United adding SFO-DUB (Dublin, Ireland)

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United to Connect Two Global Tech Centers with Direct Flights Between San Francisco and Dublin
Airline becomes only U.S. carrier to offer customers nonstop service to Ireland from West Coast
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CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Traveling between the Silicon Valley and Dublin, Ireland – two of the world's leading centers of technology and innovation – will soon get a lot easier. Today United Airlines announced that it will launch new daily nonstop service from its hub at San Francisco International Airport to the Irish capital beginning June 5, 2020. United will be the only U.S. airline to offer daily flights direct to Dublin from the West Coast.




"Dublin and the Silicon Valley are two regions synonymous with big tech," said Patrick Quayle, United's Vice President of International Network. "Many global tech companies have a major footprint in both regions, and they need a carrier with an extensive worldwide network to help conveniently connect their business. As the only U.S. airline to serve Ireland from the West Coast, United is uniquely suited to provide the connectivity these companies and economies need to continue thriving."

United will operate its new San Francisco-Dublin daily nonstop flights with the fuel-efficient Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. With the launch of this new service, United will have more daily business class seats between Dublin and the U.S. this summer than any other domestic airline.

United in Ireland

United has proudly served Ireland for more than two decades. With the addition of San Francisco, the airline will offer customers direct flights to Dublin from four of its hubs, including Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles and Newark / New York. United provides seasonal service to Shannon, Ireland from Newark / New York as well.
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Old Dec 18, 19, 9:53 am
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United adding SFO-DUB (Dublin, Ireland)

United adding SFO-DUB on 787-8 starting June 5, 2020

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  • San Francisco (SFO) 3:55pm Departure → Dublin (DUB) 9:45am (+1) arrival
  • Dublin (DUB) 11:50am Departure → San Francisco (SFO) 2:20pm arrival
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Old Dec 18, 19, 9:56 am
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Old Dec 18, 19, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by Aussienarelle View Post
Start date?
June 5, 2020
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Old Dec 18, 19, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by Aussienarelle View Post
Start date?
June 5, 2020 per article. Glad to see more TATL service from the West Coast. Also wouldn’t be surprised to see this get a 789 once UA takes delivery of more of those birds.
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Old Dec 18, 19, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
June 5, 2020 per article. Glad to see more TATL service from the West Coast. Also wouldn’t be surprised to see this get a 789 once UA takes delivery of more of those birds.
Seems more likely to be the 788 with the low-J configuration geared towards tourist routes.
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Seems more likely to be the 788 with the low-J configuration geared towards tourist routes.
Isn't there a decent amount of tech traffic with Dublin being a growing tech hub?
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United's flight times are 25-30 minutes shorter than Aer Lingus' for this route. Perhaps they know a shortcut.
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United's flight times are 25-30 minutes shorter than Aer Lingus' for this route. Perhaps they know a shortcut.
787 is a bit faster at cruise than an A330, but I think EI plans some pretty conservative ground times at SFO. Their DUB-SFO is usually only around 10:20 in the air, but is blocked at 11:05. United's basic equation, with some adjustment, is 15 minutes push-to-departure and 5 minutes landing-to-parking
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One can use the Polaris Lounge upon arrival without connecting so that is nice.
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Old Dec 18, 19, 10:31 am
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Isn't there a decent amount of tech traffic with Dublin being a growing tech hub?
Tons. Aer Lingus flights are packed.
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Old Dec 18, 19, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by miamiflyer8 View Post
One can use the Polaris Lounge upon arrival without connecting so that is nice.
One of my favorite parts about UA22 DUB-EWR, which balances out the almost unholy 9am departure (always difficult after some late nights in Dublin...).
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This is great news.
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This is a change I like - I foresee this being a popular route from the Bay Area - I like the flight times also.
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Old Dec 18, 19, 11:22 am
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Isn't there a decent amount of tech traffic with Dublin being a growing tech hub?
+1

Would expect this to be a very business-heavy route. Motivation from UA would likely be a belief they can monetize that forward cabin, not as a "tourism" route as someone noted up thread.
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Tons. Aer Lingus flights are packed.
Also, a ton of pharma
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