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Etihad To Add More USA Destinations (?)  
User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 926 posts, RR: 3
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1881 times:

Mr. Hogan, CEO at EY, stated in this article that within the next few years, EY would like to add a few more cities including cities in California (can only think that would be LAX & SFO) and ATL. Yes ATL, but that is on conditions of agreeing on a code share with DL. That totally makes sense and I wonder if this has to do with the AF/KL partnership with EY. This makes much more sense than the ATL service "proposed" by QR...but hey everyone is welcome in ATL!  http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayi...2012/11/14/etihad-expands/1704353/


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User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7583 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1882 times:

Quoting globalflyer (Thread starter):
This makes much more sense than the ATL service "proposed" by QR...but hey everyone is welcome in ATL!

Based on O&D numbers, ATL could no doubt support one Gulf carrier, but I have serious doubts about it being able to support two. If EY is going to codeshare and partner with DL, they would be the best fit. But if EY get there first, QR wouldnt last in ATL.



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User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2030 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1882 times:

I have flown on EY and I think that's great.. Except EY has always been partnered with AA.

User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1881 times:
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Are we getting to the oversaturation point yet with QR EK and EY?

User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 702 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting klwright69 (Reply 2):

Almost seems EY is pulling an AS and will parterner with anyone, it is a valid strategy. It is interesting how OW will have significant partnerships with all 3 GCC carriers.


User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6126 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting globalflyer (Thread starter):
including cities in California (can only think that would be LAX & SFO)

It sure won't be Fresno  



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User currently offlineushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

It sure lookes like EY is going to enter SkyTeam soon.
Which I personally like a lot.  



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User currently offlinetmoney From Myanmar, joined Nov 2011, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1881 times:

I know IAH is kinda packed already with QR and EK but EY should definitely try Houston! ... If not, DFW maybe?

User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1881 times:

So MSP or DTW is a possibility as well (if they end up in Skyteam)??

User currently offlineCalebWilliams From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 8):
So MSP or DTW is a possibility as well (if they end up in Skyteam)??

I'd love to see something beside DL, UA, AA, AS, F9, WN and SY. FI and AC are the only foreign carries around.

I just saw AF is coming in 2013, which if EY comes, that would wonderful!



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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting tmoney (Reply 7):
I know IAH is kinda packed already with QR and EK but EY should definitely try Houston! ... If not, DFW maybe?

With TK starting IAH on Apr 1, I can't see much room for EY. I suspect if they were looking at a Texas destination, DFW would be the likely candidate.



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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2512 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting ordjoe (Reply 4):
Almost seems EY is pulling an AS and will parterner with anyone,

Maybe they'll partner with each other and EY will come to SEA?  

It's a joke - I'm not serious. EK beat them to SEA, there's not room for another gulf region carrier

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 1):
If EY is going to codeshare and partner with DL

With DL already flying ATL/DXB, is another route to the region sustainable?


User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7583 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting ER757 (Reply 11):
With DL already flying ATL/DXB, is another route to the region sustainable?

Given that ATL-DXB is mostly connections from other points in the US with DXB as an end point, I think a 787 targeted for ATL O&D to India, the Middle East, and Eastern Africa is well within possible.

However, two gulf carriers plus Delta to DXB is not sustainable from ATL.



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5474 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Quoting as739x (Reply 5):
It sure won't be Fresno

This might sound crazy, but what about SJC? Would there be enough SJC-BLR traffic to support a flight?



Now that QR and EY have intimated an interest in ATL, we can probably expect an EK announcement next week. Just look how they burned IAD  



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User currently offlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3662 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Quoting tmoney (Reply 7):

I know IAH is kinda packed already with QR and EK but EY should definitely try Houston!
Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 10):
With TK starting IAH on Apr 1, I can't see much room for EY. I suspect if they were looking at a Texas destination, DFW would be the likely candidate.

I wonder with TK starting service if that has hindered EK restarting a second daily IAH flight. Otherwise I could see EY start IAH taking similar time slots of the previous EK flight. However, I'm not sure if that second flight generated any decent revenue for EK.



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User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7583 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 13):
Now that QR and EY have intimated an interest in ATL, we can probably expect an EK announcement next week. Just look how they burned IAD

Haha, funny but not likely.

Atlanta is not DC nor remotely close when it comes to O&D to that region of the world.



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