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2nd daily UA IAH-NRT? (UA back to 1 flight Jan-31-15, ANA Starting 77W in June 2015)

2nd daily UA IAH-NRT? (UA back to 1 flight Jan-31-15, ANA Starting 77W in June 2015)

Old Jun 3, 14, 5:30 pm
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Looks like one of the major positives is that these flights utilize pmCO 772s rather than the pmUA birds with those ridiculous middle seats in "C".
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Old Jun 3, 14, 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Bonehead View Post
Looks like one of the major positives is that these flights utilize pmCO 772s rather than the pmUA birds with those ridiculous middle seats in "C".
And that is pure opinion.
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Old Jun 3, 14, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by LASUA1K View Post
And that is pure opinion.
But one that many if not most would share

Hm, 2-4-2 or 2-2-2 seating
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Old Jun 3, 14, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
But one that many if not most would share

Hm, 2-4-2 or 2-2-2 seating
Mostly irrelevant as long as you're not in the middle two

(I had forgotton actually how much more plush the sUA seat is too)
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Old Jun 3, 14, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
Mostly irrelevant as long as you're not in the middle two
Well, I kind of like direct aisle access of sCO's middle two
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Old Jun 3, 14, 8:10 pm
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Originally Posted by kenziid3 View Post
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UA Insider has just informed me that to search and book award travel within Japan on-line you must search "one way" travel, and round trip can be booked thru the call center.
Now this is what I call "Flyer Friendly". Presumably when you go through a call center you get hit with the phone booking fee (unless elite of course).
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Old Jun 3, 14, 8:57 pm
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An interesting note is that many of the UA/*A MR deals in the past few months have been via NRT. For example X-NRT-CGK and X-NRT-SIN. It might be nothing, just mentioning it.

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Old Jun 3, 14, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
Well, I kind of like direct aisle access of sCO's middle two
Direct access is great but when the seat is hard, tray table very weak and the seat is too short for a 6 foot 2 person, I'll take that middle. And I love flying backwards!!! Helps me sleep!
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Old Jun 3, 14, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by LASUA1K View Post
And I love flying backwards!!! Helps me sleep!
Agreed at least for the 747. The 747 seems to be pitched up 3 or 4 degrees even in level flight, which makes a fully flat front-facing seat incredibly uncomfortable for me, since my head is lower than my feet. Flying backwards solves this issue.
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Old Jun 4, 14, 12:59 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
The IAH-NRT route makes great sense for latin america connections. It also takes the pressure off the IAH-SFO feeders, which often fill early, and I suspect this costs UA some revenue.

That said, UA is clearly having some trouble filling its NRT flights. SFO-NRT is also an upgrade bonanza. Today's UA852 is booked only 29/52 in J and that's a pretty normal state of affairs right now. We'll see what happens when they move one of the two dailies to HND.
Could DEN-NRT, which based on load and ticket pricing in the ties I have poled around looking at fares appears to be a raging success, commanding a 20-25% premium on any itinerary that includes DEN-NRT leg vs ***-NRT, be drawing away some of the IAH-NRT traffic?

I know I ran DEN-IAH-NRT a few times before DEN-NRT came online.
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Old Jun 4, 14, 5:38 am
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Originally Posted by LASUA1K View Post
And that is pure opinion.
If there is a middle seat, it should be a free upgrade. Even though I am 6' 2".
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Old Jun 4, 14, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by tyroner View Post
An interesting note is that many of the UA/*A MR deals in the past few months have been via NRT. For example X-NRT-CGK and X-NRT-SIN. It might be nothing, just mentioning it.
And for me, the best pricing has always been to book via IAH. My ORD-IAH-NRT-CGK was much less expensive than ORD-NRT-CGK or ORD-SFO-NRT-CGK.
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Old Aug 11, 14, 10:51 pm
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Was looking for award travel from NRT to EZE and UA 2 NRT-IAH now shows as a 787 ( at least on Feb 3 ) instead of a triple 7. Not sure if that is the added "2nd" flight but in any case would mean a reduction in seats, no?
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Old Aug 11, 14, 10:57 pm
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IIRC, it was downgraded seasonally to 787 plus not 7 days a week.

Supposedly will return to 7 days a week and 777 in spring.
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Old Aug 12, 14, 2:58 am
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Originally Posted by Bonehead View Post
Looks like one of the major positives is that these flights utilize pmCO 772s rather than the pmUA birds with those ridiculous middle seats in "C".
Totally. First class on those amazing pmCO 772s is amazing as well.
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