Yes, peculiar they haven't added ATH or VCE from another gateway. They just keep adding into EWR. OPO and KEF are coming back so that's great news. It's like EWR is their favourite hub with SFO as a close #2.
I guess it's a given HAM and ARN are returning.
So AA will just do MIA to PAP? I recall UA couldn't make EWR-PAP work either.Jump to post
I can't really add to what hasn't already been said. AMS or CDG sound good, but it's the wrong alliance hubbed. It's likely somewhere in Germany, maybe BRU.Jump to post
US carriers have studied these markets, and for those that have tried, they have never worked, outside of summer.
Even Berlin struggles. It's not only eastern Europe, but to Africa too. This is the whole reason US carriers have European partners.
CO has always had this complex with JFK.... Looking over their shoulder saying "We should be there too." CO started and stopped service from nonstop IAH I believe 3 times, definitely 2 times, varying between 2x up to 4x a day. They also had CLE service in addition to LGA and EWR. It should...Jump to post
Max Q is actually correct. CO was thinking about reacquiring some 747's in the late 90's. I am not sure what model. They saw a need for a few of their high volume routes such as IAH-London, IAH-HNL for instance. But for reasons listed they didn't do it. Since CO was considering bringing it back, thi...Jump to post
I think they will eventually find it. The pressure and the questions will never end until they find it. I remember the whole search for the South African Heldeberg along with AF447 of course. Eventually technology had to catch up and the resources allocated until the wreck is found. Of course I beli...Jump to post
Also CNN recently featured Richard Quest doing a segment on Polaris. He interviewed Oscar. Apparently, the Polaris lounges are already proving to be too small. They must be made larger, which will further delay the rollout. https://hub.united.com/united-polaris-cnn-richard-quest-2485275323.html http...Jump to post
I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread. I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris. How many aircraft currently have Polaris? What routes do they fly? There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR...Jump to post
I am just wondering how many thousands of people UA has hired since the merger. The globe is all they know. And the Tulip is fading from the public's memory too. And people are retiring every year. The airline is changing. The Polaris role out is going to take several years. Years were spent develop...Jump to post
This topic has been discussed numerous times here. CO was in the market long before the merger. The route was upgraded to a 767 from the 757. As we know, many old CO 757 routes have fallen away: BRS, OSL, CGN, BFS, CPH, etc. HAM survived but for whatever reason, UA only flies the route for 5 months ...Jump to post
Well, CLE-DCA/LGA/BOS will likely stay to serve the current customer base. The slots in DCA and LGA are valuable. MKE is clearly serving some specific client(s). LAX is a hub, remember? I recently flew a Saturday CLE-CUN flight. It was evidently clear that most of the pax were on week-long package v...Jump to post
You say focus cities wilt and die. But we have some examples. CLE under UA is a focus city, DL at RDU, etc.
There are some left.
I was in just in Atlanta and was near the QR flight to DOH. I only saw Indians and Asians boarding. I don't think there were any Arabs. I hope this dispute can end soon.Jump to post
The Iberian peninsula is interesting. DL has Malaga and now UA has OPO. Does DL still have Malaga?
Will UA ever return to places like BRS, BFS, DUS, CGN, CPH, OSL, for even seasonal service? How did BFS last this long?
I wonder if a US carrier will ever do the Canary Islands or the Azores?
