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What Route(s) do you wish UA Flew [Master thread 2016 onward].

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This thread was nearing 1500 posts, spanning over 4 years.

We have split the discussion into: 1) this master thread which covers the discussion from January 2016 to the current; and 2) the pre-2016 posts which are now found here:
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Old Oct 4, 18, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by UA_Flyer View Post


Probably difficult for UA to compete with CX A350 service (great aircraft to fly btw). Just look at how CX dominates HKG-LAX and also the multiple flights from HKG to JFK.

One possibility (also remote) for UA to consider IAD-HKG is that CX does not have the feeder traffic from AA as it has in LAX and JFK.

I'd be thrilled if they could make IAD-HKG work, but yeah, I just don't see them doing it. It would make getting to southeast Asia from IAD a lot easier (not having to take 7+ hour flights in NH knee-crusher Y or regional J from NRT would be great).
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Old Oct 4, 18, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by exerda View Post
I'd be thrilled if they could make IAD-HKG work, but yeah, I just don't see them doing it. It would make getting to southeast Asia from IAD a lot easier (not having to take 7+ hour flights in NH knee-crusher Y or regional J from NRT would be great).
It is a great route to SEA, but the connection banks can be tough, especially on they way back to North America.

ORD/EWR -> HKG -> BKK is great. (Though usually has to be on separate tickets for me)

BKK->HKG->ORD/EWR is a lot tougher due to schedules...

EWR/ORD/IAD/Anywhere -> SFO -> BKK, all on United metal....now that would be awesome.

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Old Oct 4, 18, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by JimInOhio View Post
It's hard to see UA starting EWR - VIE when their *A cousin already flies the route. Also, didn't CO once operate a EWR - BRS flight?
By the same token, UA is flyiing successfully EWR/IAD/SFO-ZRH & EWR/IAD-GVA - despite their LX "partner".
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Old Oct 4, 18, 11:59 am
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LAX-ATL... maybe with E75s or A319s...
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Old Oct 4, 18, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
By the same token, UA is flyiing successfully EWR/IAD/SFO-ZRH & EWR/IAD-GVA - despite their LX "partner".
LX doesn't fly from GVA to any UA city. You're right about the others but those routes have been in existence for many years and obviously can support the traffic. Isn't this about new routes?
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Old Oct 4, 18, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by JimInOhio View Post
LX doesn't fly from GVA to any UA city. You're right about the others but those routes have been in existence for many years and obviously can support the traffic. Isn't this about new routes?
Well...to get into semantics - the thread title is about wihch routes UA flies. Doesn't have to be a brand-new one; it could be one that was flown in the past.

I would be a big fan of EWR-VIE, but I do think it's unlikely to happen. The fact that OS is intentionally removing J seats from the 763s suggests that it was too easy of an award find and could not support paid J travel at current capacity. I also wouldn't mind UA because I absolutely hated the OS J seats when I flew them earlier this year.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
That's one of those totally counter-intuitive routes where ATL-CPT is actually 300 miles longer flight than EWR-CPT. ATL quite a bit farther west than EWR.

Fascinating!!
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Old Oct 7, 18, 1:25 am
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Originally Posted by 764toHI View Post
LAX-ATL... maybe with E75s or A319s...
Frontier, Spirit, AA, SW, and of course DL.
Not sure how much market is left for anyone else. And those are going to be low margin fares with 2 ULCC's.
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Old Oct 10, 18, 5:01 pm
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TUL-IAD or EWR
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Old Oct 10, 18, 5:27 pm
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TUL-IAD or EWR
I think demand would be satisfied by a Cessna Caravan, but UAX doesn't fly 'em.

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Old Oct 13, 18, 7:31 pm
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LAS from/to competitor hubs such as PHX, SEA, DFW, MSP. I wonder if constant trade shows could fill direct flights for UA.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 11:09 am
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EWR-JNB or EWR-CPT would be great. Currently taking SFO-FRA or SFO-LHR and then flying Lufthansa or BA to those cities.
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Old Oct 20, 18, 7:05 am
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Looks like TK is (re)starting EWR-IST, so that can be struck from anyone’s list.
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Old Oct 20, 18, 8:00 am
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Since we’re dreaming...

FLG-{DEN, LAX, SFO}
GLP-DEN
GUM-{LAX, SFO}
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Old Oct 21, 18, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by kale73 View Post
Since we’re dreaming...

FLG-{DEN, LAX, SFO}
GLP-DEN
GUM-{LAX, SFO}
GUM would be tough, simply because.... Does it count as a "polaris" flight since it's domestic? Do you get access to the lounge for that 14 hour flight? Lol
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