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sokolov Jan 18, 16 1:53 am

What Route(s) do you wish UA Flew [Master thread 2016 onward].
 
WhateverinNorthAmerica to VIEnna, Austria.

And direct competition to Air Canada Rouge, for example from LAS. Canadians are looking for alternatives there.

DA201 Jan 31, 16 7:04 pm

Potential New SFO Routes After SIN
 
Now that United has announced nonstop SFO-SIN service, SFO will gain four new United long haul nonstop destinations in 2016, SIN, TLV, AKL, and XIY. It is unlikely United will announce any more new nonstop services from SFO this year, but they still plan to increase the amount of flights at SFO for at least the next few years. That got me thinking on what new long haul destinations will be announced for 2017/18 (especially 2018 since UA starts receiving its 35 A350-1000's in 2018).

SFO-BKK: UA used to fly NRT-BKK before it decided to just have NH operate the route. A pretty good amount of travelers between BKK and the US.

SFO-SGN: UA flies to SGN from HKG, so canceling SGN-HKG and flying instead SGN-SFO isn't unrealistic.

SFO-MNL: UA flies from MNL to GUM, ROR, and TKK, and currently connects passengers from the US mainland through NRT onto NH metal to fly to MNL. There is a lot of traffic between the US and MNL, Delta currently flies a 747 between MNL and its NRT hub, and PR already flies SFO-MNL nonstop.

SFO-CAN: Guangzhou is a major city in China, but no US airline has a nonstop to CAN because of China Southern's massive operation, which already flies CAN-SFO on a 787. With UA being the most daring of the US airlines in Asia, wouldn't be surprising for them to try a nonstop route in the near future.

SFO-BOM: San Francisco has one of the largest Indian populations of any US city (second largest after NYC if including San Jose). AI recently started a SFO-DEL flight, so avoiding competition and flying to India's largest city seems like the best option for an Indian flight.

If UA wanted to try two routes just a tad farther than SFO-SIN, since the A350-1000 can fly 355 nmi farther than the 787-9, then SFO-KUL and SFO-CGK could be possible.

transportprof Jan 31, 16 7:32 pm

What about SFO-BNE? If AC can make a nonstop from YVR work to BNE, then UA should open up direct flights to Australia's third biggest city, too.

Kmxu Jan 31, 16 7:34 pm

sfo-bribane; sfo-wuhan, sfo-xiamen,sfo-hangzhou,sfo-chonqing,sfo-taizhong,sfo-busan,sfo-fukuoka, some of them just twice-a-week routes or seasonal routes. 787-8 be deployed, instead of 787-9.

PsiFighter37 Jan 31, 16 7:35 pm

Given the current turmoil in the Chinese economy, if be surprised if there's another Chinese route.

I know folks here have been clamping for BKK, but I feel like an India route would make a lot of sense.

mahasamatman Jan 31, 16 7:42 pm


Originally Posted by DA201 (Post 26112588)
SFO-BOM: San Francisco has one of the largest Indian populations of any US city (second largest after NYC if including San Jose). AI recently started a SFO-DEL flight, so avoiding competition and flying to India's largest city seems like the best option for an Indian flight.

I actually think BLR makes more sense based on many Bay Area business models.

NikoLGA Jan 31, 16 9:01 pm

EWR-BGR. It's a route I fly a lot, and since US Express left, there is no Star Alliance route from NYC-BGR.

transportprof Jan 31, 16 9:16 pm


Originally Posted by NikoGoutakolis (Post 26113049)
EWR-BGR. It's a route I fly a lot, and since US Express left, there is no Star Alliance route from NYC-BGR.

Except southbound in the winter, when the 757s doing TATL duty run low on fuel. :p

JayhawkCO Jan 31, 16 11:58 pm

I'm going to pick a weird one:

IAH-LAD-JNB

I have no doubt that United could run a IAH-LAD flight better than Son Air/Atlas Air, and doing an onward flight to make more African connections possible seems like it would be profitable to me. Luanda is almost a direct stop on the Great Circle from IAH-JNB also. Run it three times a week and crush the SonAir flight.

Chris

bmwe92fan Feb 1, 16 1:15 am

I'd take anything to the Nordics - Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway - not picky....

swiftaw Feb 1, 16 1:52 am

ORD-MAN would be very useful for me :)

UA_Flyer Feb 1, 16 2:08 am

IAD to anyone of the three South Florida airports (MIA, FLL, PBI).

belfordrocks Feb 1, 16 5:49 am

Can we get CNS-GUM back? Pretty please?

