Now that Delta has Boston-London/Gatwick to themselves, how are they doing on the run? I am hearing that they're not doing that well, but to me that's a function more of the environment and time of year more than anything else. I guess a clue would be whether they stick with a 767-300 through the peak summer season, or bump up capacity to a 777 or MD-11 (neither of which I see happening, unless it's a well-kept secret by DL).
It does seem, despite attempts to sway the flying public, that people continue to prefer Heathrow over Gatwick. Virgin made the hop quite willingly on the BOS run, and boosted capacity from a 747-200 to a 747-400 in the process. I'm hoping Delta does well, because this is their first transatlantic run out of Boston...one of a series of routes they have planned out of here. My sense is that if you can't make Boston-London work (LGW or LHR), then the other routes would seem to be in question...independent of the competition incumbent on the route. The one route I could see a good return on is Boston-Dublin. Aer Lingus has had this to themselves since the world was flat, and all the times I've been on those A330s (four times now, and always in the low season), the planes have been full or nearly so.
Chris in New Hampshire