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UAL's New Asia Service From IAD

Wed Apr 04, 2001 10:22 am

If CAL can fly a B777 nonstop from Newark to HKG, why can't UAL fly a flight from IAD to HKG? There are plenty of polar routes.  Smile I think flights from Dulles to Chek Lap Kok (?) nonstop would be very profitable.
 
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RE: UAL's New Asia Service From IAD

Wed Apr 04, 2001 10:24 am

Sadly, your thought is not substantiated by market data - but thanks for playing anyway.
 
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RE: UAL's New Asia Service From IAD

Wed Apr 04, 2001 11:08 am

Actually, there is a flight from IAD to HKG...it just has a brief stopover in LAX. Its flight number is Untied flight 1. It is part of the around the world flight serving LAX, HKG, DEL, LHR, and IAD.

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RE: UAL's New Asia Service From IAD

Wed Apr 04, 2001 11:53 am

UAL mainly has its Dulles hub for domestic operations and transatlantic flights .
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RE: UAL's New Asia Service From IAD

Wed Apr 04, 2001 12:07 pm

A UA flight IAD-HKG with a "brief stopover" at LAX can hardly be considered an earth-shattering flight, as you have to change aircraft anyway. You might as well be flying from anywhere else in the US, and changing planes at LAX. DONG DONG DONG, you lose the game. But as stated earlier, thanks for playing...
 
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RE: UAL's New Asia Service From IAD

Wed Apr 04, 2001 12:14 pm

ILUV767 wrote :
Its flight number is Untied flight 1


I dunno if that typo was intentional or not, but I agree with it either way!  Smile
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UAL Used To Fly IAD-NRT

Wed Apr 04, 2001 1:01 pm

We're actually expecting Star Alliance to bring in a few more Asian carriers to IAD, once Tier 2 is open...
 
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RE: UAL Used To Fly IAD-NRT

Wed Apr 04, 2001 1:21 pm

Hong Kong?..

United doesn't even fly to Tokyo from IAD.
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RE: UAL Used To Fly IAD-NRT

Wed Apr 04, 2001 3:09 pm

IAD-NRT is flown by ANA (744). IAD-LAX-HKG on UA001 - doesn't it require an overnight stay in LAX aswell? I don't think it is feasible to have both JFK-HKG and IAD-HKG.
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RE: UAL's New Asia Service From IAD

Wed Apr 04, 2001 3:17 pm

B747-437B wrote:


I dunno if that typo was intentional or not, but I agree with it either way!


oops.  Wow!


Anyway...I want to add that all legs on the around the world flight is done on the 747-400, and some parts do not require an aircraft change in another city.


Really...if you wanted to go from IAD to HKG, then why not hop on ACA to jfk, and take the flight from there.