2Holer4Longhaul wrote:klm617 wrote:2Holer4Longhaul wrote:You're assuming Delta wants to expand capacity on DTW-LHR.
Delta, on the other hand, thinks DTW-AMS (connecting its hub to a partner hub with enormous feed throughout Europe) is a better choice.
Past records of service show that DTW-AMS is consistently a bigger route for Delta, so they can't be faulted for upgauging there.
But they already have the DTW-AMS route locked up and from what everyone says here they can't seem to work DTW-LHR so why not put their best product on the route to attract new customers and see what happens
Why add more seats when you can't fill the ones you already have?klm617 wrote:PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:Load factors on DL DTW-LHR are pretty mediocre as they are, I know the data has been posted here but they are pretty lackluster, and range from ~60% in winter to mid-80% in peak summer. They don't need more capacity on DTW-AMS runs at consistently higher load factors and can absorb a lot of incremental capacity, particularly during peak summer.
So here is my question if DTW-LHR has so many empty seats why are so many GRR passengers routed over ATL when there are plenty of empty seats on the DTW-LHR route.
Are they routing so many GRR passengers to London via ATL? Are there that many GRR-LHR pax to begin with? Do you have any facts on your side at all?
Buy running your latest and greatest product out there and running it up the flagpole. LHR is a major VS/DL station so why not put your best out there to attract more customers. The consensus on here is that they are running a lot of GRR connections over ATL rather than DTW if Detroit is going out less than full why are the folks from GRR flying to ATL to get to LHR rather than Detroit.