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UA To Launch EWR To Bozeman (BZN)?

Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:14 pm

The local media in Montana are making it sound like an announcement is imminent, as in later today.

http://www.kxlf.com/news/bozeman-air...irect-flight-to-newark-new-jersey/

http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/30403088/detail.html
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RE: UA To Launch EWR To Bozeman (BZN)?

Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:33 pm

Wow. I cannot believe this one. As if flights to SFO, DEN, ORD aren't enough. This must operate a few times a week. My guess is it's going to be on an A319
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:37 pm

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 2):
Wow. I cannot believe this one. As if flights to SFO, DEN, ORD aren't enough. This must operate a few times a week. My guess is it's going to be on an A319

Doesn't the article say Saturday only out of EWR ?
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:46 pm

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 3):

You are right. 1x weekly. I'm calling it as a 319/320 though.
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:54 pm

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 2):
My guess is it's going to be on an A319

I think that's a good guess  
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:55 pm

Okay, currently BZN gets a mix of CR2s and Q400s to DEN; Q400s to SEA; CR2s to SLC; CR7s to ORD; and one 319 to MSP . In all cases fares into BZN are through the roof (almost $700 one-way from ORD). However, I'm guessing from the wording of the announcement that Bozeman -- really a college town -- now fancies itself as a Jackson Hole replacement.

Even Billings -- to the east of Bozeman and Montana's financial center -- hasn't been able to sustain direct service to the east coast.

So I'll be the first to ask it: "What's Bozeman's draw for New Yorkers?"

[Edited 2012-02-08 06:58:23]
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:58 pm

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 6):
What's Bozeman's draw for New Yorkers

It's *only* 120ish seats each way per week. It's not like they've started daily service.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:59 pm

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 4):
You are right. 1x weekly. I'm calling it as a 319/320 though.

Probably correct. I think that's the smallest plane in the UA/CO fleet that have the range for the route reliably westbound? E-jets are listed with a still air range of just above EWR-BZN, but can't imagine them not running into headwinds.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:02 pm

I don't understand why UA insists on cramming passengers into regional jets on the Chicago to Montana flights! I've taken the ORD-FCO flight when going to Glacier Park (beautiful by-the-way!) and the outbound actual flight time was 3:25 (corrected after looking at my flight log) ... we were all pretty anxious by the time the plane landed. Does anyone think that the flights out of ORD will ever go mainline?

[Edited 2012-02-08 07:09:24]
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:06 pm

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 9):

I don't understand why UA insists on cramming passengers into regional jets on the Chicago to Montana flights! I've taken the ORD-FCO flight when going to Glacier Park (beautiful by-the-way!) and the outbound actual flight time was 3:10 ... we were all pretty anxious by the time the plane landed. Does anyone think that the flights out of ORD will ever go mainline?

Maybe up to it E-jet? It's a major upgrade in pax comfort without a ridiculous jump in seat count
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:10 pm

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 9):
I don't understand why UA insists on cramming passengers into regional jets on the Chicago to Montana flights! I've taken the ORD-FCO flight when going to Glacier Park (beautiful by-the-way!) and the outbound actual flight time was 3:10 ... we were all pretty anxious by the time the plane landed. Does anyone think that the flights out of ORD will ever go mainline?

Pray that it remains a CR7.

One of the IAH-IAD round-trips has gone from CR7 to CR2 (I know, I know -- frequency rather than size -- but geez louise) .
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:18 pm

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 9):
I don't understand why UA insists on cramming passengers into regional jets on the Chicago to Montana flights! I've

They do longer than that. Try MCI/OKC-SFO with strong headwinds on a CR7! At the very least, the CR7 is a very fast regional jet.

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 8):
I think that's the smallest plane in the UA/CO fleet that have the range for the route reliably westbound? E-jets are listed with a still air range of just above EWR-BZN, but can't imagine them not running into headwinds.

Yeah a 170 wouldn't be able to do EWR-BZN at least reliably. They can do 3.5-4 hour runs but that's really stretching the limit. They could use a 73G maybe, but those birds seem to be desired in other parts of the UA network (ORD/IAD caribbean, most recently.)

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 11):

One of the IAH-IAD round-trips has gone from CR7 to CR2 (I know, I know -- frequency rather than size -- but geez louise) .

But don't they have 757s on IAD-IAH too?
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:18 pm

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 11):
One of the IAH-IAD round-trips has gone from CR7 to CR2 (I know, I know -- frequency rather than size -- but geez louise) .

So "mainline only" for hub-to-hub is not a requirement I guess.

I've once tried DL JFK-ORD on a CR2 as well.... WTH
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:27 pm

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 9):
I don't understand why UA insists on cramming passengers into regional jets on the Chicago to Montana flights! I've taken the ORD-FCO flight when going to Glacier Park (beautiful by-the-way!) and the outbound actual flight time was 3:25 (corrected after looking at my flight log) ... we were all pretty anxious by the time the plane landed. Does anyone think that the flights out of ORD will ever go mainline?

