zkncj wrote:planemanofnz wrote:?winginit wrote:
Without feed from either AS or DL that sounds like a tall order. Is there any sort of robust local demand to speak of?
Nothing to stop NZ doing a codeshare with AS at SEA. They have gone outside of traditional alliance structures to get feed - e.g. AR at EZE.
Adding to that NZ already uses AS for an domestic feeder, eg they already will sell you an ticket on AS (they aren’t just locked into UA.
They are partnered with CX, TN, VS etc who all aren’t *A, and in the past VA and JL.
NZ does have the feed at the Australian end that would help the flight.
Anything is possible...
I don't disagree that they could strike a deal with AS for feed opportunities, but does that in any way change the demand side of the equation? I'm hard pressed to think of destinations over SEA that can't just as easily be covered over LAX/SFO.