COERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4323 times:
Interesting combination. I'd think that if any airline wanted NK, it would be NW. It would eliminate some of NW's DTW competition, add some A321s to put on 757 routes(757s could be done for trans-atlantic) and give them a FLL focus city.
Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9361 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4285 times:
Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 6): Interesting combination. I'd think that if any airline wanted NK, it would be NW. It would eliminate some of NW's DTW competition, add some A321s to put on 757 routes(757s could be done for trans-atlantic) and give them a FLL focus city.
Those 757s could work just as well for transatlantic service from PHL or a reestablished PIT-LGW flight...
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Luisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4257 times:
Quoting Jdwfloyd (Reply 4): It just seems like AA is sitting on a gold mine down there in both south Florida and the Caribbean and US could give them a run for their money.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEAS somebody re start FLL-Central America (PTY please), US had amaizing loads on their PTY flight, and when they pulled the plug fares on AA and CM skyrocketed. NK should look into central america, they could make a fortune and give AA, CM and TA a run for their money.
South florida-Central America is really a goldmine that nobody has touched other than AA, CM and TA, loads are almost always above 80% and fares are ridicoulusly high. I paid almost 800 bucks for a ticket to PTY last december.
FCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4074 times:
Quoting D L X (Reply 11): Aren't all of NK's planes leased? If so, doesn't that dispell the argument of US getting NK for its planes?
Not really. Acquire the company in whole and you acquire the long-term leases for those planes, too - because you're assuming the old company's debts and obligations. Doesn't mean you have to fly those planes where they're currently being flown.
Oddly, even though the operations have been basically entirely pulled down, FLL remains listed as a "focus city" on the US Airways route map.
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