LAXdude1023 wrote:It makes sense. LAX has too much competition and the Ethiopian community there isn't that large to begin with.
Second largest diaspora behind D.C. Per Census estimate was 96.000
AF022 wrote:What a snob. He could fly Ethiopian from LAX to Addis but instead takes a slower connection on Emirates or Turkish? Its great to see this guy supporting his community. Ethiopian is a great airline. To compare it with Saudia is laughable.
Just because he is Ethiopian does not mean he has to fly them. Heck that's the beauty of having options. For all we know he prefers the product, schedule, frequent flyer benefits, etc on EK/TK more.
Similar I have a Kenyan colleague who also chooses EK & TK for trips home with his family.
To me it seems carriers like TK & ME3 do a great job serving Africa destinations via their hubs.