YouGeeElWhy wrote:Ishrion wrote:AA said they would fly to India from PHL using 787s, if ever they do.Planes4you wrote:Who do you think will start DFW-DEL 1st air India or AA because DFW is still working hard to get service to DEL.
Either one. Air India "said" they would start DFW service but never did: https://onemileatatime.com/air-india-lo ... s-flights/
AA is looking at returning to India but they never specified which city.
AI to DFW sounds believable, but if they went to IAH rather than DFW that would not surprise me either.
I seem to remember that someone here, maybe Laxdude, said that even though the Indian population sizes between IAH and DFW aren't tremendously different, DFW's O/D traffic to India is more dispersed than IAH's, which is skewed more towards one or two cities that I'm not remembering right now. But the idea being that DFW has more significant traffic to more Indian cities than IAH, which only has strong demand to 1 or 2 places there.
If that's the case (and please correct me if it's not), it would make that choice even more interesting if AI decided to give Texas a try. Do you go to DFW from DEL and try to build the flight on one stop connections from Dallas significant O/D traffic to secondary cities in India? Or do you do DEL-IAH which has a smaller O/D component, but would potentially have connections on both ends?
Extremely interesting decision and AA (and to a far lesser extent UA) might want to beat AI to the punch here. One thing that AI may want to take into account - is there any doubt AA would retaliate if AI started DEL-DFW?