Freshside3 wrote:LAXdude1023 wrote:Freshside3 wrote:No good reason for either TLV or LIS, at all.
The former CO trip to CDG is sorely missed
BGI, GCM, EYW, CTG would be good choices
Maybe weekend service to BKG?
Why HKG? There is no real O&D from IAH to there and there are no connections worthwhile that ORD,SFO, and EWR don't completely cover.
Lots of people go to China in Texas. Feed-in from secondary TX markets, not just IAD locals. Same can be said for Vietnam, too, and IAH-HKG can be the link in between all of it.
As others have said, there does not exist the high value finance flyers between Houston and HKG. If all you want to do is connect people from Texas to secondary China/Vietnam/SE Asia markets, that traffic is well handled by Star Alliance partners BR to TPE, and NH to NRT. Or if HKG is final destination, one can connect on UA in SFO, ORD, or EWR, or in NRT on UA or NH, or AC via YVR. Yields on Texas-HKG are really low, you can do a dummy booking and see that it's often cheaper to fly to HKG than IAH-SEA or BOS. AA flys it from DFW because they just don't have a great Pacific gateway like UA has in SFO, and even DL has in SEA.
I agree with another poster who says that a summer seasonal IAH-BCN could make good use of a 763, especially if timed well for West Coast connections. I still think a 763 route to BRU would do well with connections to Africa through Brussels Airlines.I believe they serve all the big oil destinations like Kinshasa, Luanda , etc.