Airlinepilot129 wrote:NZ321 wrote:LAX772LR wrote:
Not sure what they gain from DEN that the combo of LAX+IAH can't grant... other than performance issues on the westbound. :-/
DEN will gain them seamless access to the Rockies for winter and summer sports. Many prime spots do not have direct flights from LAX, SFO or IAH. But whether this in itself justifies the service I'm not sure. Perhaps 3 x weekly?
LAX, SFO, and IAH all have multiple flights across the Rockies?
Well, what they actually have (relevant to this nonsense proposal) is lucrative demand to New Zealand....
Airlinepilot129 wrote:United also regularly touts being the best choice for a Skiers vacation because they serve the most cities in Colorado and the surrounding area to include Gunnison, Steamboat Springs, Vail, Aspen, and Montrose from non-DEN hubs.
Yeah, but in the absence of numbers to the contrary: I'm gonna go out on not-much-of a limb and say that the number of such people who'd fund a 14hr+ restricted flight, sufficiently to bypass established major gateways.... is "trivial" at best.
Heck, they don't even attract/support service to several of the largest Euro hubs.