Delta Announces BOS-MEX flight

Old Aug 19, 2023, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by skydelt
Your guess is as good as mine, and that's why I called it shortsighted. The product strategy from DL has been consistently smart, but the route strategy is pretty terrible - it's just defending fortresses (e.g., MSP-DUB) rather than doing anything inventive or growing at focus cities (RDU, formerly AUS)
Occam's razor says that they put it on sale, it wasn't doing well, and so they pulled it, which suggests that it wasn't a slam dunk.
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Old Aug 19, 2023, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by skydelt
Really shortsighted that they pulled this one, easy slam dunk route and one that B6 could pretty easily pick up if they have the foresight to do it
B6 ran BOS-MEX Pre-Covid but pulled the flight and completely exited the MEX market in January 2020
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Old Aug 19, 2023, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by ClipperDelta
B6 ran BOS-MEX Pre-Covid but pulled the flight and completely exited the MEX market in January 2020
Forgot about this, and I think now if airlines want to re-enter Mexico City, they have to do it at NLU (or at least that's what the government was proposing)
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Old Aug 19, 2023, 5:09 pm
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United hasnt pulled SFO-Christchurch, or LAX-Brisbane, yet DL could not make its rather lackluster BOS-MEX work, even before it started
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Old Aug 19, 2023, 7:12 pm
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Originally Posted by unitedbusiness
United hasnt pulled SFO-Christchurch, or LAX-Brisbane, yet DL could not make its rather lackluster BOS-MEX work, even before it started
What is the connection here?
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Old Oct 2, 2023, 3:51 pm
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AM launches BOS-MEX, makes me wonder if DL got wind of the FAA upgrade for Mexico early, and pulled to let AM run the route
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Old Oct 2, 2023, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by skydelt
AM launches BOS-MEX, makes me wonder if DL got wind of the FAA upgrade for Mexico early, and pulled to let AM run the route
I agree. Interestingly, Aeromexico used to fly this route up till 2018/2019 and then cancelled it due to their own financial situation. I wonder if they can make it work now either by using a more fuel-efficient aircraft or the feed onto delta flights to Europe.
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