jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3234 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3312 times:
Daily JFK-TPE service would likely be possible under a scenario where EVA and China Airlines were merged to create Mandarin Airlines, the newly-formed flag-carrier of Taiwan. A daily 777-300ER on this route under this scenario would not be far-fetched at all.
foppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 773 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3232 times:
Quoting jmc1975 (Reply 1): A daily 777-300ER on this route under this scenario would not be far-fetched at all.
Right. Except I don't think China Airlines and Eva Air would merge anytime soon. And plus, as a flag carrier of Taiwan...I would expect them to name it Air Taiwan...but then China probably would pressure many other countries to ban us from landing.
I think CI and BR both want to keep the supply low and demand high. I don't know if CI will move it up to daily when they get the A350-900 but I don't see it becoming daily any time soon. Many Taiwanese flies UA or DL too since none of the flights to TPE from JFK are non-stop.
vincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2929 times:
Quoting jmc1975 (Reply 1): EVA and China Airlines were merged to create Mandarin Airlines
I doubt this will happen anytime soon, BR was created to stop CI monopoly in the first place. There's market not only for 2, but 3 players in Taiwan. GE has been trying to get rights for years but couldn't, usually it's always CI and BR getting pieces of the pie. One possibility would be BR going all cargo (which was the founder's ultimate goal and vision in the 90s, not sure if this is the same for his son), leaving passenger markets to CI and GE.
Some of us like circuitous rides through Europe or Middle East, I started going back to Taiwan using TK recently via HKG (better Y+ products, higher mileage accruals, chance to see other destinations on the way, ect), not to mention cheaper airfares in some instances.
817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2050 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2650 times:
Quoting lightsaber (Reply 6): That was my thought. Long range. However, it will take a circa 2014 788 to have a chance to do the route. It is too far for the overweight 788s that need an engine PIP to meet promised TSFC.
TPE-JFK is 6785nm while JAL's NRT-BOS route is at 5823nm for reference. Im not sure what the current range of today 787's are, but to me it seems doable. Do you happen to have range figures for current 787s?
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anonms From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
Quoting jmc1975 (Reply 1): Daily JFK-TPE service would likely be possible under a scenario where EVA and China Airlines were merged to create Mandarin Airlines, the newly-formed flag-carrier of Taiwan. A daily 777-300ER on this route under this scenario would not be far-fetched at all.
Mandarin Airlines already exists: it's a subsidiary of China Airlines.
Both BR and CI did not order 787 and possibly won't. CI ordered 14 A350-900 with range of ~8,100 nm. According to Boeing.com, 787 has a range of 7,650 to 8,200 nm. BR ordered additional 7 B777-300ER recently IIRC.
CI plans to use the A350-900 for all North American and European routes and BR plans to use the 77W for all North American and European routes.
coolfish1103 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 396 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
You probably won't see direct daily flights to JFK unless...
BR has excess planes (77W) and put them here (unlikely), still ANC might be used in Winter.
...in 2016 when CI receives 359 and throw some here,
even then it will probably be 4x TPE-KIX-JFK v.v. and 3x TPE-JFK v.v.
CI ordered more 359 than they need so pretty sure some North American routes will see 359. Perhaps the rumored ORD or the canceled IAH.