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2520 posts

It's almost like they are throwing darts at a map to try to find places to send the wide-bodies.

Posted by
909 posts

It will be interesting to see how many of these last, or even actually start, on the projected dates given--especially the non-leisure routes.

Posted by
7400 posts

Only 3 of the 7 projected routes is slated to be daily service.. A couple are 3x a week and a couple at 4x per week.

Looks like a toe in the water, not a cannonball entry into the pool

Posted by
3460 posts

Wondering if these were already in the works. International routes take lots of time to coordinate having staff at the foreign end to handle them.

No matter, it is good to see an airline expanding right now. Hope the routes are popular.

Posted by
245 posts

There are large Nigerian and Ghanaian communities in Washington DC. So that route makes sense. Back in the day, I did the Pan Am the west coast of Africa route, JFK to Dakar-Monrovia-Lagos (but not on to Nairobi). Still tell stories from that one!

Posted by
1178 posts

The SFO to Bangalore makes sense. Silicon Valley has a LOT of people from India. In addition, Bangalore is the center of India’s tech industry.

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2520 posts

The SFO to Bangalore makes sense. Silicon Valley has a LOT of people
from India. In addition, Bangalore is the center of India’s tech
industry.

San Francisco is the starting point for 17.7% of US flyers headed to Bangalore (source) -- a higher percentage than any other US city.

Before all the COVID-19 craziness (Feb 13, to be exact), American announced SEA to BLR, hoping to entice those San Francisco travelers to one-stop in Seattle on their way to Bangalore. No need to do that now... and perhaps no need now for the American flight? Only 4.3% of US flyers headed to Bangalore start their journey from Seattle.

Posted by
159 posts

I'm so upset with United, they said Expedia cancelled my flight so only offered me a voucher to use by Feb 2022. I know its better than losing my money outright, but who knows if I will be able to travel safely in 2022.

Posted by
8187 posts

Mexitokyo, that is the very reason why people recommend booking directly with the airline as opposed to a third party booking. I suggest that next time you book with the airline for more options and protections.

Posted by
159 posts

The DOT sent me a response back in May that United had 30 or 60 days to contact me, they did so but I was never emailed an actual travel certificate, so I responded back to DOT saying United had not responded by then it was already October.

Within a week, United emailed back refunding my credit card.

Thank god. Keep at it, Keep pestering, play dirty if you have to.

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2520 posts

Keep at it, Keep pestering, play dirty if you have to.

I don't see that you did anything dirty. I'm glad things worked out for you, and I'm glad you got a refund. Congrats on your outcome, your persistence, and your assertiveness.