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Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 9:28 am

Air New Zealands in NZ1 AKL LAX LHR

QANTAS QF1 SYD BKK LHR

British Airways BA1 LHR JFK

Any others??????????
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 9:32 am

Back in the day:

Pan Am 1: RTW (Round the World) JFK-LAX-NRT-BKK-LHR-JFK
United 1: RTW (Round the World) LAX-NRT-DEL-LHR-IAD-LAX
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nickofatlanta
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 10:24 am

UA 1 went via HKG not NRT.

A couple of others:
Air India - BOM-LHR-JFK
Delta - ATL-LGW
Continental - EWR-LGW
Northwest - DTW-NRT
 
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 10:25 am

That is right I forgot the route. Since it had been a while since they flew that route.


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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 10:44 am

DTW-NRT is not NW's flagship route. In the 1990s, NW1 -- MSP-LAX-NRT-BKK -- and DTW-PEK severed that honor. Today, MSP-LAX has been dropped from NW1 and DTW-PEK n/s has been cancelled. I think it's hard to argue that NW has a "flagship" route; DTW-AMS-BOM could get just as much consideration as any other route.
 
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 10:53 am

Malaysia Airlines:
Kuala Lumpur - London: MH 2
London - Kuala Lumpur: MH 1

ex-Lauda Air (now Austrian Air):
Vienna - Kuala Lumpur - Sydney: NG 1 (OS 3001)
Sydney - Kuala Lumpur - Vienna: NG 2 (OS 3002)
 
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 11:07 am

Actually CO's "flagship" route is CO 1 IAH-HNL-GUM/CO 2 GUM-HNL-IAH (HNL-GUM and GUM-HNL is operated by Continental Micronesia).

At present, US 1 is DCA-PIT-LAX; US 2 is FLL-PHL-CO / LIRF), Italy">FCO and US 3 is CO / LIRF), Italy">FCO-PHL-FLL.

AA 1 flies JFK-LAX while AA 2 flies LAX-JFK

WN 1 flies DAL-HOU (continuing to HRL on Sat.) and WN 2 flies HOU-DAL-LIT (DAL-HOU being their first city pair)

HP 1 flies PHX-ORD
 
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 11:12 am

While I would agree that Continentals flight #1 is the HNL flight, I would say that the HKG flight #99 is probably considered the flagship route as no one else flies it, it is generally the longest flight.
 
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 12:41 pm

JFK-LAX and LAX-JFK are certainly routes AA has served since god knows when, but I think JFK-LHR-JFK takes the top notch. I could be wrong.

AA labels all of it's international flights as "International Flagship Service" so just pick a random international route and that's the flagship lol.

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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 12:47 pm

Alitalia's flagship route is:

AZ 610 FCO-JFK
AZ 611 JFK-FCO
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 12:58 pm

I believe VN's flagship routes will be:

HAN/SGN-CDG (via DXB for now, will be nonstop soon)
HAN/SGN-SYD/MEL
SGN-NRT
 
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 1:04 pm

SQs would be SQ2/1 SIN-HKG-SFO vv (now suspended)
SQ322/321 SIN-LHR vv
SQ30/29 SIN-TPE-LAX vv
SQ26/25 SIN-FRA-JFK vv
Qantas' would be QF1/2 SYD-BKK-LHR vv
QF107/108 SYD-LAX-JFK vv
Thai's would be TG771/770 BKK-NRT/KIX-LAX vv

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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 1:10 pm

OK, this is debatable, but I would think that CX's flagship routes would be HKG-LHR and HKG-YVR!

They lobbied for a long time with the British government to get rights to fly to London (first to LGW, and from the late 80's/early 90's to LHR), but had been discriminated against as a minor player from a British colony to protect BA (BOAC at that time I think)! It was a major milestone when they were finally allowed to fly the route (used to stop in Bahrain before the 747-400 era!).

As for YVR, CX "took the aviation world by storm" as famously quoted on all their press releases about their YVR ops when they launched this route in 1983. In some ways, this opened the door for YVR that it has become the impressive gateway that it is today, and along with it the influx of immigration from Hong Kong before the handover to the Chinese. CX has now extended their flight from YVR to JFK since 1996.
 
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 5:23 pm


PR flagship routes are

MNL-NRT v.s.
MNL-LAX v.s.
MNL-SFO v.s.
MNL-HKG v.s.
 
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 5:28 pm

Manx Airlines flagship was JE001 IOM-LPL, until BA took the company over.
 
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RE: Airline Flagship Routes

Sat Apr 19, 2003 9:49 pm

A few more special routes:

Japan Airlines JL001:
San Francisco (SFO) - Tokyo (NRT)

All Nippon Airways NH001:
Washington DC (IAD) - Tokyo (NRT)

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