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UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:18 am

Well, looks like UA realized there is a lot of demand ex-SIN to HKG to be grabbed. At similar prices to the LCCs, they're a good choice for pax based in SIN like me, as we can earn SQ miles.

UA down gauged this route a few years back from the 744 to the 738. I assume the crews will obviously not be GUM based anymore. Will they be US based crews?

http://www.businesstraveller.asia/as...-b747-on-hong-kong-singapore-route

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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:31 am

So we will only get one UA 737 in HKG apart from the GUM/SPN flight?
 
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:37 am

SGN-HKG-NRT-GUM will be it for HKG and the 2x GUM-HKG-GUM. the HKG UA base will probaly work the 744 until a joint contract with UA/CO/AirMicronesia comes along
 
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:08 pm

It has nothing to do with realizing anything - its simply a matter of aircraft routing.

737s are being highly utilized out in the Pacific and with growing opportunities as the Japan market returns, so the desire is not to lose two daily on pmUA HKG tag flying. So choice was to either upgauge the SIN or SGN tag with US origin aircraft to free a 737.

Ultimately, there will be further shake outs in the intra-Pacific network, and I can see HKG-SIN being dropped completely.
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:00 am

So HKG-GUM will be axed? I mean direct flight.

Will HKG-SIN-HKG be UA 895/896? Any free alcohol/meal served in Y?
 
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:41 am

Finally, this was a surprise to me when it was downgauged, glad to see UA giving the SIN market a better premium cabin from HKG, I expect comments from frequent fliers had something to do with it, to what extent I'm not sure. People take the time to complain much more than comment positively, that's why companies don't have compliment departments.
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:07 pm

Quoting United Airline (Reply 4):
Will HKG-SIN-HKG be UA 895/896?

Is UA117/116, don't know about alcohol/meal service.
 
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:32 pm

How many flights a day does UA have out of HKG? What about Guam?? Do people actually connect in those hubs?
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:36 pm

HKG to Guam is just a twice weekly flight.

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HKG-SFO
HKG-ORD
HKG-SIN (currently on CO 737)
HKG-NRT (currently on CO 737)
HKG-SGN (currently on CO 737)

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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:48 am

don't forget about EWR-HKG.....
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:18 am

Looks like it will be a tag-on to the ORD - HKG flight. Interesting they're choosing to use a 744, rather than the 772 that arrives from EWR at around the same time of day.
 
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:17 am

UA used to serve free alcohol but only snacks onboard HKG-SIN-HKG while they were flying the B 747-400. Then once the B 737-800 came, they served free hot meal but no free alcohol.

Do they still serve free alcohol?

I mean in Y class.

What will it be now? Any free food/alcohol in Y once the B 747-400 returns?
 
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:07 am

Quoting n92r03 (Reply 6):
Is UA117/116

Surely that will change though since those are PMCO flight codes

Quoting Stratacruiser (Reply 10):
Interesting they're choosing to use a 744, rather than the 772 that arrives from EWR at around the same time of day.

It could be something to do with those being CO frames whereas the 747s are UA. PMUA has a crew base in HKG, whereas if it was with PMCO metal it would need to use the EWR originating crews (I think).

I do agree however that once there is one agreement in place surely a 2 cabin 777 would be better than a three cabin 747 on this route
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:35 am

Will they use the other B 747-400 to open up a new route? I understand that UA has the right to fly HKG-BKK (they did it for a short period of time)
 
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:42 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 12):
Surely that will change though since those are PMCO flight codes

UA 117/116 are the codes now, when it was CO it was CO 99/98.
 
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:35 am

Checked online. It's going to be UA 895/896.

Does anyone know the answers to my Q? Any free alcohol+hot food served? I mean in Y
 
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RE: UA Upgrades HKG-SIN From 738 To 744

Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:34 pm

I flew HKG - SGN 3 weeks ago and I do get free alcohol but not hot food. Hot food only serve in F.

Hopes UA can bring back 744 for HKG - SGN - HKG.O fly SFO - SGN 6-7 times a year and it would be nice to be in a 3 class cabin where I can sleep with the early morning flight out of SGN.
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