redrooster3 wrote:United will start implementing international 757s with flatbed seats on the SAN-EWR/IAD routes starting October 4th to compete with JetBlue's Mint product.
Did a dummy booking on the website and was surprised that all three flights will have the lie-flats. B6 offers Mint on both flights. Of Delta's three flights, only the midday flight has lie-flats (+D1 service). I wonder if they'd like to upgrade the other flights but are short on aircraft to do it. I also wonder where the UA planes are getting reallocated from. I haven't kept pace with their recent service changes or cancelled routes.
Interesting to see the changes to the NYC market and to see the fight for premium pax. The addition of IAD to the mix is interesting since UA has that to themselves.
SANFan wrote:The EMJ will start the day in SEA, fly to ELP, then to SAN and back to Texas, before returning to SEA. It apparently will be op'd with an in-house (QX) EMJ that will turn in SAN at 2-ish in the afternoon.
Welp, we were feeling pretty pessimistic about new service so this is a nice surprise. I'm never opposed to more of my namesake plane dropping by.
Coronado990 wrote:Why in the heck would a Addis Ababa-St. Paul (I assume they mean MSP)-San Diego route be on Guangzhou's route wishlist?. Doesn't ET already fly CAN-ADD? Seems like the long way around to serve San Diego from Guangzhou but I guess it's just cargo. Maybe they will serve Brown Field (SDM) instead of Lindbergh. You never know.
It's a bit odd, yeah. My only thought is cargo connected with manufacturing in Tj but then why not serve TIJ itself? And ADD is a long way from MSP so I'm not sure how that leg is supposed to work. Would love to see new tails here but this seems far-fetched.