EADSYABSOB73857 wrote:tphuang wrote:Dieuwer wrote:
DL's Skyteam partner KE can offer connection from Boston to Asia via ICN. No need to fly the wrong way for 6 hours.
Besides, BOS-SFO has been a bloodbath for economy fares.
As has cut BOS-SFO for July. August is still too far out to know what their final schedule looks like. DL has cut BOS-SFO for July/August. They haven't made their September cuts yet. I'd be very shocked to see that come back anytime soon, since they have said to not expect any domestic additions for rest of the year. I think airlines will all be conservative with capacity for rest of the year.
Don’t know where to start... you cannot compare AS at SFO to DL at BOS -DL at BOS is running a larger, more international and more profitable operation. It may not be a profitable route at this time but DL is going to run it (just like B6 is going to run ATL or IAH) because it’s one of the biggest business markets from Boston, even though it may not be one of the most profitable, and may be a hub for another airline. London used to be a similar situation and look what happened; it has grown in load-factor, become more profitable and increased in flights (for Delta). I got news for you, DL at BOS is going to grow, and it may seem bleak right now, but it’s going to grow. You’ve challenged what I’ve stated on this forum when I’ve provided sources, and you’ve shot down and tried to discredit what I’ve said and you haven’t provided any data or sources and it’s been all speculative. You are clearly a very biased person, and you have your own agenda when it comes to airlines you support. DL and B6 will be huge contenders at BOS, and B6 will probably be more profitable and bigger, but you can’t just shoot down the strategy of B6 competitors.
You should start by looking at the trail of replies. Dieuwer stated he doesn't know why AS/DL are still on BOS-SFO. I simply replied that they are in fact not flying these routes and DL has cut it out for longer than AS. This has nothing to do with our other arguments. Frankly, I'm not looking to rehash these arguments with you.
Look around BOS. Demand is way down. Business travel is way down. Airlines are going to be really conservative with capacity for the rest of this year.
Other things to think about when it comes to capacity out of BOS.
- B6 has been seeing very light bookings in those shorthaul business markets that have traditionally relied on high frequencies on E90 jet. They are having a real hard time adding back flights at BOS. Not likely to see many flights on top of their August schedule which peaks at a little over 90 flights. Likely to stay under 100 for rest of th year
- DL has indicated to its employees that what they operate in August is most likely the capacity they will have the rest of the year. And given Jan/Feb are typically the lowest month, they likely won't add back anything on top of what they operate in August until late February or March.
So what you see in late July and August is likely what you are going to see for a while.