toobz wrote:Yes DTW is relevant absolutely. It performs very well for DL. But Bastian has already said JFK or ATL. I think that should be end of story.
Watch Ed Bastian's comments at LAX. He told ATL to work on it, ie., give enough incentives to win the route.
ATL incentive package has to
Beat JFK's package if any
Cover GA's bad deeds. $40 Million tax incentive loss when oil prices going up and constant power trips.
Cover 600 mi additional flying
Also, FAA rules prohibit airports from giving subsidies to airlines to start new routes, not sure if this will even qualify as new route.
ME3 will keep an eye on how much incentives Delta is getting.
So ATL has its work cut out.
After doing all this QR can make daily A380 and offer $500 RTs.