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Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:16 am

As per the latest published schedule, Delta will suspend flying nonstop DTW-HKG effective September 1, 2012. It is unclear whether or not this is a seasonal suspension.

On a positive note, KIX-GUM goes double daily in the winter; the second frequency is also on the 757.

[Edited 2012-06-23 21:27:11]
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:19 am

Is there any other route to HKG that DL serves to the US?

This route seems tumultuous, even when it was a NW route.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:54 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Is there any other route to HKG that DL serves to the US?

Nope....they will still offer NRT-HKG however. I'm curious if this is a suspension or a straight cancellation?
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:07 am

Quoting lucky777 (Reply 2):
Nope....they will still offer NRT-HKG however. I'm curious if this is a suspension or a straight cancellation?

Hmmm Do you think DL will do something from LAX or SEA to NRT or would it not work?
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:15 am

good move by DL as it will result in a total cost savings of US$ 480,000 per flight i.e. 32 hours round trip x US$ 15,000 per hour at Total Operating Cost (which includes Variable/Direct/Indirect Fixed Costs).

Currently DTW-HKG operates 5 times per week hence per week savings is US$ 2.4 million alone !
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:22 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3):
Hmmm Do you think DL will do something from LAX or SEA to NRT or would it not work?

DL currently has daily non-stops to both SEA and LAX from NRT, in addition to several other gateways across the country.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:52 am

Quoting behramjee (Reply 4):
good move by DL as it will result in a total cost savings of US$ 480,000 per flight i.e. 32 hours round trip x US$ 15,000 per hour at Total Operating Cost (which includes Variable/Direct/Indirect Fixed Costs).
Currently DTW-HKG operates 5 times per week hence per week savings is US$ 2.4 million alone !

On that basis, shouldn't they cancel all their flights? The cost savings would be immense.
I think we might also need to consider the revenue loss?

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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:59 am

Quoting behramjee (Reply 4):
good move by DL as it will result in a total cost savings of US$ 480,000 per flight i.e. 32 hours round trip x US$ 15,000 per hour at Total Operating Cost (which includes Variable/Direct/Indirect Fixed Costs).

Currently DTW-HKG operates 5 times per week hence per week savings is US$ 2.4 million alone !

That´s a weird calculation.... was the plane empty?? no pax or cargo??.... of course they will save money but i´m sure they were not losing 2,4million a week....

Any new plans for that spare plane ans slots in Narita??
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:02 am

When I went through HKG last October, I loved seeing all the DL advertisements (even though I was on KL back to LHR). It is truly a shame that the city will only be served through NRT. With cancellations on the mainland and now HKG, it really seems that DL has struggled with China.

I find it even more disappointing considering there are two SkyTeam members based in China. It would seem that DL needs to work more closely with CZ and MU.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:21 am

DTW-HKG is to be moved to another city in the near future. I fly this route frequently, but do not have the authoriity to "announce" the location. Most of my flights are full, but apparently there are other cities that may get a better yield. This from the top level management.Sorry, I can't say anymore than that. HKG-DTW has various options. It will be reallocated to a higher yield location. take your pick airliners! (no-it is not just throught NRT)

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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:08 am

Quoting nwa744tpa (Reply 9):
DTW-HKG is to be moved to another city in the near future. I fly this route frequently, but do not have the authoriity to "announce" the location. Most of my flights are full, but apparently there are other cities that may get a better yield. This from the top level management.Sorry, I can't say anymore than that. HKG-DTW has various options. It will be reallocated to a higher yield location. take your pick airliners! (no-it is not just throught NRT)

Well, I believe we know it isn't going to be CVG, MEM, SLC, or LGA. Also, as DL has tended to favor DTW over MSP, I cannot imagine that they would move the flight there. I also agree with several posters that some difficulty on this route may be caused by backtracking to DTW, which would also toss out ATL and JFK.

That leaves LAX and SEA. I think both are equally good options. LAX afaik only has CX direct, but with economy fares at £400-500 over the summer on AA.co.uk, I am not sure that is necessarily a yield booster. So, if it is higher yields they are looking for, I tend to believe they will choose SEA which already has good feed from their other hubs and AS feed thrown in. Also, SEA has no directs currently. While I would be the first to admit that I do not know the California air market well, there are also several directs out of SFO which could chew into LAX traffic.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:27 am

Quoting nwa744tpa (Reply 9):
It will be reallocated to a higher yield location.