I am guessing you mean FCA  

If UA could fill an A319 daily ORD-FCA, I am sure they would do it. I flown the CR7 ORD-ASE many times and don't mind it all...I will take the non-stop anyday over a stop in DEN (nothing against DEN, great airport, prefer non-stop), even if my ORD-DEN flight was a 763 or 772...

I will be doing ORD-FCA this summer with my wife and 21 month old...3.5 hours of travel time with no chance for a missed connection vs. 5.5 hours of travel time (best case scenario) with chance of missed connection...

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 10):
Maybe up to it E-jet? It's a major upgrade in pax comfort without a ridiculous jump in seat count

Of course the E170 would be awesome as I prefer the 2-2 layout over a 3-3 737/A320 layout anyday!
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:37 pm

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 13):
So "mainline only" for hub-to-hub is not a requirement I guess.

Each subsidiary UA/CO has the provision in their pilot contracts of "mainline only" on hub to hub routes. However, this only means they can't fly between EWR-IAH, not necessarily EWR-IAD, or as was previously mentioned, IAD-IAH. I would imagine that the Hub-to-Hub restriction of ML only would be reinstated after the merger, with the possible exception of EWR-IAD as that is such a short flight.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:39 pm

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 6):

DEN has 1x daily 320 on UA and E90 on F9. SLC now has E75 for 1x and SFO is up to CR7. ORD is going to 3x daily and ATL is going to 2x weekly. BZN has Big Sky Resort which has no crowds, that is a better draw than crowded Colorado. In the summer, there is a massive addition to capacity with mainline to ORD and MSP additions.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:44 pm

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 6):
However, I'm guessing from the wording of the announcement that Bozeman -- really a college town -- now fancies itself as a Jackson Hole replacement.

Bozeman has access to Big Sky, which boasts superior skiing vs. Jackson and could easily be a good, cheaper competitor... if only it weren't so damned hard to get there.
 
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RE: UA To Launch EWR To Bozeman (BZN)?

Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:47 pm

I just flew into BZN yesterday (MSP-BZN) and I'm watching the local news right now, and an ad just came on that said G4 is starting BZN-OAK in April. Was that previously announced, or might that be the new flight?

Edit: Whoops, I see that was announced on January 24. However, looking at BZN's website, they are branding themselves as a Yellowstone airport. Could this be partially behind a flight to EWR?

[Edited 2012-02-08 07:50:43]
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:02 pm

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 6):
So I'll be the first to ask it: "What's Bozeman's draw for New Yorkers?"
Quoting Web (Reply 18):
However, looking at BZN's website, they are branding themselves as a Yellowstone airport. Could this be partially behind a flight to EWR?

Web, I think you are correct.

BZN is the closest airport to the northern part of Yellowstone National Park. I flew to BZN 2 1/2 years ago, and I was in Yellowstone via the West Yellowstone entrance (which is not the closest entrance to BZN) less than three hours after my flight landed.

JAC is a little closer to the south end of Yellowstone, and it is within sight of Grand Teton National Park, but most of the main attractions / lodging in Yellowstone are closer to BZN than JAC.

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:10 pm

Quoting united787 (Reply 14):
I am guessing you mean FCA



Yes, I did ... thanks for pointing it out!   I can't even imagine flying ORD-FCO in a CRJ!

[Edited 2012-02-08 08:15:39]
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:17 pm

Quoting united787 (Reply 14):
I will be doing ORD-FCA this summer with my wife and 21 month old



You will love it! Glacier Park is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. My family and I try to go back every three years. Have a great time!
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RE: UA To Launch EWR To Bozeman (BZN)?

Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:03 pm

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 12):
Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 11):

One of the IAH-IAD round-trips has gone from CR7 to CR2 (I know, I know -- frequency rather than size -- but geez louise) . But don't they have 757s on IAD-IAH too?


Right you are.

But the last bank of the day (meeting latest connects from the west coast) gets a CR2 for the 1182 sm flight.

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 17):
if only it weren't so damned hard to get there.

No doubt why it's not talked up more around here in the DC area.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:10 pm

Its a SCASD route.

Bozeman has about $1.7mil over two years to develop air-service link to NYC - which is the regions largest generator of tourism without current nonstop air-service.
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:24 pm

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 22):
But the last bank of the day (meeting latest connects from the west coast) gets a CR2 for the 1182 sm flight.

Haha but that's easily avoidable. It's the same with ATL-IAH. There's a CR2 on that route (not sure why though.)
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:27 pm

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 6):
So I'll be the first to ask it: "What's Bozeman's draw for New Yorkers?"

Lots of tourism. Close to Yellowstone National Park; ski areas; fishing; wild Montana.

