thought that it could operate a daylight flight between JFK
(along with a late evening departure out of CDG
), with an A332 or another type, and make money doing it, I think the flight would have been added to the schedule long ago. There is simply not adequate demand and/or the yeilds on the flight would not work....I realize that is surprising, but as I pointed out above, TWA tried it more than once without success back when they were the leading US carrier into Paris. London is simply a unique case, and that is the only US-Europe market that can support daylight services from key east coast US cities.
Many think that business pax would prefer a daylight flight into Europe, but in real life, they do not. If a business person would select a day light flight to Europe departing JFK
at 0900, it would mean leaving their home by 0600 at the latest to be at JFK
by 0700 to check-in (getting up at 0500 - yuk!) and arrival into the European city (say CDG
) would be about 2230, meaning that they would not be out of the airport until 2330 (after customs, etc) and not at their hotel until after midnight. Thats a long day, and then its to work the next morning. Leisure flyers also are not happy with daytime flights.....they lose an entire day of vacation on the airplane. The flights to London work because of the huge market and demand on those routes, including the small segment that, for whatever reason, prefers flying by daylight......the small amount of travellers that would prefer to fly by daylight to Europe to other cities, including Paris, is not large enough to warrant an additional flight.