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United To Fly To St. Lucia

Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:43 am

United Airlines has applied with DOT to offer non-stop service between the Chicago O'Hare and St. Lucia beginning 5 February 2006 with one weekly flight on Saturdays.

http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.c...m?documentid=357965&docketid=22799

United's application is part of a recent surge in service between the United States and the Caribbean island.

American Airlines flew Miami-St. Lucia service until government subsidies were canceled in 1999, leaving St. Lucia's Hewanorra with no non-stop links to the US on a US airline (American Eagle continued to offer service from St. Lucia's Vigie Field to San Juan), although Air Jamaica had offered JFK-UVF service, which has since been discontinued.

US Airways has served the island with non-stop weekend service from Philadelphia since December 2001 and Saturday service from Charlotte since February 2005.

In December 2003, Delta Airlines launched twice-weekly non-stop Atlanta-St. Lucia service, which will be daily this winter.

Quickly following Delta's launch, American Airlines launched year-round, daily 737-800 non-stop Miami-St. Lucia service in November 2004. The hugely successful route is being upgraded to a daily 757-200 service next month to satisfy demand.

And now United Airlines will be joining the crowd at Hewanorra in February.
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RE: United To Fly To St. Lucia

Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:19 am

Thanks for the update, always happy to hear of new traffic to my home country!

Hey Mah... the talk is that Air Jamaica is considering returning to UVF for the winter, how do you think this will play out especially since they have now have to compete with a former code share partner ( DL )on the route. United has never flown to St.Lucia, what accounts you think, for this huge increase in interest of the majors in the island?
 
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RE: United To Fly To St. Lucia

Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:47 am

This is excellent news for UVF!!! My question is with the current code-share structure that UA has with BW, is it possible for them to code share on this flight (since BWIA has absolutely no presence in St. Lucia outside of the LHR route)? What would be ideal (for me, of course) is for BW to offer flights to UVF from JFK and IAD, and code share those flights with UA on the days that UA doesn't go there directly from ORD.

Wonder also what type of a/c UA plans to use. Everyone else has been using the 737 (except US with it's A319). I've certainly missed the widebody flights from the U.S. to UVF.

Thanks for the info, MAH4546. Keep up the good work.

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RE: United To Fly To St. Lucia

Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:39 am

I really wish CO would pick this up as a new destination as well.
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RE: United To Fly To St. Lucia

Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:50 pm

St Lucia is a beautiful island. I've been there in the mid 80's for one week with my family. AC flies there once or twice a week .
 
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RE: United To Fly To St. Lucia

Sun Oct 23, 2005 5:04 am

Quoting Westindian425 (Reply 2):
Wonder also what type of a/c UA plans to use. Everyone else has been using the 737 (except US with it's A319). I've certainly missed the widebody flights from the U.S. to UVF.

Probably a 319...
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RE: United To Fly To St. Lucia

Sun Oct 23, 2005 5:22 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 5):
Probably a 319...

My guess is either that or a 757.

At the rate we're going with the U.S. carriers entering or expanding in the Caribbean market, I wonder when NWA will announce plans for the Caribbean.

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RE: United To Fly To St. Lucia

Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:42 am

Quoting Westindian425 (Reply 2):
Wonder also what type of a/c UA plans to use. Everyone else has been using the 737 (except US with it's A319).



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 5):
Probably a 319...



Quoting WestIndian425 (Reply 6):
My guess is either that or a 757.

You know, guys, it says exactly what kind of plane UA will be using, right in the application that Mark linked to in the first post. It's not that difficult to find, I promise.  Smile
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RE: United To Fly To St. Lucia

Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:27 am

i couldn't find it in the application. help a guy out will ya
 
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RE: United To Fly To St. Lucia

Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:34 am

From the top of Page 4, Item 7: "United plans to operate its proposed service with B-757-200 aircraft with 182 seats configured with 24 first-class and 158 economy class seats."
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RE: United To Fly To St. Lucia

Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:33 pm

Quoting A330323X (Reply 9):
From the top of Page 4, Item 7: "United plans to operate its proposed service with B-757-200 aircraft with 182 seats
configured with 24 first-class and 158 economy class seats."

I missed that. Thanks.

Now if we can just get a widebody to go there from the U.S. -- a man can dream.

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RE: United To Fly To St. Lucia

Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:33 am

Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 4):
St Lucia is a beautiful island. I've been there in the mid 80's for one week with my family. AC flies there once or twice a week .

Actually up to 3 times per week for W2005/2006. Combination of B767 & A319 equipment.
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