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  1. Kyle
    Kyle at |

    Dr. Dao’s incident was huge news in China. Lots of people dropped UA tickets for good.

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    1. JC
      JC at |

      Dr Dao was NOT Chinese! That issue appears to have been mostly dismissed in China after it was clarified. UA flight activity has been consistently strong before and since then…

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  2. James
    James at |

    HGH did not have much a chance.
    Launched as means to offer needed capacity to the ‘greater Shanghai’ region after years of inability to secure a 2nd SFO-PVG slot, but soon after it was announced the PVG slot became available.
    Too bad for Apple though, a frequent corporate client on the route.

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  3. Ariana
    Ariana at |

    Hahahah another loser bringing up convicted felon DAO when in fact he’s Vietnamese

    Kyle the loser, go back to the check in counter to earn your $25k a year okay ??

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  4. James
    James at |

    Soon, United will blame ME3 as the reason they dropped the route. Because ME3 is government subsidized, bla bla bla. Soon….

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  5. Jim Pirigyi
    Jim Pirigyi at |

    Not completely a surprise to me. It’s a big contract manufacturing area but I believe the type of industry that is concentrated there has slowed.

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  6. Robert Agans
    Robert Agans at |

    Thank you Seth! I had a flight for April (I paid 461 all in 🙂 ) now going to PVG instead which is fine cause it is for a vacation trip anyway

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  7. Ygor Carvalho
    Ygor Carvalho at |

    Hangzhou is a wonderful city. But it is a short high speed rail away from Shanghai, so I guess this makes sense.

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    1. Kris Little
      Kris Little at |

      Nanjing was about the same distance but faster to transit in PEK. So who knows. 🙂

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  8. Brian Greco
    Brian Greco at |

    There really is no benefit to flying to Hangzhou over Shanghai

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    1. Evan Hardie
      Evan Hardie at |

      I heard the route was not doing well, hence the cut.

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    2. Brian Greco
      Brian Greco at |

      I think it’s because people don’t know that hangzhou exists

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    3. Idir Aitsahalia
      Idir Aitsahalia at |

      Brian Greco no it’s because of the huge influx of capacity Chinese airlines are adding from secondary and tertiary Chinese cities to the West Coast

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    4. Robert Agans
      Robert Agans at |

      So I can add I paid 480.00 all in for a trip there for next April. My guess is they weren’t making any money on the route as Evan mentions above.

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