Max Q
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Why doesn’t UA have a non stop between TPA and LAX ?

Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:23 am

Looking at travel arrangements I was
very surprised to see non stop service
on this route is non existent on United
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Re: Why doesn’t UA have a non stop between TPA and LAX ?

Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:38 am

The leading cause would be the same reason AA doesn't have non-stop service in the market:

TPA - LAX is 2,158 mi
TPA - IAH - LAX is 2,166 mi or 8 mi longer than the non-stop
TPA - DFW - LAX is 2,164 mi or 6 mi longer than the non-stop

Combine that with:
(1) the flight being very long thus tying up an aircraft for the majority of a day,
(2) non-stop competitors already on the route,
(3) the local market is only 1/3 the size of MCO-LAX and 1/5 the size of MIA/FLL-LAX (which they don't serve)
and it's really not shocking that they don't fly that route non-stop.
 
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Re: Why doesn’t UA have a non stop between TPA and LAX ?

Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:20 pm

AA did previously fly the route in competition w/DL who has flown the route for several years.
UA more logically added TPA-SFO which no airline had flown and that route was a top request for many years.
 
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Re: Why doesn’t UA have a non stop between TPA and LAX ?

Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:45 pm

Max Q wrote:
Looking at travel arrangements I was
very surprised to see non stop service
on this route is non existent on United


Probably because both Delta and Southwest serve this route and together they meet the demand. United would be one airline too many.

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