Jasepl...its interesting they do that....but thats the smart thing to do, actually, if its a continuing flight from the US, then the whole flight should be that way, if not then its no big deal..
touching down in Mumbai will happen when it snows in Mumbai."..i've seen stranger things....and with such a huge potentinal market, I can see them servicing other cities.....
Yes, 9/11 did change many things, but its well known that UA
has good profits/service on their international flights...the fact they were planning on servicing ORD
-DEL prior to 9/11 proves that point...
"But all this routes requires flying over the pole, so it might be a little bit more difficult for the twin jet operators to cross the pole and the Himalaya."
As a previous post stated, the Himalaya's aren't a problem and UA
's 744's wouldn't be a problem either.........
Namaskar...true, though a few are part of OW
, Star Alliance or SkyTeam....and I've heard good things about CX
and Asiana, it would still be nice to see US air carriers go to India/Pakistan/Middle East..the revenue could potentially be huge....also, it would give the passengers the ability to choose..
Mr. Niji is correct, the US air carriers do need to sort out their finances first, but at 1.5 billion people(take both India and Pakistan) and rising....thats a HUGE market..the middle class alone is larger than the entire population of the United States!!