ORD747CLE
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United Express Oddball Routes

Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:27 am

I just noticed that United Express flies from Page, Arizona to Phoenix, Arizona!

Do you know of any other oddball (non-hub) routes that United Express has? I know we have discussed United mainline before, but feel free to chime in again, mabe there are some new ones!!

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RE: United Express Oddball Routes

Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:38 am

JFK-RDU

...and, I know they're not UA Express, but PHX-TUS and MCO-MIA.


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RE: United Express Oddball Routes

Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:44 am

670 - I just looked up the MCO-MIA flight on flytecomm and didn't see anything. Do you know if this flight is still in service?

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RE: United Express Oddball Routes

Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:49 am

Yeah, it looks like it's been cut. But I know they used to fly it(to feed to Latin America flights from MIA I think). IIRC, it swapped between the A320 and 737-300.


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RE: United Express Oddball Routes

Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:42 pm

I think all of the PDX and SEA express flights are a bit odd. UA, though having a decent market share at both airports, does not have a hub at either. The only connections through PDX and SEA are to other UA hubs.
 
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RE: United Express Oddball Routes

Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:54 pm

Although this gets brought up in almost every Oddball Route thread, Id have to still say one of the most bizarre is FAT-VIS on an EM2, double daily operated by SkyWest.
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RE: United Express Oddball Routes

Tue Dec 30, 2003 2:01 pm

don't forget the SAN - Imperial, CA route...pretty oddball to me.

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RE: United Express Oddball Routes

Tue Dec 30, 2003 3:26 pm

CEC - ACV is a tag-on from/to SFO
FAT - VIS and SAN - IPL is a tag from/to LAX

A couple of true non-hub routes:
LAS - PSP
SMF - ACV
SJC - SBA
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MAH4546
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RE: United Express Oddball Routes

Tue Dec 30, 2003 3:28 pm

United Express does not fly JFK-RDU. UA Express (soon not to be) carrier ACA does fly the route, but under Delta Connection.
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RE: United Express Oddball Routes

Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:17 pm

Actually, the PHX-PGA service is not technically a United Express service. It is operated by Great Lakes Aviation as a codeshare with UA. They used to be a UA Express carrier,but now just a codeshare partner,as with Frontier. The planes are painted with Great Lakes titles and some with different landmarks on the tails.
The routing is Phoenix-Page-Moab,UT-Denver. More EAS service.
 
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RE: United Express Oddball Routes

Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:20 pm

LAX-IPL
SAN-IPL

they must make money on these routes, but it still seems odd to me.

(IPL isnt even a towered airport!...just thought Id throw that in.... Laugh out loud)
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RE: United Express Oddball Routes

Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:02 am

FAT-LAS is another non-hub flight

At one time Skywest was allowed to do a small percentage of UAX routes on an at-risk basis, meaning UA was not paying for them to operate the flights. If the flight was profitable, then Skywest made money. I don't know if Skywest is still operating these as at-risk.

VIS-FAT is a tag on VIS-FAT-LAX, not weird at all if you consider that many airlines operate flights with 1 or 2 stops before the hub. The flight could be routed VIS-BFL-LAX but Skywest had reasons for wanting to stop at their Fresno base. Many airlines make an intermediate stop to fill an aircraft, look at ELP-ABQ-DEN on F9 which is now ending since ELP-DEN can fill an aircraft. I remember being on a CAK-YNG flight years ago that was a tag of a ORD-CAK-YNG flight, not a stand alone flight
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