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DL JFK - EZE Discontinued  
User currently offlineMech24 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 61 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10200 times:

DL JFK - EZE discontinued effective March 28

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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17786 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10198 times:

GRUJFK is also reduced to 6 weekly for March and May


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26026 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10129 times:

Old news. Discontinuation was pub almost 2 months ago.


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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11458 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10132 times:
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Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 1):
GRUJFK is also reduced to 6 weekly for March and May

Should be reduced year round considering they will reduce it to give 1 frequency to the new service LAX-GRU.

JFK-GRU daily except Tu, GRU-JFK daily except Wed IIRC.



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10132 times:

Another DL trial-and-error route from JFK suspended.
I would still guess DL may fly that route Dec 2009-Mar 2010 - High Season in Argentina.



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17786 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9985 times:



Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 3):
Should be reduced year round considering they will reduce it to give 1 frequency to the new service LAX-GRU.

JFK-GRU daily except Tu, GRU-JFK daily except Wed IIRC.

Why would they drop it in March and May when LAXGRU starts in JUN?



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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8457 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9972 times:
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Quoting Mech24 (Thread starter):
DL JFK - EZE discontinued effective March 28

should start up again during the winter season of 2010.


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11458 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9855 times:
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Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 5):
Why would they drop it in March and May when LAXGRU starts in JUN?

Try to protect yields. In fact DL has been reducing the frequency of this route during some weeks in the near past.

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 6):
should start up again during the winter season of 2010.

So will become a seasonal product ?



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17786 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9802 times:



Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 7):
Try to protect yields.

That I believe.

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 7):
In fact DL has been reducing the frequency of this route during some weeks in the near past

No US or Brazilian carrier has reduced GRUJFK since DL started the route.



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11458 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9649 times:
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Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 8):
No US or Brazilian carrier has reduced GRUJFK since DL started the route.

Maverick, it's not official, but yes, DL some weeks cancel one of the 7 weekly flights JFK-GRU



[Edited 2008-12-31 10:12:27]


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User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9611 times:

other carriers don't operate all of their Brazil frequencies - the evidence of it is in DOT filings; I'm not sure what the big issue is when DL does it.

Argentina is never as strong in the US summer as Brazil is - Brazil peaks two times a year, most of S. America only peaks during US winter.

It has also been documented that Argentina IS getting hit by the economic crisis.

It is in DL's interest to fly the JFK-EZE airplane time across the Atlantic during the summer. DL reduces transatlantic frequencies and cancels some markets during the US winter, providing airplane time for new or increase Latin frequencies.

By next winter (US), DL will probably fly JFK-EZE again at least seasonally and based on the economy at that point, they may extend it longer term.

The bottom line is that in order for JFK-EZE to be flown year round, it has to do at least as well as a DL transatlantic opportuity for that aircraft could do.


User currently offlineLH469 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9373 times:

Does the route authority allow GRU-EZE tag for low season, (i.e. JFK-GRU-EZE)?

User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9328 times:

Quoting LH469 (Reply 11):
Does the route authority allow GRU-EZE tag for low season, (i.e. JFK-GRU-EZE)?

Yes, BA operates LHR-GRU-EZE, having 5th freedom on GRU-EZE and EZE-GRU legs.

What I don't know is, how would you have to file it for it to be temporary.

Saludos.

[Edited 2008-12-31 11:37:26]


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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17786 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9230 times:



Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 10):
I'm not sure what the big issue is when DL does it.

It's just interesting to note that DL cannot seem to make anything work to Latin America from JFK.

Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 10):
It has also been documented that Argentina IS getting hit by the economic crisis.

DL has always been the weakest player on GRUNYC on the revenue side, and before this cut I thought it was actually doing ok. Now I'm not so sure. If GRUNYC doesn't work for them, EZEJFK never had a prayer, especially after AA added additional capacity. If DL is scraping by on GRUJFK, EZEJFK is going to be much worse since the fares are lower and the market size is smaller, regardless of what Christina is doing to the Argentine economy.

Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 10):
By next winter (US), DL will probably fly JFK-EZE again at least seasonally and based on the economy at that point, they may extend it longer term.

Considering the flight was zeroed out about 4 days into operation, I'd be surprised if that were the case.

Quoting LH469 (Reply 11):
Does the route authority allow GRU-EZE tag for low season, (i.e. JFK-GRU-EZE)?

I assume so--I'd imagine ANAC would be thrilled to have on less plane parked in GRU, but the economics of a tag are going to be worse than just flowing the traffic over ATL.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33195 posts, RR: 71
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9076 times:

Somebody posted in another thread that the flight is being listed internally as discontinued and not as suspended.

Personally, I'm surprised, because JFK-EZE is quite underserved.



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User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6312 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8952 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 13):
It's just interesting to note that DL cannot seem to make anything work to Latin America from JFK

or LAX...anyone else beginning to notice a pattern for DL? Anything to LatAm/CentAm they try to add outside of ATL tends not to be the stunning success ...even ATL has some suspect routes....MGA for example.

One bright spot i must say seems to be GEO....they hit that one out of the park....but they have struck on so many other at bats.



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17786 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8871 times:



Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 17):
One bright spot i must say seems to be GEO

 checkmark   checkmark   checkmark  Absolutely, although I'd argue GEO isn't really Latin so much as Caribbean, and half the population of Guyana (not really, but it seems like half) happens to live in Queens within a stones' throw of JFK, similar to Domincans, Haitians, Puerto Ricans, Jamaicans and other islanders with heavy VFR demand.



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User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3118 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8800 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 13):
It's just interesting to note that DL cannot seem to make anything work to Latin America from JFK.

