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Re: MSP Airport

Postby matt91486 » September 12th, 2018, 4:19 pm

I would think we will get competing Delta service to Dublin announced real soon

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby MattW » September 15th, 2018, 4:47 pm

matt91486 wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 4:19 pm
I would think we will get competing Delta service to Dublin announced real soon
I disagree. Delta already flies MSP-LHR. That route has a lot more demand than MSP-DUB. All the travel bloggers were quite shocked that Aer Lingus is coming here in the first place. We'll probably see Delta fighting off Aer Lingus through fare wars. A win for us consumers!

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » September 18th, 2018, 9:49 am

Yep, much easier to simply lowball MSP-DUB itineraries connecting through AMS or CDG.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby matt91486 » September 20th, 2018, 9:41 am

I would agree except for the MSP-KEF route is still going to compete with Icelandair, and Delta doesn't even fly to Reykjavik from Atlanta -- that route seems to be just defending turf. However, we shall see soon enough! Delta hasn't responded to Condor and started a Germany flight, so maybe this will fall into the latter category.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mattaudio » September 20th, 2018, 2:25 pm

I don't think DL MSP-KEF is "defending turf" -- Icelandair flew it for a decade or two before Delta picked up the route. And Icelandair often flies two flights a day from MSP. Iceland has grown significantly as a vacation destination over the last 3-5 years, and Delta serves that traffic connecting over their MSP and JFK hubs. My guess is that those two hubs are chosen since they support the widest array of connecting flows across the U.S. with the most efficient use of a narrowbody aircraft to KEF.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby DanPatchToget » October 22nd, 2018, 9:06 am

https://news.delta.com/delta-proposes-m ... begin-2020

Delta proposing MSP-Shanghai with A350-900 aircraft.

Assuming this and Seoul happen we would have two Transpacific routes (three if Delta holds on to MSP-Haneda). Last time we had more than one Transpacific route was two decades ago when Northwest flew MSP-Osaka and MSP-Hong Kong for a very brief period.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby NickP » October 22nd, 2018, 9:18 am

I think this is really exciting :-) I read about this on airliners.net.
Someone there did ask about the correctness of the release stating that this would be MSP’s first nonstop to China when NWA flew to Hong Kong in the past. I would guess that the previous flight occurred before the UK returned Hong Kong to China?

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby DanPatchToget » October 22nd, 2018, 9:55 am

MSP-HKG was operated in 1999, so this was after the UK returned Hong Kong to China.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby exiled_antipodean » October 22nd, 2018, 10:00 am

Funnily enough the service started after the handover. However, air services is one of the areas that Hong Kong essentially retains jurisdiction over, and they have more liberal rules than the mainland (not hard). Because of this a lot of airlines talk separately about HK and mainland China service.

https://www.deltamuseum.org/exhibits/de ... ades/1990s
https://www.doj.gov.hk/eng/laws/treaties.html

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby jw138 » October 22nd, 2018, 11:15 am

DanPatchToget wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 9:06 am
Assuming this and Seoul happen we would have two Transpacific routes (three if Delta holds on to MSP-Haneda).
Oh, Seoul is happening. I already have a direct Delta MSP-ICN ticket booked next September.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby NickP » October 23rd, 2018, 12:24 am

Exiled, thank you for the correction. My bad lol

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby DanPatchToget » October 23rd, 2018, 6:23 am

jw138 wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 11:15 am
DanPatchToget wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 9:06 am
Assuming this and Seoul happen we would have two Transpacific routes (three if Delta holds on to MSP-Haneda).
Oh, Seoul is happening. I already have a direct Delta MSP-ICN ticket booked next September.
Well, there’s always a chance they cancel it due to low bookings, or cut it after only a short period of operation. Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen.


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