tphuang wrote:Tack wrote:airbazar wrote:While I do take any new route announcements in the current environment with a very large grain of salt, I think this route has a fair shot at staying.
As I pointed out above, this would be just another spoke off of their LHR hub, and a short one at that. I feel that this route is incredibly valuable for the A++ alliance. This would give the A++ alliance a tremendous boost from Boston, connecting all the major business cities in Europe: London, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich.
I agree, this move might be slightly directed at B6 for EWR, but I'd speculate that it is more to fill a gap in *A. Anyone that has to use air travel to make a living, relies on one, sometimes more, of the 3 Alliances to meet all or as much of their flying needs as possible. There just aren't that many 'free agents' out there that travel for business. I guarantee UA will find enough *A frequent flyers in BOS that this one flight has a good chance to last. As stated above, every move that is made by carriers in the NE, as much as B6 fans want to believe, isn't a counter move against B6. B6 is a fine national airline, and their AA partnership means they'll get some of my flying dollars that they never had a chance at before. But they aren't an 800 pound gorilla.
Most of the people who have said this is a counter move to b6 on this thread are not JetBlue fans. There aren't that many jetblue fans. Please get your fact straight.
Ua looks to got these as remedial slot from cma and they are using it. I don't think we need to read more into it than that.
Correct. The CMA didn’t give them to B6, they instead went to UA.