DL can't seem to make flights work from JFK when they have strong competition. Routes like FRA, AMS, CDG, etc. are all getting cut back to 752s, yet these are key markets from JFK. GRU is a lackluster performer from JFK (always has been), and BOM was a very successful route at first but was moved to ATL. LHR isn't doing well for DL either. The routes that are the strongest are those with no competition, not necessarily the premium markets. I wonder if JFK-NRT will have the same fate.

I don't know what it will take, but it seems they have a ways to go if they truly want to be a preferred carrier from JFK. The hard product needs lots of work, especially in J. Maybe the rumored upgrades will help with that.


User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3728 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7139 times:



Quoting RwSEA (Reply 17):
GRU is a lackluster performer from JFK (always has been)



Quoting RwSEA (Reply 17):
The routes that are the strongest are those with no competition

That's why it was really hard to understand why DL didn't go for GIG instead of GRU at first. GIG didn't have NYC service for years and now that JJ flies it, a blood bath is on its way for the frequencies to GIG.


User currently offlineLVICS From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

Well, I always read on this forums that making a route work takes a while. I guess this is not an easy question, but how long is an airline supposed to work on that before quitting?
In my case, I'll hardly trust DL again. After reading in a local forum about the nonstop ending in late March, I called Delta, since I was booked to fly EZE-JFK first days of April. They said that it was OK, that my itinerary didn't show any changes and that the nonstop was operative until Oct. 30, 2009. Two days later I called again, same answer. That very same day I made a third attempt, but this time I didn't ask about my itinerary, I didn't identify myself and I pretended I wanted to make a new reservation instead, and guess what: now they DID know the nonstop was not going to be operative during April. What the f...? Why were they not telling me the truth before?
Now guess what: I'm booked on AA, and I intend to avoid DL as much as possible.


User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

Did the horrible arrival time at JFK kill this flight?

User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11458 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2872 times:
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Quoting C010T3 (Reply 18):
That's why it was really hard to understand why DL didn't go for GIG instead of GRU at first. GIG didn't have NYC service for years and now that JJ flies it, a blood bath is on its way for the frequencies to GIG.

The concept that only Sao Paulo is profitable even being ATL-GIG always a very good performer. Now with more services from JFK and MIA to other places in Brazil, DL schedule from JFK to GRU is the worst, even being the one that allows late night departure out of JFK, but it's not good for connections in Brazil. And to rely on Sao Paulo market, they need to compete against AA (Better product and schedule), JAL (also better product), TAM (better product and perfect schedule for Brazilians and connections in GRU). Not to forget about CO, but they even use a smaller plane.
Would a JFK-GIG DL product a winner ? It depends on the schedule. AA product JFK-GIG i believe is surprising AA... today it's again full on C although a 777 thru GRU has availability. It's always like that ? I don't know.



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User currently offlineIncitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 4052 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 2791 times:



Quoting LVICS (Reply 19):
I guess this is not an easy question, but how long is an airline supposed to work on that before quitting?

That depends on the airline's tolerance for losses and how big a hole a new flight is digging. A longhaul flight with a large aircraft can easily cost 120 thousand dollars per departure. One year of daily flights will have 730 departures, so we are talking 80 or 90 million dollars per year. Just from this figure you can see that a flight does not have to do too horribly to lose a million USD per month. Airlines, like supermarkets, count cents and work with tight margins so any new flight that is not getting enough bookings to lose a small number may get deleted before service starts.

If a service gets started and is losing money but the airline is unsure about keeping it, it may wait for a whole cycle of seasons to get a better picture of revenue around the year and then evaluate the flight's potential again.



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User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4956 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 8 hours ago) and read 2408 times:
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Incidentally, JFK-GRU is being upgauged to a 767-400ER starting July 1, 2009. Flights already loaded and the seat map shows the new configuration with the full-lie-flat seats in BusinessElite (four seats across).

User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6312 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 2329 times:



Quoting LVICS (Reply 19):
Well, I always read on this forums that making a route work takes a while. I guess this is not an easy question, but how long is an airline supposed to work on that before quitting?
In my case, I'll hardly trust DL again. After reading in a local forum about the nonstop ending in late March, I called Delta, since I was booked to fly EZE-JFK first days of April. They said that it was OK, that my itinerary didn't show any changes and that the nonstop was operative until Oct. 30, 2009. Two days later I called again, same answer. That very same day I made a third attempt, but this time I didn't ask about my itinerary, I didn't identify myself and I pretended I wanted to make a new reservation instead, and guess what: now they DID know the nonstop was not going to be operative during April. What the f...? Why were they not telling me the truth before?
Now guess what: I'm booked on AA, and I intend to avoid DL as much as possible.

You are not alone my friend...we had some friends coming from Argentina first week if April who got the same treatment from DL after I told them it would be cancelled. They got mad at me for "not knowing what I was talking about"...



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25 Hardiwv : DL is only reducing JFK-GRU to allow for LAX-GRU 3 x week. In fact, DL JFK-GRU is doing okay, is certainly not a major winner, but cerainly a sustain
26 WorldTraveler : The facts I do know is that DL is quite comfortable with JFK-GRU. People persist years after the route was started that DL doesn't do well on JFK-GRU
27 Hardiwv : I fully agree with your points above. DL is confortable with JFK-GRU and in fact will introduce the B767-400ER and its top BE product with lie-flat s
28 LipeGIG : This will put DL product in better conditions against the competition. Better than new TAM seats !
29 MaverickM11 : Incorrect. The reduction occurs three months prior to GRULAX starting.
30 LVICS : Thank you for your answer.
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