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UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:32 am

United Express is starting non-stop service between Austin and both San Francisco and Washington Dulles this February.

Daily service between Washington Dulles and Austin starts 20 February 2004:

UA 7149 AUS 1155-1705 IAD (*switches to UA 7106 on 04Mar04)
UA 7149 IAD 1710-1955 AUS (*switches to UA 7111 on 04Mar04)

Second daily starts 27 February 2004:

UA 7109 IAD 0830-1115 AUS
UA 7112 AUS 1625-2035 IAD

San Francisco service starts 27 February 2004:

UA 7105 AUS 0800-1010 SFO
UA 7102 SFO 1040-1605 AUS

All flights operated by CRJ-700.

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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:34 am

Flying time to San Francisco is 4 Hours and 10 Minutes......


Seems a bit long without IFE or anything special!



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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:40 am

Is that operated by Mesa?

If so then: "$hit! That ain't nuthin but ultra-perm."
 
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:56 am

UA did operate to both in the past with mainline jets. Nice that they're at least getting some service back. I'd fly the route from IAD.

Seems a bit long without IFE or anything special!

People fly on DL,NW,AA and WN and many airlines on much farther routes with no IFE. Its no big deal.

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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:06 pm

I don't know. It doesn't seem to me like they are going to be comfortable flights. I guess I would consider flying on a mainline jet.
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:18 pm

Just curious where you got this info. I keep a check on the Yahoo Airline/Aviation News board and also the individual airline websites but see no mention of new service yet.

Travelocity and United's online electronice downloadable timetable are showing a new CRJ route twice daily BHM-DEN service but it isn't on a press release that I can find either.

Seems like the airlines would really want to tout these new services on their own website press release areas at least.
 
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:28 pm

Just curious where you got this info. I keep a check on the Yahoo Airline/Aviation News board and also the individual airline websites but see no mention of new service yet.

UA's timetables. New service is usually put into timetable a good week or two before it is announced. AA's new BOS-MBJ service was in timetables for more than a month before any PR.
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:34 pm

When did they stop flying AUS-IAD, I didn't know they had stopped.
 
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:41 pm

They flew IAD-AUS with 735 aircraft for a while but cancelled it after 9/11 if i'm not mistaken. It has not been flown in a year or more at the very least. Someone correct me if i'm wrong....


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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:54 pm

This RJ thing is getting out of hand. If I was a paying passenger. I wouldn't pay to fly on a RJ for two, three or four hour flight.
 
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:00 pm

Soon, all flights will be RJ connecting to Intercontinental widebodies.  Big grin
At least they add to potential nonstop routes that may make $$.
I remember some AA exec saying with RJs, you could make a Dallas-Pocatello,ID route profitable. Adds to possibilities.
Really love mainliners, but also love more choices for nonstops!
 
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:06 pm

This RJ thing is getting out of hand.

Far from it, in my opinion. Passengers want nonstop flights and these planes can do the trick. Now where are the San Antonio-SFO and -IAD flights?
 
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:17 pm

If I was a paying passenger. I wouldn't pay to fly on a RJ for two, three or four hour flight.

That is you. The majority of the flying public could not care less. The RJ craze is not going anywhere.
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:13 pm

That is you. The majority of the flying public could not care less. The RJ craze is not going anywhere.

I beg to differ. I bet most FF hate RJ's.
 
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:17 pm

That is you. The majority of the flying public could not care less. The RJ craze is not going anywhere.

I beg to differ. I bet most FF hate RJ's.


FF'ers do not represent the majority of the flying public.
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:50 pm

FF'ers do not represent the majority of the flying public.

No, but I guarantee you that they make up the majority of airline revenue.

I think the RJ trend is starting to taper off. AA has restored mainline service on some routes, and I've heard that other airlines plan on doing so as well. Nevertheless, I still think RJs are here to stay. AA still has plenty of RJs on routes such as DFW-CLE, DFW-CVG and even DFW-MSP.

When it comes to the flying public, most probably don't care all that much. It really boils down to whether you'd rather have a non-stop or fly on a big jet. I was shocked when AA partially went to RJs on DFW-MSP, but then again, would I rather connect through ORD? Probably not. Frequent fliers will complain a lot, rightfully, but for most of them time is the biggest factor. If an RJ gets them home to their families more quickly, they will probably deal with the slightly cramped space.
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:56 pm

No, but I guarantee you that they make up the majority of airline revenue.

Majority? I doubt it. They make up a greater proportion of revenue for thier smaller numbers, but I doubt they make up the majority. I.e., FF'ers may represent 15% of an airline's customers and 35% of thier revenue.
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:00 pm

I remember flying SFO-AUS the weekend before 9-11. It was an A320. Nice service. SFO had IAH and I think a SAT flight as well.

I agree, thats a long way for an RJ. But its the big RJ, and if its Mesa, its the ones with F class. Granted there is no IFE, but is there really any on the 737s that flew those routes? And I dont consider Madonna's greatest hits on a 737's audio system to be IFE.
 
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 9:39 pm

I am so excited about AUS-IAD, I go between AUS and IAD all the time. I'm all ready booked on one of the new flights. Does any one know if their will be any food or first class. Thanks.
 
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 9:47 pm

i'm pretty sure the crj-700's have a 1st class cabin. not that coach will be a thrill though.....
 
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RE: UA Starting AUS-SFO/IAD

Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:48 pm

good to see these routes re-instated. Are there many CR7's flying in UA colors right now, or are these among the first few?