N670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1595 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2173 times:
CO serves more destinations, but UA carriers more passengers and more RPM's (and ASM's), especially with multiple 747's and 777's going across the Pacific. A bunch of 50-seat RJ's going to Mexico don't help you in the passenger department.
Fjnovak1 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 582 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2121 times:
I agree that it makes sense that based on seats United wins out, probably handidly. Everything going international is pretty much a 744, 777, or 763....except for their token services to the caribbean and even then they're more likely to use a 757. Now Continental, with the Guam hub and the service to obscure European destinations does have many cities served, but lots of flights across the Atlantic are on 757s and 762s, and the services within Asia from the Guam hub are prodominately on the 738. Not to mention that while they do have service to everywhere in Mexico with a paved runway practically, they are on 37 or 50 seat RJs.
I wouldn't be surprised if Northwest does lead Internationally in one certain category though: Percent of revenue derived from International operations. I believe that 25-30% of NW's revenue is from flights in and out of Asia. Throw in NW's share of the KL/NW US-Europe traffic and then NW's numerous services to Canada (#1 US airline in the US-Canada market) and the token services to the Carribean and Mexico I wouldn't be surprised if almost half of NW's revenue was on some type of Int'l flight...
Mattnrsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 384 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
Not to mention that UA's lead is sure to increase with the recent addition of RPM-rich flts like IAD-ZRH, ORD-KIX and SFO-PEK (although the last one is replacing NRT-PEK, it will still generate more RPMs).
SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3385 posts, RR: 11 Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1363 times:
"Bankruptcy and continued storage of large planes will also increase DLs numbers. Canceling 777 orders will also help increase the DL figures..........."
What's that supposed to mean? DL is taking planes OUT of storage, not the other way around. Even if bankruptcy did occur, I don't see DL downsizing all that much. I see Song going back to mainline, maybe DFW will be cut as a hub. SLC has been getting flights back, SLC-SEA is back to 5 daily mainlinr flights, one being a 767. CVG performs VERY well, high yields, and high volumes of connecting traffic. I see CVG eventually getting more long-range routes. Recently DL has increased or started flights from CVG-HNL, CVG-CUN, CVG-FCO, and CVG-AMS. DL will be in fine shape after bankruptcy. If UA is, why wouldn't DL be?