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United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:38 am

Curious if anyone has a list of all United Fifth Freedom routes in the 2000s/2010s. Off the top of my mind I can think of the following:

NRT-BKK (747-400; 777-200)
NRT-ICN (737-800)
NRT-SIN (747-400; 777-200)
HKG-SGN (737-800; 747-400)
HKG-SIN (777-200)
KWI-BAH (777-200)

There was also a domestic flight in Brazil (GIG-GRU, 777-200) IIRC, but I'm not sure if they were operating that as an Eighth Freedom flight or not. Am I missing any? Also please correct me if I got any of the aircraft wrong :?
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:50 am

UA used to do SYD-MEL and SYD-BNE in the 90s, but did not have pick-up rights on the Australian domestic legs with the exception of a brief period (SYD-MEL only) during the AN bankruptcy and subsequent liquidation.

The later route SYD-BNE was dropped in the early/mid 90s.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:28 pm

They ran AKL-MEL for a while instead of SYD-MEL.

EZE-MVD was flown until 2007, first as a tag from JFK and then as a tag from IAD once the EZE service shifted to Dulles. They also used to do DXB-DOH, as a tag from Dulles.

There was the famous 'round the world' flight which was LHR-DEL-HKG that was flown twice; once in the 1990s, and a second time in 2000/2001.
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:28 pm

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Curious if anyone has a list of all United Fifth Freedom routes in the 2000s/2010s. Off the top of my mind I can think of the following:

NRT-BKK (747-400; 777-200)
NRT-ICN (737-800)
NRT-SIN (747-400; 777-200)
HKG-SGN (737-800; 747-400)
HKG-SIN (777-200)
KWI-BAH (777-200)

There was also a domestic flight in Brazil (GIG-GRU, 777-200) IIRC, but I'm not sure if they were operating that as an Eighth Freedom flight or not. Am I missing any? Also please correct me if I got any of the aircraft wrong :?

For a brief period intra Asia ex-HKG used GUM based 738s.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:43 pm

NRT to TPE in the Boeing 777-200ER.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:04 pm

IIRC, they also did LHR-AMS with a 763 a couple seasons to protect a Heathrow slot.

SJO-GUA/MEX was also done with an A320.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:05 pm

Didn’t they do NRT to PEK?
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:10 pm

Weren't there 757s at one point in the early 2010s between ICN and NRT? I was in Korea in 2012 and seem to remember an option for a UA 757 flight between ICN and NRT.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:26 pm

fraspotter wrote:
Weren't there 757s at one point in the early 2010s between ICN and NRT? I was in Korea in 2012 and seem to remember an option for a UA 757 flight between ICN and NRT.


AFAIK no but NW/DL flew 757s intra Asia. UA only operated widebodies intra Asia up until the merger with CO when you stated to see GUM based 737s being used.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:28 pm

Ziyulu wrote:
Didn’t they do NRT to PEK?


Yup...along with NRT-PVG at one point.
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:37 pm

They ended IAD-DXB-DOH back in 2014. I don't think the route ran for more than a couple of years.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayint ... t/9756127/
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:38 pm

GRU - GIG
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:43 pm

During the period of the UA hublet in MIA, they operated LIM-SCL as a tag on a MIA originating flight. I took the flight once having boarded in LIM. The flight operated with a 757.
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:51 pm

USAirALB wrote:
IIRC, they also did LHR-AMS with a 763 a couple seasons to protect a Heathrow slot.

SJO-GUA/MEX was also done with an A320.

I don’t remember LHR-AMS (although it’s possible they did) but UA definitely flew LHR-BRU on 777 to slot squat. It only ran a winter or two I think. This was probably late 2000s very early 2010s.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:57 pm

Polot wrote:
USAirALB wrote:
IIRC, they also did LHR-AMS with a 763 a couple seasons to protect a Heathrow slot.

SJO-GUA/MEX was also done with an A320.

I don’t remember LHR-AMS (although it’s possible they did) but UA definitely flew LHR-BRU on 777 to slot squat. It only ran a winter or two I think. This was probably late 2000s very early 2010s.

