR-SYD and had to change planes. I checked the Air Canada website the other day and it still looks like they are operating their own equipment all the way to SYD. If I'm not mistake they are using a 767, although I think they have used an A-340 in the past.

Both AC and QANTAS have been in a quandry over that route since the end of CP. CP and QANTAS used to codeshare on the YVR-HNL-SYD route. QANTAS tried for a short time to use their own equipment the entire way, but discontinued that and now routes YVR passengers through LAX and then on to Alaska Airlines for the trip to and from YVR. It was nice seeing the "Kangaroo" at YVR. From a business perspective, it probably doesn't make a whole lot of sense to fly the entire way with a limited number of passengers.



User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

AC uses HNL as a mini-hub...to collect passengers from YVR and YYZ flights bound for SYD and to cater to the HNL-SYD market for Americans and Aussies.

AC does not have the equipment for YVR-SYD (other than using a payload-restricted 744). It's a low yield market anyway....it would not support the expensive 744 or the new 345 coming next spring.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

United also flies London Heathrow - Brussels in addition to the London Heathrow - Amsterdam flight..

-n


User currently offlineDutchDeltaDude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Yes, UA has a daily B767 flight from LHR to AMS. There is three UA flights per day to AMS: ORD-AMS (B767), IAD-AMS (B777) and LHR-AMS (B767).

User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

AC33/34 YVR-HNL-SYD will be an all-pax 744 this winter.


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User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4914 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
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Yes, UA has LHR-AMS and LHR-BRU flights using 767-300s to feed their transatlantic ops at LHR; these were inherited from Pan Am when UA bought PA's LHR ops in April 1991. They are however, not allowed to carry local traffic on these sectors, only connecting pax.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

UA also flies a 744 HNL-NRT.


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User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2078 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

It's not true AC flies HNL-SYD... it's just a myth...

User currently offlineCrazyboi From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

ETA Unknown,

Please qualify that statement for those of us living in Sydney.



This is the time. And this is the record of the time.
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32899 posts, RR: 71
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

UA's BRU-LHR and AMS-LHR flights are new. They started around late 2001/early 2002. Loads are weak, but they are there to protect precious LHR slots.


a.
User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

actually the LHR-AMS flight has been around a while. LHR-BRU vanishes when UA needs the slot for a North American flight :P

-n


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