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Mainline returns to Vegas!!!!!!!!!!! [Merged Threads]

 
Old Apr 20, 07, 10:32 am
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Mainline returns to Vegas!!!!!!!!!!! [Merged Threads]

I did a search, but hadn't found anyone else posting that it looks like they've returned some mainline service in and out of LAS.

A month or so ago, I booked a RT IAD-LAS for 9-14 Jul. I was unable to connect both flights through DEN (for mainline seating); I ended up booking IAD-ORD-LAS-DEN-IAD so that I could upgrade at least a portion of the flight time.
As it turns out, we had a schedule change. Lo and behold, my ORD-LAS leg is on mainline!!! Suweet!!! I already upgraded on flight 1267, burning a couple of CR-1 for my wife and me.
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Old Apr 20, 07, 10:46 am
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I have to do a LAS trip in June from CMH. I just looked and couldn't find any mainline flights from ORD or DEN.
Oh well, guess it is Ted for me.
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Old Apr 20, 07, 10:49 am
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This happened DEN-LAS for a while on Saturdays in the winter. A single A320 non-TED.

For ORD-LAS, it appears to be last flight out, which overnights in LAS and then returns early morning LAS-ORD.

Also a judicious use of 500-milers, as the flight mileage is 1515.
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Old Apr 20, 07, 11:06 am
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Must be a one-off. I did an all-points search for a few random days in June, July and August and am only seeing Ted and UX (EM2).
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Old Apr 20, 07, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by DenverBrian View Post
This happened DEN-LAS for a while on Saturdays in the winter. A single A320 non-TED.

For ORD-LAS, it appears to be last flight out, which overnights in LAS and then returns early morning LAS-ORD.

Also a judicious use of 500-milers, as the flight mileage is 1515.


Can you tell me what the rule of thumb is for the use of 500-milers? At what point do they require 4 versus 3?
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Old Apr 20, 07, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by gs-flyer View Post
Can you tell me what the rule of thumb is for the use of 500-milers? At what point do they require 4 versus 3?
50 mile grace (for entire mileage, not each 500) a trip this is 1552 requires 4 500's, a trip that is 1548 requires 3.
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Old Apr 20, 07, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by CMHtoORDtoAnywhere View Post
I have to do a LAS trip in June from CMH. I just looked and couldn't find any mainline flights from ORD or DEN.
Oh well, guess it is Ted for me.
It sounds like I was lucky. I'd rather be lucky than good any day of the week, especially on the way to Vegas.
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Old Apr 20, 07, 12:41 pm
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Thread title a *little* misleading...
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Old Apr 20, 07, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by DenverBrian View Post
This happened DEN-LAS for a while on Saturdays in the winter. A single A320 non-TED.

For ORD-LAS, it appears to be last flight out, which overnights in LAS and then returns early morning LAS-ORD.
Same thing happens for ORD-PHX during Jan thru April for the past 2 years. UA will run 1 mainline flight a day on Sat or Sun. This year it was a combo of 320's, 319, and a few 757s. I don't know why they do it, but they do.
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Old Apr 20, 07, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by zambonisk View Post
Same thing happens for ORD-PHX during Jan thru April for the past 2 years. UA will run 1 mainline flight a day on Sat or Sun. This year it was a combo of 320's, 319, and a few 757s. I don't know why they do it, but they do.
Jan-Apr is Baseball Spring Training season...... more pax heading to see the games.
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Old Apr 20, 07, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by warreng24 View Post
Jan-Apr is Baseball Spring Training season...... more pax heading to see the games.
That would make sense if they flew 757's all the time, but for a large part of spring training it was either a mainline 320 or 319 which both have fewer seats than Ted.
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Old Apr 20, 07, 1:27 pm
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Thread title a *little* misleading...
How about a lot misleading.. These flights pop up every once in a while, but miserable TED serves LAS 99,9% of the flights
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Old Apr 20, 07, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by tommy777 View Post
How about a lot misleading.. These flights pop up every once in a while, but miserable TED serves LAS 99,9% of the flights
Unless you fly AAnother AAirline insteAAd.
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Originally Posted by zambonisk View Post
Same thing happens for ORD-PHX during Jan thru April for the past 2 years. UA will run 1 mainline flight a day on Sat or Sun. This year it was a combo of 320's, 319, and a few 757s. I don't know why they do it, but they do.
Same thing for some of the Florida markets. I was lucky enough to have a schedule change the first weekend of May and they moved me from the FLL-IAD Theodore flight to the FLL-ORD mainline flight. Unfortunately it didn't work the other way.
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Old Apr 20, 07, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by tommy777 View Post
How about a lot misleading.. These flights pop up every once in a while, but miserable TED serves LAS 99,9% of the flights
Well Tommy and Benjamin, pardon me for not doing a complete check of United's flight schedule in and out of Vegas!!! Come to think of it, I DID take a look at the United timetable PRIOR to posting and did not see a change for my flight to mainline. I thought that we would see additional mainline flights on the next published schedule. I don't live on these boards, so I don't have United's complete timetable and equipment memorized. EXCUSE ME!!!

I'm glad to hear that you and Benjamin never post incorrect information. It must be nice to be infallible.

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