As others have noted, FCA is close to Glacier National Park. JAC is close to (actually within the boundaries of) Grand Tetons National Park.

All three airports have excellent tourism potential for additional service.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:36 pm

I've been lurking on A.net for a long time, and finally subscribed so I can speak up about my (current) hometown airport.

BZN opened a major new terminal expansion last year and is on track to pass BIL this year as the busiest airport in Montana in terms of passengers. The air service here is amazing for the size of community. Most of the growth seems to be in the tourism market to Big Sky and Yellowstone National Park, as mentioned by previous posters. Whenever the DL mainline flights come in from ATL there are tour buses waiting outside the terminal to take the passengers up to Big Sky. The fishing and hunting guide services also bring a lot of people in their respective seasons. Everytime I fly out of BZN there is somebody with a fly rod as a carry-on. But the community is also growing very fast, and some of the growth is definitely local. I also attribute some growth at BZN to capacity cuts at nearby BTM. That said, I really worry about the sustainability of the growth.

BZN officially changed its name last year to "Bozeman Yellowstone International" as a marketing gimmick to try to capture more of the YNP tourism market. The historic name of "Gallatin Field" will be missed. I find it ridiculous that we now have two "Yellowstone" airports in one county (BZN and WYS).

The current line-up of destinations from BZN looks something like this (may have missed some):

DL: SLC, MSP, ATL (seasonal)
UA: DEN, SFO, ORD, LAX (seasonal), EWR (TBA?)
AS/QX: SEA, PDX (seasonal, starts this summer)
F9: DEN
G4: AZA, LAS, OAK (starts soon)

MSP, ATL, DEN and the G4 flights all see mainline service. An earlier post said that ORD will have mainline this summer, which I can't confirm or deny.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:41 pm

They are also expanding the terminal when I was there last January. Nice little airport, and yes, Big Sky resort is some of the best skiing out there, with out the crowds!!!!!!
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:42 pm

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 26):

Most summers UA bumps ORD to mainline and BIL will still be top dog for a few more years but BZN is expected to pass BIL. If EWR is added, I am betting on 320.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:55 pm

It's official, and it will be on a 737-500.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:06 pm

Yeah I just saw -

Saturday service commencing June 9 - September 1st.

EWR-BZN 0825-1107
BZN-EWR 1200-1800

Low risk route for both parties, and have the SCASD money to cover.

Edit: UA also announced they are adding a 2nd SFO flight for the summer.

[Edited 2012-02-08 10:19:00]
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:17 pm

Quoting gothamspotter (Reply 29):

I see that too. A sucky plane to be on for 4.5 hours. I recall when CO did EWR-TUS on a 735 and it didn't seem all too appealing.
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:25 pm

Quoting AS739BSI (Reply 28):
Most summers UA bumps ORD to mainline and BIL will still be top dog for a few more years but BZN is expected to pass BIL. If EWR is added, I am betting on 320.

You could be right, but I've heard conjecture that BZN will take over this year. According to this article, BZN already has more passenger service to out-of-state airports than BIL has. The difference is in-state flights from BIL, driven by the oil fields around Billings:
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com...8-3734-11e1-b682-0019bb2963f4.html

This chart shows passenger counts at the largest Montana airports through 2010, and the trajectory of BZN relative to BIL:
http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townn...001cc4c03286/4de923d3e9af8.pdf.pdf
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:29 pm

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 31):
I see that too. A sucky plane to be on for 4.5 hours. I recall when CO did EWR-TUS on a 735 and it didn't seem all too appealing.

Pretty miserable in back, but better than an RJ or no service at all. Even F on that airplane is no bargain with only 2 rows at 37" pitch. At least EWR-TUS was a 73G for a fair amount of time, incidentally the only times I voluntarily took the nonstop.

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:38 pm

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 31):
I see that too. A sucky plane to be on for 4.5 hours. I recall when CO did EWR-TUS on a 735 and it didn't seem all too appealing.

A lot less sucky than having to connect at MSP and maybe taking 9 hours to get there rather than 4.5 hours. What were you expecting, a Boeing BBJ fitted with suites?
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:55 pm

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 16):
Bozeman has access to Big Sky, which boasts superior skiing vs. Jackson and could easily be a good, cheaper competitor... if only it weren't so damned hard to get there.

Big Sky has 150 runs (21 lifts). They always have snow and it's amazing skiing. Jackson Hole has 116 runs (15 lifts). None is cheap, but Big Sky is better.

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:57 pm

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 33):

What was said earlier in the thread -- an A319 or an A320. This has to be one of the longest 735 routes out there.
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:24 pm

Nah. They flew them further in the past, for sure.

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:08 pm

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 5):
So I'll be the first to ask it: "What's Bozeman's draw for New Yorkers?"

