HKG - NRT by UA

Old Apr 18, 12, 7:06 am
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HKG - NRT by UA

I did search on the star alliance site for the flight between HKG and NRT,
but it didn't show UA's flights (UA78 and 79).
Do you know any reason (or any tip to make it appear ?).
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Old Apr 18, 12, 8:39 am
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Random date in June - at least the flights seem still to exist, but on a 738

[KVS Availability Tool 6.9.8/Diamond - Amadeus: Timetable/NL-BCDF]
Code:
HKG  Hong Kong Intl HK [VHHH]
NRT  Tokyo Narita JP [RJAA]
WED  20 Jun 2012 - 27 Jun 2012

Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Frequency | Dur'n | Dep T | Arr T | Effect | Ending | Exceptions
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ----------------------------------------------------------------
UA         78      HKG   10:15     NRT   15:20     738  0   1234567     04:05       1       1   09 Jun   28 Jun
[KVS Availability Tool 6.9.8/Diamond - Amadeus: Timetable/NL-BCDF]
Code:
NRT  Tokyo Narita JP [RJAA]
HKG  Hong Kong Intl HK [VHHH]
WED  20 Jun 2012 - 27 Jun 2012

Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Frequency | Dur'n | Dep T | Arr T | Effect | Ending | Exceptions
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ----------------------------------------------------------------
UA         79      NRT   17:25     HKG   21:40     738  0   1234567     05:15       1       1   08 Jun   29 Jun
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Old Apr 18, 12, 9:44 am
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Unterwegs, thanks for replying.

Yes, they do exist and are bookable, for example, on united.com .
But they don't appear on staralliance.com, which is a problem,
for example, when using their fare calculator (such as RTW) and that
made me wondering why.
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Old Apr 19, 12, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by LosPenguinosII View Post
Unterwegs, thanks for replying.

Yes, they do exist and are bookable, for example, on united.com .
But they don't appear on staralliance.com, which is a problem,
for example, when using their fare calculator (such as RTW) and that
made me wondering why.
Could be that they are ashamed running a US domestic plane when everybody has a widebody with real business class? ANA would be better choice anyhow?
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Old Apr 19, 12, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by Unterwegs View Post
Could be that they are ashamed running a US domestic plane when everybody has a widebody with real business class? ANA would be better choice anyhow?
CO (oops, UA) has no sense of shame.
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Old Apr 19, 12, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by Unterwegs View Post
Could be that they are ashamed running a US domestic plane when everybody has a widebody with real business class? ANA would be better choice anyhow?
Originally Posted by 1kBill View Post
CO (oops, UA) has no sense of shame.
There are a fair number of international 737/A320 routes run out of NRT/HND with craptastic business class, in *A. I can think of several on CA and OZ now, NH has some mid-haul 737-700 routes from time to time and certainly the C on their 763 is nothing special at all.

Sure I'm disappointed that UA doesn't have a premium plane on the NRT-HKG route because it's an easy route for me to score my 4x UA metal segments to maintain elite status but I'm happy that they at least have the route now, the schedule is pretty decent compared to all *A except NH. (NH does allow leaving TYO later Friday evening and returning later in the afternoon from HKG on Sunday)

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Old Apr 20, 12, 9:30 am
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I agree, using B737 on routes like NRT-HKG/GUM is a shame, but I hope
they'll make it better (like they introduced E+ on former CO planes
after the merger).

I also agree dvs7310, it's nice to have these routes, because,
for example, some of upgrades used to expire before, but now they can
be used these routes.
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