DeltaPSCFlyer wrote:onwFan wrote:DeltaPSCFlyer wrote:
What is your source for Delta dropping its flight for PDX-LHR, as you say above? The news release from DL makes no reference to it, either. It sounds like you're just assuming that will happen? It might, but it might not. It wouldn't surprise me if VS moved one of its LHR segments down to PDX (supported with DL feed) and there would be a 787 rivalry between BA and VS.
Lot of capacity on this route for next year, and the falling yields will likely push someone out entirely, or make it a low-yield bloodbath for all who operate it.
What DL feed at PDX? DL destinations from PDX include SEA, LAX, LAS, SLC (which would have made sense for connections) and MSP, DTW, JFK and ATL; all of which have non-stop flights to LHR on VS/DL.
If DL does indeed drop the PDX-LHR flight, the DL passengers that used the DL flight regularly would still have an option to fly nonstop between PDX and LHR on VS, rather than switching to BA or connecting elsewhere.
VS doesn’t fly pdx-lhr.