blrsea wrote:I laid out reasons on why we can't assume only 9W/DL/KL will have better connections/layover etc (which too was your own self-made hypothesis BTW), and hence there is a good chance that even 9W/EY or 6E/QR/TK alliance might offer similar convenience and there is nothing to suggest one will be better than other.
That again depends on their network and points of call operated from tier 2 cities in India to QR/TK hubs. You again can't make some general assumption that they'll provide similar convenience even before they started any of these connections and codeshare agreements.
blrsea wrote:Hence the 50/50. I was just challenging your assertion(without facts) that there is a higher probability of 2 stop connections being of shorter duration than 1-stop connection.
So you further continue to nitpick what I have written by clearly eliminating all the other information associated with it. Did i ever make a general statement that a two stop is faster than a one stop flight? Or was I speaking about specific airlines, their network, frequency, etc. and about overall journey time from origin to destination being important. Also I never stated anything as a fact like the way you are coming up with your own numbers.
Scroll up and see one of the first responses to this topic , and I'm posting one statement from there :
avier wrote:That's there, but it all comes down to total time too. Number of stops doesn't determine everything.
So looking at overall value and total time (flight time+layover time), the number of stops can be irrelevant.
blrsea wrote:Going by your example for IDR-BOM-CDG-NCE., is BOM-CDG long haul or short-haul? How many frequencies does 9W/AF have on BOM-CDG route?? How many frequencies does 9W have on BOM-AUH?? Whats the use of multiple CDG-NCE connections if you can't even reach CDG? This is my last post on this topic.
9W/AF have 2 flights between BOM-CDG supported by mutiple frequencies on either end of their hubs to the cities mentioned in the example. And you state you can't even reach CDG ???
9W/EY have 5 flights between BOM-AUH. All these lot more than what 6E/QR can have from tier 2 Indian or even EU cities.
Hence I request you to stay on the original topic about two airline groups and how they can connect smaller Indian cities to EU and not single out statements and taking them to be as assertions. It's also funny how you took a random example like IDR-NCE quite literally.