airbazar wrote:RL757PVD wrote:I still find that LHR-BOS being BA's top yielding route in their entire Global network is quite telling and surprising.
Absolutely nowhere does it say that BOSLHR is the highest yielding route. All it says is among the 15 routes with the most P2P traffic, it is the highest yielding. But the “analysis” is grossly oversimplified and also totally ignores that BA and AA share capacity on a joint venture across the Atlantic, so it’s not going to properly measure markets where AA and BA pretty much split capacity, DFW/MIA/ORD/PHL. It also ignores that BA and JAL have a venture to Tokyo, which explains Tokyo’s absence. It’s of little actual value. It’s just a list of 13 routes where BA has no joint venture partner, plus the massive JFK and LAX markets.
But it should surprise nobody that Boston-London, a very short trans-Atlantic route with strong business demand, is high yielding for British Airways. Just by geography - the fares are similar from anywhere else on the East Coast, but it’s quite a bit shorter.