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by DolphinAir747
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W
Replies: 25
Views: 6915

Re: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W

Currently the only way to get from Europe to Maldives, barring the Gatwick flight and AF's 3/week 789 service from CDG, is connecting via a Middle East carrier. I wonder if this new flight will be timed to meet connections from NA, like what BA recently did with its ISB flight. The Maldives are lit...

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by DolphinAir747
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines from Canada in US-Europe/Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Airlines from Canada in US-Europe/Asia

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-savvy- ... 1502895922
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AC is a huge player in this market. They recently ran an ad that said "East or West\, it's better through the North."

Look at this article from a few years ago: https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-savvy- ... 1502895922

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by DolphinAir747
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 619
Views: 110318

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

How many extra seats does the refurbished A320 have and how is B6 selling those? Are they assigning the higher-density refurbished planes to particular flights and selling the whole cabin, and potentially bumping pax in the case of a last-minute aircraft swap? Or are they just selling 150 seats on e...

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by DolphinAir747
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aviation tackle climate change?
Replies: 133
Views: 26995

Re: Climate impact of aviation - what are airlines doing to mitigate?

Animal agriculture is the number one cause of climate change, so if airlines really cared about the environment, the first move to make would be to cut meat from inflight menus.

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by DolphinAir747
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 18347

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

ramprat320 wrote:
A YVR to USA pre-cleared red-eye is not possible for anyone unfortunately as I believe US Customs and hence pre clearance closes at or just before 2100.


So do other carriers' redeyes (for example, UA to ORD) get treated as international arrivals into the US?

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by DolphinAir747
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to 50 states
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: United to 50 states

UA is also the only one of the US3 to serve GUM and SPN - so they go to all territories except American Samoa!

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by DolphinAir747
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 701358

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Can I ask at this point if UA, in retrospect, would have hoped their last 6 772A aircraft received in 2000 were really 772ER aircraft? It appears UA will convert 4 772ERs to domestic configuration soon. I don't think UA has any regrets about purchasing 6 772As in 2000, those aircraft have served a ...

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 701358

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The 747 had a final configuration of 18F/66B/290Y. The 77W has 60 Polaris/24 Premium Plus and 266Y. Sorry don’t have breakdown of Econ+ and standard Econ. Pretty sure UA only had 12F/52J/88E+/222E. their 744 didn't have PE. Correct, so 374 on the 744 versus 350 on the 77W. Before the installation o...

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 701358

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Domestically, though, UA seems to be the laggard in that regard. AA and DL have great service to UA hubs (look at AA's size in SFO, or DL's frequencies versus UA's in markets like ORD/MDW-ATL, ATL-SFO, DTW-SFO, etc.) while UA has only a token presence in hubs like ATL, CLT, DTW, MIA, MSP, etc. Is t...

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111039

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

Super88 wrote:
DFW to DUB/MUC goes year around, DFW to India, code share on QF Australia and South Pacific flts....Africa on their own planes, cant see it but code share on someone


Is any of this confirmed or just speculation?

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 701358

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Looking at UA's international network, they really seem to do well in Oneworld and Skyteam strongholds like LHR, AMS, HKG, PVG, SYD, and GRU. However, AA and DL seem to struggle a lot more in UA's each other's partner hubs (AA has little or no presence in FRA/MUC/BRU/ZRH/VIE, DL doesn't serve HKG or...

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 701358

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Why is UA reducing the Polaris seat count on the 787-8 mods (28 vs. 36)? It seems like the trend at UA is to go for larger premium cabins across the fleet. The 787-8 currently flies some high-premium routes like IAD-LHR, SFO-ZRH, and DEN-FRA. Would a less premium-heavy aircraft open up some routes t...

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by DolphinAir747
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111039

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Hahahahha wow ... DFW-KUL! That's a good one. You really think they'd start KUL before SIN? LMAO MH is currently the only airline in Southeast Asia that is in the oneworld alliance, whereas SQ and TH in Southeast Asia are in the Star Alliance. SkyTeam also has GA and VN in Southeast Asia. While I a...

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by DolphinAir747
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111039

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

I'll confess I quickly skimmed – Are we still guessing or has something actually been announced? Knowing this website, would you actually expect anything but 200 replies of pure speculation before anything substantive is actually announced? :lol: :lol: :lol: A few posts said the announcement would ...

