Replying to the AF A380 talk...
This summer AF has 1x77W and 1XA332 and DL has 1X76W but there's the item no one has noticed yet - The AF and DL flights leave within minutes of each other so they are connecting to the same bank in CDG with the later AF flight connecting to another bank. Its metal neutral so you have to always factor in what DL is doing if AF were to make a decision on an upguage or dropping a flight for the whale
They could (if it works for DL) have the DL flight leave around 10-10:30PM to connect to the second CDG bank and have the whale come in for 7:15ish departure. As seen below it adds only 5 seats overall
but loses 26 premium seats. Most of the seat class shift would be for the earlier bank. At the end of the day, DL and AF know more than we do about the loads splits between classes.
If DY were to come in on BOS-CDG - it would be interesting to see what the response would be if any. Do you have DL upgauge their flight or do you put an AF high density 77W or 772 in place of the A332.
Other topic - WS has an announcement at YUL this week. It appears to be expansion in Montreal and there's speculation on BOS-YUL on WS. Do they have gate space in A to run 3-5 flights a day on this route?
Airlines flown: A3, AA, AC, AM, BA, B6, CO, DL, EA, EL, IB, LH, MI, MQ, NH, NW, NZ, PE, QF, S4, SQ, TP, UA, US, VS, WN