jayunited wrote:intotheair wrote:UA was in LOS for several years but dropped it a few years ago because they somehow lost the ability to collect money from Nigerian point of sale. I don’t know if that’s changed or not.
I’d love to see a longer season or year round EWR-CPT as something different. I’d like to go there someday, though from here in SFO, the EWR connection for me doesn’t appear to be much better than DL through ATL to JNB or the many options through Europe.
Next year EWR-CPT will begin 6 weeks earlier than this year, on October 25, 2020, however as it stands right now it will still operated only 3x weekly and I'm not sure when the season will end in 2021 but I think it is safe to asme the season would end around March 29, 2021. I think there is a chance this route could go daily next season while retaining its seasonal service if the inaugural season is a smashing success. Those hoping for year round service I think it's still a few years away although there have been other routes that we've seen go from seasonal to year around fairly quickly (SFO-DEL comes to mind).
Looking at LOS if things have changed and UA is able to collect money on Nigerian point of sale tickets I think we might see UA return on this route. I don't know if it would be IAH-LOS or EWR-LOS.
Keeping the focus on Africa for the moment I would like to see UA launch service to JNB, and CAI. The last two which I know have even less of a chance of being launched would be seasonal service to NRO and perhaps even CMN.
CMN is definitely on the radar for A321XLR service.