I thought a few folks would find these numbers interesting although I don't think they relate to any future service levels at SAN.
Regarding the thread that's currently discussing "US and Japan agree on additional HDN slots"
(here's a link to the thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1415015
) in Reply #217, someone posted the top US mainland-TYO markets. I've added in a couple of additional markets that were added by footnote to come up with this list:
1. Los Angeles: 727,000
2. New York/Newark: 553,000
3. San Francisco: 352,000
4. Chicago: 138,000
5. Las Vegas: 133,000
6. Seattle: 132,000
7. Washington DC: 119,000
8. Boston: 109,000
9. San Diego: 97,000
10. Orlando: 82,000
11. Houston: 66,000
12. Dallas: 66,000
??. Detroit: 61,000
??. Denver: 35,000
(It is made clear that these numbers don't include connecting traffic.) (These numbers were apparently taken from UA's application for HND routes, found on UA-115 of DOT-OST-2019-0014 (Page 110.)
Anyone else recognize a city/airport we all know and love in a rather healthy place on this list (like in the Top Ten?)
I can't swear to the accuracy or presentation of the facts but they apparently come from UA so I would tend to believe them. And it doesn't mean to imply that UA or any of the other cx in the route grab is proposing new service from SAN; AA is attempting to get authority for LAS-HND while DL wants to move their PDX-NRT flight to HND but all other routes applied for are your standard hubs & intl gateways.
JL and NH will also get new HND slots (6 each I believe) and although there is some speculation about which existing or new U.S. cities they may serve from HND, there is no big hearing or government approval needed from Japan. In a huge thread, I think perhaps one or two posts mentioned SAN-HND
as a possibility by JL. (Most folks, as usual, seem to have no idea that JL flies to SAN at all...)
Again, the only reason I am reciting these numbers here is out of general interest; I had no idea our little corner of California was in the top 10 in demand to Japan! And I'm impressed. I don't even know or care if having our flight to NRT relocated to HND is an honor, a sign of status, a good thing or a bad thing. Are there just as many connecting options from Haneda to Asia as from Narita these days, especially on JL?
Any thoughts? (But let's keep it realistic, eh?)