How Airlines Decide Where to Fly


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References:
[1] https://www.oag.com/blog/billion-dollar-route
[2] https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/06/21/after-dropping-chicago-beijing-american-airlines-considers-ending-all-chicago-asia-flying/
[3] https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278489/american-airlines-ends-chicago-beijing-service-in-oct-2018/
[4] https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/06/21/after-dropping-chicago-beijing-american-airlines-considers-ending-all-chicago-asia-flying/
[5]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_-AP2_TbPwAkJEtBlqKp_yyzncp2oob3/view?usp=sharing
[6] https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/meet-route-planners-mapping-uniteds-future?utm_source=this-week-s-crain-s&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190315&utm_content=article2-headline
[7] https://www.anna.aero/2018/12/04/birmingham-to-hong-kong-is-skyscanners-unserved-route-of-the-week/; https://www.anna.aero/2017/11/22/del-akl-is-skyscanner-unserved-route-of-the-week-with-420000-searches/; https://www.anna.aero/2017/03/29/barcelona-bangkok-is-skyscanner-unserved-route-of-the-week/; https://www.anna.aero/2017/03/22/london-kochi-skyscanner-unserved-route-week/
[8] https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-dropping-lax-sin-route/; https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/meet-route-planners-mapping-uniteds-future?utm_source=this-week-s-crain-s&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190315&utm_content=article2-headline
[9] https://www.dropbox.com/s/cmwmjchpg0fypnf/Screen%20Shot%202019-03-23%20at%207.39.29%20PM.png?dl=0
[10] https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_-AP2_TbPwAkJEtBlqKp_yyzncp2oob3/view?usp=sharing
[11] https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274661/wow-air-adds-dallas-service-from-may-2018/
[12] https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274804/icelandair-adds-dallas-service-from-may-2018/
[13] https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275813/american-adds-dallas-reykjavik-seasonal-service-in-s18/
[14] https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/meet-route-planners-mapping-uniteds-future?utm_source=this-week-s-crain-s&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190315&utm_content=article2-headline


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5 days ago

The United LAX-SIN flight also had payload issues

5 days ago

What is the job title of the people that decide where airlines fly? I swear it would be my dream job. Can 35-year olds change careers? About 5 years ago I wanted to do a degree in Aviation Management and say goodbye to my current career. I chickened out. Fool.

6 days ago

They also need to make bertter decisions on where NOT to fly, or fly over, as in the Ukraine disaster.

6 days ago

Like this video but seriously ROUT!?

6 days ago

I disagree that non-stop routes cost more. Maybe for international travel but NOT domestic. It's cheaper for me to fly NS SFO-CLE than a stop over. This also applies to budget airlines like SWA.

1 week ago

If Iwas flying LAX To Singapore it would be SIA as they're a full service airline with good cabin service and not United. American carriers have a not good reputation outside America.

1 week ago

I'm Austrian/Polish American and when I travel to my ancestral homelands I try to fly one of the respective flag airlines.

1 week ago

Thankx

2 weeks ago

1:46 I didn’t know London was in the midlands

2 weeks ago

I live in Oregon so that's means I'm Canadian? 🤔 southwest Oregon regional?! Wtf the only major airport in Oregon is portland (PDX)

2 weeks ago

OTH is in north bend and only airlines they have are United airlines. i also didn't know we had a Southwest Oregon regional airport.

5 days ago

Tahiti morgan heavily breathing

2 weeks ago

Does anyone know what airport that is at 9:48?

3 weeks ago

1:46 - London isn't there...

3 weeks ago

The AA route from Dallas to Quito, was reestablished today. 2019. 08. 20

4 weeks ago

great vid, but kinda American-centric (you know, there are other countries in the world too). A lot of these routes only have 1 sole US airlines because there're fierce competition from the destination airliners, like Asian carriers like Cathay or Singapore blows any US airlines out of the water instantly.

1 month ago

Keep up the good work. Kenya Airways didn't really think through their decision to have DAILY DIRECT flights from Nairobi to New York.

1 month ago

close up landings of this video is YVR Vancouver Canada

1 month ago

Orlando to São Paulo only failed because the company messed up. Azul flies Orlando - Campinas (55 miles from São Paulo) daily and scores huge, and I do mean HUGE profits.

1 month ago

UNITED BROKE MY GUITAR!

1 month ago

I'm not convinced that American's slash and burn strategy against Iceland Air and World of Warcraft Airlines made sense. It's not as if two relatively low traffic flights between two geographically awkward locations being run by two small national airlines was going to threaten American's valuable routes. Just on the face of it it's hard to imagine WoW or Ice-Air becoming rivals of American. Maybe they would have affected the politics of allocation within Denver's airport. Even that sounds like stretch. Seems like American used a 100 ton press to squash a mouse. It's like the US army taking invading Croatia for setting up an embassy in Costa Rica. Was it worth the operation?

1 month ago

8:01 isn't that predatory pricing that violates antitrust/competition law?

1 month ago

Airlines make good paying jobs for lots of people .

1 month ago

Actually, Albuquerque (ABQ) -to San Francisco is carried by United Express now.

1 month ago

2:58 : The aeroplane flies to space and back! :-)

1 month ago

I'm a SJW looking for something to be triggered over.

1 month ago

A deformed penis.

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