View Single Post
Old Apr 27, 19, 8:56 am
Moderator: American AAdvantage, Travel Safety/Security & Texas, FlyerTalk Evangelist
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: AUS / GRK
Programs: AA, HHonors, Hertz
Posts: 12,124
Originally Posted by wetrat0 View Post
There are a lot of xxx cities that have service to PHL but not to LHR.... In which case it's not duplication.
Exactly. While BA may have flights to BNA, IND, PIT, and other mid-sized US areas, I doubt we'll ever see LHR-AVP, BUF, ITH, ALB, MDT, IPT, ERI....just to name a few (some of those airports probably couldn't even handle a long range aircraft). Yet each of those have nonstop flights to PHL, making 1-stop connections to TXL, or elsewhere in Europe.
I regularly fly to AVP to visit family, and am always surprised how busy the late afternoon AVP-PHL flights are. And when the FA's read through the connections, many pax are going to Europe. It might only be a 2 hour drive to PHL...but then they'd have to deal with PHL -v- beginning and ending the trip in the convenience of a nice little airport.
aztimm is offline