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Old Apr 21, 16, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
MSP is surprising since DTW apparently didn't work at all as a HND route. It's probably the placeholder to be turned down. .
MSP-HND is actually Delta's #2 choice. Their application states the following order of preference:

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Personally, I'd rather keep the nonstop NRT route than introduce HND at bad times and without onward DL intraAsiaconnections.
These are for daylight flight times...not the "bad" night-time schedules.

Originally Posted by dzflyer
but terrible overall strategy for delta I would think.
Most successful routes depend on a healthy mix of O&D and connecting traffic. HND is the preferred airport for TYO. If DL ignored HND and let the other carriers get all the HND rights, they would lose a chunk of the O&D traffic, thus worsening their overall TYO situation further...
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