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Old Jun 7, 08, 4:40 pm
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enjoystravel
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: California
Programs: AA EXP 5 Mil, UA Global Services, BA Gold, DL Diamond, SPG Plat75, Hilton Diamond
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Great schedule

If these timings hold, it will be a very competitive schedule. No way other carriers can match this. Current routings via FRA, HKG, LHR from SFO do not have this convenience. For example, LH leaves SFO very early in the evening. BA forces you to have a long gap (20+ hrs) in LHR on the return BLR-LHR-SFO. CX seems to offer a better schedule to MAA but BLR does not yet seem that great. IT schedules to both JFK and SFO from BLR look so attractive.

I'd happily switch at least 50% of my travel to IT. Need to keep the rest on other carriers for connections to various other destinations.

The challenge seems to be making profits on this route without a lot of cargo capacity. Maybe they can find enough high value, time sensitive, low weight cargo.
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