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Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:01 am

What routes are each airlines bread and butter money makers.

AA: Latin America and Heathrow come to mind.


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UA: Asia and Heathrow.


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SN: Africa, Sabena's former bread and butter.


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But when it come to CO,DL,LH,RG, and AC to mention a few, What are their
most profitable routes? Some airlines are very easy to know which ones they
are, but for others?
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DfwRevolution
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:05 am

I tend to think of WNs "bread and butter" being DAL-HOU as it was one of the original cities on the Texas Triangle. DAL and HOU are no longer the top departure cities for WN, but anyone who is anyone knows to fly WN between these cities  Big grin

I bet for WN it is one of the PHX, LAX, LAS, or BWI routes now...
 
airplanetire
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:08 am

I don't know what Delta's most profitable route is, but I'd say their "bread and butter" is Europe, along with Continental.

Delta serves the following destinations in Europe:

London (Gatwick)
Manchester
Dublin
Shannon
Amsterdam
Brussels
Paris
Nice
Madrid
Barcelona
Frankfurt
Munich
Stuttgart
Zurich
Milan
Rome
Venice
Athens
Istanbul
Moscow


Continental serves the following:

London (Gatwick)
Manchester
Birmingham
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Dublin
Shannon
Lisbon
Madrid
Paris
Amsterdam
Brussels
Frankfurt
Zurich
Geneva
Oslo
Milan
Rome


Obviously both airlines have a huge presence in Europe, notably serving some destinations that have no other longhaul service or are not served by any US airline, such as Edinburgh, Istanbul, Moscow, Barcelona, Lisbon, Geneva, Oslo, Athens, Venice, Stuttgart, Nice, and Birmingham. All of those fit one or both of those two categories.


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airplanetire
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:10 am

I have a few others!  Smile

Air France: Africa, North America
Lufthansa: North America, Asia
British Airways: North America, Australia
Qantas: LAX (not the most flights here, but they make tons of money there)


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amirs
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:28 am

for el al it is LHR, CDG and ofcourse NYC
 
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:36 am

It's not so much routes that airlines look for. It's business travellers, and wherever those business travellers fly. Chicagoland-NYC, NYC-LA, and similar routes, while heavily contested are where the biz pax fly.

I imagine routes like that are going to be lucrative regardless of the airline or level of competition.
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Brido
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:39 am

Airline's bread and butter?

I believe it is CARGO, for any airline...

 
Cory6188
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:21 pm

I'd love to know what CO's most profitable routes are.
 
citationjet
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:24 pm

I few years ago AMR made more money with Sabre, than with American Airlines.
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Vorticity
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:32 pm

I believe it is CARGO, for any airline...

Yah, I heard Northwest's Cargo planes were way more profitable then their passenger jets. Cargo is probably more consistant than passengers.
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dtwclipper
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:56 pm

Continental had the best bread out of AMS. I kept asking the F/A in Biz first for extras!

But, back to the topic.

For NW. Anything that goes through NRT! That's where they really make their dough!
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rockyracoon
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:19 pm

Delta: FLORIDA





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JAL777
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:38 pm

I believe AA's most profitable route is Raleigh-London.
 
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:48 pm

CO's is

Cargo
BF and first class sales
EWR Ops
Micronesia
their Int. routes.
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nosedive
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RE: Airline's Bread And Butter?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:14 pm

hmmmm how is Ted doing for UA?
F9, I'd wager their mexican routes from DEN...

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