Wombat1 Feb 1, 16 6:14 am


Originally Posted by transportprof (Post 26112696)
What about SFO-BNE? If AC can make a nonstop from YVR work to BNE, then UA should open up direct flights to Australia's third biggest city, too.

+1

Flyer303 Feb 1, 16 10:42 am

DEN to CDG
DEN to LHR

SCruzFlyer Feb 1, 16 12:38 pm

Sfo - fco

please!

skycubbie Feb 2, 16 9:45 am

CAK - IAH
CAK - DEN
CAK - IAD
CAK - SFO (a pipe dream, I know, but one I would heavily use)

Skycubbie

spearsba Feb 2, 16 10:20 am

HSV-LAX and/or SFO to open options for TPAC flights.

HSV-COS, there is tons of travel between the two, but you have to connect; or fly to DEN direct and drive, not so fun in the winter.

Air Houston Feb 2, 16 11:05 pm

PHX - SLC. I seem to find myself doing that route quite often this year.

plinth857 Feb 3, 16 1:36 pm


Originally Posted by skycubbie (Post 26121186)
CAK - IAH
CAK - DEN
CAK - IAD
CAK - SFO (a pipe dream, I know, but one I would heavily use)

Skycubbie

I always wondered why UA doesn't do a CAK-->IAD route. It makes sense as a connection point, although I suppose they probably think that since they have that flight to Newark, the other route is unneccesary.

jasonp622 Feb 3, 16 1:46 pm

I'd like any hub-MXP, besides EWR, preferably SFO for work reasons

LASUA1K Feb 3, 16 1:50 pm

I gotta say, UA is doing a nice job of filling some holes lately.

kirkwoodj Feb 3, 16 3:08 pm


Originally Posted by belfordrocks (Post 26114376)
Can we get CNS-GUM back? Pretty please?

+1,000,000 :cool:

fgirard Feb 3, 16 3:37 pm

I would also like:

IAH-MZT (I'm surprised that this route was terminated in the first place)
LAX-SJD
ONT-EWR
ONT-IAD
ONT-ORD
PSP-EWR/IAD
IAH-NAS
IAH-FPO
LAX-MNL (PR now runs 2x/day to MNL and soon 1x/day to CEB)
SFO-PPT
EWR-YYT
EWR-YYG

JVPhoto Feb 3, 16 4:05 pm


Originally Posted by LASUA1K (Post 26128170)
I gotta say, UA is doing a nice job of filling some holes lately.

The 12 year old in me nearly spit out my water.

I hope they keep SFO-MTJ and do it more than 1x a week.
If not I would like MRY-DEN back.

charliewallace Feb 4, 16 7:37 pm

It is time for a DEN-CDG. It is time for either Delta, United, or Air France to add it.

Can someone explain if any of these routes are likely?

DEN-CDG (Paris)
DEN-PEK (Beijing)
DEN-ZRH (Zurich)
DEN-GRU (Sao Paulo)
DEN-CPH (Copenhagen)

Oh, I forgot one!
Or....
DEN-ICN (Seoul)

helvetic Feb 4, 16 8:04 pm


Originally Posted by charliewallace (Post 26135463)
Can someone explain if any of these routes are likely?

DEN-CDG (Paris)
DEN-PEK (Beijing)
DEN-ZRH (Zurich)
DEN-GRU (Sao Paulo)
DEN-CPH (Copenhagen)

If ZRH or CPH were to happen, it's be much more likely to be on LX / SK. But I don't think DEN has enough O/D traffic to support it. For connecting, SFO / EWR are better hubs. IAD / LAX likely have better O/D.

Jade_BR Feb 4, 16 8:09 pm

Iad-cpt
iad-jnb
iad-nbo
sfo-akl

JVPhoto Feb 4, 16 8:45 pm


Originally Posted by Jade_BR (Post 26135591)
sfo-akl

Starting soon.

iapetus Feb 5, 16 4:56 am


Originally Posted by SCruzFlyer (Post 26116444)
Sfo - fco

please!