This route map from 2000 (http://www.departedflights.com/UA0700international.html) clearly displays LHR-AMS but I wonder if it could be a misprint.

AA ran LHR-BRU in the Winter as well with a 763 during that time. I believe both were during the 2008/2009 GFC.
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:19 pm

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Curious if anyone has a list of all United Fifth Freedom routes in the 2000s/2010s. Off the top of my mind I can think of the following:

NRT-BKK (747-400; 777-200)
NRT-ICN (737-800)
NRT-SIN (747-400; 777-200)
HKG-SGN (737-800; 747-400)
HKG-SIN (777-200)
KWI-BAH (777-200)

There was also a domestic flight in Brazil (GIG-GRU, 777-200) IIRC, but I'm not sure if they were operating that as an Eighth Freedom flight or not. Am I missing any? Also please correct me if I got any of the aircraft wrong :?


They operated NRT - HKG for a while on a 777.
NRT - SIN was on a 787‐9 right before the launch of SFO - SIN
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:26 pm

SCFlyer wrote:
UA used to do SYD-MEL and SYD-BNE in the 90s, but did not have pick-up rights on the Australian domestic legs with the exception of a brief period (SYD-MEL only) during the AN bankruptcy and subsequent liquidation.

The later route SYD-BNE was dropped in the early/mid 90s.

IIRC SYD-BNE operated for only about 6 months and that sector was cancelled half the time.
UA did have traffic rights provided you arrived or would depart Australia on UA.
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:41 pm

I think UA also had a lot of intra-European flights in the early 90s after gaining rights from Pan Am when it bought its Heathrow operations? The had some 727s they operated intra-Europe. CDG-ATH I think was one route they operated.
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:45 pm

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Curious if anyone has a list of all United Fifth Freedom routes in the 2000s/2010s. Off the top of my mind I can think of the following:



There was also a domestic flight in Brazil (GIG-GRU, 777-200) IIRC, but I'm not sure if they were operating that as an Eighth Freedom flight or not. Am I missing any? Also please correct me if I got any of the aircraft wrong :?


It was GRU-GIG-GRU without local passengers. Just got pax from IAD-GRU and ORD-GRU
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:47 pm

Yes, LHR-AMS flew. It was a blind sector with connecting passengers only.

Also, at one point in the early -90's, a few 727-200's were based at LHR briefly to fly multiple LHR-Germany routes. Instead of the usual 12 seats in F, they had 24.
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:12 pm

LHR-BRU operated winter of ;'08-'09 to squat on the slot used for DEN-LHR during the rest of the year. You could buy just LHR-BRU.

HKG-SIN operated with a 744 too for a long time as both SFO-HKG and ORD-HKG were 744's.

NRT-PEK was operated with a 772 for winter '08-'09 when IAD-PEK was suspended. IAD-NRT was extended to PEK. You could buy NRT-PEK separately.

UA operated NRT-TPE as a tag for most of '08-'09 after dropping SFO-TPE in mid 2008.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:14 pm

Yes about every 14 days someone would ask” what is a United/ Continental 727/737 doing in HKG or pick another Asian city .. who knows the 737 might be a good way to restart intra Asia flights
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:17 pm

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who knows the 737 might be a good way to restart intra Asia flights



Covid killed any hope of that long ago. Besides, they were on the decline basically since 2011
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:20 pm

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Yes about every 14 days someone would ask” what is a United/ Continental 727/737 doing in HKG or pick another Asian city .. who knows the 737 might be a good way to restart intra Asia flights


Back then, they had a crew base in HKG/SIN. No longer. With quarantine measures, it would be difficult, unless there are deadhead crew.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:21 pm

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fraspotter wrote:
Weren't there 757s at one point in the early 2010s between ICN and NRT? I was in Korea in 2012 and seem to remember an option for a UA 757 flight between ICN and NRT.


AFAIK no but NW/DL flew 757s intra Asia. UA only operated widebodies intra Asia up until the merger with CO when you stated to see GUM based 737s being used.


