UA drops GUM-HKG

Old Jun 27, 19, 1:37 pm
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LAX-HKG reshuffle and original routing credit

Hi, I'm fairly new to United, so forgive me if this is an obvious question.

I've got the PQD for Gold, but need PQM, so I decided (probably against better sense) it was time for a good old-fashioned mileage run. I booked LAX-SFO-HNL-GUM-HKG and back HKG-SFO-DEN-LAX over Thanksgiving week. It looks like United cut UA159 GUM-HKG starting in late October and I was routed LAX-SFO-HKG on the way there. Would I be able to request original routing credit (if I need it) after flying the route?

Thanks!
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Old Jun 27, 19, 1:41 pm
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Unfortunately probably not. ORC is generally only for day-of IRROPS.
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Old Jun 27, 19, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by PeterK View Post
It looks like United cut UA159 GUM-HKG starting in late October and I was routed LAX-SFO-HKG on the way there. Would I be able to request original routing credit (if I need it) after flying the route?
While I can confirm that GUM-HKG has been removed from flight scheduling after 10/26, I highly doubt that UA attempts to cut this route, because:

1. UA is the only airline serving this route.
2. UA has been working with local media in Hong Kong promoting Guam and Hawaii.
3. UA Vacation is still promoting Guam and Honolulu tour packages at least until the end of this year.
4. The load of this route is quite good.

Given the route is removed after 10/26, it is extremely likely that the route is removed due to daylight saving adjustment. If I were you, I would wait a few weeks and ask UA to put me back on the original route.

In term of ORC, you are not eligible.
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Old Jun 27, 19, 2:05 pm
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As to be rerouted GUM-NRT-HKG instead.
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Old Jun 27, 19, 3:00 pm
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Seems interesting that it goes unavailable just as 2nd SFO-HKG starts.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...hong-kong.html
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Old Jun 27, 19, 5:02 pm
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UA drops GUM-HKG

Effective Oct 26; 737 will be used for secondary Japan flying.
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Old Jun 27, 19, 5:03 pm
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UA gives https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...hong-kong.html
UA takes away GUM<>HKG
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Old Jun 27, 19, 5:06 pm
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That sucks
it was such a great way to get to Hawaii on return trips from HKG
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Old Jun 27, 19, 5:13 pm
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Is HKG-GUM affected? I interpret yes?
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Old Jun 27, 19, 5:15 pm
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Effective end of OJ China Runs

Originally Posted by fumje View Post
Is HKG-GUM affected? I interpret yes?
I think that both directions of GUM-HKG flights will end. The Open Jaw China runs (lasting for two years) will end on this date.
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Old Jun 27, 19, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Kmxu View Post

I think that both directions of GUM-HKG flights will end. The Open Jaw China runs (lasting for two years) will end on this date.
A shame. I had been considering making a vacation with that.
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Old Jun 27, 19, 5:34 pm
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NOOOOOO

I loved this route, brutal.....
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Old Jun 27, 19, 6:03 pm
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Every time I took this flight it was 75% full. I have been on many flights that are less full then that.

this really sucks. I loved that route and the pricing was great. Going from NRT to HNL is brutally expensive
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Old Jun 27, 19, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by jp12687 View Post
Every time I took this flight it was 75% full. I have been on many flights that are less full then that.

this really sucks. I loved that route and the pricing was great. Going from NRT to HNL is brutally expensive
Well there's your answer.

Why fly something 75% full at low fares when you can push travelers to higher fares on full planes?
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Old Jun 27, 19, 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by jp12687 View Post
Every time I took this flight it was 75% full.
....and the pricing was great. ...
A lower load factor and cheap prices are not a good sign for a route. There are better routes for UA resources (unless from a system point of view the segment enables other more profitable segments)
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