nickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1467 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1396 times:
Quoting gkirk (Reply 7): Yes, but they fly MAN-PHL, which is probably ideal for cargo connections. The only other scheduled widebody service to the US from MAN is VS to MCO, but cannot see that carrying too much cargo
Does DL no longer fly ATL-MAN with a 763? Thought they'd been flying that route for years...
ba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8278 posts, RR: 56 Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1369 times:
Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 12): Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 11):
- Why wait? I don't think UA are interested, if so, they would be flying the route now.
Yes but do they have the aircraft suited for the route at present. Perhaps when the merger goes through they will ala 762 or 757?
- The market when connections within the States are considered is big enough for a 763, which UA operate. The 763 is the smallest plane UA fly to europe so I consider they don't think the route would work for them. I doubt they would change their mind one BA & AA gain ATI.
When they 'merge' with CO they gain the 762 and 752 for the 'thin' routes so perhaps then, but until then they don't have the right equipment so the BA/AA ATI has nothing to do with the route as you suggest.
DavidByrne From New Zealand, joined Sep 2007, 1529 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1248 times:
NZ have signalled their interest in flying AKL-ORD when their 789s arrive, and they have also indicated their interest in serving MAN through an intermediate point. The idea of NZ flying AKL-ORD-MAN is thus not too far from fanciful - but that wouldn't be until late 2013 at the very earliest. Other possible MAN routings for NZ would be AKL-PVG-MAN, AKL-LAX-MAN and AKL-SFO-MAN.
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