What about JFK-NRT? If DL could get some good corporate traffic could NYC generate some good point-to-point yields compared to DTW, which I'd suspect would be more reliant on transfer traffic?
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:41 am

What about JFK-HKG? I know there's already non-stop NYC-HKG flights but it's a big market and DL could make it work.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:52 am

Quoting nwa744tpa (Reply 9):
DTW-HKG is to be moved to another city in the near future. I fly this route frequently, but do not have the authoriity to "announce" the location. Most of my flights are full, but apparently there are other cities that may get a better yield. This from the top level management.Sorry, I can't say anymore than that. HKG-DTW has various options. It will be reallocated to a higher yield location. take your pick airliners! (no-it is not just throught NRT)

I would think SEA is the natural choice, this is also a past route from NW. If the rumors of DL increasing it's presence in SEA and taking on new overseas flying from SEA are true, then my money is on DL flying SEA-HKG-SEA. The aircraft could be an A-330 instead of a 744, and could offer decent connections via AS/QX and DL metal. Or a 777 ATL-SEA-HKG would be cool too, but more unlikely IMHO.

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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:09 pm

Quoting behramjee (Reply 4):
good move by DL as it will result in a total cost savings of US$ 480,000 per flight i.e. 32 hours round trip x US$ 15,000 per hour at Total Operating Cost (which includes Variable/Direct/Indirect Fixed Costs).

Currently DTW-HKG operates 5 times per week hence per week savings is US$ 2.4 million alone !

How is this savings? You need to add into the equation the revenue from the flight and the loss of income derived from all sources. Your analysis is very weak and needs more information as to where you came up with those figures. Any more information would be welcome.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:46 pm

The issue with HKG is that there is already too much competition out of most cities. Although there are no nonstops from SEA currently, I'm not sure there would be enough O&D demand in that market. My bet is on JFK-HKG as the replacement, although it's hard to tell whether DL would be willing to go head-to-head against CX. I'm surprised DL has not tried more nonstops from JFK to Asia thus far, but I suppose they really want DTW to work as the gateway to Asia.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:50 pm

DL has no consistency in the HKG market. DTW to HKG can be a 77E one day and a 77L the next. NRT to HKG is even worse. One day a 767, the next an A330 then a 77E. My money is on SEA.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:03 pm

Sad to see Delta cancel their only mainland US to Hong Kong flight, Detroit is DL's natural place for such a flight. DL should NOT rely on Narita for its only flight to Hong Kong, Asia's second city. IF Detroit will not work then give JFK to HKG a try, the west coast is well covered by Cathay and United.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:15 pm

Quoting usdcaguy (Reply 15):
Although there are no nonstops from SEA currently, I'm not sure there would be enough O&D demand in that market.

One of the reasons I am sure SEA will get the service, plus that could free up an airframe doesn't it? SEA-HKG requires only 2 frames, does DTW-HKG require 3? The O/D does not need to make or break this flight, connections from AS/QX plus the feed DL can provide into SEA as well, would create enough passengers to make it work.

I guess this route would generate a good amount of cargo, would a 330 or 777 make more sense? I assume the 744 would be too much aircraft. This will free up a few seats everyday on the SEA-NRT and PDX-NRT flights for more O/D or connections to other DL destinations beyond NRT.

Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 16):
DL has no consistency in the HKG market. DTW to HKG can be a 77E one day and a 77L the next. NRT to HKG is even worse. One day a 767, the next an A330 then a 77E. My money is on SEA.



Good bet IMO. Sounds like no matter what type they fly on SEA-HKG, it can easily be routed back in and out of the system via NRT. Plus this being an old NW route, DL most likely has the route authority already, if that's still applicable for this situation where DL wants to move to another US city.

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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:16 pm

Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 16):
DTW to HKG can be a 77E one day and a 77L the next.

Why does that matter? The on-board product is the same on both, and AFAIK, they have not had to make any tech stops on the westbound DTW-HKG when using the 77E....
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:32 pm

Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 11):
What about JFK-NRT?

