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LX To Philadelphia?  
User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Posted (10 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

I know Swiss is in a precarious financial condition and last year, it slashed a number of long haul routes, including Washington DC, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires, to name a few, and the Newark flight is going to be sub contracted to PrivatAir starting in January, but is there any chance that Swiss would start flying to Philadelphia?

Swissair flew ZRH-BOS-PHL for many years, until the mid 1990's. It would be nice to see more there other than LH, BA, AF, and US flying to Europe.

ContinentalEWR

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User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

LOL!
I think the chance swiss starts up a new US route is as big as LX would start a SXM service  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
you know what i mean



Christian Galliker - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineAirMale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

if LX gets more longhaul aircraft, they will most probably start services to China again, or go daily again to BKK, GRU and others.


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26626 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

When LX gets more long haul A/C, I would imagine they would bring routes like LAX back to daily.


Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

It was great seeing the beautiful Swissair 747-300's over in A-East back in the 90's, but I doubt we'll see LX back in PHL...

Greg



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User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

I don't believe it's going to happen. I think LX should concentrate on cities where it has code-share agreements with AA (ORD, JFK, BOS...)


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User currently offlineAa767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

It was not GIG, that they left, it was GRU. And PHL, is not happening any time soon. Not in this decade anyway.


"The low fares airline."
User currently offlineMatterhorn From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

As767400

LX still flies to GRU. Half a year ago LX axed the EZE, which was served via GRU. Theses days, the service ends at GRU.

Back in Swissair days, GIG was served as well.



Last Flight: BSL-AMS on EZY, Next Flight: ZRH-LHR on LX
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4809 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

LXs CEO released a statement 3 weeks ago that his airline is looking for 2 additional A 343s to make GRU, BKK and LAX from 6 weekly to daily services!!!

User currently offlineRunway27right From United States of America, joined May 2004, 131 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Swiss wasn't profitable at PHL. Too Bad though, I'm looking through my many Swiss Air Photos from over the years at PHL.


Keeping PHL Spotting Alive Daily!
User currently onlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4509 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

It was not GIG, that they left, it was GRU

The most certainly left GIG and are still operating into GRU 5 times weekly. GRU used to be daily, GIG has never been served more than 3 times weekly, although during the SR heydays GIG used to received non-stop flights from ZRH, which would then continue to EZE or GRU.


LXs CEO released a statement 3 weeks ago that his airline is looking for 2 additional A 343s to make GRU, BKK and LAX from 6 weekly to daily services!!!

Funny that they are now looking for additional capacity after having shed so much capacity in the first place. They could as well have kept 2 of the the A332s that are now flying around at LH, MH and other companies. Swiss is facing a huge competitive disadvantage by not being able to serve key longhaul markets such as LAX, GRU, JNB, BKK, SIN and HKG daily. They also received authority last year to serve NRT daily but haven't so far acted upon it. So, if LX were to expand, I'd say these would be the first moves to make.

As for new destinations, I guess we'll see a couple of other moves before the airline decides to ever go back to PHL. For some reason a couple of enlightened minds at SR/LX deemed it necessary to withdraw from booming markets like Shanghai, Beijing and Delhi at a time when other airlines are trampling each other to dead to get their hands on extra rights to these destinations. It would be a logical move to contemplate returning to these emerging markets as soon as humanly possible!



User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 785 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

I once flew SR from ZRH-BOS-PHL. Pretty much everybody got off the plane in BOS. The BOS-PHL flight only had 14 people on it that I counted...4 of us in Business, 1 in first, and the rest in coach. I can't imagine how that could even have been remotely close to profitable to fly a 747 from BOS to PHL with so few people.


You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

cha747 -- i dont think one flight is really indicative of anything.

User currently offlineAa767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

OK, How long ago was GIG, because I can't remember it in recent memory. GRU, I did not know if it was gone or not. I guess it's still in the system.


"The low fares airline."
User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

GIG was axed, along with IAD when the Winter 2003/2004 schedule was published, a year ago.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 785 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Haveric - sorry...didn't add that when we asked FA's, she said that was par for the course.


You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
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