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by flybry
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 19639

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

I wonder if United will pull out of the SFO-ANC market now that Alaska will be entering it? :/

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by flybry
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR
Replies: 95
Views: 12519

Re: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR

Yes!! Personally I have never flown Frontier. But I’m glad they’ll give UA some competition. I’m especially glad to see competition on the EWR-DEN route! :)

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by flybry
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 111
Views: 13579

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

I have limited sympathy for passengers who booked this flight. Looking at DL 975, it was 1 1/2 hours late Sunday, 3 1/2 hours late Monday, 18 hours late Wednesday, and 7 1/2 hours late (and counting) today. In a case like this, past results are a pretty good indicator of future performance. So the ...

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by flybry
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 245
Views: 28474

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

intotheair wrote:
Good to hear about DEN-LHR, though I wonder where that slot is coming from. Did UA buy a winter slot, or is another hub losing a frequency?


Yeah, I wonder if they're using a slot that they normally use for EWR?

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by flybry
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 245
Views: 28474

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

It would be great to see another European destination nonstop from Denver :)

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by flybry
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 15077

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Delta has good access to Asia via SEA, ICN, and DTW. No reason delta needs to fly any routes direct. They can one-stop to all the major cities. Um, tell that to people in NYC. I prefer nonstops to Asia any day over a “one-stop” to Asia. Delta is just simply not competitive in this market. Full stop.

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by flybry
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 15077

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

I just don’t understand how Delta can claim to be NYC’s #1 airline when it cannot even sustain one flight to Asia nonstop. It’s a gaping hole. I tend to think of UA and DL as equal sharersin NYC air traffic. Delta is not NYC's #1 airline. And UA and Delta are not equal sharers in NYC air traffic. U...

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by flybry
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 15077

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Am I the only one that finds DL not being able to serve JFK-Tokyo hilarious? I agree! It is rather hilarious, and quite sad at the same time actually. Not sure why it's sad or funny. Airlines can't be all things to everyone. DL has no feed in Tokyo and DL customers in the eastern third of the US wh...

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by flybry
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 15077

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

TWA772LR wrote:
Am I the only one that finds DL not being able to serve JFK-Tokyo hilarious?


I agree! It is rather hilarious, and quite sad at the same time actually.

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by flybry
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35493

Re: WN to close EWR

Super80Fan wrote:
Extremely happy WN is closing EWR and to those whining/thinking they can force WN to operate flights they don't want to, kick rocks.


Extremely happy? Lolz! Um ok.

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by flybry
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96309

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Finally admitting defeat in JFK.


That was United ;) ..and they've come to regret it big time!

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by flybry
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16295

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Court costs pay for that. It's charged to the defendant (airlines). Its come to my attention how much misinformation there is about American bankruptcy court in foreign lands. It's not a subsidy, it's not a bailout. It's a prioritization of claims on the standing assets of an organization with more...

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by flybry
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16295

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Chapter 11 doesn’t cost the tax payers. What about all the courts, judges and government lawyers who deal with bankruptcy cases? The tax payers pay for all of that. And it’s not cheap. Court costs pay for that. It's charged to the defendant (airlines). Its come to my attention how much misinformati...

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by flybry
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 104
Views: 13304

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

This whole plan was unnecessary!!!
It made no sense from the start!!
The terminal layout was fine as it was.
Stupid stupid stupid.

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by flybry
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35493

Re: WN to close EWR

Jshank83 wrote:
flybry wrote:
Do you think anyone might come in and start DEN-EWR so it’s not a United monopoly route?


F9 is about the only one that makes much sense to me. I can’t see DL or AA running it.


I think you’re right. But I don’t think F9 currently flies to EWR?

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by flybry
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35493

Re: WN to close EWR

I think Frontier would be crazy to not try EWR-DEN. This is horrible new for us frequent flyers on the EWR-DEN route i remember the old days when United has a monopoly. The premium for a N/S was insane! I agree! I’m so upset United will have this route as a monopoly. Part of the deal for the United...

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by flybry
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35493

Re: WN to close EWR

Do you think anyone might come in and start DEN-EWR so it’s not a United monopoly route?

