DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8818 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 13943 times:
I'm guessing AA to LAX (again). Hartford Courant article is hinting it won't be trans-Atlantic and AA is having some 738s coming online that would work. Delta with a 319 to LAX is a slim possibility, but I'd bet more on AA.
I tend to doubt it would be UA to LAX/SFO - not enough capacity to go around.
Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13871 times:
Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 2): I'm guessing AA to LAX (again). Hartford Courant article is hinting it won't be trans-Atlantic and AA is having some 738s coming online that would work. Delta with a 319 to LAX is a slim possibility, but I'd bet more on AA.
Seems overkill to have a press conference for an LAX flight though no? Since the press conference is out of dreadful Terminal A, maybe it's a new AA route (757 to LHR perhaps)?
Indy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4484 posts, RR: 19 Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 13244 times:
Quoting OA412 (Reply 15): Why? Airports don't often call a press conference to announce a new domestic route.
They've done it many times at IND. They had a big deal a number of years ago here when FL added SFO and LAX. They had Peyton Manning at the airport and everything. And with times being tough right now I think smaller airports like BDL will make a bigger deal over something that other airports wouldn't even bat an eye over.
OA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5154 posts, RR: 25 Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 13152 times:
Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 17): Major airports don't. If it's something big like a new trans-continental service when there currently isn't any at a smaller-midsized airport, there'd probably be a presser.
I didn't think of it that way. Still, I usually intepret press releases regarding "long haul" service to be regarding intercontinental service. I guess we'll see tomorrow.
HVNandrew From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 13001 times:
I, like most others on here, also think it's going to be a DL announcement. DL is still BDL's largest carrier, and they used to have quite a network out of the airport - even as recently as 2006, DL was flying out west to LAX, SLC and LAS out of BDL. But if it was an international route, wouldn't they have announced that yesterday with all the other new summer additions?
As others have pointed out, DL said back when the stopped flying BDL-LAX that they'd like to serve the route again in the future. With 319s now available, I'm thinking that's the "big" announcement - and for BDL that is pretty substantial. They currently don't have any flights out to the west coast, just Vegas on WN.
Maybe a combined BDL-LAX/SLC launch? Back when DL flew those flights at the same time, they had the 738 redeye coming in from LAX turn around to SLC early in the morning.
RL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4604 posts, RR: 13 Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12885 times:
While I don't know the answer... I do know:
1) its domestic
2) its long haul
Im guessing they wouldn't be bringing everyone out for a resumed IAH DEN or PHX flight.
Id for for either DL or AA to LAX... though I have a hard time imagining the big fanfare for a resumed DL route, but BDL hasn't had much to celebrate since shedding 2 million passengers since 2005.
The only major major thing I can think of would be VX (LAX and SFO), but I think that would be a little premature for VX right now. DL and US/UA(star) have a pretty strong hold on BDL business traffic and I don't think now is the best time for it.
Best for all interested parties = LAX on DL AA or UA
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