FSDan wrote:JohanTally wrote:jplatts wrote:
There are some destinations that DL serves nonstop from LGA that aren't served nonstop from LGA or JFK on AA such as BHM, BUF, BTV, CHA, DEN, DSM, GRR, GSP, IAH, JAX, MCI, LEX, MSN, MHT, MKE, MSY, OMA, ROC, SRQ, SAV, SYR, and PBI.
I had also previously mentioned that DL operates a few domestic nonstop routes out of BOS that do not currently have any nonstop competition such as BOS-CVG/MCI/ORF.
DL will likely continue to serve some non-hub destinations nonstop from both LGA and BOS with DL having domestic nonstop routes out of LGA and BOS that aren't served by B6 and that aren't served nonstop by AA.
Most of those routes are Ex-US routes that were traded for DL slot pairs at DCA which now has the highest AA margins along with DFW and CLT
Not entirely true. The slots are ex-US, but the routes are quite different. US was flying 20+ daily to PHL and then mostly a bunch of other Northeast destinations on DH8s, ER4s, and CR2s. They were not flying to the likes of BHM, CHA, DEN, DSM, GRR, GSP, IAH, JAX, MCI, LEX, MSN, MKE, MSY, OMA, SRQ, SAV, or PBI, at least in the last few years of their hub at LGA.
To note, AA has a partner on the China, end, too...CZ, with whom AA codeshares in China—who also codeshares with DL—and who left SkyTeam when AA purchased an equity stake in them.