UA Loads covid19

Old Sep 10, 20, 11:48 am
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UA Loads covid19

How have loads been on United since the Pandemic
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Old Sep 10, 20, 11:50 am
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Some of the flights are completely full. Some are near empty. Some are in between.
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Old Sep 10, 20, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by HNLbasedFlyer View Post
Some of the flights are completely full. Some are near empty. Some are in between.
A great general answer to a general question, covering the full spectrum. If load is too light, UA may cancel the flight if aircraft is not needed at outstation.

UA to cancel flights with light loads
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Old Sep 10, 20, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by airdude35 View Post
How have loads been on United since the Pandemic
Is this a concerning about "distancing" inflight Or a conern about cancellations or ????

Loads vary depending on routes, so some indication of route will help to get a better answer.
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Old Sep 10, 20, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by airdude35 View Post
How have loads been on United since the Pandemic
Terrible.

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Old Sep 10, 20, 4:34 pm
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And some are fairly full:


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Just did a RT to MKE thru ORD and we flew 2x2 planes. All were nearly full. Usually one leg of the flight would have been 737. UA is keeping loads higher by flying smaller planes and fewer flights.

I wouldn’t expect many empty flights.
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Old Sep 10, 20, 7:14 pm
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Just flew ORD-FLL and back. Down was on an A320 that was at least 80% full. Base was on an E170 that had three empty seats. Last week flew ORD-PIT...those flights were about 50% full. ORD-IAD...about 75% full. ORD-MDT...about 50% full.
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Old Sep 10, 20, 8:16 pm
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Old Sep 10, 20, 8:51 pm
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Iíve flown 5 r/tís in last 6 weeks on 737/A320/E175 out of and return to ORD and all 10 segments have been 75% to full.
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Old Sep 11, 20, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by HNLbasedFlyer View Post
Some of the flights are completely full. Some are near empty. Some are in between.
Increasing in general. I have had flights where I was the only paying passenger and others where there wasn't an empty seat. I have heard the rumors of UA cancelling empty or almost empty flights and believe that is all they are rumors. Passenger loads are only one of several things that need to be considered when cancelling flights I can think of crew relocations, cargo, and onward connecting flights to name three.
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Old Sep 11, 20, 10:18 am
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Flew LHR-EWR this week on a 787-10. 14 in J, 6. in PE, 59 in Y.
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Old Sep 11, 20, 9:01 pm
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Also, UA has been flying a lot of international routes for the purpose of moving freight. Many of these flights do carry passengers for the marginal revenue they can get from the handful of passengers.
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Old Sep 11, 20, 10:32 pm
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My first trip in 177 days, MCI-RAP, it was a mix. The outbound mainline flights were full in F and Y, though the return E170 RAP-ORD was fairly empty. IIRC, we had one empty in F (I believe blocked for FA distancing) and Y was barely 50% full.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 1:53 pm
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How are the load factors for your guys' flights in economy? Flying with my mom LAX to SFO in 3 weeks and she's spooked if we have to sit next to someone
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