UA835 is currently en route ORD-PVG with 777-200 N225UA. Looking at the seat map, it appears they only have 55 aboard, including 14 in Polaris and 1 in premium economy.
It looks like UA’s EWR-DEL flight remains suspended until July 3rd. Presumably this is due to ongoing Pakistan airspace closure? They previously had operated westbound with a tech stop in Germany since the closure began. Perhaps this wasn’t economically sustainable. If the airspace closure remains i...Jump to post
I noticed UA78 (NRT-EWR) operating with 777-300 N2140U diverted to Logan last night. The UA app shows the planned continuation to EWR as having been cancelled, and I can’t find any reference to N2140U having left Logan. Is it still there? Anyone know how they handled the passengers? Thanks!
UA also gives GS memberships to high volume corporate customers to distribute as they see fit. I’ve heard from the travel department of my large tech industry employer that we typically receive about forty GS memberships per year, which get assigned to EVPs and the like. The individual lining up for...Jump to post
If the meal in J on United is not to your liking, you might consider flying J to NRT from IAH on NH. They are Star Alliance partners, and the JV means the prices are usually identical. NH has great catering and service. I’ll second that. All ANA flights to the US carry UA codeshare numbers, so if y...Jump to post
LH already has FRA covered - with UA codesharing - so MUC seems more likely.Jump to post
Trk1 wrote:SEA, BOS, JFK, EWR, MIA, LAX,SFO were also acquired and operated. .
I almost always stay at the Imperial Hotel, in large part because it is close to my company’s office and we get a good rate. That said though, it also has the advantage of being across from the Imperial Palace, five minutes from the Ginza, and about a fifteen minute walk from Tokyo Central Station. ...Jump to post
If your friend is like most of us, price will presumably be a big part of the decision on carriers. As far as connections go though, Ethiopian Airlines via ADD has the best connections each way to both JNB and CPT. The flights are also sold as an SAA code share. ADD offers transfers within a single ...Jump to post
You’ll need to collect your baggage at SFO for customs check. If you have baggage that could be taken as carry-on domestically - where size and weight limits are less rigorously enforced than at overseas stations - just don’t recheck them. (Don’t forget about liquid size limits though). If they make...Jump to post
For any of the U.S. airlines, I'd say Delta by far. At least, Delta has international hubs outside of the U.S., such as at NRT, AMS, CDG, and arguably LHR, as well. UA and AA don't have hubs like that at all. Delta also serves the most long-haul/wide-body routes to/from the U.S. and Asia/Europe. I ...Jump to post
ramzi wrote:VS4ever wrote:[quote="33lspotter
Interestingly, the 748 carries 364. Still a pretty massive increase, but more digestible. Would it be completely crazy to suggest the A380 replacing the 748 from FRA for the summer?
United is Chicago's hometown airline and dominates ORD where BA has only two flights dile and Virign has zero. Actually the BA/AA JV dominates the ORD-LHR market. Checking a couple of random weekdays in May, I see 1x744 (BA),1xA380 (BA), and 3x 787s (AA) for OneWorld, and only 3x 763s for UA/Star. ...Jump to post
In the sixties and early seventies BOAC also made stops in Frankfurt, as well as Rome and Zurich, on their long haul flights to Africa, Asia and Oceania, in order to serve local traffic. I don’t believe they had rights to carry passengers between LHR and “the continent”, as that was the province of ...Jump to post
I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I am curious why UA decided to put one 77W at EWR for TLV. They don’t actually station a 773 at EWR as you imply...the a/c comes in from SFO, arriving a little after 8pm, returning to SFO as a morning flight two days later. This rotation as been i...Jump to post
N896UA did a test hop at LCQ, maybe will enter service soon.
N225UA sked to exit HKG 896/26Aug, not sure which a/c will replace it in HKG
When was it that a European airline flew to NZ (except BA)? Correct me if I'm wrong but even Australia which is a larger market doesn't see a European carrier (again except BA). Technically Air Tahiti Nui is a European carrier - they serve AKL. For a carrier based on the European continent though I...Jump to post
I'm booked on UA872 TPE to SFO on August 3rd. This morning I got an email from United advising departure time has been pushed back from 0950 to 1800 for "operational reasons" - 32 hours in advance of scheduled departure. The inbound aircraft had yet to leave SFO when the alert was sent, bu...Jump to post
spkyflyer wrote:Do the UA 744s still have proper first class?
spkyflyer wrote:Do the UA 744s still have proper first class?
