Seasonal DEN - LHR added

Old Jul 26, 17, 10:20 am
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Seasonal DEN - LHR added

http://newsroom.united.com/2017-07-26-Mile-High-City-Receives-Royal-Treatment-for-Uniteds-80th-Birthday-in-Denver-Nonstop-Service-Between-Denver-and-London
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Old Jul 26, 17, 10:24 am
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The season appears to be summer, so presumably they're going after the US market, not European skiers.

beginning March 24, 2018 through October 26, 2018
UA27 leaves DEN at 5:35 PM and arrives at LHR at 9:40 AM the next morning.
UA28 leaves LHR at 11:40 AM and arrives at DEN at 2:30 PM the same day.

PS: They appear to have loaded inventory down to the discount fare classes, and I see quite a bit of R space. Those of you who have already re-qualified for 1K may want to take a look...

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Old Jul 26, 17, 10:33 am
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Perhaps this means there is a chance at a Polaris lounge in DEN?
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Old Jul 26, 17, 10:35 am
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Would be great to have it move to full year. With Norwegian edging into the DEN-London (LGW) market, UA seems poised to battle back LCC, both International and domestic.

This is a perfect route for the 787-8.

Does UA have to give up a frequency from another hub to make this work?
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Old Jul 26, 17, 10:35 am
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Where are they getting the extra LHR slot? Are they reducing EWR>LHR flights back to 5 daily?
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Old Jul 26, 17, 10:59 am
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Where are they getting the extra LHR slot? Are they reducing EWR>LHR flights back to 5 daily?
I don't see any reductions filed yet.
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Old Jul 26, 17, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
The season appears to be summer, so presumably they're going after the US market, not European skiers.



UA27 leaves DEN at 5:35 PM and arrives at LHR at 9:40 AM the next morning.
UA28 leaves LHR at 11:40 AM and arrives at DEN at 2:30 PM the same day.

PS: They appear to have loaded inventory down to the discount fare classes, and I see quite a bit of R space. Those of you who have already re-qualified for 1K may want to take a look...
Welcome back. An easy upgrade when the pmUA 777-200 was used.
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Old Jul 26, 17, 11:34 am
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Interesting that there doesn't seem to be any ability to book FF tickets, even at the standard rate. Is this typical for new routes?
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Old Jul 26, 17, 11:56 am
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What would happen if an enterprising FTer booked some R space on these flights, and then they were not implemented due to slot availability or whatever other requlatory approvals were needed not coming through?
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Old Jul 26, 17, 12:08 pm
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I was going to lament the loss of MRY-DEN as this would have been lovely, but IIRC the schedule wouldn't have made the outbound connection without a 6h layover.
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Old Jul 26, 17, 12:10 pm
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Of course, SK pretty much doesn't fly in the middle of the day to get me to Scandinavia from LHR. Not be looking forward to a 4+ hour layover.
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Old Jul 26, 17, 12:34 pm
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What would happen if an enterprising FTer booked some R space on these flights, and then they were not implemented due to slot availability or whatever other requlatory approvals were needed not coming through?
Unlikely that any approvals won't come through; there aren't really any needed other than a rubber stamp.

But if the flight is canceled after bookings are made UA will treat it like any other similar scenario. Refund or rebook on an alternate itinerary.
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Old Jul 26, 17, 12:40 pm
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Where are they getting the extra LHR slot? Are they reducing EWR>LHR flights back to 5 daily?
Just got confirmation from the company. EWR reduces to 5x next summer to allow the new DEN-LHR service to be added.

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Old Jul 26, 17, 12:43 pm
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Very welcome addition for DEN, and when the 788 is retrofitted with the Polaris hard-product, would be hard to choose BA over this.
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Old Jul 26, 17, 1:09 pm
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I flew DEN-LHR back in 2008 on my first trip to London. I'm still plotting my return to Denver and one of these days I'll figure out how to move back.

If anyone is playing follow the slot it went: 3rd IAH-LHR, 2nd LAX-LHR (canceled before ever flying), 6th EWR-LHR, to now DEN-LHR.
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