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by hjulicher
Fri May 03, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1003
Views: 144156

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

I wonder if the ME3 will retaliate in any way? I mean if DL is really targeting the ME3 in their PRs, then I could envision a retaliatory measure that the ME3 start new service to say DTW or lower fares on all O&Ds where DL is going to get feed for the flight.

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by hjulicher
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95888

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

I'm going to chime in here: Orig Dest OpAirl DaysOper Distance Capacity Freq DTW AMS DL <1234567> 6341 8236 28 DTW CDG DL <1234567> 6377 3115 14 DTW FCO DL <1234567> 7446 1850 7 DTW FRA DL <1234567> 6698 1477 7 DTW LHR DL <1234567> 6061 3220 14 DTW MUC DL <1234567> 6996 1582 7 DTW FRA LH <1234567> 6...

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by hjulicher
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95888

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

What's very impressive is the growth of international travel at DTW, and we're not talking about cross-border Canadian traffic, as nice as they are. I think that the +6.7% shows that the market can be stimulated and suffers from high fares. I wonder how DTW compares to peers of its size in terms of ...

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by hjulicher
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95888

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Where the primary focus of growth is on Detroit. Where the routeplanners sit down and say where are we going from Detroit next. There you go Detroit is less than 6% of the NK network and that is in no way committed to the Detroit market first and foremost. what portion of the SY network is associat...

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by hjulicher
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155132

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Stay classy WCAA.... https://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/they-didnt-sign-a-letter-supporting-metro-airports-next-ceo-then-they-lost-their-jobs?fbclid=IwAR1SABf0Ls-H8ZErUnGlJs9w_KWmWDyyAxdVvvTTvig98RSqUWiwcTOw1oo Some things never seem to change in Metro Detroit are politiics. This i...

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by hjulicher
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155132

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

If you were in front of the WCAA Air Service Team right now, what specifically would you ask for? That question is very simple. When every other US airport is pushing FAA definition of "incentive" to "borderline subsidies", what are you offering to airlines to start new service?...

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by hjulicher
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 15752

Re: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE

Since it's the white elephant in the room: Why was DTW was spared the axe? I don't believe DTW or the WCAA offered any incentives for WOW to fly to DTW as they never really do. Could this bode that the shorter flight time combined with (implied) higher yields means that the service for WOW is worthw...

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by hjulicher
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foreign P2P Destinations?
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Foreign P2P Destinations?

Doesn't DL also fly AMS-BOM?

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by hjulicher
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155132

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Lufthansa 56,042 48,787 14.9% 0.5% 0.5% Air France 44,476 43,551 2.1% 0.4% 0.4% Air Canada 26,353 23,876 10.4% 0.3% 0.2% WOW 9,691 - 100.0% 0.1% 0.0% RJordanian 7,918 7,365 7.5% 0.1% 0.1% AeroMexico 28,833 12,669 127.6% 0.3% 0.1% I think these numbers show an interesting story, and one in that inter...

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by hjulicher
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155132

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So, to put some data forward and steer the discussion towards a more fruitful data based discussion. Here is the latest O&D Marketsize data for DTW that I could pull (May 2017-May 2018) You will see the data in the following format: ex DTW / to DTW / Total Passengers Per Year / PDEW Interesting ...

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by hjulicher
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155132

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Is AF 378 scheduled today, April 20 with a B744 from Wamos Air? Reg: EC-KXN?

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by hjulicher
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155132

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Perhaps you have never heard of little "Mercedes Benz"; based in Stuttgart, and running its American headquarters in Atlanta. There is also another obscure car company named "Porsche"; it is a Stuttgart auto manufacturer whose U.S. headquarters is - can get it in three guesses? ...

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by hjulicher
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155132

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

MUC starts on May 3rd this year, and is daily until sometime in October. Last returning flight is on November 12th. Does anyone know when the route ended last year? Seems like a big extension to me! I however will say that I don’t think it will ever be year round. March-November at Best. Only way f...