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by flybry
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35493

Re: WN to close EWR

Wow. And I remember getting Southwest a foothold at EWR was the only big concession to have the CO/UA merger approved. Anyone else remember? Maybe Southwest should replace EWR with the more "prestigious" JFK (I am quoting others on here, not my word). I am actually shocked they're not at ...

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by flybry
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 35493

Re: WN to close EWR

After the merger of Continental and United -- this means United now has a monopoly on a lot routes out of EWR that Southwest will be abandoning including EWR-DEN. I wonder if United will jack up the fares on these routes? So much for the merger being beneficial to flyers and ticket prices :/

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by flybry
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16295

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Boof02671 wrote:
Chapter 11 doesn’t cost the tax payers.


What about all the courts, judges and government lawyers who deal with bankruptcy cases? The tax payers pay for all of that. And it’s not cheap.

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by flybry
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16295

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Guess the meeting did not go very well. Trump just sided with Qatar over US airline CEOs in the nastiest battle in the aviation industry https://www.businessinsider.in/trump-just-sided-with-qatar-over-us-airline-ceos-in-the-nastiest-battle-in-the-aviation-industry/articleshow/70300792.cms = Basical...

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by flybry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16295

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

A loan that was paid back under the ATSB program is not a subsidy, the airlines borrowed the money from the banks, paid it back a loan guarantee doesn’t cost the government money. For example US Airways borrowed the money from Citibank The Airlines pay rent and landing fees. They dont operate for f...

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by flybry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16295

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Boof02671 wrote:
flybry wrote:
The US carriers are being pathetic. They get subsidies too!!!!

No they don’t.


Yes they do

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by flybry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16295

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

No they don’t. #1 : They explicitly took subsidies in the form of loan guarantees from the Federal Govt as recently as 2002. #2 : The USA is one of the few countries in the world with government owned airports, whereas in most countries the airports must operate as a business. That is not the case ...

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by flybry
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16295

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

The US carriers are being pathetic. They get subsidies too!!!!

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by flybry
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 64
Views: 12070

Re: Delta at LHR

What’s the market share for the top 10 airlines at LHR?

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by flybry
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 53
Views: 5780

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

jbpdx wrote:
Geminijets101 wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
Does the E-175 not have enough range?


I wouldn’t fly an E-175 on that far of a flight.



SFO is a hub for United...

The E-175 is very comfortable all the way to MCI from PDX.


Wait, so is LAX not a hub for United? I'm confused :/

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by flybry
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13687

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Antarius wrote:
Zortan wrote:
Cool! By crazy I mean something that doesn't really make much financial sense / weird routings, etc.


The one that got SMI/J fired from UA.


I wonder why Smisek isn't in jail???

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by flybry
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces new routes in Argentina
Replies: 13
Views: 3737

Re: Norwegian announces new routes in Argentina

I think it’s brilliant.
Let the haters hate lol!

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by flybry
Thu May 30, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 53
Views: 5780

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

United doesn't even fly LAX to PDX nonstop... and LAX is supposedly a hub for United!!!!!

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by flybry
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 8909

Re: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Smisek and the Continental management team that took over the airline really cut Denver after the merger. I'm glad the current management sees the opportunities Denver provides for growth. (off the topic: why isn't Smisek in jail?)

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by flybry
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19458

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

jrkmsp wrote:
flybry wrote:
Is Delta now larger than United and American at Heathrow?


No, still much smaller. But DL/VS combined are bigger than UA. But still much smaller than BA/AA.



Thanks! :)

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by flybry
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19458

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

Is Delta now larger than United and American at Heathrow?

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by flybry
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 19033

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

restrooms with broken locks and 1-2” gaps in the privacy walls Thank You !!!, I've always believed that the person who designed the restroom stalls should be disgraced from ever designing or building bathroom stalls again. The bathroom stalls at DEN have had to of won awards for the worst possible ...

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by flybry
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142485

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

I think if Jetblue enters the NYC-LHR market, United will cut back EWR-LHR frequencies.

