Any data on how the High-J 763 are doing EWR/LHR? How many business lie flat BA to JFK are there a day? Based on this Friday, UA has 5x EWR-LHR (high-J 763): 230 J seats a day BA has 8x JFK-LHR, 1x JFK-LCY (6x747 2x772 1xA318): around 646 J seats and 100 F seats a day. BA sometimes switches between...Jump to post
How does AA not compete with United out of O’Hare to Europe? It certainly does and has a very impressive, although very seasonal, Chicago-Europe presence. Milan is a market AA has been serving out of JFK well for a long time and I think it’s been happy keeping it there. Plus PHL’s single biggest fe...Jump to post
Why only the 763? Would a High-J 772 or 789 work for high premium demand destinations in AsiaPac? A return to ME3 territory? Larger Polaris, Larger PE, smaller Economy Class but Larger E+? There's likely not enough constant high J demand in other markets besides LHR/ZRH/GVA. For TYO, UA already has...Jump to post
N14011 (787-10) passed through DEN just now on its first day of revenue flights. Perplexingly, this iteration is missing 21 premium seats compared to other United 787-10’s. 44 J seats, but it’s missing the Premium Plus section, and replaced it with more economy plus. Anyone care to speculate why th...Jump to post
And remember United advertising Polaris? At the time of the advertisement, only 1 plane in their entire fleet had the product. And only one airport had the lounge. Lots of airlines do that with new product launch: QR with their Q-suites, VS and the new seat, NH with the room, EK and the new F, etc.Jump to post
This would be an aggressive growth plan for UA. We might even see daily flights to the seasonal cities that UA serves. How many airlines offer non-stop from the east coast to the northern africa? If East Coast includes YUL, then I count 6: AA (to CMN), AC (to CMN/ALG), AH (to ALG), AT (to CMN), TU ...Jump to post
I don’t know how many UA aircraft arrive everyday but EWR, ORD, IAH & IAD do have multiple flights, United as many as 6 nonstops a day from EWR. I know they stopped SFO, but IF I was king (and money didn’t matter that much) I would give my SF & LA & DEN FF’s a good option (especially SF...Jump to post
I’ve just done a dummy booking and found a flight with BA on 01/05/20 VCE 1310-1430 LHR BA579 A319 LHR 1540-1135+1 NRT BA005 B787 Lucky you. This option does not show in my browser opened on BA from my Executive Club account (settings: "United Kingdom/English"). Either the seats got sold ...Jump to post
Someone mentioned this is like the Gatwick move to Heathrow. But Haneda only has this one terminal open for int’l flights. I wonder if somehow they’ll be converting one of the domestic terminals to int’l. Well HND T2 is expanding with 7 new gates to handle international flights used exclusively by ...Jump to post
3 Alliances North America and Hawaii service from Tokyo NS 2020 Star Alliance HND ORD: 2 daily (NH1 UA1) HNL: 1 daily (NH) IAH: 2 daily (NH1 UA1) LAX: 3 daily (NH2 UA1) EWR: 1 daily (UA) JFK: 1 daily (NH) SFO: 2 daily (NH1 UA1) SJC: 1 daily (NH) SEA: 1 daily (NH) YYZ: 1 daily (AC) IAD: 2 daily (NH1...Jump to post
UA states in a townhall that IAH won’t be getting any additional flights to Asia. I imagine that route will be flown at some point but it will be from MU. I would think UA would add IAD-PVG before IAH anyway. There's also that 2nd daily EWR-PVG that UA applied for a while ago, if that ever gets app...Jump to post
SO, the grand strategy by the Japanese to increase the overall number of flights to Japan to encourage tourism for the 2020 Olympics by opening up new Haneda slots, HAS FAILED, miserably! All that has happened is that airlines shifted their flights from Narita to Haneda, How could the Japanese get ...Jump to post
Brandon757 wrote:Will DFW-AKL become AA's longest flight from DFW?