I heard a lot of them belong to this...

http://www.yellowstoneclub.com/
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:11 pm

Yellowstone Mountain Club is getting its own air-service

Yellowstone/Big Sky To Gain Air Service (by LAXintl Feb 1 2012 in Civil Aviation)
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:16 pm

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 14):
Each subsidiary UA/CO has the provision in their pilot contracts of "mainline only" on hub to hub routes. However, this only means they can't fly between EWR-IAH, not necessarily EWR-IAD, or as was previously mentioned, IAD-IAH. I would imagine that the Hub-to-Hub restriction of ML only would be reinstated after the merger, with the possible exception of EWR-IAD as that is such a short flight.

I believe this is a "CO" operated flight flown by "UAX"! Under the current contract for UA, IAH is not yet define as a hub. Going forward we know that it is. I think upper management is trying to go around the scope clause on this routing.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:23 pm

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 35):
This has to be one of the longest 735 routes out there.

Years ago, EWR-SLC was a 735 -- the even further.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:53 pm

Quoting AZNCSA4QF744ER (Reply 39):
I believe this is a "CO" operated flight flown by "UAX"! Under the current contract for UA, IAH is not yet define as a hub. Going forward we know that it is. I think upper management is trying to go around the scope clause on this routing.

No, it's not. You're mis-interpreting the meaning of either what I said, or what the contract says. Management and the Unions have come to agreement to allow United Express aircraft to operate in markets that were previously Continental or Continental Express. Either way, this market EWR-BZN is mainline. If you'd like to discuss some other scenarios or my example please feel free to post another question or PM me and I can explain it in better detail.
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:02 pm

The -500 isn't a bad airplane for this route. I think it's Y seat is a lot more comfy than the newer seats being installed on the -700, -800 and -900 fleets. The alternative being a UA Airbus, I'm not sure one really has an advantage over the other!

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:34 pm

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 41):
Years ago, EWR-SLC was a 735 -- the even further.

back in July of '02 I flew EWR-SLC on a jam packed CO 737-800...I always wondered why they drew it down to a 500 and eventually ended the service...

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:36 pm

Quoting jblua320 (Reply 42):
The -500 isn't a bad airplane for this route. I think it's Y seat is a lot more comfy than the newer seats being installed on the -700, -800 and -900 fleets. The alternative being a UA Airbus, I'm not sure one really has an advantage over the other!


Some may be thinking of the old "Shuttle by United" 735s which didn't have E+ and were a bit cramped.
When the CO planes are reconfigured with 8 F seats and and 24 E+ seats, they should accommodate 108 passengers.

[Edited 2012-02-08 14:37:24]

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:41 pm

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 44):
When the CO planes are reconfigured with 8 F seats and and 16E+ seats, they should accommodate 104 passengers.

Are we sure they are reconfiguring the 735's, or at least sure they are doing all of them? I thought they were retiring 19 of the 26 this year?
 
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:10 pm

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 10):
One of the IAH-IAD round-trips has gone from CR7 to CR2 (I know, I know -- frequency rather than size -- but geez louise) .

That argument of frequency over size is BS. Smisek has RJs running routes they shouldn't be on simply because it supposedly saves him $, that he can then pocket for himself while flipping the bird to his own mainline employees.

Look at WN schedules, they run very frequently between many city pairs, all on 737s. Proof enough that frequency doesn't equate to having to be on an undersized RJ. The other airlines are just too greedy to do it.
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RE: UA To Launch EWR To Bozeman (BZN)?

Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:35 am

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 11):
But don't they have 757s on IAD-IAH too?

Not yet, 738 (maybe an occasional 739) is the largest. The 757 is supposed to start April 1st.

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 12):
So "mainline only" for hub-to-hub is not a requirement I guess.

Not exactly...

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 14):
Each subsidiary UA/CO has the provision in their pilot contracts of "mainline only" on hub to hub routes. However, this only means they can't fly between EWR-IAH, not necessarily EWR-IAD, or as was previously mentioned, IAD-IAH. I would imagine that the Hub-to-Hub restriction of ML only would be reinstated after the merger, with the possible exception of EWR-IAD as that is such a short flight.

Since the merger is not fully complete yet, IAH-IAD is technically not hub-hub for either airline. Once the all the I's are dotted then it would have to be mainline.
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RE: UA To Launch EWR To Bozeman (BZN)?

Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:44 am

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 35):
Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 35):
This has to be one of the longest 735 routes out there.
Quoting gigneil (Reply 36):
Nah. They flew them further in the past, for sure.


Have been on the CO735 several times SJO-EWR, makes it easily. CO used to run the 735 all the time on that route
 
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RE: UA To Launch EWR To Bozeman (BZN)?

Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:47 am

Delta's website is showing they will operate 757s between BZN and ATL this summer on Thursdays and Saturdays. Don't they usually use 737-800s?

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