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China Southern Airlines To DTW In 2009

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:15 am

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RE: China Southern Airlines To DTW In 2009

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:23 am

Good news for Detroit - China Southern is joining SkyTeam relatively soon, correct? In a situation here, the more surprising thing may be that China Southern is flying the route and not Northwest! Do I smell a codeshare?

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RE: China Southern Airlines To DTW In 2009

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:23 am

Its nice to see I suppose China Southern expanding beyond its single LAX flight which it has run for 10 years now.

PEK-DTW seems a little odd however as CZ is based at Guangzhou and PEK is Air China's hub.
A CAN-DTW would have made more sense in my opinion with online CZ connectivity options at CAN.
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RE: China Southern Airlines To DTW In 2009

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:36 am

Will this new competition force NWA to also offer non-stop service to PEK instead of making a stop at their Tokyo hub? I hope so because, like many others, I look for non-stop flights. Going through the Tokyo hub adds several hours to the travel time and this puts NWA at a disadvantage. But I avoid Chinese carriers at all costs because of their extremely poor customer service.
 
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RE: China Southern Airlines To DTW In 2009

Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:08 am

Quoting David31998 (Reply 3):
Will this new competition force NWA to also offer non-stop service to PEK instead of making a stop at their Tokyo hub? I hope so because, like many others, I look for non-stop flights. Going through the Tokyo hub adds several hours to the travel time and this puts NWA at a disadvantage. But I avoid Chinese carriers at all costs because of their extremely poor customer service.

China Southern is a member of Sky Team like NW, so I think they added the route with the expectation they could code share with NW. Likewise, NW might code share with CZ on DTW-PVG.
 
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RE: China Southern Airlines To DTW In 2009

Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:38 am

Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 4):
China Southern is a member of Sky Team like NW,

Not quite yet, but by then they should be.
 
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RE: China Southern Airlines To DTW In 2009

Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:39 am

Actually I think that the NW and CZ will run their own flight daily direct. Here is the press release from Detroit Metro's website. http://www.metroairport.com/uploads/docs/NR_China_Southern_07.pdf
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RE: China Southern Airlines To DTW In 2009

Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:11 am

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 2):
PEK-DTW seems a little odd however as CZ is based at Guangzhou and PEK is Air China's hub.

Not only CA.
While Guangzhou is CZ's primary domestic hub, PEK is their primary intercon gateway.
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RE: China Southern Airlines To DTW In 2009

Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:57 am

Good news for DTW, another 787 coming. I can't wait to see them!
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RE: China Southern Airlines To DTW In 2009

Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:10 am

Call me a skeptic, but I have my doubts as to whether this route will actually be launched in 2009.....
Gaining authority and actually operating are two completely different things. Does CZ have a good track record of following through in these situations?

They will primarily have to rely on China-based traffic, as I sense that a good amount of US-based traffic may be hesistant to fly on a Chinese carrier.

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