DCAYOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 616 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3644 times:
Quoting Searpqx (Reply 2): Hadn't thougth of that, but since most bilaterals are based on reciprocity - what would Canada have to offer in return for the US giving up US originating traffic to these points?
That is a good question. There isn't much beyond Canada except maybe the EU and Asia. Slim pickings at best especially since you would have to serve with large equipment. Nonetheless, the US will probably get unlimited 5ths beyond Canada to anywhere (eg. Europe and Asia realistically).
Sebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1675 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3654 times:
The U.S. carriers could make stops in Canada to pick up passengers en route to Asia. They could put their codes on Air Canada's international flights. This would be particularly appealing to US and UA which have Star Alliance relationships with AC.
Then, there is another issue in the negotiations that the U.S. side Wants. U.S. cargo carriers want co-terminal rights: the ability to send a freighter to more than one Canadian destination on the same run. For example, from Memphis to Toronto, and then have the same U.S. aircraft carry on to Ottawa. Right now, the Toronto-Ottawa extension would havew to be flown by a Canadian sub-contractor (to FedEx). This benefit would be heavily in favor of U.S. cargo operators. Canada has no need for similar benefits within the U.S. So the balance of benefits might be created by adding passenger and cargo benefits for the U.S. and juxtaposing them against purely passenger benefits for Canada.