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User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 866 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Hello all,

I used to be able to have 1 stop at JFK to fly to Romania from MCO. Now, I have to do at least 2 stops one in the US, one somewhere in Europe. (unless I fly British)

Do you guys know if the JFK-OTP route will come back next year by any chance? Tarom joines SkyTeam recently, wouldn't that mean that DL could tap into routes that Tarom serves and DL does not? Or are there any such routes??

Anyways, what do you think? Could Tarom joining SkyTeam mean that the route could be profitable??? I hope so since I really hate CDG, AMS and especially LGW

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User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Wow. How can you hate AMS?


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User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 1):

Always get stuck in AMS because of usually short connection times but it is the better one our of the once mentioned. The best thus for me was FRA.


User currently onlineDAL763ER From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2004 times:
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Quoting fpetrutiu (Reply 2):
Always get stuck in AMS because of usually short connection times but it is the better one our of the once mentioned. The best thus for me was FRA.

I don't mean to be harsh, but it's not the airport's fault your connection was short and consequently you got stuck. There are tons of flights from AMS/CDG to OTP.



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User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1013 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 1):
Wow. How can you hate AMS?

I don't like it either - the connection itself is usually fairly easy, but I always feel like I've walked halfway across Holland by the time I've reached my connecting gate!



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5597 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

Quoting flyingalex (Reply 4):
I always feel like I've walked halfway across Holland by the time I've reached my connecting gate!

It's not much different from FRA and compared with the zoo at CDG AMS is an excellent airport and SkyTeam is lucky to have it.

Quoting fpetrutiu (Thread starter):
Now, I have to do at least 2 stops one in the US, one somewhere in Europe.

More flights, more fun!

Quoting fpetrutiu (Thread starter):
Do you guys know if the JFK-OTP route will come back next year by any chance?

Not sure if it's really worth holding you breath for it. They will send one of their old, tired 767s to OTP (as they send to PRG, TXL, BUD and elsewhere).
In my opinion Delta offers much better value for money on their codeshared flights on KL and even AF metal (and JFK is just as PITA to transfer at as is CDG anyway).


User currently offlineGlobalCabotage From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

There is a thread about US-Croatia flights. Romania is in a similar situation. Probably only NYC and ORD could operate flights, but mainly low yielding O&D (VFR traffic), heavily seasonal, with minimal (if any) profit. If the market was there, we would see nonstop service. Easier and more cost effective to route via LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA, etc.

User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Quoting GlobalCabotage (Reply 6):
There is a thread about US-Croatia flights. Romania is in a similar situation. Probably only NYC and ORD could operate flights, but mainly low yielding O&D (VFR traffic), heavily seasonal, with minimal (if any) profit. If the market was there, we would see nonstop service. Easier and more cost effective to route via LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA, etc.

IAD may be able to support it with the large international community in the DC area. Having that said, I doubt it would ever happen. If anywhere in the US could support service to OTP, it would absolutely be JFK.



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User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

I was only thinking about the ability to connect to Tarom flights might make enough of a change in the market conditions to warrant a direct flight from JFK. I mean, you could connect to Moldova, Bulgaria, Thesaloniki (Greece), Damascus, Beirut and other destinations DL does not serve and Tarom does.

I do agree that only JFK would be the only place where you could do a direct flight from.


User currently offlinetraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

I travel to Romania a lot. Unfortunately, the global economic downturn has cut business travel to OTP. Even if VFR continues, most airlines are not going to fly to Romania from the U.S. unless they can fill the front cabin consistently. The airlines no longer are competing over routes. The name of the game now is load factor and capacity control.

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