You know it's almost unthinkable for a major commonwealth country not to have a link to London. I can see EWR going daily due to the vast connection opportunities, and also a big frequent flyer base from the American side. If they're going to stop LHR though they must negotiate whatever they can to...Jump to post
Let's also remember that A LOT of JL (and NH) aircraft only do a few flights a day, and rest up overnight at HND/NRT as well. Earlier this year one of JL's B777-200ER only operated HND-SHA-HND for weeks on end, meaning it was on HND ground 16:45-09:20. JL and NH are more focused on the customer flo...Jump to post
Where are the refitted (Polaris, maybe PE) 772’s flying to? Are they sticking to more dedicated routes and airports or moving around a lot? I have been looking at a number of international destinations lately on UA.com but every single seat map shows the old configuration? I have looked at many (MA...Jump to post
In any event, the relative importance of the Japan-USA aviation market is declining. Mexico, Canada, the UK, China, France and the Netherlands grow passenger numbers to the U.S. year after year while Japan just keeps shrinking. Japan-US is a mature market but it offers stable and predictable yields...Jump to post
But why would you codeshare in the first place? I'm not understanding the reason AA would ever put their code on NRT-PEK. Again, if China was in the JV, they would codeshare on that route because of the JV would allow AA/JL to coordinate on schedule, inventory, pricing, revenue sharing, etc, and al...Jump to post
I thought that all parties and destinations in a joint venture had to enjoy Open Skies with each other. Does this mean that China is included in the UA-NH, DL-KE, and AA-JL TPAC joint ventures, all three? I have read many times that it does not apply to DL-KE. UA/NH and DL/KE JV do not include Chin...Jump to post
I'm not following this - I agree there needs to be feed to NRT for ongoing flights, but why does it need to be on AA? In the last several years, AA has added service to HKG from DFW and LAX, which helps cover part of SE Asia, started codesharing with CZ, which handles a lot of China, started flying...Jump to post
NRT will continue to exist as a JL connecting hub , yes. But that doesnt mean AA needs to be part of that. While I'm unfamiliar with the terms of the JV, but wouldn't it still require AA to maintain some equipment to NRT to facilitate connections. Can AA just drop all US-NRT capacity and let JL tak...Jump to post
Can't an NH flight to YYZ market not only the Canadian market but US market too? Adding extra US pax to the YYZ route should allow more demand to the route and preclearance is much preferred when compared to clearing US customs at US airports. AC has been marketing their hubs as a major gateway to ...Jump to post
what about DL? im sure DL is behind in numbers of J seats offered to LHR. I didn't initially include DL as their most premium aircraft only has 40J seats. Based on today's flights, there are around 348 J seats for DL to LHR (also surprised DL doesn't fly SEA-LHR). UA also has more frequency and hig...Jump to post
Couple curiosities: Of the US3, who has the most of their own metal from points throughout the USA to LHR? Second: once the brand new deliveries for United arrive, by summer 2020, will UA keep all EWR/LHR nonstops 763’s or can we expect to see refurbished 772’s or 78Js on EWR/LHR? (77W?) AA has the...Jump to post
So, I am left wondering why UA has a couple/few “Jewel in the Crown” type of aircraft like the 787-10 doing transcon when it could be flying to a European destination, that’s currently being flown with a 764 or old 772, where UNITED could be charging much higher fares for Polaris/PE in cases where ...Jump to post
Someone83 wrote:What is the aircraft on the 2nd daily EWR-FRA?
UA857 wrote:Why no 777-300ER service to HND?
I wonder, of the AC/DL, JAL and ANA flights between the PNW and Japan, which are designed for O&D traffic, and which are for connecting traffic? Is there a lot of corporate and/or leisure/VFR demand to Japan out of Seattle and Portland, and vice versa? I believe (speaking as someone who has liv...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:I would be surprised if there isn’t an equipment flip on EWR-TYO, with HND getting the B77W and NRT getting a pmCO B772 or B789.
