DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 851 posts, RR: 51 Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1934 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
I bet for WN it is one of the PHX, LAX, LAS, or BWI routes now...
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1938 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:
Continental serves the following:
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.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1875 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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