Has HKG-SIN-HKG being discontinued?

Old Nov 17, 16, 9:47 am
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Has HKG-SIN-HKG being discontinued?

I was looking to fly from SIN-HKG as part of RTW in late January and found the UA flight did not show up.


Went to United.com did a one-way dummy booking and only SQ flights showed up. I note UA ending HKG-SGN services,but did not read about HKG-SIN being discontinued.

Has UA made official announcement? Will this be temporary or permanent?
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Old Nov 17, 16, 9:51 am
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Looks like it's not flying for those days around Chinese New Year.
It's back after that. Shows up for me except Jan 27-30
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Old Nov 17, 16, 10:13 am
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Also, not sure about this route specifically, but lots of Asia/Europe flights, even the dailies, don't run daily around the US holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. I think some Easter, as well. So is it possible you are looking on a day that it might not run? Have you checked a day around it?

Another possibility is they may be holding back seats for those flying back to the US. Typically, they might sell higher fares only on the HKG-SIN, and leave the lower fares for connecting only, but there's no reason why they couldn't 0 out SIN-HKG, but keep it open for those as part of a longer itinerary, say, SIN-HKG-SFO.
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Old Nov 17, 16, 2:58 pm
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Just the usual holidays being skipped due to low traffic: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and CNY.

Code:
  flt  | orig | dest | eqp | departs  |    from    |     to     |  days   
-------+------+------+-----+----------+------------+------------+---------
 UA896 | SIN  | HKG  | 777 | 05:45:00 | 2016-11-01 | 2016-11-23 | MTWRFSU
 UA896 | SIN  | HKG  | 777 | 05:45:00 | 2016-11-25 | 2016-12-24 | MTWRFSU
 UA896 | SIN  | HKG  | 777 | 05:45:00 | 2016-12-27 | 2017-01-27 | MTWRFSU
 UA896 | SIN  | HKG  | 777 | 05:45:00 | 2017-02-01 | 2017-03-25 | MTWRFSU
 UA896 | SIN  | HKG  | 777 | 06:00:00 | 2017-03-26 | 2017-10-28 | MTWRFSU
 UA896 | SIN  | HKG  | 777 | 05:45:00 | 2017-10-29 | 2017-10-31 | MT    U
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