flymco753 wrote:777Mech wrote:Where in the world are you getting this information about all of the Asia flows being taken over from DTW? You do realize this gives KE the opportunity to add a 2nd flight out of DTW to maximize flows right? Or are you going to continue spewing factless ignorance?klm617 wrote:
Yes but I would think that the criteria should be based on when the application was filed. Not sure that Delta didn't know this and quickly moved that capacity from DTW to ATL so it had flexibility on the aircraft it used in the Detroit market after all if they were held to the 744 capacity that could have been problematic for them.
Yes because DL is going to yank 2 744s out of the desert, put the NGS on them to satisfy the AD, just to put them back on the DTW-ICN route.
I'm so glad ICN is taking over the Asia flows from DTW, and this JV will let DL/KE add MSP/BOS-ICN.
The fact that ATL got an extra ICN flight is icing on the cake.
What is factless? There will be additions, just not at DTW. It's saturated as it is. There are bigger fish to fry than adding a second DTW flight, like launching BOS. There's no reason to "maximize flows" when you can command a premium by not having to force connections over DTW and launching new cities to ICN non-stop.
DTW becomes redundant as an Asian gateway with ICN now being the powerhouse. It's more passenger friendly for connections, and many more destinations than DTW has to offer.
With the JV, ATL/DTW will pretty much stay status quo TPAC wise, and you'll see BOS, MSP, and the long shot being SLC connected to ICN.