Press Release...read on
CHICAGO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that it will begin daily nonstop service from Washington Dulles to Oakland International Airport. The new flights start on October 31, 2001 and will be flown on Airbus A320 aircraft. The addition expands United's reach to the West Coast and make it the only airline that flies nonstop from Washington to all three San Francisco Bay area airports.
``We are excited to be able to offer the most comprehensive service between Washington and the Bay Area,'' said Chris Bowers, United Airlines' senior vice president-North America. ``With this expanded offering, United travelers will have added flexibility and choice.''
United flight UA 441 will depart Washington Dulles at 5:30 p.m. and arrive in Oakland at 8:28 p.m. The return flight, UA 440, will depart Oakland at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Washington at 4:28 p.m. The planned flying time from Washington to Oakland will be about 5 hours and 58 minutes.
The Airbus A320 aircraft on this route will be configured with 12 seats in United First, 36 seats in United Economy Plus, and 126 seats in United Economy.
Did anyone count how many seats are packed into that A320? I came up with 174 which is more than DL shuttle's 738 in all-Y and certainly more than most A320s like NW and US i see configured for about 150 seats. This is on the 757-level. A typo? Or do those coach pax have to look forward to 6 hours of cramps and live-threathening circulatory problems?