8herveg
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Possible United Airlines Service From MAN?

Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:47 pm

Since there are no services to San Francisco or Los Angeles, and bmi cannot make Washington D.C. work, is there any chance that United Airlines could offer flights to these cities from Manchester?

Possibly with B767s in a 3-class layout?
 
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RE: Possible United Airlines Service From MAN?

Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:53 pm

There are many routes United would like to fly IF they had the aircraft. They're squeezing blood out of a turnip now (meaning doing all the schedule tweaking they can to increase aircraft utilization) but until they buy or lease new aircraft, they're limited. Rome was a surprise...so maybe they'll be able to make Manchester work some day.
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RE: Possible United Airlines Service From MAN?

Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:13 pm

You could say that perhaps the East coast routes to the US are more or less filled with the amount of East coast carriers servicing MAN at the moment? A unique West coast service might be the way to go for United to enter MAN if they ever wanted to of course! I think perhaps United have stayed away from MAN because of BMI feeding into their services?
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RE: Possible United Airlines Service From MAN?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:03 am

I think that if (and only if) United actually decides to move out of LHR and sell/lease the slots and the rights, they would move a considerable number of flights to MAN. One or two daily flights into LGW would serve the London market and the LH connections could as well use MAN. But I don't think that UA will make that move - Actually I'd conside rit a mistake (leaving LHR that is).

I don't really think they'll come to MAN otherwise, though. I would rather expect a UA service into DUB.
 
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RE: Possible United Airlines Service From MAN?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:29 am

Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
bmi cannot make Washington D.C. work,

I rather thought they withdrew from Washington due to lack of aircraft as they wanted to expand into India and Saudi Arabia.
 
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RE: Possible United Airlines Service From MAN?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:42 am

Quoting Philb (Reply 4):
I rather thought they withdrew from Washington due to lack of aircraft as they wanted to expand into India and Saudi Arabia.

Oh perhaps your right. Well bmi seem to be so all over the place recently, it could be a good idea if United swoop in!

Quoting 764 (Reply 3):
I think that if (and only if) United actually decides to move out of LHR and sell/lease the slots and the rights

Why would they do this? And who would they sell their slots to? BA and AA?
 
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RE: Possible United Airlines Service From MAN?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:01 am

Could UA join the trend of running 752's across the Atlantic? IAD to DUB, LIS, and MAN all make a lot of sense (MAN and LIS would connect to Star hubs).
 
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RE: Possible United Airlines Service From MAN?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:44 am

Persoanlly in the long term I could see UA taking over bmi's MAN-ORD and bmi moving all long haul aorcraft to LHR

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 5):
Quoting 764 (Reply 3):
I think that if (and only if) United actually decides to move out of LHR and sell/lease the slots and the rights

Why would they do this? And who would they sell their slots to? BA and AA?

UA would be stupid to pull out of LHR. LHR rights are one of their biggest assets and they arent desperate for cash. If UA ever did pull out of LHR I imagine their rights to serve there would end up with DL or CO
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RE: Possible United Airlines Service From MAN?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:02 am

Quoting 764 (Reply 3):
I think that if (and only if) United actually decides to move out of LHR

It could replace New Coke as the textbook case study in corporate blunders.
 
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RE: Possible United Airlines Service From MAN?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:09 am

Hell will freeze over before UA pulls the plug on LHR, it amazes me that people think that they would even consider the idea! They have now trimmed their routes to fly to their main hubs and particularly at the front end of the aircraft they have good yields.

If they ever did fly out of MAN, IMHO its never going to be to the west coast, more likley IAD where all the expansion into Europe is taking place at the moment.

Certainly I think they could make it work and let BMI concentrate on LHR. However aircraft aside, you'll see other routes opened well before you see UA at MAN.