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by hjulicher
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155132

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

MXP may work as it would definitely stimulate O&D demand should a direct flight become available, and since most travelers to TRN and MIL are high yielding out of DTW due to the automotive industry, it is feasible that it could work. Cities which have a strong hub on one side can make O&Ds w...

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by hjulicher
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155132

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Market Sizes DTT-EU vv. Source: MIDT Data Jan-Nov 2017. DTT-EU (GVG) and EU-DTT (GVG) directional. I then pivoted the data and summed up the demand. Dec 2017 is not yet available. **Note City Codes used and not Airport codes (LON = LHR, LGW, STN, LUT etc) FRA 88307 LON 81543 (London) PAR 52392 (Pari...

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by hjulicher
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 137914

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

Just for the record... Lufthansa will serve DTW with a higher density A330 until March 4, 2018. The aircraft configuration is 42C28Y185M. There will be no extra section for the NAIAS in 2018. (most likely as Frankfurt held the IAA this year). As of March 5, 2018, LH will serve DTW with the 747, so i...

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by hjulicher
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 137914

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Absolutely it makes sense from downtown it's about 10 to 15 minutes during rush hour it can take 30 to 45 minutes from downtown to DTW. DET is a much more convenient option if you are a downtown business executive. Why do you think GM dumped so much money into ProAir because using DET over DTW was ...

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by hjulicher
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 137914

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

WOW's schedule for So18 doesn't seem to be fully published yet so there are just a few connections that are currently bookable. I believe that once the So18 schedule is finalized, there will be additional destinations which can be connected to with the WOW flight.

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by hjulicher
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 137914

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

GRU has been oversold lately, I'd like to see GRU go back to daily, but if DL drops it (which there's no plans on dropping it) than LATAM would have 0 problems picking it up less than daily because there's plenty of traffic and surprisingly Detroit has a growing Brazilian population, it's not that ...

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by hjulicher
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 137914

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

ATL-STR is a very important business market as well, as Mercedes and Porsche have their US HQ there. As much as DTW could warrant a direct flight to STR, it's unlikely to happen as STR is just too close to FRA and MUC and beginning STR service would definitely cannibalize FRA and MUC service. STR is...

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by hjulicher
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 137914

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Detroit is overshadowed by Chicago and Toronto in North America, therefore service to DTW has to be dedicated for the local industry. Additionally, DL with their strong and relatively large HUB can funnel traffic. DTW has a good amount of service and is unlikely to grow in variety from what it has t...

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by hjulicher
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 137914

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Doesn't anyone think that the LH 744 on FRA-DTW is a vote of confidence for the Detroit market? It's quite a large capacity bump (premium too)!

@KLM617: You can fly LH to FRA direct from DTW and get even better service than what KLM offers!

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by hjulicher
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 137914

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Stuttgart would be he next logical add for DL, but there's no way that they will do it since MUC did not go the way Delta wanted it to. DL international additions are likely done with the exception of GDL and HKG. How was MUC supposed to go? DL never mentioned that this route would be year-round. I...

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by hjulicher
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18377

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

Here are the largest 40 O&Ds (to Europe incl. TR) with DTW on one end vv. Source MIDT (time frame Jan16-Dec16). 1 FRA 70152 2 LON 47780 3 PAR 27621 4 AMS 22664 5 MUC 21874 6 ROM 16849 7 STR 13947 8 TLV 10098 9 BCN 9364 10 DUS 9160 11 TRN 8788 12 DUB 8370 13 MIL 7941 14 BUD 7566 15 TIA 7481 16 VC...

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by hjulicher
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18377

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

Of course, maybe Detroit could also be sold as an "adventure" destination... certainly spending a weekend downtown would be a real adventure... ;) http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/02/13/study-detroit-unhealthiest-big-city-america/97875992/ I rest my case. Thes...

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by hjulicher
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18377

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

I definitely agree that the yields out of Detroit are quite high in comparison to other metro areas, the question remains whether lowered yields will stimulate enough traffic to make up the lost revenue. I definitely think that there is room for low-cost competition in Detroit to tap new customer se...

