January 6, 2003 was the last SCL
flight. Very sad, I knew a lot of the UA
employees down there, especially when they had a F/A base.
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At its peak, UA
was operating the 777 daily MIA
and a 757 MIA
with about 100 F/A's based in Santiago, about half were foreign national's (Chilean's), the remaining were UA
F/A's that transferred or were new hires. There was a decent contigent of them that were French and transferred from UA
base, as well.
But... I digress...
I think UA
would do find from IAD
with the benefit of cargo, not pax. Or, perhaps, UA
could tag one of the EZE
flights to SCL
didn't make money on EWR
because it was a DC-10, way too large for the market at the time. The briefly operated EWR
with the 757, but the through-flight was an unattractive option and added substantially to the costs, with little overall revenue contribution. The need(ed) EWR
to perform at high load factor just to break even, the through flight bled some of the revenue away. This was also when CO
started an "interchange" in LIM
continued to LPB (for something like 6 weeks) and EWR
ran the SCL
does fine for AA
, especially with cargo. The dual-class 767 performs better than the three-class 767 did.