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Airline's Bread And Butter?  
User currently offlineAa767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2400 posts, RR: 26
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

What routes are each airlines bread and butter money makers.

AA: Latin America and Heathrow come to mind.


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UA: Asia and Heathrow.


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SN: Africa, Sabena's former bread and butter.


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But when it come to CO,DL,LH,RG, and AC to mention a few, What are their
most profitable routes? Some airlines are very easy to know which ones they
are, but for others?


"The low fares airline."
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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 997 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

I tend to think of WNs "bread and butter" being DAL-HOU as it was one of the original cities on the Texas Triangle. DAL and HOU are no longer the top departure cities for WN, but anyone who is anyone knows to fly WN between these cities  Big grin

I bet for WN it is one of the PHX, LAX, LAS, or BWI routes now...


User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

I don't know what Delta's most profitable route is, but I'd say their "bread and butter" is Europe, along with Continental.

Delta serves the following destinations in Europe:

London (Gatwick)
Manchester
Dublin
Shannon
Amsterdam
Brussels
Paris
Nice
Madrid
Barcelona
Frankfurt
Munich
Stuttgart
Zurich
Milan
Rome
Venice
Athens
Istanbul
Moscow


Continental serves the following:

London (Gatwick)
Manchester
Birmingham
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Dublin
Shannon
Lisbon
Madrid
Paris
Amsterdam
Brussels
Frankfurt
Zurich
Geneva
Oslo
Milan
Rome


Obviously both airlines have a huge presence in Europe, notably serving some destinations that have no other longhaul service or are not served by any US airline, such as Edinburgh, Istanbul, Moscow, Barcelona, Lisbon, Geneva, Oslo, Athens, Venice, Stuttgart, Nice, and Birmingham. All of those fit one or both of those two categories.


-Airplanetire


User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

I have a few others!  Smile

Air France: Africa, North America
Lufthansa: North America, Asia
British Airways: North America, Australia
Qantas: LAX (not the most flights here, but they make tons of money there)


-Airplanetire


User currently offlineAmirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

for el al it is LHR, CDG and ofcourse NYC

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

It's not so much routes that airlines look for. It's business travellers, and wherever those business travellers fly. Chicagoland-NYC, NYC-LA, and similar routes, while heavily contested are where the biz pax fly.

I imagine routes like that are going to be lucrative regardless of the airline or level of competition.



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User currently offlineBrido From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Airline's bread and butter?

I believe it is CARGO, for any airline...



User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

I'd love to know what CO's most profitable routes are.

User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

I few years ago AMR made more money with Sabre, than with American Airlines.


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User currently offlineVorticity From United States of America, joined May 2004, 337 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

I believe it is CARGO, for any airline...

Yah, I heard Northwest's Cargo planes were way more profitable then their passenger jets. Cargo is probably more consistant than passengers.



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Continental had the best bread out of AMS. I kept asking the F/A in Biz first for extras!

But, back to the topic.

For NW. Anything that goes through NRT! That's where they really make their dough!


User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 981 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

Delta: FLORIDA





peace



User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

I believe AA's most profitable route is Raleigh-London.

User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 613 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

CO's is

Cargo
BF and first class sales
EWR Ops
Micronesia
their Int. routes.



ETSN Baber, USN
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

hmmmm how is Ted doing for UA?
F9, I'd wager their mexican routes from DEN...


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