UAL Mainline pulling out of BTV, MIA among others in March?

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If this ends up being true it is quite sad as it is the end of an era and will make my commute in and out of BTV less enjoyable. Thanks for years of service.
 

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I saw this announced about two weeks ago. I believe it to be true!
 

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I can understand BTV because of the market size, but pulling mainline out of MIA? So UAL can't get enough peeps to fly ORD, DEN, or IAD to MIA on a big plane? That's not good.
 

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Hello.... They are shrinking the domestic side to try to merge with someone or shrink it enough to sell off the pieces that are worth anything... Not the last cities United is going to pull out of before this is over.
 
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UAL isn't pulling out because they don't have enough passsengers...it's just that thay don't have enough mainline planes (this according to the company!).

Yet oddly they continue to park 737's.
 

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UAL isn't pulling out because they don't have enough passsengers...it's just that thay don't have enough mainline planes (this according to the company!).

Yet oddly they continue to park 737's.

pulling out is soooo highshcool, feels better to leave it in.


wait... what?
 

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UAL has always been the Big Dog in BTV and their market share is more than sufficient. Besides JetBlue and AirTran it will all be RJ's and props in the future.
 

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Hello.... They are shrinking the domestic side to try to merge with someone or shrink it enough to sell off the pieces that are worth anything... Not the last cities United is going to pull out of before this is over.
Boy...with all of those General Aviation aircraft you have flown you must know alot!

It is not close to being over for UAL or selling pieces as you suggest.....they do not have enough aircraft. This is from a company newsletter you did not get.
 

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Heyas,

This is a real bummer. Back in 1997, UAL had an entire hub, crew base and operation in MIA that went down to South America. I think they were mostly routes that they inherited from PanAm (AMR got the ones from Eastern/Braniff).

Now zero mainline service.

Back then, if you got on at UAL, you had won the lottery. There was even a "poolie list" link on this very forum.

No one's immune. From what I understand, there's still a lot of unused route authority that someone could snatch up.

Nu
 

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E170s go from ORD/IAD to MIA. I hear they are full a lot

All we need is E190s/195 for those routes from MIA to south america and United Express can compete with American mainline.

United has nothing to lose because RAH is keeping them afloat anyways.
 

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Yes, there is a lot that UAUA could see.
It just sucks to see them managed this way. It is criminal.
 

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As another commuter in BTV it will be sad to see mainline go. Every plane I've been on has been close to full so I can't see loads as being the issue.
 
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