I was on a 777-200er from ICN to NRT and was on the same exact plane from NRT to LAX in 2011. I remember it specifically because they only served a (on purpose) cold soup in first, that was all.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:32 pm

How did UA’s hub at NRT peak? I think DL’s hub was a bit larger but can’t remember.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:01 pm

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Yes, LHR-AMS flew. It was a blind sector with connecting passengers only.

Also, at one point in the early -90's, a few 727-200's were based at LHR briefly to fly multiple LHR-Germany routes. Instead of the usual 12 seats in F, they had 24.


I flew LHR to AMS as an exchange student to the Netherlands in August of 2002. There were about 25 passengers on the 763.

We connected from JFK to LHR on a 772. I’m not sure what other flights also could have connected with it.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:32 pm

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IIRC, they also did LHR-AMS with a 763 a couple seasons to protect a Heathrow slot.

SJO-GUA/MEX was also done with an A320.


ORD-MEX-SJO was operated by an A320. LAX-GUA-SJO was operated by the 757. I believe those traffic rights had been acquired from Pan Am.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:36 pm

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They ran AKL-MEL for a while instead of SYD-MEL.

EZE-MVD was flown until 2007, first as a tag from JFK and then as a tag from IAD once the EZE service shifted to Dulles. They also used to do DXB-DOH, as a tag from Dulles.

There was the famous 'round the world' flight which was LHR-DEL-HKG that was flown twice; once in the 1990s, and a second time in 2000/2001.


AKL-MEL ran for a decade or so, started around 1992 iirc when the 744 started doing LAX-AKL non stop possibly a little earlier, other than a brief period 1999/01 where both LAX-AKL and LAX-MEL were served non stop on 744s. Then back to LAX-AKL-MEL for a year or so until AKL got the 772 and Later the chop, MEL was via SYD again for a number of years after that.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:59 pm

There was also a HKG-BKK in 1997-98 instead of HKG-SIN. It only lasted about a year or so then it switched back to HKG-SIN. Aircraft was 744.

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Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:42 am

In the late 80s UA flew HNL-AKL-SYD.
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:33 am

NRT-ICN was a double daily 747-400 until the early 2000s, then it was a double daily 777-200ER until September 2006 when the frequency was reduced to 1x daily. The flight was downgauged to a 737-800 in March 2014, and UA ultimately pulled out of the route in October 2017.
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:22 am

For a short period of time, UA also operated a daily Dubai-Doha on the B777-200ER
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:30 am

drdisque wrote:
UA operated NRT-TPE as a tag for most of '08-'09 after dropping SFO-TPE in mid 2008.

I don't know anything about SFO to TPE, but I do know they ran NRT to TPE back in 2006.
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:54 am

I can't speak for any of the intra-Asia routes ex NRT as I never flew them, but when I lived in HKG I would fly the UA HKG-SIN segment frequently as it was quite often the cheapest flight on the route by a full-service carrier. Anyways, I was always surprised at how many local passengers seemed to fly the route. I would regularly encounter a long check-in line in HKG when checking in for SIN (HKG-SIN was UA's last departure of the day so everyone had to be checking in for that flight) and during boarding connecting passengers arriving inbound on other UA flights were given some type of transfer tag to handover when re-boarding, and there would always be a plethora of people in the boarding area without said tags.

It was always a fun segment, with great HKG based crews. They would serve a very tasty chai tow kway upon departure from SIN back to HKG...
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:37 am

UA had a BKK FA base for many years where my husband worked. They crewed the BKK-HKG, BKK-NRT, HKG-NRT flights and sometimes also NRT-SIN and HKG-SIN flights.
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:48 am

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They ended IAD-DXB-DOH back in 2014. I don't think the route ran for more than a couple of years.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayint ... t/9756127/

That along with IAD-KWI-BAH ran for a hot minute when UA had the DoD contract. Idk for sure when it started but they were definitely around before the merger.
 
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United1 wrote:
fraspotter wrote:
Weren't there 757s at one point in the early 2010s between ICN and NRT? I was in Korea in 2012 and seem to remember an option for a UA 757 flight between ICN and NRT.