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by flybry
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth
Replies: 85
Views: 10613

Re: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth

I wonder if AA will add a CLT route to South America. Didn't US Airways fly from CLT to Sao Paulo?

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by flybry
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 17431

Re: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October

I think the writing is on the wall. United will most likely completely abandon the LAX-SYD route :( I hope they don't but United has pulled out of other major markets from LAX (PDX and MEX to name a few). United isn't as committed to LAX as American and Delta. So sad considering United used to be mu...

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by flybry
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 15261

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

No And I don't know why they would need any sort of presence at JFK. They have a huge hub at EWR and they also serve NYC via LGA. United's current president sees the need for a presence at JFK. He called team Smisek's decision to leave JFK a mistake: https://skift.com/2017/04/21/united-airlines-pre...

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by flybry
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 170
Views: 20322

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

If nothing else, time . Smisek made a ungodly mess out of UA. Their routes were cut, the product is hands down the worst on the market and lots of high value customers left. Its going to take time to recover from that. Why isn't Smisek in jail??? He got a nice deal for himself (pay a fine, do commu...

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by flybry
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 170
Views: 20322

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

Delta's domestic network is amazing, but Delta's international network is horrible - mainly due to outsourcing intl flying to JV partners. UA's international network is amazing, but domestic network is lacking - in terms of frequency. With UA acquiring more narrowbodies, refreshing their widebody c...

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by flybry
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 170
Views: 20322

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

Antarius wrote:
If nothing else, time . Smisek made a ungodly mess out of UA. Their routes were cut, the product is hands down the worst on the market and lots of high value customers left.

Its going to take time to recover from that.


Why isn't Smisek in jail???

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by flybry
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3734

Re: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?

Why would DL want to do that? Make bigger hub at JFK as United did with EWR. so Jetblue agrees to something that will make its rival at JFK bigger while giving them slots at LGA for which markets? It was a good move for UA because Delta doesnt have a hub at EWR and UA can have EWR to themselves whi...

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by flybry
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 215
Views: 20125

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

Delta is smart to add BOS-CLE. I think many UA flyers will now choose Delta for this flight. United keeps shrinking while Delta makes inroads into other carriers' hubs. Pretty soon UA will only offer service to its other hubs from CLE. Delta will probably become a bigger carrier in CLE than United. ...

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by flybry
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 111
Views: 25327

Re: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon

I’m glad it’s finally official!

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by flybry
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA call LHR, NRT & FRA United Hubs?
Replies: 26
Views: 5562

Re: Why does UA call LHR, NRT & FRA United Hubs?

Where does United rank among US carriers at LHR? I always thought they were #2 behind American Airlines. Has Delta jumped ahead of United at LHR? UA has 17 summer flights and 15/16 during the winter and is still just behind AA in terms of flights. DL has 8 flights this winter and think they go up t...

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by flybry
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA call LHR, NRT & FRA United Hubs?
Replies: 26
Views: 5562

Re: Why does UA call LHR, NRT & FRA United Hubs?

Where does United rank among US carriers at LHR? I always thought they were #2 behind American Airlines. Has Delta jumped ahead of United at LHR?

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by flybry
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Will Fly to Washington D.C. From Rome Beginning In Summer 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5875

Re: Alitalia Will Fly to Washington D.C. From Rome Beginning In Summer 2019

What on earth are you talking about? That is absolutely not always the case. United started SFO/Singapore nonstop... and then Singapore started SFO -Singapore nonstop. United didn’t retreat... it doubled down and now flies twice daily nonstop. United started Dulles Dublin around 2011 and then Aer L...

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by flybry
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Will Fly to Washington D.C. From Rome Beginning In Summer 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5875

Re: Alitalia Will Fly to Washington D.C. From Rome Beginning In Summer 2019

I fear United might pull out of this route now that Alitalia will start it :/ I hope not, but United seems to pull out of markets when a competitor enters :(

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by flybry
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6542

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Here we go with another one of these threads. Why does city XXX not have service to ZZZ? Obviously boils down to tact that if there was money to be made, the airlines would be there. Its pretty clear that even United the current operator feels it can only manage seasonal 757 in the market. Certainl...

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