Maybe you misunderstood my post, I am happy to see Qr (or any airline) increase service to Las Vegas.
Of course the majority of the pax will be connections, it's the ME 3 business model. As I said in my post, there is a perception that LAS
is low yielding, it's not, in another one of these threads I posted a comparison of BA
flights to LA
had the highest fares over a range of dates in all classes.
It will certainly be interesting to see how this flight fairs in the long run.
|Quoting crownvic (Reply 32):|
The U.S, carriers have avoided international flying out of LAS
Amazing isn't it, I would have expected one airline to try LAS
-LON, but with BA
being in oneworld AA
is out of the question and DL
/HA tied to VS
is there really a market left for them ?
|Quoting sirdanilot (Reply 1):|
Interesting that such an airline chooses such a 'haram' destination.
Many people forget about Bahrain and the traffic jams on the King Fahd Causeway with all the good Saudis heading to Bahrain to be bad.......
'90's Vegas was a whole lot different than now, between 1990 and now the number of visitors has doubled, the number of conventioneers has tripled, the number of rooms has doubled, the list goes on and on.
|Quoting BravoOne (Reply 53):|
It will be interesting to watch how this plays out with local politics
In what way ?
|Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 58):|
Interesting that you mention him. One thing to consider is that judging by policy platforms, a Trump victory may well be DL's best friend against some competitors (ie. ME3)
If you seriously think congress will allow Trump to do 99% of the stuff he has talked about you may be in for a shock, while courting a section of the population is one thing, putting congress into gridlock for 4 years isn't going to happen.
|Quoting cruiseshipcrew (Reply 40):|
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas should make a long jetway from their hotel straight to door 1L on this plane with door 2L going to the airport.
LOL true, though it's nickname in the business is "The British Embassy" so there may be a fight for rooms, not that MO
would complain about that.
|Quoting TheFlyingDisk (Reply 56):|
There's no need for Malaysians to go to Vegas to gamble, what with the restrictive visa requirements and all. Macau & Singapore are close by, not to mention the country's long standing casino on Genting Highlands.
True, but that doesn't stop a huge number traveling from SE
Asia to Vegas every year and don't forget Genting is actually building a new resort on the old Stardust site.