Juanchie From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 190 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4158 times:
Don't forget about the planes that fly in to JFK like Alitalia and Aeromexico that technically are delta flights too! Although I don't believe there are that many mainline flights there, i know they have upped the service using comair. When I came back from Italy, I flew through JFK on Alitalia, connected on Delta to ATL and off to JAX. I would imagine this is pretty rare but it was a bargain and I can tell you first hand the Delta part of the concourse was packed. Hopefully someone else can enlighten us on how Delta feeds their flights to Europe.
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LambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2055 posts, RR: 37 Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4112 times:
They have been adding alot of Connection service into the airport, and with the recent expansion announced it should even further help keep the loads heavy (by saying keep i'm guessing they are heavy loads). I know that JFK loads from STL have done pretty well in the past and its due in large part to the european connections available through JFK since we no longer have LGW.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4118 times:
New York is the world's largest and most lucrative O&D market, not to mention, one of the biggest airline markets globally. Therefore, Delta has relatively little trouble filling its JFK to Europe flights. Second, as the third biggest airline, Delta has a sizeable share of the corporate travel market, even in these much leaner times. Lastly, Delta code shares with Alitalia, Air France, Aeromexico, Korean Air, and CSA. Delta can provide feed into these airlines hubs in Paris, Mexico City, Seoul, Milan, Rome, and Prague.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16543 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4104 times:
NYC is a City of 8-9 Million People, when you include everyone within the Metro Tri State area (Long Island, Northern New Jersey, Westchester, Rockland, Orange Counties, Fairfield County Connecticut) your talking 25 million people.
It's all O&D, meaning the majority of DL's Trans-Atlantic travelers either live in the Tri State area or are visiting the Tri State area from Europe.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3877 times:
New York is a huge city, where many people go overseas to from Europe for business. Do not underestimate New York. It is also a huge city where much of the population goes to. The demand for flights from JFK to Europe is high, since it is one of the most worldly cities of the U.S.
Petazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3327 times:
"NYC is one of the most worldly cities in the US". LOL!
Who would be more worldly? My guess is 60%+ of all O&D trans-Atlantic traffic begins and ends in NYC. Just a guess- but its probably not to far off. NYC is the most European city in the states and has the largest ex-pat communites to Europe, etc.
Sorry if I sound too pro-New York, but lets not downplay it size and importance.
DeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 18 Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3203 times:
45% is still a lot of O & D though. That is what about 15-20 million people a year. That is more than a lot airports total travelers. Have you ever seen DL's International Lobby at around 3:30-4pm, it is ridiculous.
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