It can make HAN-LAX, but not SGN-LAX. SGN is a stronger market than HAN, which is problematic. Still, the ability to carry passengers on all 3 sectors is attractive.
Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2): SQ, BR, and CI I can think of off-hand - and now TG and VN? What is that going to do to yields?
Not much of anything. The yields and traffic on the route can and have sustained more competition. Prior to their introduction of the money losing non-stop A345 service on BKK-LAX, TPE was one of the places that TG stopped with their 744s out of LAX. KIX was another.
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Tsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3952 times:
Not exactly on topic, but I was wondering if anyone here knew. I thought the US and Vietnam had normalized relations, and I haven't heard of any air service to Vietnam at all. Considering the large Vietnamese population in So Cal, and other SE Asian immigrants as well, how come its taken this long to start connections.Considering also that they export a large amount of goods here cargo loads should also be good. I thought UA was going to run a flight from SFO to SGN or HAN as well. Any info would be appreciated.
Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 12384 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3938 times:
Any word on if, if this report is true, AA will codeshare on VN's TPE-LAX route? I know the two airlines still haven't fully implemented their originally-planned codeshare. VN, if I'm not mistaken, is already placing its code on AA's flights from CDG, FRA and NRT to major U.S. gateways and beyond, but AA still has yet to place its AA code on VN flights from NRT, CDG and FRA to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This TPE-LAX flight could signal the start of closer AA-VN cooperation but, after all, AA already codeshares extensively with EVA on all of that airlines TPE-U.S. flights, including LAX.
FXMD11 From Thailand, joined Aug 2004, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3614 times:
Quoting Warren747sp (Reply 7): Theres is a huge Vietnamese and Thai population in LA who mostly flys CI and BR back
Correct.In fact L.A.Area has the largest Thai population worldwide after Thailand itself and is considered 4 th
biggest"Thai"City.YES,Thai's and also Tourists bounding for Thailand use BR and CI, as they are normally
30% cheaper than the Naional Carrier,TG.However,I am hesitating to see this coming as this would basically
mean they either cancel the 340 Nonstop or add a 2nd flight with the 777 may be.
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4771 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3545 times:
Quoting Lp0815 (Reply 8): It has been argued earlier on here that TG plan to discontinues their non-stop BKK-LAX.
And there has been another discussion about TG's plan to up their nonstop US flights to daily, as opposed to their present measly 4 times.
Vietnam, although arrivals into the country is on the up-trend, is still a terribly low-yielding destination (HAN and SGN). With more business opportunities growing, this might change. Additionally, Tan Son Nhat (SGN) will soon see the opening of brand new terminal that is currently under contruction, underlining the government's push to keep Vietnam on par with her neighbours. I have recently taken 2 flights to/from Saigon and you can have a view of the airport via the photos in my trip report.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26668 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3292 times:
Quoting Centrair (Reply 4): I don't get this. Can any airline fly TPE-USA? What are the rights here?
Quoting Cospn (Reply 5): Taiwan and USA have open skies so guess so seems LAX-TPE flights are well served..cant the T7 Make SGN/HAN-LAX ??
I'm sure they will be 5th freedom services with the flights originating/terminating at SGN for VN and at BKK for TG with a stop at TPE. 7th freedom rights to operate stand-alone service between two foreign countries without any link to the home country of the airline are extremely rare apart from certain cargo services, and of course within the EU "single market".