I still don't believe you...got any hard numbers?
's A333s hold more pax than AA
/UA/DL/CO's 772s do... not to mention the DC10s and 744s."
True, but NW
does not regularly operate the 744 to Europe anymore...it's all 333's and D10s in the current schedule and going forward. UA
, however does operate the 744 to Europe, AND
from the West Coast.
"Combine that with the mileage on routes such as SEA
..... and you'll see how they were able to hold CO
off of the #3 spot for so long"
That is ONE route and in any case CO
is a longer haul in miles than SEA
. Either way it's somewhat immaterial since NW
ASMs on SEA
are slightly higher than CO
's on IAH
. However, just guestimating it looks like CO
has about 12% more ASMs currently than NW
, and that is only including the widebody ops and not the 752 transatlantic ops. Also, UA
have multiple departures from LAX
with 777s and 744s. That said, I remain convinced that AA
, and UA
are all ahead of NW
in terms of European ASMs.
"one would think that you'd know better than to make a false blanket statement such as this; particularly without knowing as to what you speak"
That wasn't a blanket statement...it was very specific. In order for NW's ASM share across the Atlantic to appear bigger than CO's it's going to need a boost from somewhere, namely KLM. Now if I said everybody thinks NW service is crap...than that would be a blanket statement. But we all know that's not true....or whatever
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