8 Responses

  1. EndlosLuft
    EndlosLuft at |

    United has a golden opportunity to launch a Berlin (TXL) to San Francisco (SFO) service with the implosion of Air Berlin. These two major tech capitals of the world would definitely sustain premiums seat sales and fit in nicely with the existing flight they have TXL-EWR. But for whatever reason United is not quick to pounce on this opportunity.

  2. henry LAX
    henry LAX at |

    10pm departure to KEF is much needed. I’ve done WOW departure at 5pm-ish, and you arrive KEF at the most drowsy state possible.

    @United : DUB is a far larger “tech capital” in Europe than BER, and UA still continues letting EI fly the route themselves.

    1. EndlosLuft
      EndlosLuft at |

      Your kidding, right? DUB is a bigger technology capital than Berlin? Why don’t you ask anybody in Silicon Valley which city has more mindshare or startups that matter.

  3. Everton Morris
    Everton Morris at |

    One fine point item. United and TAP Portugal do have antitrust immunity for their transatlantic services, and there’s a lot carriers can do with ATI outside a joint venture. 😉

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      It exists, but I don’t believe the level of coordination you’re implying exists between UA and TAP. And I don’t see that changing with the EWR-OPO market now getting two flights instead of one.

      TAP feeds JetBlue while United work with the JV partners on both sides of the Atlantic. TAP is moving more and more to a LCC model and shifting its allegiances.

  4. brteacher
    brteacher at |

    I flew LIS-BOS in biz last week on TAP, and had a great seat, outstanding food, and great service. Not sure what LCCs do the same.

  5. Alastair Majury
    Alastair Majury at |

    Thanks for sharing this update, always good to see extra flights originating from Edinburgh. Regards, Alastair Majury