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How to get UA to open a UC at an airport (TPA) where they don't have one?

How to get UA to open a UC at an airport (TPA) where they don't have one?

Old Jul 7, 2023, 1:43 pm
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Meanwhile UA has more volume in TPA but they remain with a UC.

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Old Jul 7, 2023, 2:10 pm
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Not sure why folks keep mention volume. The UCs are marketing activities. Suggest thinking, where would an additional UC have the most impact on new business? Where is a UCs needed for competitive reasons?

The other issue is this SLC UC is 3 or more years in the future and is just a potential plan by the airport. UA has not yet mentioned this and there are probably other UCs in UA's future plans.
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Old Jul 7, 2023, 3:07 pm
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Ok Moderator. Please let me rephrase. Why are the marketing activities different from RDU to compare it to TPA? In my biased opinion TPA market strategy is stronger.
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Old Jul 7, 2023, 3:36 pm
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There are likely many factors in UA's placement of UCs most of which we do not have the data
Comparing an existing location to a potential new location will have different factors than comparing two new locations. Decisions reason change as plans change.
How do the locations fit in future growth plans?
Is the location a destination only or connecting traffic?
Demographics of travelers
... and many more

Originally Posted by elmira56925
Why are the marketing activities different from RDU to compare it to TPA? In my biased opinion TPA market strategy is stronger. ...
there are really only two answers
1) UA is stupid and wasteful
2) UA has some information, we don't have, that is causing the different choices. What, I have no idea. We heard earlier UA has considered TPA, what is stopping them?

Very much understand the desire to get a higher level of service / satisfaction for a select group of travelers but UA is looking for more than that. What, I have no idea, but trying to understand UA's perspective would help to understand the reasoning.
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Old Jul 7, 2023, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by elmira56925
Meanwhile UA has more volume in TPA but they remain with a UC.
But having a UC in SLC is needed to compete in a large Delta hub. I'm pretty sure UA calculates what the value of a new UC is in a city - not to UA customers who currently fly UA to/from a certain city w/o a UC, but to those UA thinks can be enticed from other carriers on the basis of a new UC.

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