Old Jan 25, 19, 11:35 am
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npei
 
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SJC-IAD

Originally Posted by bman1002 View Post
SJC-IAD

Would certainly help me reduce the amount of time I spend on 101
Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
I believe United used to fly this. They've been bringing back formerly cancelled SJC routes so I think it's quite possible it'll come back.
Originally Posted by bman1002 View Post
That would be great to see, but since they dropped EWR-SJC I am not holding my breath for it.
Originally Posted by halls120 View Post
I miss this flight. It was so much more convenient than flying into SFO.
I sat next to UA SJC gm (Rick) during one of my SJC-DEN-BOS flights before Xmas. We talked about likelihood for SJC-LAX , SJC-IAD, SJC-EWR (reinstate) as I prefer SJC smoother operations vs. SFO ATC situations. He said UA only owns 1 gate in SJC and often “borrow” landing gates from other airlines to juggle schedules. He mentioned HQ does assign priority to new route(s) based on business catalyst or competitive response. SJC-EWR was quickly created in response to AS attacking EWR hub, but given the generally lower yields on both AS and UA SJC-EWR flights, and UA needing the planes for other routes, HQ decided to drop it.

With Amazon HQ2 in Crystal City as business catalyst, and UA gate-challenged at SFO-DCA while SFO-IAD has many flights, it is plausible SJC-IAD may be prioritized in 2H2019. I sure hope AS add SJC-IAD to induce UA to add this route even faster
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