TransWorldOne wrote:Wait, you mean Northwest actually had a route fail? All I ever seem to hear from the PMNW camp is how perfect the airline was. Anyways, you are correct. I can't see MSP supporting many additional flights to Europe either. KEF is a treat and I'm surprised DL has managed to make that work two summers in a row now. The vast majority of demand seems to be sufficiently covered by the multiple flights to AMS, CDG, and LHR. I could maybe see DL trying FRA but that's it. We all saw how successful FCO was. The smaller/secondary European markets seem better served from JFK.
At one point Northwest also flew a weekly MSP-FRA nonstop. The DL MSP-KEF link is in retaliation for the FI flight. You can bet your life if FI ever ends MSP-KEF Delta will never fly that route again. Do you not find it odd that MSP can sustain two dailies to KEF in the summer but yet there isn't enough traffic to warrant a daily FRA flight.