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SonaSounds
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Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:30 pm

United released this teaser on their social media channels a little bit ago stating the following:

Route Teaser 2020
New routes!
There are 30+ clues in this video that point to where we're flying next. Let's hear your guesses!
Come back at 10 a.m. CT tomorrow (9/9) to find out.


Any ideas what it is going to be?

https://www.facebook.com/United/videos/690635054885533
 
Ishrion
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:33 pm

Gotta be long-haul international. Looks like EWR, ORD, and LAX were presented along with a few 787-9s showing up.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:34 pm

Ishrion wrote:
Gotta be long-haul international. Looks like EWR, ORD, and LAX were presented along with a few 787-9s showing up.


I see a lot of South America references (including the weather map of South America). Edit: also see a map of Africa and one of Europe.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:37 pm

Ishrion wrote:
Gotta be long-haul international. Looks like EWR, ORD, and LAX were presented along with a few 787-9s showing up.


In addition, I also see a map of IAD and a picture of SFO......doesn't really help us narrow it down haha
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:38 pm

Say what you want about the airline, but they sure do make route announcements fun.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:40 pm

I didn't see any DEN references, so I think that hub might be left out this time.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:40 pm

Ishrion wrote:
Gotta be long-haul international. Looks like EWR, ORD, and LAX were presented along with a few 787-9s showing up.


IAD and SFO with 767-300ers came into the video too. Lots of South America appearances.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:44 pm

SonaSounds wrote:
Any ideas what it is going to be?


Well, based on the list of destinations on the phone in the video, as well as several images of SFO, I'm going to venture a guess of SFO-BKK to try to grab some leisure travel. 787-9 of course.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:48 pm

I don't know but if you ask me, these 'teases' are getting rather childish, especially during covid. Just announce it and cut the nonsense out of it.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:48 pm

Also just noticed United's post says "New Routes" with a "s" so there is going to be more than one, presumably international, route announced.
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Nicknuzzii
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:49 pm

Here are my guesses most likely they are all wrong.

EWR-GIG or EZE
EWR-VIE
SFO-BKK
SFO-GRU
LAX-GRU
IAD-LIM
ORD-LIM
 
Antarius
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:52 pm

mkorpal333 wrote:
Say what you want about the airline, but they sure do make route announcements fun.


No kidding. Exciting little teaser!
2020: SFO DFW IAH HOU CLT MEX BIS MIA GUA ORD DTW LGA BOS LHR DUB BFS BHD STN OAK PHL ISP JFK SJC DEN SJU LAS TXL GDL
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:56 pm

If I knew how to post pics on here I would share all the clues in the video. So if anyone could help let me know!
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:59 pm

Nicknuzzii wrote:
If I knew how to post pics on here I would share all the clues in the video. So if anyone could help let me know!


Upload them to imgur or Twitter and copy the link address. Then paste the link inside the text from the image button
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:06 pm

Ishrion wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:
If I knew how to post pics on here I would share all the clues in the video. So if anyone could help let me know!


Upload them to imgur or Twitter and copy the link address. Then paste the link inside the text from the image button


Image

https://twitter.com/nickgiants1/status/ ... 13888?s=21
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:15 pm

SonaSounds wrote:
Also appear to show ORD and EWR
]


One of the runway plans is also ORD. So another hint at that.
2020: SFO DFW IAH HOU CLT MEX BIS MIA GUA ORD DTW LGA BOS LHR DUB BFS BHD STN OAK PHL ISP JFK SJC DEN SJU LAS TXL GDL
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:18 pm

mkorpal333 wrote:
I didn't see any DEN references, so I think that hub might be left out this time.


Actually there was a shot of the northern portion of the airfield at DEN.

