You never disqualified my statement that the new Terminal D has not attracted one new international carrier.
Nor could/would I. All I did was follow up with the caveat: "yet"
Who cares how it handles domestic service? That's not the point.
...not that that point even raised
What you and others fail to grasp is that the Dallas Fort Worth region is the nation's 8th largest metropolis
I understand that quite well thank you
and other regions with LESS population than DFW have more international choices and routes. Plain and simple.
'cuz it isn't about population bub; it's about international business flow, and proximity to stronger/weaker markets. Plain and simple.
Ft Worth is nice, Dallas is big... but both of their combined international business patronage ain't jack sh!t compared to Houston.
Ergo, the fact that they even maintain the level of service they do is an accomplishment per se for that airport and its home airline.
DFW doesn't have service to AMS for Pete's sake!!
Nor does AA
's operation in totality. Deal.
Of course, all you need do is take a gander to the south and see how much service to Amsterdam IAH
enjoys. Again, proximity to a stronger market.
The argument that DFW is poorly positioned for international traffic is
...100% accurate, discounting the Central American market.
is not a coastal gateway, most international carriers would be backtracking to feed passengers thereto.
's got sufficient O&D/hub-potential to override this shortcoming so far as largest European hubs and the 2nd largest Asian international hub goes..... but that's about it.
We have excellent weather, good midcountry postioning
Midcountry positioning is about the worst you can have for intercon ops:
, and well... DFW
and if you transit here, it is about 3 hours to anywhere in the continental U.S.
Which is great if you're a domestic hub:
witness again, SLC
, and DFW
We at DFW deserve better
In classic MSY
if you "deserve" it, why aren't you getting
Don't use your own frustration with MSY to lessen DFW's failures.
Frustrated though I may be, at least I can 1) real
ize why my market receives the little int'l service it does and 2) be thankful that I have at least that when so many other markets (our size and larger in population/catchment) do not.