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77H
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UA’s PAH-CGI Route a First Foray Into P2P?

Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:04 am

Just saw on another website that UA intends to start PAH-CGI with daily flights operated with a CR2 on 07Jan. Is this a subsidized route, a tag-on or a very meager foray into P2P flying?

It isn’t listed as a tag and both cities are small which doesn’t lend much to the subsidy theory unless there are specific business ties between the too?

What we know is UA is a very hub centric airline relative to other US carriers and i struggle to think of any true P2P routes they fly. Is this a one off or should we expect more of this from the evolving UA?

77H
 
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Re: UA’s PAH-CGI Route a First Foray Into P2P?

Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:24 am

77H wrote:
Just saw on another website that UA intends to start PAH-CGI with daily flights operated with a CR2 on 07Jan. Is this a subsidized route, a tag-on or a very meager foray into P2P flying?

It isn’t listed as a tag and both cities are small which doesn’t lend much to the subsidy theory unless there are specific business ties between the too?

What we know is UA is a very hub centric airline relative to other US carriers and i struggle to think of any true P2P routes they fly. Is this a one off or should we expect more of this from the evolving UA?

77H


This is SkyWest EAS flying being performed under the UA brand, but UA has no real influence over the scheduling or routing. They currently augment nonstop ORD-CGI service with a tag service through UIN, but the tag is being switched to operate via PAH instead starting January 7. This has nothing to do with P2P service or UA route planning.
 
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Re: UA’s PAH-CGI Route a First Foray Into P2P?

Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:33 am

They are just changing where some of these routes make stops. UIN-ORD will become entirely non-stop instead of using CGI as a stopover. PAH-ORD will have CGI as a stopover instead on one of the trips.

UA/OO is not counting on traffic between these secondary cities. They are just routing planes differently to to best fill them up.

I commend OO for really giving these EAS markets a lot more attention than past operators. They are giving these EAS cities more seats, all jet service, and more reliable service than any previous operator. Although more expensive, they are really accomplishing what the EAS program was designed for
 
77H
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Re: UA’s PAH-CGI Route a First Foray Into P2P?

Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:36 am

Thanks for the insight. So it is subsidized flying under EAS.

77H

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