AFAIK no but NW/DL flew 757s intra Asia. UA only operated widebodies intra Asia up until the merger with CO when you stated to see GUM based 737s being used.


I was on a 777-200er from ICN to NRT and was on the same exact plane from NRT to LAX in 2011. I remember it specifically because they only served a (on purpose) cold soup in first, that was all.

Still better than the wack PB&J I got served in Y on the 738 in 2017.
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:56 am

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Weren't there 757s at one point in the early 2010s between ICN and NRT? I was in Korea in 2012 and seem to remember an option for a UA 757 flight between ICN and NRT.


You're probably thinking of DL which offered ICN-NRT on the 757 until 2013.
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:20 am

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atcsundevil wrote:
They ended IAD-DXB-DOH back in 2014. I don't think the route ran for more than a couple of years.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayint ... t/9756127/

That along with IAD-KWI-BAH ran for a hot minute when UA had the DoD contract. Idk for sure when it started but they were definitely around before the merger.


Any idea when those contracts go uo for renegotiation? Still can't believe UA got beat out by JetBlue/Emirates
 
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TWA772LR wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
They ended IAD-DXB-DOH back in 2014. I don't think the route ran for more than a couple of years.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayint ... t/9756127/

That along with IAD-KWI-BAH ran for a hot minute when UA had the DoD contract. Idk for sure when it started but they were definitely around before the merger.


Any idea when those contracts go uo for renegotiation? Still can't believe UA got beat out by JetBlue/Emirates

No idea but with the draw down over there plus covid id imagine it's on the back burner for the government.
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:36 am

Didn't mention in my earlier post, but UA NRT-ICN was actually 3x daily (except on Sundays) in Summer 2001.

UA808 NRT-ICN 0900-1125 x7 744
UA808 NRT-ICN 1310-1535 7 744
UA827 NRT-ICN 1450-1715 x7 744
UA883 NRT-ICN 1830-2055 D 744

UA884 ICN-NRT 1045-1305 x7 744
UA882 ICN-NRT 1215-1435 7 744
UA882 ICN-NRT 1305-1525 x7 744
UA807 ICN-NRT 1715-1935 7 744
UA807 ICN-NRT 1905-2125 x7 744

UA807/808 actually operated SFO-ICN-NRT-ICN-SFO.

Has any fifth-freedom route (at any airline) operated more frequently than this before?
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:15 am

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Curious if anyone has a list of all United Fifth Freedom routes in the 2000s/2010s. Off the top of my mind I can think of the following:

NRT-BKK (747-400; 777-200)
NRT-ICN (737-800)
NRT-SIN (747-400; 777-200)
HKG-SGN (737-800; 747-400)
HKG-SIN (777-200)
KWI-BAH (777-200)

There was also a domestic flight in Brazil (GIG-GRU, 777-200) IIRC, but I'm not sure if they were operating that as an Eighth Freedom flight or not. Am I missing any? Also please correct me if I got any of the aircraft wrong :?



UA used to fly ZRH-CDG and GVA-CDG + GVA-LHR in the 90's before they had their ZRH.IAD nonstop service in 1995. I guess there were other connecting flights to CDG and LHR respectively like e.g. BRU, AMS and German cities
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:04 am

I flew SEL - MNL twice in the early 90's on a DC-10, connecting from SFO 744.
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:58 am

SCFlyer wrote:
UA used to do SYD-MEL and SYD-BNE in the 90s, but did not have pick-up rights on the Australian domestic legs with the exception of a brief period (SYD-MEL only) during the AN bankruptcy and subsequent liquidation.

The later route SYD-BNE was dropped in the early/mid 90s.


these segment are no 5th freedom
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:59 am

jeffrey0032j wrote:
InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Curious if anyone has a list of all United Fifth Freedom routes in the 2000s/2010s. Off the top of my mind I can think of the following:

NRT-BKK (747-400; 777-200)
NRT-ICN (737-800)
NRT-SIN (747-400; 777-200)
HKG-SGN (737-800; 747-400)
HKG-SIN (777-200)
KWI-BAH (777-200)

There was also a domestic flight in Brazil (GIG-GRU, 777-200) IIRC, but I'm not sure if they were operating that as an Eighth Freedom flight or not. Am I missing any? Also please correct me if I got any of the aircraft wrong :?