I think we all agree that it would be an improvement over IPTE - which definitely needs to go - but to me putting in the Diamond seats still just seems like a half-baked measure with only incremental benefit. That too still implies that these aircraft will continue to be deployed on 8+ hour flights...Jump to post
RainerBoeing777 wrote:gregn21 wrote:RainerBoeing777 wrote:I bet American will return its operations to Osaka (KIX)!
From where? JL already flies KIX-LAX.
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...Jump to post
That's the real question. If the competition wasn't as high as it is, the route would be a no-brainer. As it is, against CX and UA, DL would be at a major disadvantage for the HKG point of sale traffic. And unless DL could get some decent corporate backing on the U.S. side, I suspect the route woul...Jump to post
BNAMealer wrote:Is there any chance of ORD-ICN being launched on UA metal due to the pullout of OZ? Surely UA doesn't want to leave KE as the sole operator on ORD-ICN, right?
It looks like the 77Ws currently being used for our daily SFO-HKG will make their way over to EWR as EWR-PVG will be upguaged to the 77W. Starting this fall EWR-NRT/HKG/PVG and BOM all 77W, I think once the final batch of 77Ws are delivered EWR-DEL will be upguaged as well. Quick side note the 77Ws...Jump to post
This is one place where I think DL really has a better product. DL in my experience charges a little bit less for Comfort+ compared to UA, and in addition to the extra legroom, C+ also includes priority boarding, premium snacks, free adult beverages on all flights, and a mileage bonus. Oh, and let'...Jump to post
VC10er wrote:QUESTION: on a 777, is E+ also 10 abreast or did they keep 9 abreast?
The *A TATL JV also has AC providing many TATL routes through YYZ/YUL. UA/AC also have a lot of direct flights that bypass key European hubs, such as TLV, DEL/BOM (when they resume). All of which diminishes the need to route everything through FRA. IST is another substantial *A hub covering Central ...Jump to post
Even without VS, DL is clearly the overall winner with 48 flights. The only airport that DL really is lacking to is FRA, but then UA only has 9 flights there itself, even less than what DL has at LHR. If it wasn't for the JV/part-ownership of VS, DL would most likely have a few more flights at LHR,...Jump to post
Although DL has JV with VS at LHR, also has JV with AF at CDG and JV with KL at AMS. The fact is that the overall flights for DL+VS are still far less than DL+AF or DL+KL. But LHR is where the money is. AMS can't compare with LHR in terms of premium traffic. Unclear why you're comparing DL/VS with ...Jump to post
It is really sad to see the luck United has ended up in the UK. Once, one of the strongest carriers in the UK, as one of only two US carriers allowed in LHR. CO also added a unique strength to secondary markets in the UK that no other US airline flew to, plus partnering with KLM, who fly to more ci...Jump to post
So, what you’re saying is; if I see a 763 seat map with a NEW Polaris seat map, it could still potentially be a “scheduled” old configuration? Or, I select a seat from an OLD configuration seat map that is actually a “scheduled” NEW Polaris configuration? Meaning, basically, the seat map I see is a...Jump to post
So, between AA and UA, considering both EWR and LGA does UA now greatly surpass AA in the number of seats given the 777-or did UA reduce frequencies to balance out the amount of seats? Does UA use a 777 to ORD, or just from ORD? 772 is only one-way ORD-EWR. Similarly, UA flies one-way 772 EWR-IAH a...Jump to post
With SFO-HKG going double daily 77E, where are the freed 77W's and new deliveries going!? Anyone guessing which destinations in the Pacific Rim or Europe or South America or Africa UA will launch!? Will they finally launch SFO-GRU!? Or maybe adventurous and EWR-JNB (there is a market for a 2nd flig...Jump to post
So, I’ve got 2 questions. Is this refitted 772 just coming back into service and on its way to EWR? The last time I flew a 772 from ORD to EWR was about 2 weeks ago-and to my surprise was a very full flight! Is UA going to regularly schedule a 772 once a day from ORD to EWR to increase seats? It wo...Jump to post