And Motley Fool's airline analyst is suggesting again that UA dump hubs in LAX and IAD.
https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/05/ ... no-se.aspx
Interesting UA's CLE-MCO will go less than daily. Not a good sign for a long time point to point route.Jump to post
Oh dear, here we go again...
https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/05/ ... no-se.aspx
The Motley Fool's airline writer is at it again. He's advocating UA dumps LAX and IAD hubs. He's written about this before.
I know bashing the UA facilities at IAD has been a past time here on this site. I remember 2 years ago I made a connection from LH to UA in IAD. It was my first time there. The facility was not memorable. It was not great. But it was very uncrowded and pleasant to use. Concessions were limited. The ...Jump to post
All great examples. With fatal accidents being so rare now, I am surprised few have discussed the most recent accidents at more length. Egypt Air in the Mediterranean. FlyDubai in Rostov on Don Air France 447 Air Asia Express Continental Express in BUF. I forgot.... The accident where the Brazilian ...Jump to post
"The tag to DOH couldn't save the route." Hahaha. Ever been to Doha? I have. It's small and sleepy. However it's lovely I might also add. The UA flight attendants I met told me they would carry 25 people to DOH on that 777. But others have said that a client wanted the route. It must have ...Jump to post
Thanks for this thread as always!Jump to post
Well, they really needed to dump the term "premium." It's overused. McDonalds now serves premium chicken sandwiches. At Wal Mart they sell premium bread. Premium bagels, too.
You get the idea.
I don't think it's a bad name at all.
To me, PS goes at the end of a letter.
Not long ago on flyertalk there was a thread asserting that the PS brand was going away. I figured somebody here would eventually pick up on that. Also more pmCO 757's with the BusinessFirst seating have been freed up recently. BFS was cut. IAD-MAN was cut. Also CCS lost the 757 with the configurati...Jump to post
It seems if you just look at the seat map on a given day, CTU seems to have more traffic than HGH. XIY is seasonal so it's hard to compare. Just counting full seats says nothing about other factors such as fares.
If the flights receive subsidies, it doesn't matter very much.
UA is still in ARN seasonally. Only OSL was dropped. I certainly think a seasonal flight from LAX to AKL or TLV might work (AKL for northern winter and TLV for the northern summer). CO and now UA have always done well in TLV especially. Last I heard Nigeria is still the largest economy in Africa. LO...Jump to post
TLV will not begin according to media sources.
http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-air- ... 1001187941
It is ironic that so soon after the market opens up, the marginal players have come and gone in a hurry, while the big players are coming right in and expanding without hesitation. What were they thinking? I am surprised by the negativity here by saying this route is not viable. UA is making a place...Jump to post
I am not surprised by this. A weekly flight hardly seems worth it. And now with competitors leaving, it seems perfectly logical.Jump to post
"UA has operated NYC-EZE for a long time." The way this is worded suggests UA is still in the market. It would be more correct to say that: "UA has been in this market in different periods of time in the past." This is a big deal. United has not opened a new long haul route for s...Jump to post
Oh, I didn't know an SV employee was on here. :) :) SV is not bad at all. I did have a bad experience one time, it got pretty wild in a bizarre situation. I gave them another chance. But I am still a customer. :) SV is really nice on North American flights. I don't think SV wants to be a real big pl...Jump to post
Oh dear JFK vs EWR. Here we go again. I remember when UA ran this route after the merger, after it was moved from IAD. The flight was often delayed 8 hours or more, or cancelled. Now that things are better, let's hope it does well. UA is doing well in EZE. IAH flights are 777 equipment. This is not ...Jump to post
Nice pictures. There is a new terminal open in RUH and it's also very nice. Speaking as one who has used the JED airport many times. The rest of the world has no idea how bad the current setup is. It's a real mess. It's a national disgrace the current JED airport, an airport unfit for a wealthy coun...Jump to post
I believe CO flew to BGI at one time. Maybe it was UA. It didn't last with them either.Jump to post
Yes, EY means union. But I know a lot of Arabic, but when I hear Etihad I always think United, so you are both kind of correct. I know a lot of Arabic but not fluent by a stretch. To me this is non news. These airlines are already in other alliances anyway. SV goes to IAD, LAX, and JFK. We know JFK ...Jump to post
Someone posted that UA can't be a major player in the NYC area without JFK. Well that is just laughable. They are a major player, possibly the leading player. But I wonder if they should have some flights out of JFK.Jump to post
6 years ago I took EY from JFK to AUH. The flight was only 1/2 full. About 1/2 the economy lavs were inoperable. This is not as rare as you think. Don't ask me why, I certainly didn't ask the crew.Jump to post
Well, regarding UA building up LGA-IAD. We knew the slots for RDU came from somewhere. Nothing was cut to start RDU. UA has said they want to boost the NYC area profile.Jump to post
Again, MH is still around despite their experience with multiple catastrophes that can't compare to this fiasco. But I am already seeing more news stories about people getting bumped and their problems, stories that would never make the news before. This has an effect on more than just UA. You are a...Jump to post
I mean if leaving JFK was a mistake, they can always go back. I fail to see the point. So now what?Jump to post
Is there a chance would would return to JFK?Jump to post
Remember this forum is not the traveling public. The road warriors are also in a different class. Then there are people that still think NW, CO, USAir, America West are still in business. A couple years ago I met a friend that I don't see very often. She is a savy traveler. She didn't know CO was no...Jump to post
Of course not everyone was going to follow them to EWR. I thought that not having all premium seats on SFO/LAX to EWR was just real dumb, while they had it to JFK. Real dumb.
I questioned if they couldn't maintain both.
No one is downplaying this incident. It is certainly bad for United and the industry was a whole. Who would think otherwise? But neither the Tulip or the Continental name are returning. The airline of the Tulip ain't around anymore. Neither is Continental. It is what it is. Lots of people here are t...Jump to post
Nice.. I took QR to Nairobi. I was only on narrowbody aircraft.Jump to post
I haven't gone through all these posts so I hope I am not repeating someone. CO tried IAH-JFK several times and always decided it wasn't worth it. They also flew CLE-JFK. Supposedly loads were okay but there were lots of foreign interline connections and CO got very little for flying pax to JFK to t...Jump to post
I hate to break this but Ecuador is in OPEC. In the article the author says UA should drop all oil related cities from IAH such as GIG, UIO, and CCS. I think it's very shortsighted. Fares are high to South America also.Jump to post
I don't have time right now to read and respond to the author's response. But I will in due time.
As I said, I imagine the author is a active consumer of this site. Taa Daa! I was right.
But I want to thank him for responding in this forum.
There is a lot of nonsense in this article and in this thread. Did you read his bio at the end of the story? He is an airline enthusiast and misses Northwest everyday. In other words this article could have been written by any avid reader of this site, in fact he probably reads this site and contrib...Jump to post