CLL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5740 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.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34612 posts, RR: 70
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5659 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.
Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 5565 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.
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29170 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 5530 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
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
Airzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1405 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 5477 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.