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United 2019 Domestic Network Changes -- 22 new routes, some reductions/deletions

United 2019 Domestic Network Changes -- 22 new routes, some reductions/deletions

Old Oct 15, 18, 12:18 pm
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United 2019 Domestic Network Changes -- 22 new routes, some reductions/deletions

Lots of route adds and cuts and a new destination of HHH (Hilton Head).

https://hub.united.com/2018-10-15-un...612590398.html

This image from this article lays it out nicely: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...-in-20-452695/


Interesting LAX strategy right now. IAD-PHL being cut is annoying for connections and EWR-HAM is done for good looks like.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 12:29 pm
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Bummer - LAX-DFW was generally an easy upgrade. Guess that's why it's going...
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Old Oct 15, 18, 12:31 pm
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Thank you for posting. These are all domestic changes, I note.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by restlessinRNO View Post
Thank you for posting. These are all domestic changes, I note.
Except for HAM.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 12:36 pm
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United Airlines Bolsters Domestic Network: Adds 22 New Routes for 2019, including New Nonstop Service Between Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Chicago, New York/Newark and Washington, D.C.

United announces the only nonstop flights connecting New York and Pensacola, Florida, and new daily service to Anchorage, Alaska

Strengthens connectivity at Washington Dulles with four new routes and expands service between New York/Newark and seven destinations

CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2018

-- United Airlines today announced it is continuing to strengthen its domestic route network by offering more ways for customers to connect to 22 destinations from six of its U.S. hubs. The airline also announced it will begin nonstop service to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, from Chicago, New York/Newark and Washington, D.C. With the new service, United will offer more nonstop service from more cities to Hilton Head Island than any other airline. Tickets are available now for purchase.

"With more than 40 new domestic routes added this year, we remain committed to expanding our network to offer customers even more choices in their travel destinations," said Ankit Gupta, United's vice president of Domestic Network Planning. "The expansion to Hilton Head Island from three of our hub cities and the introduction of New York's only nonstop service to Anchorage and Pensacola, are just some of the ways we are responding to customer interest and demand."

Maximizing the Unique Strengths of its East Coast hubs
Beginning this month, United's enhanced East Coast schedule, announced in May, takes effect. The adjustments maximize the airline's unique strengths of its East Coast hubs in New York/Newark and Washington Dulles. The additional routes announced today will continue optimizing access to key business and leisure destinations from Newark while shifting short-haul connecting flights to Washington Dulles.

"No other airline flies to more cities from the New York/Newark area than United Airlines, and today we are excited to add three more nonstops, including the only nonstop service between New York/Newark and Hilton Head Island, and Pensacola, as well as the area's only nonstop service to Anchorage. We're also expanding service to key business destinations, including Detroit, St. Louis, Omaha, Richmond, and Kansas City, Missouri," said Jill Kaplan, United's president of New York/New Jersey. "New Yorkers don't stop and neither should their flights."

United is shifting shorter-haul flights to Elmira, New York; Lexington, Kentucky; and Manchester, New Hampshire from New York/Newark to its Washington Dulles hub. Additionally, United will introduce new nonstop service between Washington Dulles and Asheville, North Carolina.

Growing California's global airline in Los Angeles and San Francisco
United Airlines, California's global airline, offers customers more destinations within California than any other airline and serves more U.S. destinations from San Francisco than any other U.S. airline. Beginning June 6, 2019, United will begin nonstop service between San Francisco and Columbus, Ohio. From its hub at Los Angeles International Airport, United will begin nonstop service to Eugene, Oregon; Madison, Wisconsin; and Pasco/Tri-Cities, Washington, beginning March 31, 2019

."There's no substitute for a great network; serving destinations with convenient flight times that our customers want. This is something we continue to expand on in California," said Janet Lamkin, United's president of California. "We look forward to connecting more of the country with California, for example Columbus and Madison, two important markets for higher learning."

Enhancing United's mid-continent hub operations in Chicago and Denver
Beginning April 6, 2019, United will begin nonstop weekend service between Chicago O'Hare and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. United is the only airline offering nonstop service between Chicago and Hilton Head Island.

From O'Hare, United operates more flights than any other airline. Earlier this year, United made schedule improvements at its Chicago hub to enable more departures and more connections while reducing the amount of time customers spend waiting at the airport.

United announced last week its enhanced schedule offering at Denver International Airport, the airline's fastest growing hub, offering more flights, better flight times and more connections. United also announced it will begin new service between Denver and Charleston, South Carolina; Eureka, California; and Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Old Oct 15, 18, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by restlessinRNO View Post
Thank you for posting. These are all domestic changes, I note.
Mostly domestic and mostly United Express routes.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Repooc17 View Post
Except for HAM.
Yes, you are correct. Missed that! In network reduction list.
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What aircraft will they use for EWR-ANC? That's a long flight on a narrow body.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 1:22 pm
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Hmmm I'd really like it if they brought back EWR-BWI. I'm over here with my Chase card and slightly throttled travel options.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 1:26 pm
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Shame about EWR-HAM. Only TXL is left out of several other non-FRA/MUC markets that have mostly flopped over the years.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by PVDProf View Post
What aircraft will they use for EWR-ANC? That's a long flight on a narrow body.
I donít see it on the table of changes - so unclear if that is coming online.

Echoing that losing HAM sucks - pleasant airport to fly through. That was a 763 only last summer as well...
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Old Oct 15, 18, 1:41 pm
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Happy to see CMH-SFO. I've spent so much time connecting to get there.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 1:48 pm
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Very sorry to see LAX-DFW and EWR-HAM go...
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Old Oct 15, 18, 1:52 pm
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LAX-EUG but still no LAX-PDX.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
Shame about EWR-HAM. Only TXL is left out of several other non-FRA/MUC markets that have mostly flopped over the years.
Maybe, they are looking at DUS instead, which could be a more attractive market.
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