VC10er wrote:Are the 19 configured with used backward/forward international J seats? Forget about the 77A itself for a minute, will those seats make another 10 years?
Frankly AA and CO deserve what's coming to them out of the regions with the inferior rubbish they ply that they proclaim worthy of the regional market which practcially begs the premium payer to use LHR thereby artifically boosting passenger throughput there. Thankfully MAN has got MT operating rob...Jump to post
Why wouldn't the 788/789 be the logical replacement for the UA 763/764 fleet? Number of seats are quite close between the types:
763 (2 class): 214 -> 778: 219
764: 242 -> 779: 252
LH site won't let you reserve a seat for code share, even in premium classes. If you want to reserve in advance, buy an LH ticket. The potential downside to doing this is MP miles are awarded on a ticket cost basis for UA tickets, but on a mileage basis for LH or other partner tickets, which in some...Jump to post
I wonder if FRA felt some impact from ZRH going double daily? There is some overlap in their connecting flights. FRA also goes double-daily in the Summer and one of the flight is a 748 which has a very large premium cabin. If they're getting 77%, the yields must be pretty good.[/quote] It's only an...Jump to post
I would expect the most reliable source of high-yield traffic between the US and Taiwan is tech-industry related. UA is better positioned to capture this with their SFO-TPE non-stop, which has the benefit of Silicon Valley O&D, plus arguably better connections to other major US tech centers.Jump to post
If they trashed the interior of a UA744, would anyone be able to tell?
That's a bit of a let down. I remember pmCO ran 4x 752s and a 777 at its peak on EWR-LHR, then the new UA eventually went all 763. Is this just for the winter season or year-round? Hard to believe this is all what Star Alliance has to offer on the world's largest commercial air travel city pair. Th...Jump to post
The 744s are starting to go away faster and faster. United just released that all of theirs will be gone by October 2018. Get them while they last! Sad to see them go, but UA's birds are tired. Had one SFO-TPE a couple of weeks ago where the lighting controls wouldn't allow the crew to switch off t...Jump to post
I wonder if it will return as a seasonal route....on occasion in the past couple of years I've checked fares on the route and found them similar to those from other UK secondary airports, which can be an indicator that load factors are similar.Jump to post
Smart move. There's a lot of technology industry traffic moving between Israel and Taiwan/Shenzhen. El Al currently serves the route, but lacks alliance connections in HKG, while CX of course has their own metal. Plus many Israelis don't like El Al due to poor service. Several of my own colleagues c...Jump to post
Happened to notice that aircraft inbound over Cape Cod on PlaneFinder app yesterday afternoon. Figured passenger disruption was the most likely cause as they sequenced into the normal approach traffic flow after appearing to turn back toward Boston from a flight path east of the Cape. BA flight stat...Jump to post
Chinese citizens are not permitted to transfer in TPE. The Chinese government doesn't allow its citizens to fly to Taiwan without a Taiwan travel document. The only cities that are permitted are Kunming, Chongqing, and Nanchang on a trial basis. Of course CI and BR would love if the government open...Jump to post
I wonder if DL's exit from BKK increases the likelihood of UA re-entering with a 788/9 non-stop from SFO? Slightly less distance than the new SIN non-stop, so within operational range. With TG having left the US market and the political situation in Thailand seeming to have stabilized, maybe the tim...Jump to post
Refining the mission of its hubs means growing some hubs, shrinking others, and better focusing the rest. An example of better focusing would be moving the LAX-NRT flight to SFO to better focus West Coast to Asia operations out of one gateway.[/quote] There is already an SFO-NRT flight...plus an SFO...Jump to post
I'm curious how airlines obtain meals for the return segments of international long hauls. Are they sourced in the foreign country, or transported on the outbound flight from the airline's home country? At least on United trans-Pacific the menu seems to be quite consistent regardless of direction of...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Just curious, was your flight on the new sup...Jump to post
I've been quite happy with the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> BizFirst seat, but having just flown <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hon...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GG22" class="quote" target="_blank">GG22</a> (<a href="#79" class="quote">Reply 79</a>):<br/><i>So the only chance to catch a <acronym title="Un...Jump to post
One of the earlier 757 TATL missions I can remember was <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s short-lived <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - Joh...Jump to post