+1 Well, seeing as how they're not going to implement LAX-FCO. ;)


I'd also like SFO-CIC back. UAX cut a spate of intra-California routes over the past couple of years. :( But I never quite figured out why. I rarely saw planes on that route that weren't full. My best guess is that they wanted the operational headache off their hands. Those flights were often full of passengers who were furious over ATC-related delays at SFO. And I guess that part's not about to change.

Silver Fox Feb 5, 16 7:41 am

SFO-CHC

SFO28L Feb 5, 16 8:09 am

The recent (last 1-2 years) reduction in intra-Ca flights is due to the retirement of the emb 120 brasilia from SkyWest. Some of these flights were likely at-risk and just marketed as UAX.

http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/05/...mb-120-flight/



Originally Posted by iapetus (Post 26136895)
I'd also like SFO-CIC back. UAX cut a spate of intra-California routes over the past couple of years. :( But I never quite figured out why. I rarely saw planes on that route that weren't full. My best guess is that they wanted the operational headache off their hands. Those flights were often full of passengers who were furious over ATC-related delays at SFO. And I guess that part's not about to change.


PV_Premier Feb 5, 16 9:22 am


Originally Posted by iapetus (Post 26136895)
+1 Well, seeing as how they're not going to implement LAX-FCO. ;)


I'd also like SFO-CIC back. UAX cut a spate of intra-California routes over the past couple of years. :( But I never quite figured out why. I rarely saw planes on that route that weren't full. My best guess is that they wanted the operational headache off their hands. Those flights were often full of passengers who were furious over ATC-related delays at SFO. And I guess that part's not about to change.


Originally Posted by SFO28L (Post 26137510)
The recent (last 1-2 years) reduction in intra-Ca flights is due to the retirement of the emb 120 brasilia from SkyWest. Some of these flights were likely at-risk and just marketed as UAX.

http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/05/...mb-120-flight/

correct, the ones that were at risk were basically stopped, the ones that were not were moved to UAX CR200s. lots and lots of routes were cut, for me the most painful one was SMF-ACV. :( QX or PenAir are being discussed as possible replacements in these markets with service to PDX or SEA. for instance, PenAir recently started servicing Crescent City as a replacement to UAX's exit of the market.

speaking of intra-CA routes, I would like to see someone besides WN operate SMF-SAN. i prefer QX/AS, but UA might be a suitable substitute if they used a CR700 or E175.

i would also like to see LAX-IYK return, but that will not happen.

blackllotus Feb 5, 16 9:40 am

It'll never happen but SFO-KFS. I used to fly Horizon in from PDX, but that got axed. PenAir might start it up again from PDX.

PsiFighter37 Feb 5, 16 11:49 am


i would also like to see LAX-IYK return, but that will not happen.
I would really like this, as my grandmother lives in this area of CA and I would much rather do a short hop as opposed to driving 2.5-3 hours through the desert from LAX. The route has been gone for a while, though, and I don't think IYK is a public airport anymore.

Kevin Adams Feb 5, 16 12:05 pm

Most of the routes I wish they flew are for selfish reasons.

STL-PHX (mainline or E75)
IAH-HKG
IAH-PEK (not AirChina)
IAH-ELD
Upgauge STL

PHX flights that accomodate regular business commuters. 9am is a joke. A permanent early morning IAH-PHX (7am or earlier, depending on daylight savings time) and a later Thursday flight would be nice.


Originally Posted by JVPhoto (Post 26128927)
The 12 year old in me nearly spit out my water.

Welcome to the friendly skies. Haha

transportbiz Feb 5, 16 12:10 pm

LAX to anywhere in Europe except LHR direct!

JVPhoto Feb 5, 16 12:37 pm


Originally Posted by transportbiz (Post 26138717)
LAX to anywhere in Europe except LHR direct!

What about BRU? Does SN even fly "inland" past NY or DC?

transportbiz Feb 5, 16 8:15 pm


Originally Posted by JVPhoto (Post 26138878)
What about BRU? Does SN even fly "inland" past NY or DC?

Should have been more specific a UA metal flight to anywhere in Europe except LHR...er like um, maybe FRA????

JVPhoto Feb 5, 16 8:32 pm


Originally Posted by transportbiz (Post 26140910)
Should have been more specific a UA metal flight to anywhere in Europe except LHR...er like um, maybe FRA????

I understood you meant UA. I was asking about the feasibility of West Coast to BRU because I don't think even SN flies it.


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