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Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:59 pm

United's Instagram is empty and all their bio says is "6 a.m. CT June 3". Thoughts on what's coming up?
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:01 pm

Please don't make it another BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that turns out to be something utterly trivial
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:02 pm

Is it going be airline related or pride related with the rainbow the put on it ?
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:02 pm

6am CT is a weird time to make a major announcement.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:03 pm

Wneast wrote:
Is it going be airline related or pride related with the rainbow the put on it ?


The rainbow has been up since yesterday. Pretty much every company has a rainbow right now so don’t think it’s that.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:04 pm

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Wneast wrote:
Is it going be airline related or pride related with the rainbow the put on it ?


The rainbow has been up since yesterday. Pretty much every company has a rainbow right now so don’t think it’s that.

Hawaii double down in react to WN maybe
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:06 pm

Wneast wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:
Wneast wrote:
Is it going be airline related or pride related with the rainbow the put on it ?


The rainbow has been up since yesterday. Pretty much every company has a rainbow right now so don’t think it’s that.

Hawaii double down in react to WN maybe


Wipe clean all social media though? I’m thinking more to do with the brand.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:06 pm

Wneast wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:
Wneast wrote:
Is it going be airline related or pride related with the rainbow the put on it ?


The rainbow has been up since yesterday. Pretty much every company has a rainbow right now so don’t think it’s that.

Hawaii double down in react to WN maybe

For something like that not sure they would choose a time where most of Hawaii is asleep.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:07 pm

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Wneast wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:

The rainbow has been up since yesterday. Pretty much every company has a rainbow right now so don’t think it’s that.

Hawaii double down in react to WN maybe


Wipe clean all social media though? I’m thinking more to do with the brand.

True that could be... hope for news routes but that might not happen we shall see
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:09 pm

Wneast wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:
Wneast wrote:
Hawaii double down in react to WN maybe


Wipe clean all social media though? I’m thinking more to do with the brand.

True that could be... hope for news routes but that might not happen we shall see


Not sure if this would have any impact on it but JNB does launch tomorrow so there is already going to be celebrations route wise.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:10 pm

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Wneast wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:

Wipe clean all social media though? I’m thinking more to do with the brand.

True that could be... hope for news routes but that might not happen we shall see


Not sure if this would have any impact on it but JNB does launch tomorrow so there is already going to be celebrations route wise.

That would be so weird to wipe your social media though
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:12 pm

Wneast wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:
Wneast wrote:
True that could be... hope for news routes but that might not happen we shall see


Not sure if this would have any impact on it but JNB does launch tomorrow so there is already going to be celebrations route wise.

That would be so weird to wipe your social media though


Sorry wasn’t sure how to word that lol. I meant tomorrow is already a big day for UA and their network so maybe they plan to make it a bigger day and announce more routes.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:13 pm

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Wneast wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:

Not sure if this would have any impact on it but JNB does launch tomorrow so there is already going to be celebrations route wise.

That would be so weird to wipe your social media though


Sorry wasn’t sure how to word that lol. I meant tomorrow is already a big day for UA and their network so maybe they plan to make it a bigger day and announce more routes.

Oh ok I was confused yes I could be wrong but didn’t they do a tease like this when the announced like 50 new routes over the summer
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:16 pm

Wneast wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:
Wneast wrote:
That would be so weird to wipe your social media though


Sorry wasn’t sure how to word that lol. I meant tomorrow is already a big day for UA and their network so maybe they plan to make it a bigger day and announce more routes.

Oh ok I was confused yes I could be wrong but didn’t they do a tease like this when the announced like 50 new routes over the summer


Very true. They do like to do different things though like last year we had the word search for the P2P routes, the video teaser for the Long haul routes, etc. Is there anything onboard that they haven’t brought back yet that they could be making a huge deal about?
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:18 pm

They are going to announce an ultra long range 50 seater flown by GoJet :). Coast to coast.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:20 pm

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Wneast wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:

Sorry wasn’t sure how to word that lol. I meant tomorrow is already a big day for UA and their network so maybe they plan to make it a bigger day and announce more routes.

Oh ok I was confused yes I could be wrong but didn’t they do a tease like this when the announced like 50 new routes over the summer


Very true. They do like to do different things though like last year we had the word search for the P2P routes, the video teaser for the Long haul routes, etc. Is there anything onboard that they haven’t brought back yet that they could be making a huge deal about?

