According to USA today, UA will have a one off 747 domestic flight.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 511694001/
I want to point out one thing.... Historically speaking JFK was the primary international gateway to the USA transatlantic. In the 80's, when traveling to Europe if it wasn't on PA or TW, it was via a foreign carrier through JFK. That was often the default thought process. I remember this vividly. T...Jump to post
DL seems to be doing just fine without serving the middle east or India. Just a thought.Jump to post
Pre merger UA was flying into CCS in the 90's, CO was not flying into CCS at the same time. This I remember. I remember in 1994 flying on CO's new route, IAH-BOG. At the time it was their only nonstop to South America. UIO and GYE were served via PTY on CO. CO also served Cali and Barranquilla via S...Jump to post
Yes, ironic I was just watching CNN, and they are broadcasting from Cucuta, Colombia, showing all the poor folks coming for food and medical attention overwhelming available resources. I know the media conflates things and can't always be trusted, but it sounds pretty bad. I know UA is gone so why b...Jump to post
Ironic, but there is another video on youtube showing UA's last flight to CCS, Premerger UA, when UA dropped CCS the first time. There is a video showing their last, final flight to MIA back in the day (inherited from PA obviously). Now there is this video posted above, with UA dropping CCS (as acqu...Jump to post
What are all of UA's FA bases?
Why does this process take so long?
RyanGuru, In fact I do remember CO launching a focus city in LGA. Probably no one remembers here because it lasted a whole minute. I believe that in that one minute the FAA had lifted slots at LGA. It didn't last very long.Jump to post
Does anyone else remember when the US carriers were trying to get access to Tokyo Haneda daylight slots? UA was trying to get a slot for a flight to EWR. However their partner ANA already had a daytime Haneda flight but it was to JFK. I recall how adamant the a.net crowd was that EWR and JFK served ...Jump to post
I am surprised UA didn't even bother to do the flight once or twice a week. Besides UA would be able to return if they paid off the right people I am sure. But with things not getting better, they are just forgetting about it. The other show might drop with DL. Malev, do you work in the airline busi...Jump to post
The problems in Venezuela goes deeper than just "socialism." If you really want to be technical, the USA has elements of socialism and isn't purely capitalist anyway. Plenty of petro states don't have food riots either. But that aside. Midweek flights to Venezuela on UA often only have 40 ...Jump to post
Thanks Enliria, always interesting. On another note, enliria you predicted not long ago when UA added the AUA stop to CCS, you predicted this might be the beginning of the end for that route. How right you were.Jump to post
Well once the nation recovers or there is serious change, they will have to let back in airlines that left the way I see it. The problem is when that'll be. They can't be isolated forever. It is telling how bad things are when UA leaves. UA is a stalwart to Latin America from the USA, and has always...Jump to post
Yes, Saudi Arabia is a petro state, as are other countries like Qatar. But they are not in this same situation. This is not really about the oil. It is a sad day. UA and CO had long histories in the country. And the situation is not improving. That is the key. UA would stay if this were temporary. T...Jump to post
No. This is not a surprise. The flight only goes sometimes with 30 or 40 people. The flight is daily now. The flight was a 757 recently. Then switched to a 737 with a stop in CCS.
But the government has said any airline dropping CCS during the crisis will never come back.
Yes, of course a new livery will come in the long term. My economics teacher always told us that "in the long term we're all dead." Many people have already forgotten the tulip, forgotten TWA, forgotten the meatball, etc. But I know this is all just fun and games. There are people working ...Jump to post
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