That is a good point that UA has done very few long haul additions out of IAH. Of course, SCL came on a few years back, but that was one of those gaping whole routes where we've wondered just what took them so long. Also I think it was said once here that UA doesn't like current timings in PVG. One ...Jump to post
What a nice surprise from United. I wonder why they couldn't start it in time for Christmas to make it a true Christmas present. This was truly startling. I remember ages ago when Continental started EWR-TLV. That was another route that came out from absolutely nowhere and shocked everyone, because ...Jump to post
I just flew on KLM. I was shocked that I was given a paper ticket jacket (folder), with the KLM logo on it, a map of Schipol inside too, to keep all my boarding passes together. I could not believe it. I thought paper ticket jackets have gone the way of the dinosaur since with technology everything ...Jump to post
Well, I "really" think UA will get more frequencies. I believe I will be proven correct, so hold me to it. So there. The DOT does in fact like geographic diversity and diversity in carriers. Why else do you think Alaska received a flight from LA and UA received a flight from Houston in the...Jump to post
I won't say the name in the thread, but your characterizations of Americans travelling out of DMM is quite hysterical in its stereotypes. For price sensitive customers, they don't give a (.......) about booze on the plane. Who will pay hundreds more just for a glass of beer or wine? I contend SV cha...Jump to post
Some said ATH has "trash yields." Well it must be good enough to fly the route in the summer nonstop from the USA, and not route traffic via a connection point in Europe, likewise some people must be paying business class or high dollar seats for nonstops.Jump to post
According to the SV website, SV is launching Mauritius from RUH and JED, September 14, 2017. I hope to go to this tropical destination one day. Maybe SV is trying to expand and add more connecting traffic. I believe SV has added the Maldives as well recently. Also, SV recently added nonstops to LAX ...Jump to post
Of course UA does well on EWR-ATH. EWR is a hub designed for a route like this. Greece is perceived as a safe and popular world class destination. No one seriously thought EK was going to push them out. How EK does in January and February is another story. Of course locals that need a year round fli...Jump to post
AA launching a redeye from DEN to JFK is a bit odd.
I have not found redeye flights to be cheaper INMHO.
UA only does a DEN-EWR redeye during peak travel periods.
This thread should be retitled AA shrivelling at JFK.
Interesting and probably a smart setup for DL serving LOS from ATL and JFK.
I recall that the Houston business community had wanted the LOS route for a long time.
But IAH-LOS actually lasted a long time, unlike HGH.
Due to business ties and ethnic ties, they could give it another go.
But good for DL.
This thread has gone off topic (as they typically do). ORD-VCE and PHL-PRG/BUD are seasonal right? These routes sound like slam dunks, if they are only operating for 4 months a year. PHL-Zurich is certainly worth lots of discussion. I agree with what someone else said, some of you act like it's the ...Jump to post
Adam Levine Weinberg is writing about UA again. He is the Motley Fool's investing service airline analyst. He is always critical of UA in his stories. In his last article, he said It was a no brainer for UA to close LAX and IAD hubs for instance. Now he criticises their expansion. https://www.fool.c...Jump to post
When I mentioned journalists, yes journalists go to warzones. I was just rebutting the idea the CCS is a warzone. Life looks like it's going on normally when journalists are broadcasting from Caracas. No buildings in rubble, no bullets whizzing by, no journalists in helmets and bulletproof vests. Pe...Jump to post
Malev thanks for all your posts on the situation in Venezuela. I wonder how AA is doing. UA pulled out because they were carrying few people to CCS to begin with, and the AUA stop just made it untenable. AA must be doing okay. Journalists are often broadcasting live from Caracas, if it's safe enough...Jump to post
There is nothing new about this dress code thing if that's what you want to call it. A friend of mine had to put on long pants when returning to KSA. He thought it was odd, but realized that it's Saudia, and he worked there in KSA, so he just complied, and it was over. He probably would have worn lo...Jump to post
There is nothing wrong with mentioning that several horrific accidents shared the same ill fated flight numbers. It's a weird curiosity that people have noticed. I was very young so I don't remember this accident but I know about it. There is that terrible picture of the plane crashing that will liv...Jump to post
And CO flew DEN-LGW for years and years before BA entered the DEN market. In fact, the last flight from the old Denver airport was CO's DEN-LGW flight 34 in 1995. The market has been served for a very, very long time. I remember since I was there to see it off, since I am old guy around here. I thin...Jump to post
When UA ended CCS, I said immediately that DL would be next and it would be real soon. UA was a stalwart and maintained daily flights from IAH to the end. UA ending was a signal to DL that their weekly flight was just pointless. Of course the idea was to not completely leave the market, but there is...Jump to post
According to USA today, UA will have a one off 747 domestic flight.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 511694001/
I want to point out one thing.... Historically speaking JFK was the primary international gateway to the USA transatlantic. In the 80's, when traveling to Europe if it wasn't on PA or TW, it was via a foreign carrier through JFK. That was often the default thought process. I remember this vividly. T...Jump to post
DL seems to be doing just fine without serving the middle east or India. Just a thought.Jump to post