Aio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1687 times:
Yes, this is a good point although I must correct you. Avianca Colombia "Lo Primero Linea de Colombia" has many weekly (I'm not sure if it's daily) flights to and from LAX- Bogota. Depending upon the date and season they stop in Mexico City for under an hour or Cancun (both on 757-200). Do you need evidence, see the below shot...
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 24 Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1648 times:
Once SAN gets a new airport it could be a very likely candidate for accepting overflow routes from LAX, Probably in the form of a Varig flight to GRU. Right now, however, Nothing above a 767 to Central America could work right now because of the small size of the airport.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6088 posts, RR: 56 Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1632 times:
I think Varig may try IAD nonstop from GRU rather than flying thru ATL as they did before. Perhaps also JFK-GIG or ORD-GIG nonstops? Will they take delivery of the additional 6 767-300ER that they have on order, with first delivery set for Jan01? The777Man
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Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1622 times:
I do not think that there are an open-skies treaties between the US and the south american countires mentioned, thus, routes and frequencies cannot be added at will. Thus, route development takes time and negotiation. CO and DL just got into a bit of an arguement when CO was not fast enought in using its new authority of 7 flights per week between IAH and Brazil - they scheduled only 4 flights per week to start. DL quickly noticed this, petitioned, and then got the 3 unused frequencies and are using them for their new 3 times per week ATL-Rio service. Look for Miami to remain the major gateway to South America, with some development of DFW and IAH. Geographically, the west coast cities do not make that much sense for South American "hub" operations.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 24 Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1613 times:
I think as well that the next logical step for Varig is SFO, but I also think if a South American airline ever begins service to SAN it will be Varig. This is because Varig is the only(?) Latin American carrier that has routes to Asia, and since a/c need to stop to refuel in order to get from Brasil to Tokyo, HK, etc., SAN would be a good stopover point in case LAX or SFO is overcrowded.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 55 Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
I heard from a guy who works for United in Boston, and he said the airline was planning some increases in international services. He mentioned Tokyo, Frankfurt, and either Ireland or Brazil. So hopefully a BOS-GIG/GRU service could be intiated...oh and those routes will be served with a 777.
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Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1578 times:
United is planning to operate flights to Tokyo and Frankfurt from Boston IF the merger goes through. I haven't heard of Brazil or Ireland, but I know that they will add a whole slew of flights to the West Coast IF the merger goes through once again.
My opinion on this merger is that if United actually wants to merge with US Air, its going to need to "give up" its prescence in many cities. For example, US's assets at LaGuardia could go to American, the Reagan fligths can go to Continental, United's Miami prescence can be given to someone like Northwest, US's Baltimore minihub can be transferred to Southwest, and so on.
If the total assets of United and US were all to be merged, they would have a signifigant prescence in:
and countless others.