While SFO-HKG is a good performer, ORD-HKG still tops it. No competition from CX or AA. LAX-SYD has polar success, making huge money during some seasons and barely holding its own during others. Oddly enough, one of UA's top routes now is IAD-KWI, given all the government, military, and cargo contracts they have on it. Used to be run 3x weekly but is now a daily flight.
MTSUATC From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4575 times:
I would say any niche routes that certain airlines fly. As others have said UA's IAD-KWI is a great performer, and ORD-HKG is probably UA's top route consistently. SFO/LAX-SYD is very hit and miss. Certain times of the year the flights are packed full and oversold by 30-40 people, then other times it doesn't even go out half full. Maybe someone on here can clarify one thing for me. When I was working in ASE for OO this past winter the managers always said that ASE was one of UA most profitable stations. I know fares into ASE are outrageous in the winter time but there are a lot of expenses and overhead at that station. I'm not sure if OO pays for them or UA, but after working there I know it costs a lot of money to run that place.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8962 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4569 times:
Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 3): There was actually a discussion on AA's LHR routes awhile back, and apparently LAX-LHR was their top yielding of the bunch, IIRC.
Which does make sense due to the extreme amount of competition in the NYC-LON corridor. You have AA, DL, BA and VS all with multiple frequencies on JFK-LHR, BA and CO with multiple frequencies on EWR-LHR, plus additional competition on JFK-LGW (DL now, BA replaces DL soon) and EWR-LGW (CO), not to mention single frequencies such as VS' lone EWR-LHR, plus Kuwait, Air India, etc. that all operate NYC-LON. Plenty of competition to go around.
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7477 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4497 times:
Well for AA I would imagine these routes to be top performers.
Also does anyone have any numbers on MIA-DCA I fly it almost on a monthly basis and its always full and it recently went from 8x Daily to 9x Daily. I would imagine its a good route for them since they are the only airline on MIA-DCA.
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