compensateme wrote:Again, how are they different? DL doesn't make money by opening BNA-SEA-Asia instead of routing the traffic BNA-SEA-Asia nor are they creating 150 new passengers. They make money & fill seats primarily with persons who flew other airlines. Likewise, the crux of EK's traffic -- whether it's to ORD, MCO or DTW -- is/would be comprised of traffic that previously took other airlines.
No my friend, DL certainly collects connections at SEA, much more than EK could at DTW via AS codeshare. You just chose a bad example of SEA.
Your DTW's Indian doctor is a DM and collects DL miles.