DL already flies JFK-NRT daily with a 744
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:13 pm

Quoting OOer (Reply 12):
What about JFK-HKG? I know there's already non-stop NYC-HKG flights but it's a big market and DL could make it work.

I could see JFK happening:
*New terminal next year, good time to make a splash with a route like this
*Partnership with MU, and CZ-this route will help the overall portfolio from NYC, to China
*This will be another must fly out of NYC served
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:29 pm

Regardless of mild backtracking, DTW allowed a large number of DL stations to enjoy one connection service to HKG. Moving the flight to LAX or SEA makes many more DL stations have to take 2 connections to get to HKG.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:04 pm

Quoting TeamInTheSky (Reply 10):
I also agree with several posters that some difficulty on this route may be caused by backtracking to DTW,

There is no major backtracking issue with DTW. This flight was mainly used to connect to the East/Southeast USA with a few connections to the Midwest. I think anything west of ORD/MSP would connect through SFO/LAX.

Quoting RobertS975 (Reply 22):
Regardless of mild backtracking, DTW allowed a large number of DL stations to enjoy one connection service to HKG. Moving the flight to LAX or SEA makes many more DL stations have to take 2 connections to get to HKG.

Agree. It was very convenient for the smaller town in the Midwest and East Coast for a 1-stop trip to HKG.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:20 pm

Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 23):
There is no major backtracking issue with DTW. This flight was mainly used to connect to the East/Southeast USA with a few connections to the Midwest. I think anything west of ORD/MSP would connect through SFO/LAX.

I agree, you would connect through SFO/LAX on a different carrier or be shot through NRT (through Seattle or LAX). I believe a direct from either of those airports would still pick up more feed without having to go way out of the way to Japan.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:28 pm

Its been interesting to watch how NW(now DL) and UA experiences play out in the Pacific.

While both were heavily focused on Japan, United long time ago decided to further develop growing number of Japan bypass routes while NW stuck to its Japan launch pad. Also has been interesting to note the quite different marketing drive the airlines have taken – NW work heavily with region top dog travel agencies(consolidators), while UA has focused more on the individual traveler and business to business corporate accounts.

The differences largely remain still today. So while DL for example has worked on developing more bypass service from gateways such as SEA, it is still very heavily focused on Japan, while on the other hand UA continues to shift away from Japan with smaller gauge equipment (ever more 777 vs 747) while continuing to build other Asian services which was only boosted even more by the CO merger.

The Japan centric focus unfortunately does effect DL's posture in other countries as its frequency and market presence can be weaker across the remainder of the region. Also I'm still not sure if the affinity and strong public awareness the Northwest name build in Asia over 60-years has properly transferred to Delta in the hearts and minds of folks.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:21 pm

Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 16):

DL has no consistency in the HKG market. DTW to HKG can be a 77E one day and a 77L the next. NRT to HKG is even worse. One day a 767, the next an A330 then a 77E. My money is on SEA.

"Consistency" in a market is offering a steady and predictable schedule which I believe Delta does here. While an a aviation enthusiast MIGHT change travel plans to fly on a particular aircraft, the traveling public in general doesn't even know what plane they are on much less care about what it is. Sounds like they are doing a good job of matching aircraft to demand. If they've got the flexibility, why not?
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:22 pm

DL is in a bit of a quandary. They got NRT. They need a thriving non stop Mainland-Beyond as well.
I'm not sure if they have the right equipment to solve this puzzle.

The fact CX owns JFK-HKG doesn't help or shouldn't mean anything to SkyTeam and its customers. SkyTeam needs a JFK-Pacific (besides NRT) presence as well, if DL is serious about NYC. (like it does with offering service to LHR from JFK). I think we may see a move at some point, when facilities/logistics improve at JFK.

SEA would be great from an equipment utilization perspective.

The entrance of Chinese carriers into Skyteam needs to be turned into deepening ties. I'm sure a healthy dose of politics comes into play here (federal governments as well as from the companies itself) and the issues are being worked on.

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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:20 pm

Quoting nwa744tpa (Reply 9):
KG-DTW has various options. It will be reallocated to a higher yield location. take your pick airliners!

I agree with everyone else. It's SEA. My second choice is ATL on a 77L. It's been speculated that DL will add some Asian cities from SEA, with PVG being the nature first guess.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:27 pm

Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 16):
DL has no consistency in the HKG market.

