I would imagine usflyer_msp, that their next North American destination would either be OAK
, where there are huge numbers of Portuguese residents.
|Quoting usflyer msp (Reply 21):|
If TP were to start another North American destination, it would probably be IAD or YYZ
I don't see IAD
happening, unless UA
starts it, and even less likely ORD
|Quoting 2travel2know2 (Reply 20):|
LIS-ORD may sound interesting specially if UA doesn't go for it. B757 might be slightly our of range for a LIS-ORD.
For some reason, I'd think LIS-SFO and LIS-PVD (narrow-body?) non-stop or via Azores may be more attractive.
But somehow, I think OAK
could be a better fit cost wise, however with the UA
hub at SFO
, this could make or break the route. It also opens up serious possibilities on Portugal -> Australia/NZ traffic, as this could be a one stop fit to counter EK
|Quoting airbazar (Reply 24):|
Don't see JNB happening. Too much pressure on JNB traffic from EK and TK, not just for TP but every other European airline that relies on connections to pay for the route.
I do believe that the biggest mistake was quitting the JNB
route. It should have been daily back in the 90's, it really is the only way to have remained competitive. They should also have focused on their connections, especially EWR
and now MIA
, but also heavily in Spain, Italy and now Morrocco! I say they could make it work, and make it work daily with the 332. With IB
also off the route, this gives them an Iberian leg up!
... I know TP
has improved in leaps and bounds over the last few years, service wise, but just keep improving, and improve that C product, and put AVOD in Y, and we should be good to go.
I personally feel as though this should be a 332, with TLV
following closely behind! What about looking at an ET JV
route to ADD
? This could be a nice benefit!
Looking forward to your thoughts!