DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 29 Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2688 times:
As stated in other recent posts: ANA will utilize the 7E7 not only on national and regional service, but they will also utilize the Dreamliner on U.S. routes, including some that they have yet to start service on. . .stated by ANA themselves.
I, of sound mind, have no doubt, with my local airport authority connections, know that ANA will most definatley start service to Denver, nonstop to Tokyo. Reasons are sound and numerous. . .especially the UA connection. Oh yeah, we (Denver) will throw money at the carrier who initiates this service too.
Anyhow. . .my original though, or question, is what other cities do you think ANA is considering?
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TokyoNarita From Palau, joined Aug 2003, 570 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2545 times:
Before ANA considers this aircraft into transpacific or European service I would expect this aircraft to go where the B767s are currently serving...
ANA will replace the aging domestic B767s currently serving medium to small Japanese domestic market with the SR version of the 7E7s.
They also want a good aircraft that can serve high-growing-demand intra-Asia travel between Narita/Osaka to medium Asian cities. They also want a good aircraft that can serve between medium Japanese cities to primary large Asian cities. These are also currently mostly served by the aging B767-300ERs.
LEO777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 107 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2292 times:
I would highly agree that ANA will be coming back to ORD with the 7E7, the 747 they used to use was just too big and could not compete with JAL, AA, and UA. I can't wait to see the 7E7 @ ORD! KIX-ORD-IAD is also a high possibility.
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Iowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 928 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1549 times:
As stated by others, my guess would be to the cities where they have Star Alliance partners:
Chicago ORD (re-open)
Philadelphia (whether they still have a Star partner there remains to be seen though)
and a city without any service to Asia:
"I can't wait to see the 7E7 @ ORD! KIX-ORD-IAD is also a high possibility. "
Why would they fly the ORD-IAD segment? They already have United as their partner to fly that segment. It would make economical sense to only fly to ORD and then transfer any passengers who want to go to IAD to a UA flight since ANA cannot pick up additional passengers. It would be more efficient to place them on a UA flight.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3920 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1408 times:
I live in New Hampshire and would love to see Boston on the 'new cities' list for ANA, but in my opinion any Asian nonstop out of Boston will be primarily driven by high-tech business demand. The closest we ever came to getting nonstop Asian service was pre-2000, when AA actually announced (and, I believe, started booking) Boston to Narita nonstops on MD-11s.
In any event, as much as I'd like to see ANA start nonstops out of Boston, I am skeptical as to how successful they'd be. Perhaps they could run a flight from BOS-SFO (no local traffic allowed, as is customary) and then on from there. That way, ANA can see how much demand out of Boston there is without allocating a whole plane to the route. Korean Air did this with a 747-400, but it didn't last long...I think the falloff in high-tech business travel caused its demise. 2007 is a long way off, and no one knows what the business travel landscape will look like then. A one-stopper a la Korean Air would be a good daily flight, I think. A nonstop Boston-Japan would be best off being 2x per week, or 3x..but certainly no more frequent than that until the route proves itself.
I also would think that a stop enroute (such as SFO) is actually a good thing for Boston passengers because it gives them time to stretch their legs. This is one route where a stop might be a GOOD thing.