In countries like Japan, China, Singapore, Australia, and many countries all over Europe, there seems to be an abundance of wide-bodied aircraft. For instance, I flew into CDG Terminal 2 (I think, the terminal the CO flies into), this January, and there were nothing but widebodies all over the place, mostly AF 777's, 340's, and 744's. However, you visit the US large airports and look at US airlines terminals, and at the most, you may see 4 or 5 widebodies. For instance DFW and ORD. But when you go to LHR, etc., there are widebodies EVERYWHERE.
Why isn't there a need for more capacity in the US as compared to the smaller countries of Europe, Asia, etc.? Is it because we are focusing very much on frequency as opposed to capacity?
Secondly, why is it that it seems that all other large carriers of the world, excluding US carriers, are able to serve such exotic destinations, where as most US airlines serve very common ones.