Yes the cross word was what I was thinking of honesty I don’t think there’s really something that hasn’t come back that they would make such a big deal...it probably isn’t Hawaii but they don’t have to wait for the people in Hawaii to be awake WN had there big news happen at 3 in the morning Texas time
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:20 pm

Order for 100 seat mainline aircraft, ERJ-195E2?
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:22 pm

IAH-OGG?
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:27 pm

A JV with AV (Avianca) or CM (Copa)? That would definitely help them compete in Central/South America.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:30 pm

Slight change of colour of carpet in the lounges, with carpet being changed steadily across the network over the next 5 years as and when it needs to be replaced because of general wear/tear. Maybe also a change in brand of orange juice served in the lounges. Remember this really does reflect the perception of the brand and what it means to the customer

Well, that's what most big announcements reported on a.net end up being after all the hype...
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:38 pm

Some body said the announcement is the perfect time for us here in Europe. Maybe something along those lines? United loves a show lol. I feel like it might be another initiative.

But I mean to delete all your social media posts? Okay
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:43 pm

Opus99 wrote:
Some body said the announcement is the perfect time for us here in Europe. Maybe something along those lines? United loves a show lol. I feel like it might be another initiative.

But I mean to delete all your social media posts? Okay


I think it could easily be more European routes.

The EU is planning on reopening soon for Americans and Americans have been buying up those tickets so far.

September, in my opinion, is the best time to visit Europe. Maybe some Fall/Winter leisure Europe adds?
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:48 pm

The Air Current/Jon Ostrower is getting involved: https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 75938?s=20

This is different, to say the least. Something bigger than normal?
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:02 pm

Rainbow moist towelettes during June. Whoop.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:04 pm

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Please don't make it another BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that turns out to be something utterly trivial


In classic a.net fashion, this thread will be on hyperdrive. Tomorrow morning UA will announce something trivial -- e.g. they're enhancing First Class meal service by adding a third scoop of raisins to their cereals -- and a.net will go bonkers, complaining that UA promised some game changing announcement and let them down. Great marketing move on UA's part! Some may remember when some members would repeatedly fabricate a "big upcoming AirTran announcement," that would put a.net into hyperdrive each time. Wonder if some members of UA's marketing team grew up reading these forums :).
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:05 pm

Could be any of the following:

- PW 777s are coming back
- Finally cancelling the A350 order
- Getting a southeastern hub
- Re-hubbing CLE to compete with Breeze in CAK

:rotfl:

In all seriousness, whatever it is needs to warrant the complete wiping of their Instagram account (but oddly no other social media). Doubt it will be some mere route announcement or fleet addition.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:05 pm

Ishrion wrote:
The Air Current/Jon Ostrower is getting involved: https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 75938?s=20

This is different, to say the least. Something bigger than normal?


The tweet has been deleted.

If they're modeling this after other social media influencers, the elimination of photos typically means a rebranding of some sort. Seeing how they just updated the livery back in 2019, I can't imagine its a full rebrand.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:08 pm

UA adding service to HOU & MDW to counter WN and ordering the A220??? Yeah, how these things tend to work, it won't be anything that dramatic.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:29 pm

I think it’s a rebrand because the deleting all posts on social media. I mean I can’t think of why just a new route would mean that is necessary. But a rebrand is not needed. They’re in the middle of one
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:30 pm

I have no guess regarding what it is. But I figure it's not something overly minor. Nor is it an announcement like canceling an order. They way they've primed this one, it has to at least be a route announcement I'd assume.

Doesn't mean it will be some huge or shocking announcement, but I doubt it an announcement that the grounded 777s are coming back. Or that United bought Biscoff.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:31 pm

Using the tulip as the “U” in United like Frontier uses the “F”? While keeping the globe on the tail? Hell, I’m just throwing it out there though I know it won’t happen. I agree it has to be more than a route announcement or two.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:33 pm

I could see it ending up somewhere along the lines of the "return to new" messaging that Scott Kirby has talked about. I'm guessing it's an announcement of a lot more routes/capacity returning and/or new routes plus cabin service returning to pre-pandemic levels.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:34 pm

The obligatory non-stop SFO-MNL/BKK for low yielding vfr/budget tourists post.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:35 pm

It's definitely going to be something celebratory - they are providing food for NOC employees tomorrow as well.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:42 pm

New routes? Is EWR-JNB even starting up? What about sfo-mnl, sfo-bkk, and sfo-sgn/Han?
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:58 pm

They haven't wiped out their Instagram account. Just temporarily hidden all the posts. JetBlue did something similar a couple of years ago.

