Zkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4867 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 22622 times:
I know that for QF SYD-LAX, MEL-LAX, MEL-AKL-LAX are some of their most profitable 744 and 744ER routes.
Similarly NZ uses 744 for MEL-AKL-LAX and AKL-LAX-LHR both of these routes have very good yields. They also often swap out 772ER for 744 on the AKL-SFO route.
LHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 22072 times:
Quoting MRURUN (Reply 1): For BA it would be, in no particular order,
JFK is a mix of 744 and 772. PVG is most definitely a 772, we've never flown that with a 744. BOM/DEL do very well for BA, as does HKG, but not NRT, which has seen reduced frequency from many carriers recently and isn't particularly profitable for BA.
I'd say the highest 744 earner for BA is the LOS service.
Quoting MRURUN (Reply 7): Soups is the BA LHR - LOS not T7? Or was that the flight that has now been removed?
BA75/74 is always a 744. BA137/136 was the evening 3x weekly service, which started as a 763, then moved to a 772 for cargo capacity, before being withdrawn due to Nigerian Government restrictions.
NicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 585 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 21479 times:
EZE-MAD for AR is quite profitable... One daily 744 which goes out preety full AFAIK... And especially taking into account that IB and NM also have one daily EZE-MAD flight with A346 and A332 respectively... Other EZE-Spain flights include EZE-BCN daily with AR's 744 and IB's A343s and EZE-FOR-BCN with NM's A332... This route/s is/are also very profitable but not as profitable as EZE-MAD IMHO...
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LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 21200 times:
Given that they're routes that might also see the A380, I'd say FRA-MIA and FRA-LAX should also be considered very profitable routes. FRA-NRT might also be one of them, but I guess the reason it might be an A380 route has more to do with slot restrictions at NRT than just profitability.
Jetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 21097 times:
Like everybody else in this forum, i have no access to internal company breakdowns or route profitability, but I have always been of the belief that LHR to North America, LHR-SYD and LHR-HKG are among the most profitable routes in the world.
Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 20632 times:
Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 23): This one is easy - LAX-SYD and LAX-AUK. I was told by two different UA pilots that these flights usually make around 1 million in profit each flight... (PROFIT)
Well let's look at this. A 744 in UA's configuration carries 347 passengers. A million dollars in profit per flight would mean each seat would have to generate $2881.84 in profit each way. Each way. Now of course you have to consider the flight also carries cargo, but you also have to account for the expense of flying a 744 for 15 hours.
Personally, I don't believe it. Secondly, UA no longer flies to Auckland.