Gasman wrote:jerseyewr777 wrote:lessredtape wrote:DEN has been mentioned many times over past few years. I heard from a contact in Colorado that it was happening a few years back.
Make sense to operate to DEN seasonally in northern winter due to the huge number of Australians/Kiwis skiing in Colorado, as it's now incredibly cheap. Saw family lift tickets 2 weeks ago for AU$50 for 1 adult & 4 kids total.
Sure beats transiting at LAX or changing terminals anywhere else. AKL international to international is so easy. Talk of FJ doing something with their new A350 beyond the west coast USA.
Denver? They can route those passengers through other United hubs. My guess the only North American destination left that they will serve will be YYZ.
I agree. NYC non stop makes a certain amount of sense. The Western seaboard stopover, followed with that last 5 hour flight to NYC is brutal. I'm sure the new non stop service will generate traffic and revenue that wouldn't otherwise exist. And that's not even factoring traffic in from Australia which is bound to be significant.
But if there is a single person right now going "well I *would* go to DEN more if only there was a non stop service" I would be astonished. All a DEN service would do is cannabalise traffic off LAX.
Cannibalising LAX isn’t necessarily a bad thing is it? In terms of LAX it is the biggest market, it will be interesting with LHR going how many flights LAX gets weather it drops down to 1 daily in off peak at least, so transferring East bound traffic away from LAX/SFO.