After reading another topic of UA possibly reconsidering AKL, I was wondering what was the schedule like when UA flew AKL-MEL-AKL. Did they have similiar times to NZ and QF?
Also, when UA had the short lived LAX-MEL non-stops, did this operate daily? That would have meant doubling of capacity without the SYD stopover..
Also, what was the reason UA pulled the non-stops? I am quite sure this was due to some payload restriction/tail wind issue rather than a yield issue. If QF can make a success out of it, im surprised UA couldnt.
Thanks for your answers.