EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7436 posts, RR: 44 Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4717 times:
Quoting CAL (Reply 1): I know that AeroMexico still has rights to fly MEX-MIA-MAD and MEX-MIA-CDG.
Interesting CAL, thanks for the info. Indeed AM used to fly MEX-MIA-Europe before they had suitable aircraft to do the route non-stop, but I did not know that they had traffic rights ex-MIA. I guess there is already a lot of capacity between MIA and each of MAD and CDG these days to interest AM. In addition, with the huge demand between Europe and MEX, the strong competition that European carriers represent, and AM's lack of sufficient widebodies, I don't see AM flying MIA-Europe soon.
EWROwznj00 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4656 times:
I'm pretty sure Delta used to do New York-Frankfurt-Delhi, and maybe Bombay. But I don't think they fly beyond Frankfurt anymore, and now use CDG as their base European base, so to speak. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Edit: Another one comes to mind is UA's LHR-DEL, and DEL-HKG. Do they still own these rights?
United. US airlines have, under the Bermuda 2 Agreement, fifth freedom rights between London and four German cities - Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. PanAm and then United had a fleet of 727s based in Europe to operate these and other fifth freedom flights within Europe (that I cannot recall the details of although one linked a German city with Krakow in Poland). (I know this because I flew from London to Krakow via a German city on a single 727 probably 15 years ago.) I also believe that United has unused fifth freedom rights from Prestwick to Oslo!
B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2602 posts, RR: 6 Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4371 times:
Quoting EWROwznj00 (Reply 7): I'm pretty sure Delta used to do New York-Frankfurt-Delhi, and maybe Bombay
DL's India access was JFK-FRA-BOM historically. Then it was moved JFK-CDG-BOM in 2002 or 2003 with growth of SkyTeam. In holiday rush 2004, they reinstated JFK-FRA-BOM parallel to JFK-CDG-BOM, but did not do it holiday rush 2005. In 2005 they added JFK-CDG-MAA.
RwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3045 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4181 times:
Quoting EWROwznj00 (Reply 15): Delta didn't do FRA-DEL also? I was almost sure they did; I though they gained that/both from Pan Am. Oh well. Do they plan on flying to Delhi in the future? OR are they going to leave that to KLM/AF?
I don't think DL would plan on DEL in the future, especially now that CO and AA are both offering nonstops from the U.S. I would assume that DL would prefer to focus on BOM and Chennai for the time being. If they were to consider a new destination in India, I would put my $$ on BLR.
DEL is a huge city, but not as much business traffic as Bombay, Chennai, or Bangalore.
MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 4982 posts, RR: 7 Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4151 times:
In the 1970-80s TWA had a pretty extensive operation beyond Paris; some were through flights and some were change-of-gauge 727s. The cities I can remember were Geneva, Milan, Rome, Athens, and Tel Aviv. I believe their round-the-world flight also went through Paris.
EWROwznj00 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3952 times:
Quoting Centrair (Reply 18): I think that NW had a 5th freedom to OZ from Japan that they used once and then gave it up. I might be wrong.
If I'm remembering correctly, Northwest flew, or wanted to fly from Tokyo or Osaka to Sydney, the basis of which was the 1952 bilateral agreement between the US and Japan. I remember seeing an old UA route map with a similar proposed route, but I don't think anything came of the UA route.
With respect to Japan, are United and Northwest are the only US airlines that still enjoy 5th freedom rights beyond Japan? I know the bilateral was reworked, but I don't know the details off the top of my head. Please correct if I'm wrong.
BOSSAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 255 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3842 times:
NW operated JFK-OSA-SYD thrice weekly, but Australia claimed NW was in violation of the US-OZ bilateral and Japan protested that the proportion of Japan-Australia traffic was too high. NW was required to limit its fifth-freedom Japan-Australia traffic to 50% of the passenger load. This resulted in some great New York-Australia fare sales and eventual abandonment of the flight. http://airtransportbiz.free.fr/Networks/NWAustralia.html
MarkATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 539 posts, RR: 8 Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3612 times:
I don't know if it's still true, but at one time flying to DEL by US carriers was very diffilcult. US carriers were (are?) prohibited from by the US government from overflying Afghanistan. This required a much longer time/fuel consuming routing to DEL from the UK/Europe. This was one of the reasons for DL (FRA) and UA (LHR) dropped it as a destination.
"...left my home in Georgia, 'n headed for the "Frisco" Bay...
EWROwznj00 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3472 times:
Overflying Iran was a problem too I think. It added an extra hour of flying time, and then after 9/11, Afghan airspace was closed to US carriers, which made the DEL routing hard. Anyone know why UA only used the 767 on this route, I would imagine they could have filled a 777 or a 747 easily from LHR. Also, what route does NW's AMS-BOM take; does it enter Iranian airspace or not? Is Iranian airspace even an issue?
25 AirScoot: The AKL to MEL sector wasn't 5th freedom if I remember correctly. It had to be stopover/online connection traffic only... It's been ages since I've s
26 TAN FLYR: A few years back, when AA bought TW there was a thread on here listing all the routes that AA had acquired with the TWA purchase. IIRC, there is also
27 Justapassenger: The recent Hong Kong/US bilateral gave US airlines fifth freedom rights to five (?) new cities. United flies to Hanoi from Hong Kong, so the other fou
28 Alexinwa: BA SEA-SYD non-stop would be something to see. I wonder if it could be done non-stop both ways?? I know AC could only do SYD-YVR non-stop, HNL was the
29 Kubus: DL had them through FRA in early 90's. My first DL flight was in '93 WAW-PRG-FRA, I have no idea what aircraft it was but I do remember Delta colors a
30 FlyboyOz: Qantas used to fly HKG-SIN-HKG but never use it for age since SAR in HKG.
31 PPVRA: I believe it's UAL that holds right's to fly USA-GRU-South Africa. And AA recently stopped, or is about to, their GRU-ASU leg. Cheers