|Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 24):|
SEA-CPH is one of the more profitable longhaul routes for SAS.
Not surprising. It's a favorite for SEA-Europe flights since the BA flight to LHR is ferociously expensive (SAS is 33-50% of the price of the BA flight).
|Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 32):|
In addition, Boeing, while still important to the Seattle area, is based in Chicago.
Yes, but there are only about 1,000 people there and no facilities other than an office. There are something like 55,000 Boeing people in Seattle with huge facilities all over the place.
|Quoting B752OS (Reply 33):|
Before you say that Boeing does the bulk of their manufacturing in the Seattle area, I don't believe Microsoft does the bulk of their manufacturing in the area, so it evens out your claims.
That's true, but Microsoft isn't a manufacturing company. The bulk of their workforce is here and a lot of their core business (coding) is done here.
|Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 34):|
It would be interesting to see a breakdown of the places from which Boeing's corporate travel (and the travel done commercially particularly) originates.
It should be about 50%+ from Seattle. Only the very highest executives get the corporate jets so it's almost all commercial travel and the vast bulk of the commercial workforce is in Seattle. Defense is more spread out and has a little bit more people but they also don't fly as much (much less international business).