AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5821 posts, RR: 23 Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6327 times:
Answer me this:
So A.net has been very quite as of late about Air India and Jet Airways to SFO (specially Jet). So I am hearing from a good source that both will start in Oct 07. I can't find anything on either websites.
So is this true?
If so it appear between yesterday and Oct., SFO will receive 5 new airlines.
Air India ?
Jet Airways ?
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
FLYGUY767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6291 times:
Quoting AS739X (Thread starter): If so it appear between yesterday and Oct., SFO will receive 5 new airlines
Has there been any more discussion of Oasis Hong Kong, Kingfisher, V-Australia, BMI, or Emirates entering the San Francisco market? I could have sworn someone said that TN was going to offer the A319 Business Class Config on an SFO-BOB service.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38514 posts, RR: 80 Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6277 times:
This is all great news!
I look forward to flying Virgin America to New York, hopefully before the year is out.
If Air India starts up service here, I'd love to see their 747s in the older/current livery before they all get repainted to the new cheaper looking livery.
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 22077 posts, RR: 51 Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6054 times:
Its only a matter of time before some Indian carrier shows up at SFO. Jet, Air India or Sausalito's own Vijay and his Kingfisher.
I would not hold my breath however as each one seems to be good at planning for lots of routes but failing to execute.
Btw- I wonder if AI does show up if its service regularity will be any better than what they are doing at LAX, where 3-6 delays are the norm, if not straight out cancellations due continual stream of equipment problems?
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Osprey88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 330 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5994 times:
Quoting Superfly (Reply 6): Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't SJC have really strict noise abatement laws and no after hour flights due to it's proximity to rich, whinny nimby's?
Actually, I doubt the noise abatement laws or the late hour flights would be a problem if AI or anyone else decided to run 744s, 777s, or 787s into SJC. If they saw their was a profit to be made out of SJC they would probably just schedule around those times.
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Zkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1501 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5929 times:
when BD do finally get it together , think SFO is there somewhere , but it won't happen till next year (08) - when open Sky's kicks in.. and then it will be with an A330-200 series aircraft, tho at least they will have the new ''sleeper pods'' in business class. so looking forward to them coming online. (about time) !
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38514 posts, RR: 80 Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5905 times:
Quoting Osprey88 (Reply 9): I doubt the noise abatement laws or the late hour flights would be a problem if AI or anyone else decided to run 744s, 777s, or 787s into SJC. If they saw their was a profit to be made out of SJC they would probably just schedule around those times.
True, however a 4-5 hour delay in arrival or departure may fall between the SJC's silly 11:00PM to 6:30AM curfew which most carriers rather not deal with.
BAW716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 31 Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5577 times:
VA and Jet Airways will start service to SFO before year end.
Southwest: I doubt it; the reason they pulled out was that they didn't want to pay the costs of operating there.
The rest, who knows?
One thing I do know (and this is fact): The airport authority at SFO (The City) has a very aggressive sales and marketing department and they do a very effective job of attracting new players to the market. The A side of the international terminal will have its full compliment of gates soon, so there will be room for growth in 2008. I am less certain about the central terminal; I believe that Virgin America is operating out of the new terminal complex for now...a good idea, especially if they are going to provide feed to their British sister carrier.
SAS: I doubt they will add SFO, although they were talking about it for some time. Their focus is on Asia at the moment, although they could use more gateways in the US (IMHO).
As I said, the rest? Who knows...
David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5523 times:
Quoting BAW716 (Reply 17): Southwest: I doubt it; the reason they pulled out was that they didn't want to pay the costs of operating there.
...WN has restarted SFO for a multitude of reasons...1)better costs (I heard they are paying up to 40% less than when they were last in SFO), 2-more competition and the need for expansion/serving other airports 3) with SFO upgrading its navigation system, there are much less delays than there have been in the past....
Quoting Laxintl (Reply 18): Dont know where you have been, however SWA resumes SFO service on August 26th with 18 departures to MDW, SAN and LAS.
Quoting Tracks (Reply 19): Aer Lingus start DUB-SFO non stop on October 28th of this year
...hoping to see AI soon and EK in a couple of years....