While United’s May schedule will still represent a 92% cut in international capacity, a handful of international routes will return to service.
United Restores Service On Several International Routes In May 2020
In addition to the international routes already running, United will restart nonstop service on the following longhaul routes:
- Chicago (ORD) – London (LHR) – daily, begins May 4, 2020
- Newark (EWR) – Amsterdam (AMS) – daily, begins May 4, 2020
- Washington (IAD) – Frankfurt (FRA) – daily, begins May 4, 2020
- Houston (IAH) – Buenos Aires (EZE) – three-times-weekly, begins May 5, 2020
- Houston (IAH) – Bogota (BOG) – daily, begins May 5, 2020
Additionally, United will resume daily service from Houston to Belize (BZE), Guatemala City (GUA), Panama City (PTY), San Jose (SJO), and San Salvador (SAL), from Newark to Panama City, and from San Francisco (SFO) to Mexico City (MEX). Caribbean destinations will also restart, primary from Newark, though United will run daily service between Washington Dulles and St. Thomas (STT).
United Cancels Seasonal Service To At Least Five European Destinations
United had planned seasonal service to the following four cities this year from Newark:
- Palermo (PMO)
- Prague (PRG)
- Reykjavik (KEF)
- Stockholm (ARN)
United warns “a number of other routes” may also not see service in 2020.
This is the first of four schedule changes, which will come once per week, that will ultimately chart United’s flight operation path for the summer months. The schedule above will run at least through May 19th. It’s nice to see some familiar routes return. Hopefully demand will as well.
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the latin american routes seem a bit overly optimistic
Well they have continued flying IAH-GRU through all of this and looks like ET will start doing their tag flight on ET506 from ADD-GRU-EZE starting 4/18 only Wednesday and Sundays so seems a real possibility
Thanks for posting the update. I’m hopeful about a previously-booked late summer trip to Scotland. In theory United serves EDI from IAD, EWR, and ORD. I’m hoping they keep just one of those this summer. Pretty sure my convenient AMS-SFO nonstop return will be toast, though.
I’m confused, how can UA go to Europe with the ban still that Trump put in place ? Are they planning the ban to be lifted? If so, given the situation in Europe and New Jersey this seems ambitious.
Believe it or not it’s not really a “ban” as flights have continued to operate. However, they can only operate to/from specific US airports.
Looks like they also pulled the plug on EWR-NAP
Trump’s ban does not affect anyone going to Europe, only people coming back. But the EU has travel restrictions on foreign travelers. European citizens, permanent residents, medical professions and scientists are exempt, though some countries ask for a 2 week quarantine.
Similarly, Trump’s travel ban only applies to foreign nationals. US citizens and Green Card holders can fly in anytime from anywhere, and there are no quarantine restrictions.
So effectively, UA can carry Europeans and EU residents back to Europe and US citizens and green card holders back to US. Not going to be full anytime soon, and expect prices to be high.
Does United see what’s happening in South Korea? 91 patients there, thought to be cured of Covid19, have not only re-tested positive for the illness but many have fallen ill again. Researchers there are baffled and studying this as we speak. Mind you, South Korea has done an exceedingly better job at containment than the US and Europe.
Any gradual resumption of air service should not be initiated until we know exactly what we are dealing with and how to better contain it.
As you say, may be getting sick, which almost sounds like a MSM comment. They are not getting sick a second time, likely a botched test to begin with that showed they were over it. Or likely they do have COVID 8n their system as there is no magical force field outside your body that can prevent it from entering. However, those who have contracted COVID a second time have antibodies to fight it off and will not get sick a second time. How long the antibodies last is the bigger question. Some who had MERS and SARS in 2004 still have antibodies in their system, though rare. Many theorize 1 to 2 years.
Yeah, I really wouldn’t be be chancing the 2 week quarintine on top of an already expensive trip.lol
It will be interesting to see how many passengers fly, I’m guessing a very small amount if Europeans can’t come here either
Trying to go to puerto Vallerta in last week of May what’s the probability
I’m here, no restrictions
@Sharon As you know it’s constantly changing. Traveling during the pandemic can be a gamble and many flights to Mexico have been suspended. If it’s not necessary I wouldn’t chance it.
That doesn’t look like a good idea. Europe will be in better shape by then but the US is heavily infected and getting worse by the day. It would not be wise to allow the virus to be brought back to Europe by travellers from a dangerously infected area. I guess it should be a couple of months before travellers from the US can be allowed into Europe again unless all of the sudden a vaccin would become available.
We don’t want vouchers we want a refund