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AirFiero
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Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:26 am

N292UX wrote:
cessna2 wrote:
N292UX wrote:
Star Alliance :D

Actually it’s SkyTeam...

I was joking there, DL's obviously in SkyTeam. UA's in Star Alliance.


No problem :)

But I looked it up, because otherwise it irritates people. :roll:
 
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Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:31 am

flySFO wrote:
SJC opened a new interim facility with 6 gates to the south of Terminal B last week. Southwest will now operate out of the southern 14 gates in Terminal B and Alaska will consolidate into the rest of Terminal B. The news article I read specifically called out the effect this will have on other airlines in Terminal A giving them more room to expand, "including Delta who recently named SJC a focus city".


I believe that makes 36 gates, although gate 36 won’t be done until November.

With all the entrenched competition, it seems remarkable that DL wants to jump in. Either they see opportunities for further growth at SJC, or they are taking a big gamble.
 
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Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:11 am

kwbl wrote:
Seems like with Delta's definition of focus city, PDX should qualify. They have anywhere from 30-40 daily flights (depending on the season), connections to two major international markets year-round with a 3rd daily seasonal (LHR which is non-hub) and most flights to MSP, ATL, DTW, JFK are on 739s. They also will be switching the NRT flight to the highly coveted HND and upguaging the equipment.


I read that also, PDX has been a bit of an oddball for DL ever since the Asia hub days, even then it was an oddball hubbing it's entire Pacific fleet here & offering numerous n/s connecting flights domestically. DL still offers seasonal flights to Hawaii as well. It seems DL will not designate PDX as a focus city yet, but their definitions they should.
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Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:57 am

RWA380 wrote:
kwbl wrote:
Seems like with Delta's definition of focus city, PDX should qualify. They have anywhere from 30-40 daily flights (depending on the season), connections to two major international markets year-round with a 3rd daily seasonal (LHR which is non-hub) and most flights to MSP, ATL, DTW, JFK are on 739s. They also will be switching the NRT flight to the highly coveted HND and upguaging the equipment.


I read that also, PDX has been a bit of an oddball for DL ever since the Asia hub days, even then it was an oddball hubbing it's entire Pacific fleet here & offering numerous n/s connecting flights domestically. DL still offers seasonal flights to Hawaii as well. It seems DL will not designate PDX as a focus city yet, but their definitions they should.


I agree with that. How many other DL non-focus cities have non-stops to NRT/HND, AMS, and LHR? Seems odd to call SJC a focus city, but not PDX.
 
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Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:09 pm

BoeingGuy wrote:
RWA380 wrote:
kwbl wrote:
Seems like with Delta's definition of focus city, PDX should qualify. They have anywhere from 30-40 daily flights (depending on the season), connections to two major international markets year-round with a 3rd daily seasonal (LHR which is non-hub) and most flights to MSP, ATL, DTW, JFK are on 739s. They also will be switching the NRT flight to the highly coveted HND and upguaging the equipment.


I read that also, PDX has been a bit of an oddball for DL ever since the Asia hub days, even then it was an oddball hubbing it's entire Pacific fleet here & offering numerous n/s connecting flights domestically. DL still offers seasonal flights to Hawaii as well. It seems DL will not designate PDX as a focus city yet, but their definitions they should.


I agree with that. How many other DL non-focus cities have non-stops to NRT/HND, AMS, and LHR? Seems odd to call SJC a focus city, but not PDX.


Haven’t we already beaten this one to death? It seems that DL is using a definition for focus city that is not the traditional definition, or god forbid, doesn’t fit what a.net wants it to mean. It seems to refer to a focus in marketing effort and future focus by the airline as a market to be developed, as opposed to the total number of flights. Haven’t we already established this yet?
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