tphuang wrote:toobz wrote:Yeah I just can’t with these two. What are they putting in your water in Detroit?? How exactly is Georgia not an east coast state?? Amazing..I wasn’t even born in the US and I am obviously more knowledgeable when it comes to your geography lol. Annoying and unreal.
My bet is on JFK. Although ATL is also a good guess due to the amount of connections. 777LR for equipment. I think NYC would love this. Who would take UA or AI unless EWR was your backyard..
Nyc already has ek. Which most people fly. This is not some high yielding market that nobody has figured out.
Through all the arguing on which city (JFK/ATL/DTW) this is my favorite post. EK flies to JFK so why even discuss. Brilliant. On the flip side, we could calculate all the pax EK, QR, EY carry to India every day and add that to the amount of pax up for grabs...
And KLM 617 you are totally right with your AKL-ORD example. All I would say is that NZ first flew to LAX and SFO - the two most logical nonstop destinations from AKL given location, O&D and connections. Then they went to ORD. India still doesn’t have basic nonstop connections to the US. AI has done a good job connecting Delhi to the main business and VFR points. DL/9W now need to start to build their network. The one stop via EU is a great start. But they need some nonstops to satisfy business and premium VFR pax. JFK-BOM would be a great first step. Then ATL/DTW or DEL what ever. Also I bet the JFK-BOM daily pax numbers include a more affluent pax that travels more often. SFO probably has an equally affluent / cosmopolitan demo for pax traveling to India. That said if DL’s data shows attractive pax need to fly DTW-BOM, then so be it. They have the data.