Capt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 689 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1700 times:
U.S. Department of Transportation will allow only one U.S. airline to add daily service to Shanghai next year
United and Northwest are asking costumers to sign petitions: UA for nonstop flights from IAD and NWA for nonstop flights from DTW... Have airlines ever done this petition thing before? How useful is it?
Any ideas on who will be granted the route authority?
Daron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1685 times:
It's actually for all of China. UA is asking for service to Beijing, as is AA from DFW, while CO and NW are asking for PVG from EWR and DTW respectively.
People believe UA, AA, or CO will get it for various reasons and NW is out of it.