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UA 6085 (IAD - YYZ) permanently downgraded to CR7?

UA 6085 (IAD - YYZ) permanently downgraded to CR7?

Old Sep 2, 19, 2:53 pm
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UA 6085 (IAD - YYZ) permanently downgraded to CR7?

Does someone know why?
There is definitely demand for larger planes on this route.

That was my preferred flight as it was an E175 in the past; just donít like the long walk from Z-Gates at YYZ and the tiny CRs.

Looks like air Canada from DCA or Porter is my only option going forward then.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 3:06 pm
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potential explanations
-- seasonal changes, less demand in winter for northernly flights
-- full does not mean profitable or widely profitable, the price structure may not support the larger plane from UA's perspective
-- the larger aircraft may be of more profitable use on a different route
-- due to the MAX grounds, UA is short aircraft (not as much as AA or WN, but still short) and some routes frequencies are being changed and there is a domino effect of aircraft utilization.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 3:20 pm
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Looks like 1 daily frequency will be flown by E170/E175 from at least mid-October through early January, schedules aren't firm past early January yet. Shorter route like IAD-YYZ is better use of CR7 rather than E175.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 6:51 pm
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While Iíve flown this late night IAD-YYZ a few times on both CR7 and E75 over the last few years, Iím pretty sure itís mostly been a CR7. Could be a season thing, or sometimes these flights have different types on different days of the week.

Iíve given up trying to figure out any sort of pattern to figure out why one aircraft type is different today vs. tomorrow vs. the same day next week vs. the same day 3 weeks from now.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by noname83 View Post
Does someone know why?
There is definitely demand for larger planes on this route.

That was my preferred flight as it was an E175 in the past; just donít like the long walk from Z-Gates at YYZ and the tiny CRs.

Looks like air Canada from DCA or Porter is my only option going forward then.
I agree, it is a long, long walk to the RJ gates at YYZ. But it could be worse - it could be a CRJ-500.
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Old Oct 15, 19, 10:48 pm
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And now it seems to be cancelled. Canít see it past Oct 26

Anyone knows any other late departing flights from the dc area to Toronto?
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Old Oct 15, 19, 11:35 pm
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Trying to cut off PQP chasers from AC intíl flights?
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Old Oct 16, 19, 5:05 am
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Be thankful it is not a E145 like a lot of the IAD-YUL flights
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Old Oct 16, 19, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by restlessinRNO View Post
I agree, it is a long, long walk to the RJ gates at YYZ. But it could be worse - it could be a CRJ-500.
CRJ 550s are going to be the best RJ in the sky! If you meant CRJ200s I agree though, hate the Devil’s Chariot.

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Be thankful it is not a E145 like a lot of the IAD-YUL flights

The evening flight is a CR7, that’s big for me YUL has far too many E145s though, some days it is the only aircraft to ORD.
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Old Oct 16, 19, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by noname83 View Post
And now it seems to be cancelled. Canít see it past Oct 26

Anyone knows any other late departing flights from the dc area to Toronto?
almost certainly a seasonal thing. There canít be as much demand to YYZ in the winter.

looks like it returns in mid-March on a CR7.

Originally Posted by expressboy View Post
Be thankful it is not a E145 like a lot of the IAD-YUL flights
looks like some of the YYZ flights get the E45 treatment in the winter as well - I donít think Iíve seen that on IAD-YYZ before.
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Old Oct 16, 19, 9:33 am
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In positive news, looks like the late EWR-YYZ has been upgraded from the dreadful E145 to an E170
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