sabby wrote:BLR doesn't need "feeding". UA is clearly targeting BLR originating/terminating traffic, they can feed at SFO end if needed. I do agree LH will feel the burn. So far, Star alliance traffic were funneled via LH at FRA to both LH and UA.
And BA will feel the burn from the AA flight. But we're starting on a tangent now. There will always be people who prefer a 1-stop option too. Not everyone likes these ULH flights, especially people who can't afford a lie-flat seat. I agree that BLR doesn't need feeding. When I travel to BLR for work it's usually 1 of 2 stops in India (we have offices in various cities), and we use IndiGo for our domestic travel.
FriscoHeavy wrote:Based on your response, you must not know. The SFO-SIN (westbound) was able to take a full load of passengers and about 7 tons of cargo on most days.
I meant to say SIN-LAX. Sorry, my mistake.
DylanHarvey wrote:The Singapore flight was often 17 hours or more. And could still take a modest amount of cargo on a good day, Bangalore should be under 16 hours most of the time.
You might be right but here's SFO-DEL at 15+ hours most days.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KSFO/VIDP
To BLR is at least another 1.5 hours. So pretty similar to LAX-SIN and slightly longer than SFO-SIN if my math is correct. However BLR-SFO can be flown Eastbound which improves performance by almost 1 hour and I be that is exactly what they will do. You can see them doing that from DEL on some days. Amazing.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /VIDP/KSFO