As much as DL kills it domestically they seem less sure of themselves in Asia. I hope the route works for them and they can expand in India from JFK, but I am skeptical of its long term outlook. They are not going to muscle out either AI or UA and that 77L is going to burn money.
I think it's a given this is going to loss leader on its own merit, but having India in your network on your own metal is pretty important. If DL are willing to loose money flying to China, then should also be willing to do so for India. DL doesn't fly to any other Asian cities out of JFK on its own metal. For south america, it only fly to GRU year round out of JFK. On a week UA announced EWR-CPT, it's pretty clear who the global carrier of NYC area is. Even with this add, DL is still way behind UA in NYC.
Hopefully, by December '19 airspace issues will be resolved, and everyone back to normal routes.
I think Delta product is going to beat everyone. Please don't serve Roti Roll, that is an abomination of Indian food.
How is Delta product going to beat EK A380? Outside of BOM, EK is going to be able to get you to pretty much all other major airports in India on one stop. And with Jet gone, who is going to connect passengers from BOM to other part of India?
And for the O&D from Jersey side, that superior DL product is not going to pull people away from flying UA out of EWR.
Delta didn't pick ATL because the Atlanta is not on the East Coast, per its initial announcement.
Non-stop skips TATL JV partners more so than last mile partners. I am sure Vistara or Air India will provide feed at Mumbai.
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AI is *A carrier and already has complementary flights with UA, why would it provide feed for a skyteam carrier? Vistara now has a really close working relationship with EK feeding many secondary Indian cities from DXB, why would it jeopardize that to help out DL? Just think about the amount of feed EK provides to Vistara right now vs what 1 DL flight can provide.