Sounds like a pretty big announcement from all hubs!
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:36 pm

I would suspect IAH-ACC might be one of them. I keep seeing Ghana flag colors.
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:40 pm

The alpaca, map of Newark, 4903 ( miles), S America weather map, and 763, lead me to think they might want to start EWR-SCL. I think SCL is the only deep South American station only served through IAH. (Well, ok they cancelled the EZE-EWR route).
All those range calculations, along with the cell phone, 789, and SFO, make me think SFO-BKK.
Seems there could be something for ORD in there too. Nothing for DEN or IAH.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:44 pm

Seems like Hawaii is going to be in there too; 1) lei, 2)pineapple 3)shot of a map with the Hawaiian islands circled and a red mark of some sort on the Big Island.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:47 pm

Predictions:
EWR-VIE
IAD-LIM
SFO-GRU
EWR-UIO
ORD-BOG

I feel like if there's new South American adds from IAD/ORD, they'll most likely be to Star Alliance hubs with the exception of IAD-LIM. LATAM flew IAD-LIM up until just a few years ago but lacked the amount of connections IAD has, so I feel like IAD-LIM is safe since there's not a non-stop route between those two at the moment. SFO-GRU seems more likely than LAX-GRU since there's more connection options out of SFO. EWR-VIE is sort of the "overdue TATL route" that will probably be announced alongside the South American adds.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:55 pm

WrldTvlr74 wrote:
Seems like Hawaii is going to be in there too; 1) lei, 2)pineapple 3)shot of a map with the Hawaiian islands circled and a red mark of some sort on the Big Island.

ORD-KOA, perhaps?
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:55 pm

lga31vfr wrote:
I don't know but if you ask me, these 'teases' are getting rather childish, especially during covid. Just announce it and cut the nonsense out of it.

Then you are free to ignore them...I think they are fun
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ddaly241
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:57 pm

EWR-ICN
EWR-KUL
EWR-BFS
EWR-VIE
ORD-BOG
ORD-VIE

Please let me know if this works. Thank you
 
Capt.Fantastic
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:57 pm

There seems to be an emphasis range. It was referenced at least twice.
Also, quite a few references to Chicago.
The Hawaiian islands stood out in one shot, which kinda makes me think Chicago - Brisbane
 
Ishrion
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:59 pm

ddaly241 wrote:
EWR-KUL


That's 9,430 miles which is a bit shorter than EWR-SIN. I don't think United's 787-9s can make the flight.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:59 pm

I’m not sure if there’s anything specific in the teaser about the Philippines, but I’m willing to bet since they’re going hard after VFR traffic now, SFO-MNL could be one! I’d love to see it happen.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:00 pm

The idea that they are going to do something completely out of the box in a pandemic seems ridiculous to me.

Its probably going to be an additional flight to a destination already served. The airline had said they are focusing a lot of attention on Latin America, so maybe some EWR-Latin America flights to places already served from IAH.
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SonaSounds
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:04 pm

LAXdude1023 wrote:
The idea that they are going to do something completely out of the box in a pandemic seems ridiculous to me.

Its probably going to be an additional flight to a destination already served. The airline had said they are focusing a lot of attention on Latin America, so maybe some EWR-Latin America flights to places already served from IAH.


On Twitter they already confirmed these are new routes and not bringing back old ones

https://twitter.com/colorado_mark_/stat ... 4025782272
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:04 pm

EWR-OGG is 4903 miles according to Great Circle, and those numerical tiles appear alongside a photo of the New York Public Library lions and a lei
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:06 pm

SonaSounds wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
The idea that they are going to do something completely out of the box in a pandemic seems ridiculous to me.

Its probably going to be an additional flight to a destination already served. The airline had said they are focusing a lot of attention on Latin America, so maybe some EWR-Latin America flights to places already served from IAH.


On Twitter they already confirmed these are new routes and not bringing back old ones

https://twitter.com/colorado_mark_/stat ... 4025782272


I didnt say anything that would contradict that. I said a new route to an existing destination.
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SonaSounds
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:08 pm

LAXdude1023 wrote:
SonaSounds wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
The idea that they are going to do something completely out of the box in a pandemic seems ridiculous to me.

Its probably going to be an additional flight to a destination already served. The airline had said they are focusing a lot of attention on Latin America, so maybe some EWR-Latin America flights to places already served from IAH.