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by DolphinAir747
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 8162

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

ShanghaiNoon wrote:
YYZORD wrote:
How is SEA oversaturated but YVR can support more asian airlines?


Prices are absurdly low (just ask Captain Cool)


Ha, good old Captain Cool... what ever happened with that story??

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by DolphinAir747
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announces BDL-MIA (Seasonal)
Replies: 16
Views: 1716

Re: F9 Announces BDL-MIA (Seasonal)

MAH4546 wrote:
Frontier also adding MIA-BOS and relaunching MIA-DTW and MIA-SJU.


Do you have a link? Thanks!

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by DolphinAir747
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 701358

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Long haul mainland-Hawaii, I'm sure. Would enable 777 on EWR-HNL, too. ?? 1x ORD>OGG 1x ORD>HNL 1x EWR>HNL 1x IAD>HNL That will also use some of the IPTE business class seats too from the retrofits. ORD-OGG/HNL are already operated by the 777. They're operated by the 777A which has payload issues l...

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by DolphinAir747
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 251303

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Overall some smart changes. B6 is ending flights in places where they were irrelevant and not making money, and instead focusing resources on the markets where they are strong and make money. Were they really going to be competitive on SEA/PDX-ANC with 1 daily seasonal flight versus AS' 40 or whatev...

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by DolphinAir747
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 9212

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

Dieuwer wrote:
Not very original, to add ANOTHER Caribbean island to the flight roster.


B6 isn't trying to be original; they're trying to make money, and Caribbean flights from JFK make money.

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by DolphinAir747
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 9212

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

Duplicate please delete

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by DolphinAir747
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 9212

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

It's precisely because the demand is high-end in SKB that B6 doesn't serve it. That's not their market. It's the people who rack up miles on their favorite legacy flying on business domestically and internationally who go for the more high end destinations like SKB. As a smaller island, SKB's VFR t...

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7430

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

I thought they could have potentially added Guangzhou CAN but they did double daily HKG instead. HKG has higher premium demand while nearby CAN has more VFR. Its not that much of a hassle though as there's now high speed rail from HKG to CAN in 1 hour. CAN is a Zone 1 Chinese airport so UA couldn't...

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 251303

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

JFK-IAH will definitely be successful. Remember Houston is MUCH more international with international businesses supporting the Oil&Gas and high tech industries (including nearby Austin). JFK-IAH will be like JFK-AUS, a great feeder for international connections. International connections to wh...

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 251303

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Not sure if they will have a press release, but what I've seen so far looks legit. JFK-CLT is gone, BOS-CLT is boosted, ANC/LRM is gone. There are a few other tidbit, but I'm waiting for the announcement to come out. If not, then OAG thread. They also, cut MEX for FLL/MCO down to once daily. DCA-JA...

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 251303

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

jetbluefan1 wrote:

FWIW JFK-CLT nonstop is no longer bookable after 10/26.


Good catch. I definitely still see JFK-ABQ/RNO/ATL/SAV and other routes that were rumored to definitely be cut.

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7430

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

This should indeed help a bit with utilization. The old flight arrives at 2020, and departs at 1220 the next day. So now the new flights arrival at 0610 can turn into the 1220 departure, and the old flights arrival of 2020 can turn into the 2230 departure. '902 They can also use the ORD-HKG plane a...

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 251303

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

here is the press release. http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetblue_airways/usn/usnews-story.aspx?cid=981&newsid=62003 I'm surprised there is nothing on JFK-PTP. PTP is loaded on the website, but the route itself does not appear to be. Also, curious to see the redistributing of the DCA slot, ...

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by DolphinAir747
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 9212

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

I'd fly AF ... for the Skymiles over B6. I suspect DL would codeshare on the flight possibly too. Depending on timing there would be connections from Europe as well. Given that AF already flies non-stop from Paris to PTP, I'm not sure how many European connection would come though JFK, which is kin...

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by DolphinAir747
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 9212

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

What's left for B6 in the caribbean? FDF, SVD, TAB? Strange that they don't fly to SKB which has a lot of high-end leisure demand with all the new hotels.

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by DolphinAir747
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19674

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Probably something related to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, given all the Apollo and moon references or Twitter.