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by hjulicher
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18377

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

Not all cargo can be carried on a passenger aircraft due to dangerous goods regulations as well as size. As Delta doesn't offer dedicated cargo aircraft, I don't see how this would impact Delta as you suggest. Additionally, the Cargo Airfreight markets is under severe pressure right now, and Fed-EX ...

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by hjulicher
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Predatory Pricing (LCC vs Legacy)
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: Predatory Pricing (LCC vs Legacy)

Additionally, remember that local fares are not as highly correlated with average segment fare as you might think, especially with legacies since they use O&D-level revenue management systems (where a fare offered on AAA-BBB-CCC is not simply the sum of available fares on AAA-BBB + BBB-CCC). Le...

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by hjulicher
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Predatory Pricing (LCC vs Legacy)
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: Predatory Pricing (LCC vs Legacy)

What constitutes "predatory pricing" in your usage of the term? Introductory low price to get established on a route? Below cost pricing and, if so, for how long a period? Who was the predator in your 2014 example, DL or B6? What were the initial and ultimate prices? Ultimately your quest...

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by hjulicher
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Predatory Pricing (LCC vs Legacy)
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Predatory Pricing (LCC vs Legacy)

I'm currently working on my Master's Thesis in economics and have chosen the topic predatory pricing in the aviation industry. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics collects and publishes data on 10% of the tickets sold by airlines. I'm trying to find recent examples where a LCC has entered the ci...

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by hjulicher
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF launches eight new seasonal flights from CDG, NCE, TLS and BOD
Replies: 8
Views: 3151

Re: AF launches eight new seasonal flights from CDG, NCE, TLS and BOD

BOD-FRA in retaliation to LH starting seasonal FRA-BOD?

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by hjulicher
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18377

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

You are correct that is because flying to DTW on must fly north east where as when flying to MSP you fly almost straight north so while it is less miles to fly it is still further north than Detroit and where Detroit is in the Delta vs. Minneapolis there are far more connections that can be made wi...

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by hjulicher
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4
Replies: 305
Views: 18377

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 4

So I frequent these posts too because there isn't much publicity or news regarding the DTW market. Whether it be from RoutesOnline, Airline Business, OAG or anyone else for that matter. I work in the airline industry in revenue management. I understand the way airline pricing works and how pricing c...

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by hjulicher
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 27644

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

The reason for the A333/A343/A346 mix has more to do with lack of suitable aircraft as well as aircraft being retrofitted with new seats, IFE etc. LH has a lot of VLA aircraft and they have to be deployed. VW moved their HQ to Reston, VA but they still have their technical facilities in Auburn Hills...

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by hjulicher
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 27644

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

So as expected, Lufthansa will bring the 744 to DTW next summer for 3 months. An increase in capacity of 112 seats per day each direction (based on higher density configuration in comparison to A340-300). Dates: 01JUL17 to 29SEP17 BEFORE: A340-300 (30C28E221M) AFTER: B747-400 (53C32E308M) alternativ...

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by hjulicher
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL First Class Booking Classes
Replies: 8
Views: 2452

Re: DL First Class Booking Classes

Thanks for the replies.... UA and LH use the same booking classes so it does seem like the first set of letters, J, C, D, I, Z are for business class (i.e. domestic first). It seems a bit strange not to use an analogous systematic on domestic flights. DL1645 is not continuing on internationally, is ...

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by hjulicher
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL First Class Booking Classes
Replies: 8
Views: 2452

DL First Class Booking Classes

I have a question regarding DL Booking Classes in First/Domestic... I was looking online and I see that on the route DEN-DTW, there are 3 aircraft types... A319, A320 and MD90. (I specifically looked on Dec19). Why does the MD90 have booking classes F, P, A, G, ... whereas the A319/A320 has J, C, D,...

