UA/CO to Begin Crossfleeting Operations to/from Caribbean in Winter 2011

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  1. kluau88
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    As we have seen with the cross-fleeting to Europe the cross-fleeting will now start on the Caribbean routes starting this Winter.

    UNITED and Continental’s Cross-Fleeting plan is expanding to the Caribbean in Winter 2011 season.

    From 06NOV11, UNITED will replace Continental on Newark – St. Maarten service. From 12NOV11, Continental will operate Chicago – St. Thomas and Washington Dulles – St. Thomas route.

    Schedules:

    Chicago – St. Thomas (Saturday)
    CO1555/UA1555 ORD0819 – 1506STT 73G
    CO1610/UA1610 STT1611 – 1831ORD 73G

    Newark – St. Maarten (Daily)
    UA207/CO207 EWR0705 – 1255SXM 320
    UA299/CO299 SXM1405 – 1745EWR 320

    Washington Dulles – St. Thomas (Saturday)
    CO1443/UA1443 IAD0840 – 1333STT 73G
    CO1445/UA1445 STT1420 – 1720IAD 73G

    Flights can be booked now on united.com and continental.com.
     
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    This is ONE change that I like so far...now I can get to SXM on UA for free =D
     
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    I just wish we could get a direct IAH-SDQ route. Going via EWR or down to Panama City and hopping a Copa flight is a pain.
     
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    Yeah that line is definitely needed...im sure the demand is there.
     
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    They had IAH-PUJ for a while a few years back, then pulled the route due to lack of demand. Doubt you'll see IAH-Dominican any time soon.
     
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    Come to think of it, i bet the demand isnt there for O&D...and CO/CM choose to route connecting traffic to other latin countries through EWR and PTY.
     
  7. Hartmann
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    This is probably crazy but I'd like to see one or two IAH-Europe routes get UA equipment. IAH-AMS or IAH-CDG on a 763 would be nice ;)
     
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  8. I think people flying IAD-AMS would share your sentiment!
     
  9. Hartmann
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    If a 752 could reach Europe from IAH, I'd be happy to have the lie-flat seat.
     
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    There's a pretty decent chance this happens (more likely on AMS) as the domestic 763 (ghettos) are converted, the 762s are retired and as the 764s are pulled into retrofit. Plus I think that AMS can possible support some F seat sales better than CDG can.

    In the long run, however, I would bet that LHR, SYD, NRT and HKG are the leading candidates to keep F service and pretty much everything else is a toss-up. FRA, ZRH, MUC and BRU are probably the next tier that will keep it. Neither AMS nor CDG seem likely to IMO.
     
  11. Misplaced Texan
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    There might be reasons to keep FRA an F route for JV reasons unless LH similarly dumps F on trans-Atlantic routes. Same might apply to ZRH and MUC.

    The other routes I'm not sure about are the U.S. to mainline China routes. From the little I know about it there is at least some paid-F traffic ex-U.S. headed that way but I have no idea if it's enough to justify the cabin.
     
  12. Hartmann
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    I'd be fine with two class 763s with lie-flat ;)

    AMS could probably support the F seats but at the same time, the large corporate customer that "fuels" this route has a policy of J only and the execs aren't flying commercial for the most part.
     

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