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What Happened To UA, ORD-EZE?

Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:50 am

Is this route coming back?

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RE: What Happened To UA, ORD-EZE?

Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:54 am

Quoting ContinentalEWR (Thread starter):
Is this route coming back?

good question, I was not aware that UA serves EZE only from IAD.

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RE: What Happened To UA, ORD-EZE?

Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:55 am

Quoting ContinentalEWR (Thread starter):
Is this route coming back?

Yes. As I remember it, it had to do both with a huge seasonal drop-off in demand, bankruptcy, and the 767-300 shortage earlier in the year. Nonetheless, the route will be returning this December.
 
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RE: What Happened To UA, ORD-EZE?

Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:07 am

According to the schedule it resumes on December 15th.
 
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RE: What Happened To UA, ORD-EZE?

Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:54 am

Has the aircraft shortage issue been rectified?
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RE: What Happened To UA, ORD-EZE?

Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:42 pm

So UA does IAD-EZE?
Whatabout MIA-EZE and JFK-EZE?
 
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RE: What Happened To UA, ORD-EZE?

Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:54 pm

Quoting AA B777-200 (Reply 5):
So UA does IAD-EZE?

Yep, sir. They operate the route daily with 763s.

Quoting AA B777-200 (Reply 5):
Whatabout MIA-EZE and JFK-EZE?

They withdrew both routes in favour of IAD-EZE. A very bad move in my opinion, since MIA has been a cashcow route for ages, closely followed by JFK. Now UA lost 7 weekly flights to Argentina, which were reallocated by the DoT to Continental, due to start EWR-IAH-EZE on December 1st.

About ORD-EZE, I can confirm it should be back on December 15th.

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RE: What Happened To UA, ORD-EZE?

Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:07 pm

Yeah ORD-EZE is seasonal  Smile
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RE: What Happened To UA, ORD-EZE?

Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:21 pm

Quoting Marambio (Reply 6):
since MIA has been a cashcow route for ages, closely followed by JFK.

Cash cow for whom? Certainly not UA.

The Miami mini hub had consistently lost money for United for years. At the end the carrier was forced to abandon the hub and crew base.

As far as JFK, somewhat similar. The move of the EZE and GRU flights to IAD helped quite a bit in their performance as they were able to gain connectivity feed at IAD. United was and continues to be weak in the NY market and could not support the South America flights with solely NY O&D traffic.
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RE: What Happened To UA, ORD-EZE?

Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:00 pm

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 8):
Cash cow for whom? Certainly not UA.

The Miami mini hub had consistently lost money for United for years. At the end the carrier was forced to abandon the hub and crew base.

As far as JFK, somewhat similar. The move of the EZE and GRU flights to IAD helped quite a bit in their performance as they were able to gain connectivity feed at IAD

Agree. MIA was never a money-maker for UA, and they withdrew their operations from there, not only EZE but other destinations as well such as GRU. IAD or ORD is far more efficient hub for UA.

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RE: What Happened To UA, ORD-EZE?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 12:17 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 4):
Has the aircraft shortage issue been rectified?

WRT to 767-300ER 'MZ' aircraft... yes.

The 744 fleet is worn pretty thin, however.
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