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Old Apr 3, 19, 9:42 am
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Kacee
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Originally Posted by evanroberts View Post
It's odd that AKL is getting the new Polaris regularly, now gets Premium Plus, but the presumably higher yield Australian ports get the old seats.
UA doesn't fly 77Ws from LAX. And UA needs for operational reasons to be consistent with aircraft type to SYD, so both LAX and SFO utilize the 789.

And I'm not sure AKL isn't equivalent yielding. There is no real competition on that route (just JV partner NZ). I understand J fares are very consistently $8k plus. By contrast, you have DL, QF, and VA all competing into SYD.
Originally Posted by mrt88 View Post
Wonder if this will accelerate UA's plans w.r.t. Polaris on the 787-9?
No.
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