Delta applies for China frequencies to begin LAX-PEK late 2016

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  1. FWAAA

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    I predict there will be a contentious, competitive frequency allocation case for these:

    http://news.delta.com/delta-launch-daily-service-between-la-and-beijing

    For the last several years, since the Great Recession, there have been plenty of China frequencies, such that UA, AA and DL have simply applied for them, polled their competitors, and when no objections arose, the DOT awarded the frequencies.

    This time, I doubt that UA and AA simply consent. I'll bet that both UA and AA make competing applications.
     
  2. metopower

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    I guess they should have applied first.We will see how crowded it will be.
     
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  3. FWAAA

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    I suspect that AA won't bring up the airplane size issue anymore, because if it does, Delta's attorney will administer a well-deserved beating upon AA for its failure to live up to its promise of flying LAX-HND with a 777. In AA's filings to take away the SEA-HND frequency, AA wrote page after page about DL's constant down-sizing of airplanes after it wins route cases.

    In this case, DL has promised to use a 291-seat 777, which exceeds the seating capacity of AA's 777s, so AA isn't going to win any points on that issue.
     
  4. lpbrian

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    If AA gets daytime Haneda slots perhaps LAX-HND will get upgraded to a 777
     
  5. eolesen

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    Yeah, I'd expect AA to probably file just to get a route case opened up.

    ^^This^^.

    I'd expect demand for daytime slots would see the equipment for LAX-HND and LAX-NRT swapped to a 773 and 787 respectively.
     

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