thomasphoto60
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UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:10 pm

Not sure of the source, but has anyone heard anything official?

http://thecostaricanews.com/united-a...celling-routes-to-costa-rica/15841
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point2point
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RE: UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:15 pm

From reading the article, it seems that some tours are being cancelled, not the routes that UA has there. At least that's my interpretation of the article.

 
 
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RE: UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:21 pm

yep, this is awful journalism.....there is no way in hell UA would cancel SJO or LIR....those are great performing routes for them
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thomasphoto60
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RE: UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:26 pm

Quoting point2point (Reply 1):
From reading the article, it seems that some tours are being cancelled, not the routes that UA has there. At least that's my interpretation of the article.

I was thinking the same the same, just wanted a few other views..

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 2):
.there is no way in hell UA would cancel SJO or LIR....those are great performing routes for them

Yeah, from what I have been told the loads and yields are pretty decent (as is much of Central America from IAH),
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RE: UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:36 pm

I think weekly, seasonal ORD/IAD-SJO may be pulled back, but SJO is one of UA's largest Central American stations.
 
OldTTAguy
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RE: UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:48 pm

Look at the routings carefully. All include secondary international city. UA flies nonstops from these cities to hubs so these are either charters that didn't materilize or perhaps route authorities that they chose not to fly. Nothing there to suggest a pullback or pullout that I see.
 
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RE: UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:14 pm

What that incomplete piece of news is trying to say is that United is asking for the cancellation of the routes Continental was once authorised to operate.
Remember that at different times Continental flew to SJO from IAH via PTY, MGA and GUA.
Also included on those routes United still has authorisation to fly which doesn't mean currently flown by it, are those route UA flew when it got the routes from PanAm; by then UA flew MIA-SJO, IAD-SJO, ORD-MEX-SJO.
Looks like UA is watching what's going on with AV in Central America so in the meanwhile it's keeping the authorisation to fly LAX-GUA-SJO.
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RE: UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:18 am

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 4):
I think weekly, seasonal ORD/IAD-SJO may be pulled back, but SJO is one of UA's largest Central American stations.

This could be tied in with the proposed adjustment by Avianca Taca going daily to ORD starting mid September.
 
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RE: UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:09 pm

Quoting jcwr56 (Reply 7):

Daily from Guatemala City or a new route from SJO?

Seeing AA adding DFW-BOG made me wonder if anyone would be looking at ORD-BOG in the future.
 
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RE: UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:17 pm

I wonder if its a play on the actual metal used UA vs CO.
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RE: UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:27 pm

Quoting thekennady (Reply 8):
Daily from Guatemala City or a new route from SJO?

Neither, they're dropping GUA and going to SAL daily.

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RE: UA Ceasing Costa Rica?

Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:44 pm

Quoting jcwr56 (Reply 10):

Wow, i know SAL is a tag on to GUA right now, so instead of before when there was 3 times weekly to GUA and SAL, then the tag, now daily to SAL. This is due to the merger correct? Hopefull they will look into ORD-BOG next.

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