winginit wrote:David_itl wrote:winginit wrote:AA and BA are in a revenue sharing joint venture. Thus, AA's ORDMAN books are more or less completely open to BA, who have shared in the losses on the route. It seems not curious but clear that BA saw what a bloodbath ORDMAN was for the joint venture and have no interest in touching it. That's extremely telling as to how awful of a route ORD-MAN was.
Maybe AA need to look at why they needed to cut a route that survived for 32 years including a fair number of years of being one of a handful of year-round transatlantic routes out of ORD , Maybe it's because they put a pile of dog poo on the route compared to what other airlines are operating on other US routes to MAN and they had a very iffy on time performance. But given how close ORD and DTW are, it would be more logical for a route to that part of the USA went to a DL hub. Quite why AA/BA seem to be so keen to let other airlines take on the non-stop options out of MAN whilst they prefer passengers to route over DUB and LHR is a mystery to me.
Or maybe, just maybe, an entirely unprecedented move like, let’s say, the UK voting to exit the European Union, lead to the dramatic collapse of the GBP/USD exchange rate, which quickly torched a route that’s majority UK POS.klm617 wrote:For the most part though BA has really never done that much as far a secondary cities in the UK to the USA.
Because for the most part - those routes are crap - especially at these GBP/USD exchange rates.
I'm talking about through the 80's and 90's BA never really did much from MAN or PIK most of the international traffic there was carried by Laker and more than anything I think Manchester is more of a leisure market than it is a premium market hence the infrequency of the VS flights to places like BOS and LAX. Other than NYC, MCO and LAS can you find daily flights out of MAN to the USA.