dtw2hyd wrote:CDG is connected to ~35 North American stations. How many domestic connections DL can offer from JFK? How many domestic connections 9W can offer from BOM/DEL.
A non-stop in reality ends up being two-stop, last mile on a nasty RJ from JFK. No match to a A330/A350 experience from CDG/AMS.
North American markets served by DL from JFK this summer that don't have a SkyTeam connection to either CDG or AMS:
SJC, SAN, LAS, PHX, DEN, SAT, AUS, DFW, MSY, CLE, CMH, BNA, FLL, PBI, TPA, JAX, SAV, CHS, CLT, RIC, ORF, DCA, BWI, PHL, BUF, ROC, SYR, BTV, PWM, BGR, BDA, NAS, PLS, MBJ, STI, SJU, STT, SKB, GND.
Obviously the ability for people to connect from these markets to a potential JFK-India route would depend on flight timings, but this is a pretty decent list of markets (some quite large) that would gain new connectivity to India on SkyTeam with a potential new JFK-India service.