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by hjulicher
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 27644

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

Well I think it's a pretty safe to assume that there will be no more announcements about service additions for the Detroit market in 2017. I predict that even though there was an increase in passengers using DTW in 2017 I suspect those numbers will gradually start trending down ward from 2017 going...

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by hjulicher
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 27644

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

For my sake, even though it's on a competitor, I'm glad DL is bringing back DTW-MUC. I wonder if a very successful first season can also translate into year-round service?

How is it that DTW can only support one r/t service to London?
Is AMS going to 4x daily in the summer?

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by hjulicher
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH starting FRA-SNN
Replies: 17
Views: 3784

Re: LH starting FRA-SNN

There are also 4 other new services:
FRA-BOD (Bordeaux, France) Th, Su service
MUC-NTE (Nantes, France) Tu, Th, Fr, Sa service
FRA-HDF (Heringsdorf, Germany - located on the Baltic Sea) Sa service
FRA-FNC (Funchal, Portugal) Sa service (year round)

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by hjulicher
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa "Jump" And Star Alliance Branding
Replies: 32
Views: 16806

Re: Lufthansa

There are aircraft with the *A livery without the word Lufthansa below. These are the jump aircraft. The jump aircraft may not have the word Lufthansa on the fuselage.

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by hjulicher
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 27644

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

Aeromexico will resume Detroit which is good, but I would assume the auto industry which fell in 2008 is having an impact on new routes. For example, Northwest Airlines (pre-merger I believe) flew from Detroit to Brussels and Dusseldorf, which were both cut a few years later. A question I have is a...

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by hjulicher
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 111
Views: 35539

Re: Delta A350 Routes

I don't understand how the concept of economical business interactions in the marketplace and the word 'deserve' go together. To deserve something is completely objective based on the person making the argument. Who decides what someone deserves? --> Do people deserve safe drinking water? --> Do peo...

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by hjulicher
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 412
Views: 26253

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2

This winter, if you're adamant about nonstop Saturday - Saturday air travel, you'll pay $500-$700pp I'm sorry but to me that is outrageous for a 2.5 hour flight and that's where I have a problem not to mention the baggage fees on top of that. So they reduce capacity to drive up fares and people tak...

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by hjulicher
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 412
Views: 26253

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2

Detroit as a metro would never command the type of routes and service that it gets. Without the auto industry, the best one could hope for would be the standard DL routes to AMS and CDG and maybe a NRT route. Instead because of the reach of the auto industry, DTW gets a great set of options but tho...

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by hjulicher
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings longhaul ops - mismanagement?
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Re: Eurowings longhaul ops - mismanagement?

EW is run completely independently from LH so perhaps that's why we're seeing so many operational issues. LH didn't want the LH mentality and 'way of doing things' interfere with a 'real' LCC, so EW is effectively run by different people who have few if any ties to LH. In the beginning, the problem ...

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by hjulicher
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 412
Views: 26253

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2

@KLM 617: Please stop complaining and repeating yourself. It's getting old. Yes DTW has a bit of suppressed demand, but DTW is a fortress HUB and that's not going to change. WCAA is also not going to take risks in pissing DL off because for the vast majority of businesses and consumers in DTW, havin...

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by hjulicher
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 412
Views: 26253

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2

The automotive industry ties between DTW and MUC are negigible as most of the German automotive industry is centered around FRA and DUS. With all due respect, the automotive industry is absolutely NOT centered primarily around DUS and lesser extent FRA. The only automotive company in that area woul...

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by hjulicher
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 412
Views: 26253

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2

Munich might be a good place to start. WHY did Delta start this route? How do we know it's performing well beyond subjective perceptions? What will it bring to Detroit's economy and community? Etc... I wondered that too. My guess it has something to do with the auto industry, but are there many aut...

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by hjulicher
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 412
Views: 26253

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 2

Can anyone comment on the success or failure of DTW-MUC. It's seasonal now, will it be coming back next year or is there too much capacity on the North Atlantic? 1. If DL added this flight for the business ties (as mentioned in their press release) why is it summer seasonal only? Business traffic is...

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