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Airlines Most Profitable Route  
User currently offlineMicstatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 773 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4169 times:

For each US airline, what do you all think the most profitable or coveted domestic route is for each?




S340,DH8,AT7,CR2/7,E135/45/170/190,319,320,717,732,733,734,735,737,738,744,752,762,763,764,772,M80,M90
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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4158 times:

I would think US makes a ton of cash off of PHL-PIT. They recently forced Airtran out of the market and no doubt greatly increased prices on this route that is a bit too far for most people to drive

User currently offlineCLL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

That one is tough, but you have to look at which flights are full in First or on some coast to coast flights business and first. So your flights into highly populated areas where large amounts of business are, NYC, there is lots of money to be made. PHL and PIT are both hubs of US Air, that does not mean that they are making loads of money on the route, they just offer lots more service at a cheeper value.

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5576 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

For both DL and US, the BOS-LGA-DCA shuttles must be big money-makers.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32173 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

For American Airlines, MIA-LAX is a big moneymaker, and it is thier only US route to feature full-scale International Flagship service with 777s. MIA-SFO is also big on yields. Naturally, so are JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO. There is a list of every airline's big three moneymakers floating around on these boards somewhere, some of these results may surprise people.


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User currently offlineDelta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

Deltas shuttle routes are actually money losers according to deltas news digest magazine contrary to popular belief. I know that Ric-Atl-Ric used to be one of deltas biggest money makers...Atl/cvg/jfk-cdg, and atl-lgw are big money makers for delta too.

User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24310 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

This question seems to come up every few months.

Here is a listing of the top 3 most profitable routes for each carrier in 2000 based on DOT statistics. Notice many are short hauls that produce high yield linking business markets or are hub to hub flying.

AS - SEA-PDX, ANC-FAI, SEA-GEG
HP - PHX-SNA, LAS-SNA, LAS-LAX
AA - DFW-ORD, ORD-LGA, ORD-BOS
CO - EWR-BOS, EWR-DCA, EWR-ORD
DL - LGA-BOS, LGA-DCA, ATL-ORD
NW - DTW-ORD, DTW-MSP, DTW-LGA
WN - DAL-AUS, DAL-HOU, DAL-SAT
UA - ORD-LGA, ORD-EWR, ORD-DCA
US - PHL-BOS, PHL-PIT, PIT-LGA




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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

Deltas shuttle routes are actually money losers according to deltas news digest magazine

I think the editor of that magazine needs to take a closer look at his numbers in that case.


User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

For all of you the complain about airlines not having West Coast hubs, I think the stats above speak volumes. Other than HP and WN (all in Texas) AS (doesn't fly there), the most profitable cities are all in the East coast.

User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

i wonder how DEN-ORD is for UNITED?



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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5476 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3842 times:

For AA, I am going to say DFW-ORD and ORD-DFW. Both are AA's largest hubs and the flights are pretty much hourly.

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User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3795 times:

Airzim:

Other than HP and WN (all in Texas) AS (doesn't fly there), the most profitable cities are all in the East coast.


Ahh yes, the beautiful coastal cities of Minneapolis, Chicago, and Detroit...  Wink/being sarcastic


N-Dub



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User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3786 times:

N-Dub, you laugh, but Minneapolis has some of the best surfing on the East Coast.  Big grin


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User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

AerLingus-

I didn't laugh...I smiled in acknowledgement...

Seriously, we'll be able to compete with Ocean City, Wildwood and Virginia Beach once the new boardwalk is completed...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Also, MTV's ShoreThing summer broadcast will be headquartered at the Mall of America in 2004. Just thought I'd pass that along.



N-Dub



Create your own luck.
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8090 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3743 times:

CO EWR-ORD?? Those are all half empty 735s. COs most profitable route has to be EWR-FLL. Every flight is oversold.


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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3721 times:

Oversold doesn't mean profitable. They may have lowered fares to compete with another airline. Load factor has little to do with profit yields.

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