Nicknuzzii wrote:jayunited wrote:To hit the 50% threshold UA would need to operate 1x daily EWR, IAD, ORD, IAH, DEN, SFO, LAX, a cargo only flight, as well as BOS this would get us to 9x daily nonstop flights.
If we operate 2x daily out of EWR with 1x daily from all other hubs plus a cargo only flight and the BOS flight that would put UA at 10x daily nonstop flights.
5x or 6x daily, UA will need to operate at least 2x pax and 1 cargo flight or 1x pax and 2x cargo flights from EWR.
The 50% rule applies to the total number of slots UA currently has at LHR not simply based on EWR. United does not need 6x daily EWR-LHR so it is a no brainier for them to move a slot from EWR to BOS.
Pre-pandemic UA operated 18 flights into LHR. I think we may have picked up an additional slot late last year which would put us at 19 total flights. To meet the 50% rule UA would either need to operate 9 or 10 flights to hit or exceed the 50% rule to keep from loosing our remaining LHR slots that we will not need this summer.
All airlines operating into LHR this summer must use 50% of their total slots or loose their unused slots. For an airline like UA loosing at least 9 slots at LHR would be devastating.