MIflyer12 wrote:par13del wrote:Hmmm, US carriers are the last ones to operate narrow body a/c across the pond, and we know based on A.Net experts that no self respecting European would fly on those a/c, so are we talking transfer pax on the EU side, or is the fact that the A321 is wider than the 757 going
to make the flights more comfortable?
Something like that!
If they want to fly from U.S. secondary (and even less prominent) cities they're going to need to go non-stop to destinations Americans want to visit: London, Paris and (seasonally) Rome. Something like PIT-Cork isn't going to cut it. With the hub model the Big 3 U.S. carriers cover all the important/volume USA-hub-Europe routings 1-stop already.
10% of all US tourists to Europe come to Ireland. Europe isn't just London, Paris and Rome. Dublin handled more traffic across the Atlantic than Rome, Madrid or Milan. It's number 5 in Europe for US traffic after LHR, CDG, FRA and AMS and offers a vast network to destinations across the EU.