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Old Feb 12, 20, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by bcard519 View Post
I know they will never do It because of the Alliance with AC, but YOW to IAH or DEN. I hate going via YYZ. Itís nicer clearing customs in YOW.
UA does not have antitrust immunity with AC on trans-border flights. It would be illegal for UA to decide not to start YOW-IAH or YOW-DEN because of anything AC said / wanted.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 11:23 pm
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
SFO-BOM on GCM is over 8400 miles with a route going right over the Himalayas. Simply
put, a 77W canít do it, and even a 789 would be severely restricted (if it could do it at all).
I guess I won't be getting my SFO-BOM flight. This flight would sell out on the daily if it operated, but airplanes are indeed the restricting factor. LAX-BOM is the dream but that's too much to ask for.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 11:50 pm
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I guess I won't be getting my SFO-BOM flight. This flight would sell out on the daily if it operated, but airplanes are indeed the restricting factor. LAX-BOM is the dream but that's too much to ask for.
The A359 might be able to do it in a low-density configuration. The 777-200LR probably could also.

The problem isn't selling the tickets: it's selling them profitably. There is a ton of competition on routes to India, and while there's no denying that SFO-BOM would be very popular for customers commuting between those two cities, there's still an extra stop for a lot of passengers -- and if you're stopping anyway, you may as well connect in AUH, DXB, or DOH, particularly if it saves a lot of money.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by LXFlyer View Post
For YOW-ORD, that article says "50 seaters" but is that ERJ-145 or CRJ-550? (or CRJ-220...)

That flight is coming back just a month after I needed it
In the past it has been ERJ-145 x3 daily.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 10:07 am
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AA starting SEA-BLR...interesting route. Unfortunately I donít think UA can make SFO-BLR, and probably not enough demand to makE EWR-BLR work on top of their DEL and BOM routes.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
AA starting SEA-BLR...interesting route. Unfortunately I donít think UA can make SFO-BLR, and probably not enough demand to makE EWR-BLR work on top of their DEL and BOM routes.
Shame on UA. How long has this thread been suggesting BLR... SEA to BLR combined with Alaska joining One World makes that an interesting option. UA could have easily done SFO-BLR, with a fuel stop in SEA, while also picking up some MSFT employees in J. Not sure who is MSFT's preferred int'l partner, but if AA wasn't on that list, they certainly will be added, for at least the BLR route. Poor execution by UA defending their west coast APAC routes...
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Old Feb 13, 20, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by spartacusmcfly View Post
Shame on UA. How long has this thread been suggesting BLR... SEA to BLR combined with Alaska joining One World makes that an interesting option. UA could have easily done SFO-BLR, with a fuel stop in SEA, while also picking up some MSFT employees in J.
....?

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Poor execution by UA defending their west coast APAC routes...
So, AA announces one route, which may never operate, based upon feed from partners, and it's "Shame on UA" for not "defending their routes?" This has zero to do with UA; the "fuel stop" idea is completely antithetical to UA's approach over the past several years.

This is a shot at DL, who's been trying to build a SEA hub, not UA.

AA has shown no ability whatsoever to make money in the Indian market. SEA-BLR might work -- or, it might go the way of UA's LAX-SIN route; too many blocked seats to be profitable. But it's not going to affect UA at all.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
Not just announced - the DEN upgauges have been there for a few weeks.

If there was another international route out of Denver, I think it goes to somewhere else (CDG would be my guess).
Norwegian currently flies DEN-CDG (seasonally), I don't think the market would support two daily non-stops.

With AMS, I did read it is the top international destination out of DEN without non-stop service, there is a lot of tech and finance in AMS that could support business travel, where CDG would be more leisure.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
....SEA-BLR might work -- or, it might go the way of UA's LAX-SIN route; too many blocked seats to be profitable. But it's not going to affect UA at all.
It's niave to think it'll have no impact on United. MSFT alone has 6,500 employees in southern India. Lots of SEA folks connect via SFO to get to India. Also, I don't think you have to block any seats to BLR from SEA. A full 789 should clear the Himalayas.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by spartacusmcfly View Post
It's niave to think it'll have no impact on United. MSFT alone has 6,500 employees in southern India. Lots of SEA folks connect via SFO to get to India. Also, I don't think you have to block any seats to BLR from SEA. A full 789 should clear the Himalayas.
So what? UA wasn't going to fly SEA-BLR anyway so let someone else do it.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by spartacusmcfly View Post
It's niave to think it'll have no impact on United. MSFT alone has 6,500 employees in southern India. Lots of SEA folks connect via SFO to get to India.
If those MSFT employees weren't already UA fliers (they probably weren't out of SEA), then this isn't going to have an impact on UA. If they are UA fliers, I don't think one route is going to sway them.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by JimInOhio View Post
So what? UA wasn't going to fly SEA-BLR anyway so let someone else do it.
Can't reach BLR from SFO, so UA could have done it with a 30 minute fuel stop in SEA. And in the process, you lock up another Apple-like corporate account that has 6,500 people in Southern India. Great companies cannibalize themselves, befrore the competition does it. AA from SEA with a powerful Alaska feeder will be formidable on that route.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by spartacusmcfly View Post
Can't reach BLR from SFO, so UA could have done it with a 30 minute fuel stop in SEA. And in the process, you lock up another Apple-like corporate account that has 6,500 people in Southern India. Great companies cannibalize themselves, befrore the competition does it. AA from SEA with a powerful Alaska feeder will be formidable on that route.
No, great companies don't chase after things like this. Do you know how many MSFT people travel between SEA and BLR each day?
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Old Feb 13, 20, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by spartacusmcfly View Post
Can't reach BLR from SFO, so UA could have done it with a 30 minute fuel stop in SEA.
A what? Ah, now I know who writes the ETDs I see in FLIFO every time a flight diverts.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by HNLbasedFlyer View Post
If those MSFT employees weren't already UA fliers (they probably weren't out of SEA), then this isn't going to have an impact on UA. If they are UA fliers, I don't think one route is going to sway them.
How were those MSFT employees getting to India? It was either UA or Air India via SFO. Or some inefficient connection via Europe or Asia. You don't think a non-stop directly to souther India trumps those options?

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A what? Ah, now I know who writes the ETDs I see in FLIFO every time a flight diverts.
English please.

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