That's the sad truth. I think UA has more of an edge in HKG.

That said, I see LAX-HKG easily on a 77L or 772. Easy.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:42 pm

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 6):
On that basis, shouldn't they cancel all their flights? The cost savings would be immense.
I think we might also need to consider the revenue loss?

LOL Exactly

Quoting nwa744tpa (Reply 9):
DTW-HKG is to be moved to another city in the near future.
Quoting OOer (Reply 12):
What about JFK-HKG?
Quoting flyguy1 (Reply 21):
I could see JFK happening:
*New terminal next year, good time to make a splash with a route like this

It's definitely moving to JFK. I had already heard they were going to announce a major new int'l route there in conjunction with the promotion of the new terminal.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:22 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 31):
It's definitely moving to JFK. I had already heard they were going to announce a major new int'l route there in conjunction with the promotion of the new terminal.

Makes sense, and there's no backhaul from east coast cities via the polar route. Mileage is not that much more than LAX-HKG either. Would be nice to see DL in both the JFK & LAX/SEA to HKG markets.
 
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Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:26 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 31):
It's definitely moving to JFK.

It's got my vote!
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:35 pm

Quoting CV880 (Reply 32):
Makes sense, and there's no backhaul from east coast cities via the polar route.

No, but there's some backhaul from the central time zone that wasn't an issue before. It's not a huge market, but as an example MSY-JFK-HKG is 600 miles longer than MSY-ORD-HKG, while MSY-DTW-HKG is only 150 miles longer than MSY-ORD-HKG. There's also the issue of, for the foreseeable future, JFK being a far worse connecting experience than DTW and the fact that many cities don't have all that much frequency to JFK.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:45 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 30):
I think UA has more of an edge in HKG.

You think ?

UA offers 7 flights at HKG -- nonstops to EWR, ORD and SFO along with regional flying to GUM, NRT, SGN and SIN.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:16 pm

I will say that around September DL Should start paying less for Jet A fuel from the north east, in other word they could start competing from JFK with a better cushion than before, plus they will have T4 somewhere in the spring of 2013, if there is a place to run O & D New York is the place.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:27 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 34):
JFK being a far worse connecting experience than DTW and the fact that many cities don't have all that much frequency to JFK.

But, JFK has the O&D and it doesn't have to all go to CX and UA/ EWR. DL's JFK/LGA presence will probably entice a few defections from CX/UA. There's still a void at LAX for a US carrier in that market to HKG, which DL should fill as well.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:40 pm

Quoting CV880 (Reply 37):
But, JFK has the O&D and it doesn't have to all go to CX and UA/ EWR. DL's JFK/LGA presence will probably entice a few defections from CX/UA. There's still a void at LAX for a US carrier in that market to HKG, which DL should fill as well.

I still feel that for JFK to work, DL is going to have to sign a good number of corporate contracts that are currently with UA/CX. They will not have enough Northeast feed to make a direct to HKG work, definitely if DTW wasn't working out as well as they hoped.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:45 pm

Quoting CV880 (Reply 37):
There's still a void at LAX for a US carrier in that market to HKG, which DL should fill as well.

For DL's core Midwest/Eastern network, connections via NRT would be more sensible than LAX; significantly shorter total trip time with more of it spent in the fancy seats up front. Only the most price-sensitive passengers would consider LAX over NRT.

SEA isn't much larger of a market to Asia than DTW, and has oddles more compeition. Given that SEA-HKG would have to be operated with 332 or 777 coupled with the fact that DL's unlikely to attract many of the high-revenue passengers SFO & LAX, I'd doubt this route would be a go.

If DL does indeed attempt direct service to HKG from another gateway, JFK would be the most logical. I have doubts as to whether the route will come into existance, however.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:48 pm

Quoting TeamInTheSky (Reply 38):
DL is going to have to sign a good number of corporate contracts that are currently with UA/CX.

