|Quoting jfk777 (Reply 72):|
BA is going to have Delta for its next dinner, If this is a real attempt to serve the southern New Jersey market use virgin Atlantic
? There's a bunch of people there, but most are very close to PHL
and the bulk of the population is west of the Delaware River. The low population density of southern NJ
outside the immediate Philly suburbs is one of ACY's big issues - you do this to serve all of the PHL
O&D, definitely not specifically SNJ.
and US both have a better product than DL
's international 757s in my experience, especially since the second daily BA PHL
has gone back the 767 from the crammed (in Y) 787.
|Quoting stlgph (Reply 64):|
Delta's gain in corporate travel contracts in the past 3 years has been huge.
My firm has a DL
contact, and we use it a lot nationally, but not so much out of PHL
with only hub service plus the RDU
RJs, seasonal CDG
and now LHR
|Quoting uberflieger (Reply 59):|
AA/BA will most likely offer very competitive PHL-LHR fares with the hub advantage, and don't be surprised if they add a 4th frequency
I would like that as it can be harder to buy last minute business fates on PHL
with short notice on peak days since the merger, something I have to do a fair bit. A morning PHL
would be nice as an alternative, but I doubt there's enough connecting feed that can make it to PHL
early enough in the day + O&D to justify it.
|Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 49):|
If yields and oil price stay where they are, anyone can make money flying a high capacity seasonal route. The small business class cabin will have limited appeal, but the summer leisure traffic is enough to make the route profitable.
Yup, plus it'll annoy AA
|Quoting USFlyer MSP (Reply 40):|
DL will probably arrive at one of gates at the end of A and depart from one of their gates in Terminal D, just as they do with the CDG flight now...
This seems likely, and it would also avoid them needing to open a ticket counter in A-East or A-West for just two flights/day. They need to arrive at A for CBP
All in all, this is an interesting add. I don't know if it'll stick around, but PHL
has worked for a while now since it transitioned from AF
and made seasonal.