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UA JFK-LHR, Only 1 Flight?

Mon Apr 14, 2003 10:55 am

United used to operate three daily flights from JFK to Heathrow. One was a daylight flight (UA 976) and two in the evening, a 7:00pm and a 9:00pm. I now see only one flight, the UA 956, departing at 6:50 and on a 777. Does or did UA make money on the NYC-London runs? I flew them several times in the 1990's and the flights were nearly always empty. Upgrading to Business was never a problem. Flights used to be all 767's except for the EWR flight, which was and still is a 777. I know that the war, the temporary flight reduction, and SARS and UA's Chapter 11 are creating the need to cut flights, but does UA plan on flying this route assuming it survives? Does it make money?

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RE: UA JFK-LHR, Only 1 Flight?

Mon Apr 14, 2003 12:21 pm

The second daily flight 904/979, is planned to be back in May, but who knows whether it will come back. UA recently stopped flying JFK-SEA, after 20 years on this route.
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RE: UA JFK-LHR, Only 1 Flight?

Mon Apr 14, 2003 10:45 pm

Remember also that UA was moving their JKF hub to IAD...
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RE: UA JFK-LHR, Only 1 Flight?

Mon Apr 14, 2003 10:58 pm

I flew United LHR-JFK-LHR 3 years ago and the flight was packed, but this was summer time and loads are heavy in the summer period. Needless to say, UA competes on JFK-LHR route against BA,AA,VS,KU and AI without really having a strong presence at JFK.
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RE: UA JFK-LHR, Only 1 Flight?

Tue Apr 15, 2003 12:30 am

BA has like 5 or 6 flights to JFK daily right?

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RE: UA JFK-LHR, Only 1 Flight?

Tue Apr 15, 2003 3:43 am

BA has like 5 or 6 flights to JFK daily right?


LHR-JFK summer 2003

BA 8x daily
08.45 744 BA117
10.25 744 BA175
13.30 744 BA177
16.05 744 BA115
17.30 774 BA113
18.30 SSC BA001
18.35 744 BA 179
19.45 744 BA 183

AA 5x daily
07.55 777 AA115
09.50 777 AA101
12.00 777 AA105
16.35 777 AA131
18.30 777 AA107

VS 3x daily
09.30 343 VS045
14.00 744 VS003
18.15 EQV VS009

UA 2x daily
13.20 777 UA905
18.00 763 UA979

AI 1x daily
13.15 744 AI101 -----67
13.15 744 AI111 12345--

KU 3x weekly
15.30 772 KU101 -2-4-6-

Total 19x daily + 3x weekly LHR-JFK. Who needs the A380 . . . .

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RE: UA JFK-LHR, Only 1 Flight?

Tue Apr 15, 2003 3:57 am

Add that to all the EWR-LHR flights!
Who needs the A380 indeed!

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