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Will UA relaunch LAX-AKL/HKG with 787.

Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:34 am

Why hasn't UA relaunched LAX-AKL/HKG with 787 yet?
 
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Re: Will UA relaunch LAX-AKL/HKG with 787.

Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:02 am

Apparently UA has maxed out its gate space at LAX. It would be great to see these routes come back; perhaps also LAX-CDG/FRA. Let's see if UA gains authority to operate LAX-HND.
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Re: Will UA relaunch LAX-AKL/HKG with 787.

Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:16 am

As per the last time you've asked this question, Google and Airliners.net search is your friend on why UA isn't operating those routes.

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Re: Will UA relaunch LAX-AKL/HKG with 787.

Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:36 am

LAX-HKG is served 33x a week, when I last counted in December, and prices are very low. It would be dumb for UA to join that mess.
 
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Re: Will UA relaunch LAX-AKL/HKG with 787.

Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:45 am

I could see LAX-AKL at some point depending on which way partner NZ go with a 77W replacement, I could potentially see a seasonal UA service to top up NZ’s as part of their JV.
 
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Re: Will UA relaunch LAX-AKL/HKG with 787.

Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:09 am

ZK-NBT wrote:
I could see LAX-AKL at some point depending on which way partner NZ go with a 77W replacement, I could potentially see a seasonal UA service to top up NZ’s as part of their JV.

Or maybe LAX - CHC, similar to how the CX-NZ JV launched HKG - CHC?

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Re: Will UA relaunch LAX-AKL/HKG with 787.

Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:12 pm

United;s west coast strength is at SFO, LAX to Auckland is well served by Air New Zealand double daily 77W & AA 787. LAX to Hong Kong is also well flown by Cathay Pacific, UA is better served by flying from their current hubs of SFO, ORD and Newark. If UA was to expand HKG flights Houston could be a great new gateway.
 
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Re: Will UA relaunch LAX-AKL/HKG with 787.

Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:52 pm

And insiders with knowledge of the LAX-SIN operation explained that the 789 was marginal for that route - it was at the edge of its capability. There seems to be less of an issue on the shorter SFO route. Maybe ask the question again when United gets its A350s...

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