|Quoting jfk777 (Reply 35):|
DO BA, Virgin, Cathay, JAL, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, ANA, TAM, Emirates, Ethihad, Qatar or Air Canada fly 757 to LHR ? No way in hell they do. IF those world airlines don't United who tries to be a " world class airline" should follow their example.
, Virgin, Cathay, JAL, Qantas, Singapore, ANA, TAM, Emirates, Ethihad, Qatar or Air Canada have more than 7 hubs to feed LHR
traffic? Nope. UA
has 7 hubs, four of which are in the four largest cities in the United States, and all four have LHR
service. Why do people think they need a A380 on every one of their LHR
flights out of every hub?
|Quoting jfk777 (Reply 72):|
Continental was far more successful then United and it flew 777 from Houston to London. Nothing has changed so much that some flights shouldn't have 777 on the route. Oil is booming, its not as if Houston economy is going the way of Detroit's.
By what metric? You mean after CO
's 2nd bankruptcy they were occasionally profitable, no more or no less, than the rest of the airline industry? You mean they carried more people..oh no wait that was Delta, American, United, Southwest and USAirways.
|Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 74):|
The 777's will be switched over to other routes where they presumably will make more money for UA. South America in particular is an area ripe for expansion both in upgauging current routes and opening up new ones.
LatAm flying is hot right now. LHR
/Europe is not. Until the Euro debt crisis stops sending the entire continent into upheaval, European flying will be down (for reference, see Delta).