United Airlines Announces Flights to Bangalore, Accra, Lagos, Johannesburg, and More

United Airlines has announced new long-haul and international routes.



Last month, United Airlines announced 17 domestic routes, now they’re back with five new international and two new domestic routes:

From Washington Dulles:

  • 3x weekly Accra on the 787-8 beginning Spring 2021
  • 3x weekly Lagos on the 787-8 beginning Spring 2021

From Newark:

  • Daily Johannesburg on the 787-9 beginning Spring 2021
  • 4x weekly Kaluhui on the 767-300ER beginning Summer 2021

From San Francisco:

  • Daily Bangalore on the 787-9 beginning Spring 2021

From Chicago:

  • 4x weekly Kona on the 787-8 beginning Spring 2021
  • Daily New Delhi on the 787-9 beginning Winter 2020

Graphic Map:


United's Video Hint/Reveal

Video Clues:
https://www.facebook.com/United/videos/690635054885533
Video Reveal: https://twitter.com/united/status/1303803401139085312

Image Credits/News Release

https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/1287769/n2749u-united-airlines-boeing-777-300er/
Announcement: https://hub.united.com/2020-09-09-united-airlines-strengthens-global-network-adding-new-nonstops-to-africa-india-and-hawaii-2647535777.html

Huge congrats to United on adding these routes, especially during a period of lower travel demand.

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I’m guessing something like San Francisco to South America, it’s a route that airlines have not operated for a while and the closest we have right now is Copa to Panama City, which does very well. My guess would be the 787 to either Lima, Santiago, or São Paulo but not sure…

They did hint in the comments that Dulles would get a route or maybe more, and their CEO also hinted that it’s a destination on a continent he’s been to, so we’ll see how that goes

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Newarknewarknewarknewarknewarknewarknewark PLEASE

@Z-Tube get over here

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Denver pleasepleaseplease! They need to do some longer flights from there imo
(Flowers = Pacific islands?)
(Llama or alpaca?)

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Where’s @Z-Tube? I do see some North Atlantic tracks in there, maybe they are doing some long haul international from smaller cities?

Also, shot from the video, some are clearly not realistic (ex. Iraq), but…

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San Francisco to Bangkok 🤔

That would be gamechanging, but questionable during lower travel demand.

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Imagine Newark to Gatwick… 🤔

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We have lamas at the zoo I think

There has to be a map of Africa some place in Pittsburgh

We have flowers


So new routes to Pittsburgh confirmed 😱😜

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Nah, I think it’s Fort Lauderdale 🤪

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What if someone went though it at 0.25 speed (is that possible?), maybe some hints?

We have llamas here all the time 🤭🤔

San Francisco to Brazil is a route I can definitely see happening in the future…

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Here’s a bunch of still frames:

https://twitter.com/nickGiants1/status/1303408968879013888.

Apparently there’s a picture of Vienna somewhere in the video so… Newark to Vienna?

oh no, 10 year old fOrTnItE gamers have been summoned

But the SF to Bangkok route that @Ishrion stated would be something I would take since I head to Thailand every 2 years

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Flowers I think signify some Pacific Islands for sure, new routes to Hawaii? Maybe Polynesia?

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Just if you want to make your own theorys
Seems interesting though

Newark


Newark and B787 in the same frame also a picture of Africa

LAX


LAX and a picture of South America. Some top down photo in bottom right

San Francisco


SFO (top right) and a picture of South America. Some top down photo in bottom right



Golden Gate Bridge followed by satilite image of Kazakhstan in the bottom part
SFO to Middle East?

Newark


Newark and B787 in the same frame also a picture of Africa

LAX


LAX and a picture of South America. Some top down photo in bottom right

San Francisco


SFO (top right) and a picture of South America. Some top down photo in bottom right


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Chigaco


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Evanstone just north of Chigaco followed by a United ticket with HYV Hyvinkaa Airport in Finland

Misc


Denver Intl, New York Public Library and 4903 which I suspect to be a flight number

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Now that you mention it, I see how Newark to Kahului could be profitable.

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Was this always a thing, or am I just stupid?

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Nope, that’s a seasonal UA route that has been there for long :)

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