Lootess wrote:You are completely wrong.
No. I'm not.
Lootess wrote:Delta is doing just fine on LAX-PVG
No. They're not. When Ed was in LAX maybe two months ago he said very clearly in his town hall that LAXPVG was DL's worst LAX performer, was a notable loss-maker, and that a top corporate priority was turning the route around - hence the upgraded equipment that was placed on the route.
Lootess wrote:because of the China Eastern relationship and good slot times.
Complete nonsense on the MU relationship front, and DL's slots are comparable to everyone else on the route. The MU relationship does virtually nothing for DL's LAXPVG with the exception of marginal CN PoS gains via codeshare. DL and MU obviously don't have any sort of joint venture, and thus they are fierce competitors within both the LAXPVG market and the broader TPAC entity. Connectivity on MU over PVG doesn't really benefit DL's LAXPVG flight because flow yields over PVG are so trash compared to local yields, and thus AA, UA, DL, and MU are all at each other's throats on the pricing front to capture the local traffic. There's simply too much capacity on the route, and shy of a proper JV between MU and DL that's years away the two can't really help one another effectively.