Anyway, if social media is the arena for a big announcement, don't expect much.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:16 pm

x1234 wrote:
New routes? Is EWR-JNB even starting up? What about sfo-mnl, sfo-bkk, and sfo-sgn/Han?


and as predicted in this thread, there is 'that' obligatory post ;)

Spiderguy252 wrote:
They haven't wiped out their Instagram account. Just temporarily hidden all the posts. JetBlue did something similar a couple of years ago.

Anyway, if social media is the arena for a big announcement, don't expect much.


I do recall United doing something similar to this a while ago as well (or was it AA?). The US majors (extended beyond the US3) have a history of doing announcements like this.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:18 pm

SCFlyer wrote:
x1234 wrote:
New routes? Is EWR-JNB even starting up? What about sfo-mnl, sfo-bkk, and sfo-sgn/Han?


and as predicted in this thread, there is 'that' obligatory post ;)

Spiderguy252 wrote:
They haven't wiped out their Instagram account. Just temporarily hidden all the posts. JetBlue did something similar a couple of years ago.

Anyway, if social media is the arena for a big announcement, don't expect much.


I do recall United doing something similar to this a while ago as well (or was it AA?). The US majors (extended beyond the US3) have a history of doing announcements like this.

As someone said I think JetBlue did this might have been when they announced London
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:27 pm

Could going after Delta's stronghold in Africa be a potential announcement? From the USA to western Africa, Delta has historically been unchallenged, but the Boeing 787-8 seems like the perfect aircraft on which to challenge Delta. The question is: from IAD, which is already a base for the B788, but where there would need to be EWR connections, or from EWR, where some regional flights would have to be sacrificed to make room?

EWR-JNB starts tomorrow with one of their newest Dreamliners, N19986. This would effectively eliminate any need for a resurrected South African Airways to resume JNB-JFK.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:39 pm

EWR-OGG also starts tomorrow.

I suspect it’s celebrating the launch of previously announced new routes vs. announcing new routes.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:43 pm

I hate these types of gimmicks, 99% of the time they never live up to the hype.

Just make the announcement and be done with it playing these games on social media is ridiculous.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:58 pm

There is something up with a 6am CT announcement... that makes zero sense imo. Doubt it’s a route thing that early
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:01 am

joeblow10 wrote:
There is something up with a 6am CT announcement... that makes zero sense imo. Doubt it’s a route thing that early


United recently announced P2P routes at 5:30 CT: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 55409.html

I’d be surprised if it’s new routes, but who knows what to expect.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:10 am

I believe it’s brand related.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:11 am

My guess would be rebranding. Maybe this is the extended announcement of brining back touch screen set back tvs to the domestic fleet?

Return To New is there new marketing and they haven’t really implied what was going to be new so I’m guessing this is the announcement
Mood lighting
Boarding
AVOD on narrow body’s

That’s just some of my guesses
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:12 am

I just don’t get what re brand do they need weren’t they already in the middle of one ?
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:24 am

It has to be something bigger than routes. Maybe something with their fleet or branding but branding seems unlikely since they just switched their livery two years ago.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:33 am

UA might possibly announce a few more nonstop routes out of SFO such as SFO-CLT/ELP/MEM/TUL and the return of SFO-CVG nonstop service.

UA adding additional nonstop routes out of the Midwest such as CVG-LAX, CMH-LAX, DSM-LAX/IAD, IND-LAX, MCI-LAX/HHH/PWM, MKE-LAX, OMA-IAD, STL-LAX/PWM, and ICT-LAX/IAD are also possibilities.

UA re-adding LAX-ABQ/DFW/ELP/MSY/OKC/PHL/PIT/PDX nonstop service and adding LAX-ATL/BNA nonstop service might also be possibilities.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:42 am

jayunited wrote:
I hate these types of gimmicks, 99% of the time they never live up to the hype.

Just make the announcement and be done with it playing these games on social media is ridiculous.


It costs nothing, so they'll continue doing it.
 
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:45 am

NLINK wrote:
They are going to announce an ultra long range 50 seater flown by GoJet :). Coast to coast.

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