lostsound
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UA/CO: How Is EWR-YYT Doing?

Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:46 pm

Hey there,

Curious to know how UAs EWR-YYT route is doing. Originally started by CO, I would have thought that they would have a route axed through the merger yet it still operates. They used to only fly ERJ-145s here, but a few summers back they started seasonally using 737s. This summer the 737s were replaced with EJets.

Is this route really that strong to have not been cancelled yet?
Who is flying YYT to EWR everyday?

When it comes to flying to NY/NJ, Air Canada gets you there for a much better price but you have to back track.
The UA flight costs a fortune, but gets you there quicker. They frequently cancel flights however so it's a gamble.

Any info would be great!

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spiritair97
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RE: UA/CO: How Is EWR-YYT Doing?

Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:03 pm

Here is a sizeable Newfy population living in the area (including most of my family). I flew the route a few years ago in August when it was e145s and the flight was full.

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AC_B777
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RE: UA/CO: How Is EWR-YYT Doing?

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:02 pm

As far as I know, the route does quite well. The route offers Newfoundlanders excellent connections to FL, TX, CA, etc, when it's not cancelled due to WX. A few weeks ago, the flights were cancelled something like 11 out of 12 days due to Superstorm Sandy and fog here in YYT. When that happens most pax are re-booked on AC and WS.
I would guess most people are not travelling to EWR to stay there, but again to connect. There are loads of NL'ers who travel to FL (WS has a weekly YYT-MCO that's usually always full). Also, because NL is an oil producing Province, there are many people who travel to TX for oil industry business. EWR again offers more connections to IAH and DFW.

Quoting LostSound (Thread starter):
They used to only fly ERJ-145s here, but a few summers back they started seasonally using 737s. This summer the 737s were replaced with EJets.

The route started with E145's, however, for the last 4 years or so, it has been operated with a mix of 733, 735, 73W and 738 for the peak summer season when tourism is high here in NL. The E170 has been on the route for the last couple of years during the fall/winter/spring skeds.

Quoting LostSound (Thread starter):
When it comes to flying to NY/NJ, Air Canada gets you there for a much better price but you have to back track.
The UA flight costs a fortune, but gets you there quicker.

Some people would rather pay more to get there faster, and again, EWR offers lots of connections to other destinations and markets that may not be served by AC or WS.
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diesel33
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RE: UA/CO: How Is EWR-YYT Doing?

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:23 pm

I would expect Moncton to be axed before St. Johns but I am extremely glad to see that both flights have operated successfully (year-round, mind you...) for a number of years now.

I remember the inaugural flight to Moncton at Newark and a number of the Moncton locals at the gate being very emotional about having a direct flight to the NYC area and the US. I even remember one lady getting a bit teary-eyed. It was nice...
 
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kgaiflyer
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RE: UA/CO: How Is EWR-YYT Doing?

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:52 pm

I fly a route on the west coast (SFO-YYJ) which has a similar profile. And I frequently wind up buying a safety ticket on another airline if I *really* have to make connections.

If the EWR-YYT route is both trouble-prone and costly, then it's doomed.
 
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RE: UA/CO: How Is EWR-YYT Doing?

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:58 pm

The route originally was opened thanks to the oil industry. CO did a very good job exploiting new oil opportunities.