Vega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2126 times:
Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 5): What will the transcon pulldown be like in PHL. I have a feeling if they pulldown PHL-SEA enough, it won't take long for AS to jump on the route, same thing with PHL-SAN and WN
I believe the difference betwen CLT - West Coast and PHL - West Coast, other than the O&D difference, is that US sells a lot of the European flights as "through" with a change of equipment in PHL. If the West Coast - PHL O&D loads alone are not acceptable, I'd expect US would need to factor in the originating West Coast loads to Europe before striking/reducing the route. All of this supposition of course is without knowledge of the still unknown plans Parker has for International services in general.