On Twitter they already confirmed these are new routes and not bringing back old ones

https://twitter.com/colorado_mark_/stat ... 4025782272


I didnt say anything that would contradict that. I said a new route to an existing destination.


Oh you mean like an additional flight from a new hub city to a destination already served? Sorry that was unclear to me. I could see that happening as well.
 
Nicknuzzii
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:09 pm

XXX-SCL and EWR-OGG pretty much confirmed.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:17 pm

Possibly nothing but there is a map of Africa around 0:38 in... not sure where else they would expand to at this point though
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:21 pm

I'd like to see EWR-OGG. With international travel down for a while, HI is about the most exotic place I can fly to from NJ.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:22 pm

Nicknuzzii wrote:
XXX-SCL and EWR-OGG pretty much confirmed.


Based on?
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:26 pm

EWR-LHE
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:32 pm

EWR-JNB on a triangle route returning via CPT. Star Alliance partner SA is unlikely to resume JNB-JFK for the foreseeable future.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:39 pm

At 0:31 there is a terminal front with 767-300ER written over it.....anyone know what airport that is?
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:44 pm

SonaSounds wrote:
At 0:31 there is a terminal front with 767-300ER written over it.....anyone know what airport that is?


Isn't that ORD?
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:45 pm

Lots of ORD, SFO, and EWR hints.

I am going with:
SFO-BKK
ORD-BOM
ORD-EZE
EWR-ACC
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:51 pm

kavok wrote:
Lots of ORD, SFO, and EWR hints.

I am going with:
SFO-BKK
ORD-BOM
ORD-EZE
EWR-ACC


If UA couldnt make EWR-EZE work in good times, its hard to imagine ORD-EZE working in bad ones.
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:54 pm

234 appeared in the video. That’s Nigeria’s international country code.

LOS-EWR/IAH?
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:55 pm

The return of OGG-EWR would probably have a number of performance penalties. I haven't dealt with the 787 a/c regarding a/c performance, but on the previous CO side, we were always limited in our takeoff performance on OGG-IAH, even after the merger, ORD-OGG-KOA-ORD was due to the penalty departing OGG. Maybe the 789 has a better t/o performance than the 77A and 764 (obviously)
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:56 pm

Nicknuzzii wrote:
XXX-SCL and EWR-OGG pretty much confirmed.


I'd love that, but seems like one hell of a trek from a 7,000 foot runway, even if it is at sea level. Wonder how bad of a penalty they would take on that eastbound.
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:00 pm

LAXdude1023 wrote:
The idea that they are going to do something completely out of the box in a pandemic seems ridiculous to me.

Its probably going to be an additional flight to a destination already served. The airline had said they are focusing a lot of attention on Latin America, so maybe some EWR-Latin America flights to places already served from IAH.



I'm not going to speculate on the route announcement there are a few routes I would love to see but I'll just wait for the official announcement tomorrow.

I will say United has to think outside the box in order to survive. Our normal way of doing business (depending heavily on business travelers/routes) has to change, it is time for UA to balance itself out and look beyond business destinations and business travelers.

If United sees an opportunity to make money by thinking outside our normal box I'm all for it.
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:01 pm

I definitely think with the Alpaca and EWR clue, one of these routes is EWR-UIO
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:04 pm

Does IAD have any Africa demand? I’m trying to think if Africa would come from there or EWR.
 
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:04 pm

tphuang wrote:
I'd like to see EWR-OGG. With international travel down for a while, HI is about the most exotic place I can fly to from NJ.


If Int'l travel is still restricted and Hawaii actually drops their 14-day quarantine I can see some mega hotel and vacation deals available for mainland residents to visit Hawaii and get their tourist-centric economy kick-started again. UA has the planes and biggest hub cities to fill those needs. The US government should be pushing "buy/support American" and Hawaii keeps travel dollars in the country.
 
ddaly241
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Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:05 pm

What about EWR-MNL, huge Fillipino population in NJ and NYC and Philly area.
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