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19674

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

AVENSAB727 wrote:
IAH-PVG or another int’l add or announcing Terminal B North Renovations?


I don't think UA has any China Zone 1 frequencies left to use so they would need to cancel another PEK/PVG route for this. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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by DolphinAir747
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19674

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Could it be that M100 order? I mean the stupid space puns would make sense. I can't see them hyping up an announcement for jsut a special livery so much. Whereas being launch customer of a new plane would make more sense, even though it still is kinda weird. Plus the M100 is supposed to be formally...

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by DolphinAir747
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 9602

Re: ek unbundling j

Let's hope they unbundle meals next! Would rather eat at a real restaurant before/after and bring a snack to eat onboard rather than having month-old reheated plane food!

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by DolphinAir747
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA moving IAH-GRU to VCP?
Replies: 24
Views: 5095

Re: UA moving IAH-GRU to VCP?

How are UA's ORD-GRU and IAD-GRU doing?

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by DolphinAir747
Thu May 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 10467

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Aviation is still a smaller contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change than meat and dairy production. Perhaps better to tackle that area first.

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by DolphinAir747
Wed May 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12574

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

chunhimlai wrote:
how about the two cities to share a new built airport?


They're 150 miles away and involve a border crossing, so no way... especially when the existing airports are both close and convenient for their respective cities...

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by DolphinAir747
Mon May 06, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 8513

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

Would love to see a SCL - PER trans-Antarctic flight by someone someday. They could just up sell all the window seats over the southern summer... Not a hope of approval by anyone unless & until an airline develops a plan for passenger recovery off Antarctica. Don't hold your breath, that is lik...

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by DolphinAir747
Thu May 02, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Starts DEN - FRA today (5/2)
Replies: 17
Views: 4122

Re: United Starts DEN - FRA today (5/2)

SonomaFlyer wrote:
These airlines (I thought) had an immunized joint venture agreement.


They do.

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by DolphinAir747
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 619
Views: 110318

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

How often do refitted A320s fly routes from JFK to the Caribbean? If the seat map currently shows the old A320 configuration, how likely is it that they'll swap to a refitted plane the day of?

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by DolphinAir747
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7699

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

Huh, just when we all thought AA had completely ceded JFK-Caribbean to B6...

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by DolphinAir747
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago
Replies: 52
Views: 10042

Re: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago

cjg225 wrote:
Am I the only one wondering why NH would be hosting a booth at Celebration....?


They have 3 planes painted in Star Wars liveries with Star Wars-themed interiors

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by DolphinAir747
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?
Replies: 50
Views: 5605

Re: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?

The reason STN has so many low-cost flights is because of high costs and limited expansion room at LHR and LGW. People will endure the longer distance to STN to get cheap fares. However, EWR and LGA are close to New York City and have a wide range of LCC/ULCC competition available (recall the FAA re...

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by DolphinAir747
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 377686

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Any idea why N660UA flew ORD-CDG-ORD yesterday, rather than the usual LHR rotation? For now will this single 3-class frame just randomly replace 2-class 767 routes out of ORD? it's a capacity drop of 30 seats.

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by DolphinAir747
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 17493

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

To go back on topic, the UA website has an interesting solution: they have entirely removed references to China, period. Go on the destinations list and they will just write “Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei” rather than “Beijing, CN” or “Taipei, TW.” By comparison they write “Tokyo, Japan,” “Sa...

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by DolphinAir747
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 11335

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter

I’m not seeing ORD-MOB after August on the UA site. Does it usually disappear seasonally or is it gone for good? I commute out of MOB and in the past it has been year round daily service except on Saturdays which they eventually added Saturdays to the schedule lately. So this is new. PNS-ORD has al...

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by DolphinAir747
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 11335

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter

I’m not seeing ORD-MOB after August on the UA site. Does it usually disappear seasonally or is it gone for good?

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by DolphinAir747
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?
Replies: 21
Views: 3512

Re: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?

adambrau wrote:
United YVR to EWR United nonstop. I prefer to fly all UA metal, but my last trip YVR-SFO-EWR took 20 hours due to a misconnect in SFO and then a subsequently lengthy delay SFO - EWR.



UA flies it seasonally in spring and summer often twice a day.

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