United Has Cut So Much Flying It’s Easier To List The Flights They Run Than Those They Don’t

United’s April flight schedule is down 60% year-over-year; an 85% decrease for international (and greater than that for transatlantic and transpacific) and a 42% for U.S. and Canada flying.

It’s easier to list the international flights that are actually operating than those that aren’t. Domestically there are a lot of cuts but United emphasizes they’ve only completed stopped flying to one U.S. airport: Mammoth Lakes, California. However we should expect further cuts as United explains, “the airline is closely monitoring demand as well as changes in state and local curfews and government restrictions across the U.S. and will adjust its schedule accordingly throughout the month.”

Here’s <U>the entire</u> transatlantic and transpacific United Airlines schedule for April:

Atlantic
New York/Newark Brussels

Frankfurt

London-Heathrow

Mumbai

New Delhi

Tel Aviv

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Washington Dulles London-Heathrow Daily

Daily

Pacific
New York/Newark Tokyo-Narita 4x / weekly
San Francisco Melbourne

Osaka

Singapore

Sydney

Tokyo-Haneda

Tokyo-Narita

3x / weekly

5x / weekly

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Latin America and Caribbean remains somewhat more extensive, with United still doing a bunch of Mexico flying (primarily from Houston) and New York – Caribbean.

 

Latin America
Mexico
Houston Cancún

Guadalajara

Leon

Los Cabos

Mazatlán

México City

Monterrey

Puerto Vallarta

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Saturdays

Daily

Daily

Daily

Los Angeles Los Cabos Daily
San Francisco Los Cabos

Puerto Vallarta

Cancun

Daily

Daily

Daily

Chicago Cancun Daily
New York / Newark Cancun Daily
Caribbean
New York / Newark Antigua

Nassau

Providenciales

Punta Cana

Santo Domingo

San Juan

St. Lucia

St. Thomas

Saturdays

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Saturdays

Daily

Central and South America
Houston Belize City

Sao Paulo

Daily

Daily

Domestically, at least, it still makes sense to list what’s being cut (and how cities are being served via other hubs).

United’s Domestic Suspensions
Hub Route Suspensions Remaining Service
Denver Arcata/Eureka LAX, SFO
New York/Newark Akron/Canton ORD
Hilton Head IAD, ORD
Honolulu DEN, IAH, LAX, ORD, SFO
Omaha DEN, IAH, ORD
Portland, Oregon DEN, IAH, ORD, SFO
Seattle DEN, IAD, IAH, LAX, ORD, SFO
Sacramento DEN, IAH, LAX, ORD, SFO
Knoxville DEN, IAH, IAD, ORD
Fayetteville DEN, IAH, ORD
Salt Lake City DEN, IAH, LAX, ORD, SFO
Washington Dulles Grand Rapids DEN, EWR, ORD
Honolulu DEN, IAH, LAX, ORD, SFO
Portland, Oregon DEN, IAH, ORD, SFO
Sacramento DEN, IAH, LAX, ORD, SFO
Houston Hartford DEN, IAD, ORD
Boise DEN, LAX, ORD, SFO
Grand Rapids DEN, EWR, ORD
Lexington IAD, ORD
Ontario, California DEN, SFO
Palm Springs DEN, LAX, SFO
San Jose, California DEN
Akron/Canton ORD
Reno DEN, LAX, SFO
Edmonton, Canada DEN
Vancouver, Canada DEN, LAX, ORD, SFO
Los Angeles Austin DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD, SFO
Baltimore DEN, IAH, ORD
Kahului (Maui) DEN, SFO
Kona DEN, SFO
Lihue DEN, SFO
Madison DEN, EWR, IAD, ORD
San Antonio DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
St. George DEN
Mammoth, California Seasonal Suspension
Chicago Bismarck DEN
Kahului (Maui) DEN, SFO
Chicago Bozeman DEN, LAX, SFO
Fresno DEN, LAX, SFO
Spokane DEN, SFO
Palm Springs DEN, LAX, SFO
Reno DEN, LAX, SFO
San Jose, California DEN
Ottawa, Canada IAD
Eugene DEN, LAX, SFO
Wilmington IAD
Jackson, Mississippi IAH
San Francisco Nashville DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
Baltimore DEN, IAH, ORD
Columbus, Ohio DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
Detroit DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
Indianapolis DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
Kansas City DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
Madison DEN, EWR, IAD, ORD
Omaha DEN, IAH, ORD
Philadelphia DEN, IAD, IAH, ORD
Pittsburgh DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
Raleigh/Durham DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
San Antonio DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
St. Louis DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
Tampa DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
Toronto, Canada DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
Mammoth Lakes, California Seasonal Suspension
Fort Lauderdale DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
New Orleans DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD
Fayetteville DEN, IAH, ORD

Again, these are the cuts that have been announced for April so far and I’d expect them only to deepen.

 

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Comments

  1. Crazy how the US is saying to halt non-essential travel, yet if you look at the int’l schedule, United is clearly planning for more tourism demand than business. 3x to SJD, 4x to CUN, etc. while only 1x MEX (I believe normally about the same-ish level of service as CUN).

  2. Thanks so much for this list. I think it’s important in these times to have an idea of which flights are still operating and this is so helpful towards that end.

  3. @Ben, Spring Breakers don’t give a dang about halting their travel. I have homes in both Florida and Mexico (Guadalajara) and I am presently in Florida and seeing how the college students are giving the middle finger to new restrictions on social distancing, etc. There’s been a lot of press lately regarding the attitude of the Millenials during this crisis–morbid as it sounds, the thought is “who cares if Granny dies?” Also, some communities (Clearwater Beach, for example) were reluctant to close down their bars and restaurants because of the revenue loss.

    Yesterday my spouse flew from Florida to Houston, Houston to Guad on UA. He said F was 1/4 full, and E was about the same. I hope these airlines are making up for rev loss by carrying a lot of cargo, ie, food and medical supplies, to/fro as needed.

    Mexico is just starting to get Covid and the federal government has already taken steps to shut down groups of 50+, schools for one month, elderly (esteemed in Mexico) sequestered in homes, etc. Whether these rules are enforced in CUN and COZ remains to be seen.

  4. Also crazy is that all the counties surrounding SFO are under “shelter in place” ORDERS and United won’t refund tickets to SFO. It’s absolutely ridiculous.

  5. DL and UA had much more aggressive int’l travel than AA and now DL is backing off it’s original plans. I think UA did not cut enough especially with the EU, UK and other countries essentially closed. AA’s oneworld partners are in much better shape than either of DL’s and UA’s (who know Lufthansa had so little cash). I could see global Mega airlines coming out of this: BA/AA/IB/JA/QA would be quit the force to deal with and add in a few extras like GOL and Qatar.

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