United's presence at JFK
has never been very large, but it was more extensive in years past with nonstop service to NRT
, and weekend service to SJU
, and a briefly lived non stop flight from JFK
in April-August 2001.
United today operates nonstop flights to LAX
and these flights are being switched from Boeing 767-200's and the occasional 767-300 to 757 aircraft configured for "PS" or Premium Service.
United operates two daily nonstop flights to London/Heathrow with one a 777 and the other a 767-300. That's down from three daily (there used to be a daylight flight with a 767-300) and an EWR
flight that was axed a year ago. These routes generally perform quite well mostly due to a loyal business following (a number of major NY and London corporations use UA
as their preferred carrier). Also, UA
discounts this route heavily and often has slightly lower fares than BA
, and AA
which dominate the market.
service continues, daily with a 777. HKG
was dropped after just six months. It started with a 747-400 and was downgraded to a 777 before being dropped just before 9/11/01.
were each served daily, with 767-300's (EZE
was a 777 for a very short time) but the routes were transferred to IAD
, where UA
has a much bigger presence and better feed, and therefore less dependency on O&D traffic.