If NYC grows as DL envisions it to grow for them, cities like HKG would have to be in the cards at some point. The fact that CX offers so many flights also gives us a hint that maybe there is room for competition.
As DL's premium base grows, needs will have to be met. It's the only way one can persuade a CX/UA customer to switch carrier.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:02 pm

Quoting CV880 (Reply 37):
But, JFK has the O&D and it doesn't have to all go to CX and UA/ EWR. DL's JFK/LGA presence will probably entice a few defections from CX/UA. There's still a void at LAX for a US carrier in that market to HKG, which DL should fill as well.

Exactly

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 34):
JFK being a far worse connecting experience than DTW and the fact that many cities don't have all that much frequency to JFK.

Any major east coast city/major mid-western city will connect fine to this potential flight. All the big cities have multiple dailies into JFK.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:54 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 30):
It's definitely moving to JFK. I had already heard they were going to announce a major new int'l route there in conjunction with the promotion of the new terminal.

I find it a bit curious they would start a route like JFK-HKG when you have CX considering cutting it's JFK frequencies. I'd be surpised to see DL start this route if fuel prices start going up again.

I also think that if DL does decide to start JFK-HKG there will be a swift response from CX and with CX's premium draw I'm sure they'd be able to drop prices on those those extra coach seats to make it quite painful for DL.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:30 am

UA and CX will be happy to route anyone that went through DTW via ORD.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:39 am

Quoting crAAzy (Reply 41):
I find it a bit curious they would start a route like JFK-HKG when you have CX considering cutting it's JFK frequencies. I'd be surpised to see DL start this route if fuel prices start going up again.

I also think that if DL does decide to start JFK-HKG there will be a swift response from CX and with CX's premium draw I'm sure they'd be able to drop prices on those those extra coach seats to make it quite painful for DL.

Supposedly, this is so they can use that plane towards replacing 747-400's into Europe, and its only 3 frequencies per week.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:15 am

Ok- you guys (and maybe girls) have figured it out. All other trans-pacs from DTW are good, so no major changes except HKG.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:15 am

Quoting CV880 (Reply 36):
But, JFK has the O&D and it doesn't have to all go to CX and UA/ EWR. DL's JFK/LGA presence will probably entice a few defections from CX/UA.

Seems like DL wants to have it both ways. They tell shareholders how DTW is strong because of the lack of competition, and pitch their dominance of DTW as an advantage over UA/AA, who have to split Chicago. But then they move international flying from DTW to JFK, which is in no better a competitive situation than ORD.

Quoting flyguy1 (Reply 40):
Any major east coast city/major mid-western city will connect fine to this potential flight. All the big cities have multiple dailies into JFK.

Obviously, I don't know how DL will schedule it, but it's fair to assume that it won't have a terribly different schedule from a TATL flight (noon-ish arrival, mid-afternoon departure). The issue is that when the frequencies are relatively lower at JFK, that makes it harder to plan appropriately for IROPS - most passengers who need to be in HKG on Day X aren't going to take the 45 minute connection but the connection before that. At DTW (or ORD or EWR), that's probably a 2-3 hour connection. At JFK, that earlier flight often doesn't exist. The sole BNA-JFK flight arrives JFK at 1430. The earliest STL-JFK flight arrives JFK at 1400. The sole MSY-JFK flight arrives JFK at 1445. There are many more examples.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:02 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 45):
But then they move international flying from DTW to JFK, which is in no better a competitive situation than ORD.

It's no secret that DL wants to be #1 in NYC. The sooner that DL gets into terminal 4, the better. As far as connex at JFK, they may need to work on that a bit...perhaps extend the AirTrain to LGA.
 

They'll still be #1 @ DTW regardless of the HKG flight.
 
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:06 am

Quoting CV880 (Reply 46):
It's no secret that DL wants to be #1 in NYC.

Well, sure. But they've argued that it's better to be number one by a mile in a smaller market (DTW) than number one by a bit in a big market (ORD). Why is New York different?
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:11 am

On the other hand, DTW-ICN will see a frequency increase for the winter from 5x weekly to daily. First time that DTW-ICN will be daily year-round. Previously it was only daily during the summer.
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RE: Delta Suspends DTW-HKG

Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:34 am

My money is on SEA. I think it is a logical jumping-off point. Traffic can easily be routed through Seattle from NYC as well as other hubs, and I think there is also enough O&D in SEA coupled with Alaska Airlines connections to make SEA work. I also think it will be with either the A330 or the 777.

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