triley1057
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Will UA Ever Bring Back LAX-IAH?

Mon May 13, 2002 3:54 am

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?
 
ILUV767
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RE: Will UA Ever Bring Back LAX-IAH?

Mon May 13, 2002 4:45 am

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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klwright69
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RE: Will UA Ever Bring Back LAX-IAH?

Mon May 13, 2002 4:47 am

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
 
ord
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RE: Will UA Ever Bring Back LAX-IAH?

Mon May 13, 2002 6:48 am

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.
 
donder10
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RE: Will UA Ever Bring Back LAX-IAH?

Mon May 13, 2002 7:16 am

Why do UA have hubs at both LAX and SFO?Wouldnt consolidation be helpful?
 
ord
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RE: Donder10

Mon May 13, 2002 7:23 am

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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