For a brief period intra Asia ex-HKG used GUM based 738s.


as long as being exotic, GUM-HHK is not a 5th freedom flight
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:02 am

USAirALB wrote:
I can't speak for any of the intra-Asia routes ex NRT as I never flew them, but when I lived in HKG I would fly the UA HKG-SIN segment frequently as it was quite often the cheapest flight on the route by a full-service carrier. Anyways, I was always surprised at how many local passengers seemed to fly the route. I would regularly encounter a long check-in line in HKG when checking in for SIN (HKG-SIN was UA's last departure of the day so everyone had to be checking in for that flight) and during boarding connecting passengers arriving inbound on other UA flights were given some type of transfer tag to handover when re-boarding, and there would always be a plethora of people in the boarding area without said tags.

It was always a fun segment, with great HKG based crews. They would serve a very tasty chai tow kway upon departure from SIN back to HKG...


I flew that segment manytimes. At the time, before the rise of the LCCs, it was the cheapeat flight between SIN and HKG. Plus the timing was good for Singapore folks
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:49 am

blandy62 wrote:
jeffrey0032j wrote:
InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Curious if anyone has a list of all United Fifth Freedom routes in the 2000s/2010s. Off the top of my mind I can think of the following:

NRT-BKK (747-400; 777-200)
NRT-ICN (737-800)
NRT-SIN (747-400; 777-200)
HKG-SGN (737-800; 747-400)
HKG-SIN (777-200)
KWI-BAH (777-200)

There was also a domestic flight in Brazil (GIG-GRU, 777-200) IIRC, but I'm not sure if they were operating that as an Eighth Freedom flight or not. Am I missing any? Also please correct me if I got any of the aircraft wrong :?

For a brief period intra Asia ex-HKG used GUM based 738s.


as long as being exotic, GUM-HHK is not a 5th freedom flight

No, I was not referring to GUM-HKG, but HKG-SIN/SGN operated by GUM based 738s. These were night flights to SIN/SGN and early morning flights back to HKG, this proved to be an unpopular move that they switched it back to sUA 772ERs.
 
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:06 am

jeffrey0032j wrote:
blandy62 wrote:
jeffrey0032j wrote:
For a brief period intra Asia ex-HKG used GUM based 738s.


as long as being exotic, GUM-HHK is not a 5th freedom flight

No, I was not referring to GUM-HKG, but HKG-SIN/SGN operated by GUM based 738s. These were night flights to SIN/SGN and early morning flights back to HKG, this proved to be an unpopular move that they switched it back to sUA 772ERs.


sorry my mistake. I don't think HKG-SIN has ever been operated by the GUM based 738. HKD-SGN was originally on a 744 and later downgraded to the GUM based 738 with the 744 staying overnight in HKG and it was finally cancelled all together. When they stopped sending the 744 to HKG, then HKG-SIN changed to a 772ER
 
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Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:33 am

USAirALB wrote:
Polot wrote:
USAirALB wrote:
IIRC, they also did LHR-AMS with a 763 a couple seasons to protect a Heathrow slot.

SJO-GUA/MEX was also done with an A320.

I don’t remember LHR-AMS (although it’s possible they did) but UA definitely flew LHR-BRU on 777 to slot squat. It only ran a winter or two I think. This was probably late 2000s very early 2010s.

This route map from 2000 (http://www.departedflights.com/UA0700international.html) clearly displays LHR-AMS but I wonder if it could be a misprint.

AA ran LHR-BRU in the Winter as well with a 763 during that time. I believe both were during the 2008/2009 GFC.


I flew LHR-AMS so I am sure it operated at least before 2000.

I also flew TPE-NGO on UA, but that did not last long. Not sure if that was in the 90s or naughts.

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