SEA has more "recognizable brands" than NYC, TYO, LON, and PAR?
....allllllrighty then, lol.
But anyway, DL serves the primary transpacific gateways for US traffic all nonstop from SEA:
NRT, ICN, PEK, PVG, and resuming KIX. It also offers LHR, CDG, and AMS on its own metal; double daily for each of those if you count JV partners.
Missing is of course the recently discontinued HKG.
Not really sure what else you expect, considering that [email protected]
is the only USA competitor that offers significantly more TPAC destinations from any US gateway, on its own metal.
I don't deny that NYC, TYO, LON, and PAR are home to tons of faceless finance or fashion companies, but you have to be in those industries to know shit from shinola. None of those cities are the HQ of any mega companies that 95% of people globally would know such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Disney, Walmart, Amazon, Microsoft, Tesla, Boeing, Nike, Coke, Starbucks, or McDonalds. 4 of those companies (Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, and Starbucks) are based in Seattle, while SF has 4 as well (Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter) so technically that is a tie if you look at internationally recognizable brands. But if you look domestically within the US, instantly recognizable brands skews heavily in Seattle's favor with brands like T-Mobile, Costco, and Expedia while SF has Uber and maybe Yahoo. Domestically, Atlanta is strong as well with the likes of Delta, Coke, Home Depot, UPS, and Chick-fil-A and comes in third. But Seattle wins overall.
With these kind of companies, SEA is severely undersized and it is no surprise its getting so crowded. Logically, you'd expect more traffic at SEA than at SFO and as of late, it is doing a good job of closing the gap pretty quickly with the likes of new Int'l carriers like AF, CX, and JL. DL should have waaay
more Int'l flights than it does right now and at least be on par with SFO. The main issue right now is lack of space and the fact that AS is a much bigger threat to DL at SEA than it is to UA at SFO.
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