ContinentalEWR
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LX To Philadelphia?

Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:25 pm

I know Swiss is in a precarious financial condition and last year, it slashed a number of long haul routes, including Washington DC, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires, to name a few, and the Newark flight is going to be sub contracted to PrivatAir starting in January, but is there any chance that Swiss would start flying to Philadelphia?

Swissair flew ZRH-BOS-PHL for many years, until the mid 1990's. It would be nice to see more there other than LH, BA, AF, and US flying to Europe.

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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:26 am

LOL!
I think the chance swiss starts up a new US route is as big as LX would start a SXM service  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:43 am

if LX gets more longhaul aircraft, they will most probably start services to China again, or go daily again to BKK, GRU and others.
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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:47 am

When LX gets more long haul A/C, I would imagine they would bring routes like LAX back to daily.
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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:52 am

It was great seeing the beautiful Swissair 747-300's over in A-East back in the 90's, but I doubt we'll see LX back in PHL...

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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 3:12 am

I don't believe it's going to happen. I think LX should concentrate on cities where it has code-share agreements with AA (ORD, JFK, BOS...)
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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 4:35 am

It was not GIG, that they left, it was GRU. And PHL, is not happening any time soon. Not in this decade anyway.
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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 5:19 am

As767400

LX still flies to GRU. Half a year ago LX axed the EZE, which was served via GRU. Theses days, the service ends at GRU.

Back in Swissair days, GIG was served as well.
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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:23 am

LXs CEO released a statement 3 weeks ago that his airline is looking for 2 additional A 343s to make GRU, BKK and LAX from 6 weekly to daily services!!!
 
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RE: NW 752 At PHL 9/20

Sun Oct 31, 2004 7:39 am

Swiss wasn't profitable at PHL. Too Bad though, I'm looking through my many Swiss Air Photos from over the years at PHL.
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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:21 am

It was not GIG, that they left, it was GRU

The most certainly left GIG and are still operating into GRU 5 times weekly. GRU used to be daily, GIG has never been served more than 3 times weekly, although during the SR heydays GIG used to received non-stop flights from ZRH, which would then continue to EZE or GRU.


LXs CEO released a statement 3 weeks ago that his airline is looking for 2 additional A 343s to make GRU, BKK and LAX from 6 weekly to daily services!!!

Funny that they are now looking for additional capacity after having shed so much capacity in the first place. They could as well have kept 2 of the the A332s that are now flying around at LH, MH and other companies. Swiss is facing a huge competitive disadvantage by not being able to serve key longhaul markets such as LAX, GRU, JNB, BKK, SIN and HKG daily. They also received authority last year to serve NRT daily but haven't so far acted upon it. So, if LX were to expand, I'd say these would be the first moves to make.

As for new destinations, I guess we'll see a couple of other moves before the airline decides to ever go back to PHL. For some reason a couple of enlightened minds at SR/LX deemed it necessary to withdraw from booming markets like Shanghai, Beijing and Delhi at a time when other airlines are trampling each other to dead to get their hands on extra rights to these destinations. It would be a logical move to contemplate returning to these emerging markets as soon as humanly possible!

 
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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:43 pm

I once flew SR from ZRH-BOS-PHL. Pretty much everybody got off the plane in BOS. The BOS-PHL flight only had 14 people on it that I counted...4 of us in Business, 1 in first, and the rest in coach. I can't imagine how that could even have been remotely close to profitable to fly a 747 from BOS to PHL with so few people.
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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:19 pm

cha747 -- i dont think one flight is really indicative of anything.
 
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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Mon Nov 01, 2004 12:45 am

OK, How long ago was GIG, because I can't remember it in recent memory. GRU, I did not know if it was gone or not. I guess it's still in the system.
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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Mon Nov 01, 2004 1:59 am

GIG was axed, along with IAD when the Winter 2003/2004 schedule was published, a year ago.

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RE: LX To Philadelphia?

Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:03 am

Haveric - sorry...didn't add that when we asked FA's, she said that was par for the course.
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