Ladevale From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
If I remember correctly, the slots themselves were leased to FedEx.
The route authorities for JFK/AA), Japan">NRT and LAX/AA), Japan">NRT, however, reverted back to the DOT. The DOT subsequently awarded those route authorities to AA.
Should Delta regain its slots from FedEX, it could probably use the slots to increase service from ATL. I believe, however, that it could not use the slots to restart JFK/AA), Japan">NRT or LAX/AA), Japan">NRT. There is, I think - perhaps someone can clarify this, a restriction in the current US/Japan bilateral that limits non-incumbent carriers (i.e., AA, Continental, Delta) from operating on certain city-pairs. If Delta, for example, was still operating the LAX/AA), Japan">NRT route, AA would be prohibited from operating on the same route.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1373 times:
If the 777 was moved to the West Coast it would be nice
What sense would that make though? DL only has 8, and 3 of them are earmarked for ATL-NRT. That doesnt leave enough to cover LON/PAR/FRA/MXP/FCO/MAN/DUB-SNN from ATL/CVG/JFK... let alone LAX, where they dont even have anymore intercontinental operations.