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US Airlines In The Pacific: Which Ones Dominat?  
User currently offlineZeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

FRom what I always understood, NWA and United were the powerhouses of the pacific. I always heard that Delta and American and Continental were more focued on European travel than Aisian. I know now for a fact that NWA and United do have mroe routes and planes in the pacific, so why don't the other US airlines. I mean, you don't see small loads of people flying from NRT-SIN. Its almost never smaller than a 777 or 747. So somebody explain why the others don't focus on asian travel. I guess Im confused.

oH yea, by they way: NWA rules baby

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User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

By the original US-Japan bilateral agreement signed in 1951, NW and Pan Am were the two US airlines allowed fifth freedom rights from Japan, so they basically used Tokyo as a hub to serve many other Asian destinations. UA later inherited Pan Am's Pacific routes, including intra-Asia ones.

The other airlines like DL, AA, CO do not have such an Asian hub in place, so their routes are much less because they have to fly straight from the US.

User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

i think that the airlines focuse according to the market

User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Ryu2 said it.
NW and UA dominance is no surprise considering their NRT hubs. CO has a nifty little hub in GUM, but it's too far down to serve as a connecting hub like NRT. Also, it lacks the sheer O&D scale that Tokyo presents. You can also thank the advances in global airline alliances.

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