Dominion301 wrote:GSP psgr wrote:HP69 wrote:
Good idea, except ATL is a much better and larger hub.
The timing of ATL-YYC is a bit awkward though-800p arrival at YYC would tend to limit onward connections a bit, of the 5 regional connections I tried, it only hit 3 (YMM, YYJ, and YLW; it missed YXS and YZF). I understand why they do it; it's good aircraft utilization for WS at the expense of some connectivity to some very small spokes. Connectivity via MSP covers a lot of the rest anyways.
It'd be nice to see a YYC-DTW-YYC rotation that complimented this, say, a ~830A DTW-YYC that arrived around noon then turned around and flew back to DTW in time to hit the last evening bank. For reasons of aircraft utilization, it'd probably have to be a DL aircraft like an A319.
Hasn’t the YYC-DTW horse been discussed to death? They already fly seasonally to YQG to capture Metro Detroit-Windsor O&D traffic. There’s very little YYC-transborder O&D that DTW provides that doesn’t already overlap with MSP.
Why does everyone have an issue when it comes to DTW. The logic for JVs is to provide more options for travelers just like KE/DL and others. According to what you say then why should DL operate MSP-YUL when you can flow those connections over DTW and MSP doesn't give you any more coverage just as in your example of DTW-YYC giving those passengers anymore coverage. Hasn't BOS-YYC been discussed to death which isn't advantages to anyone.