On 1/3/2003 1:53:51 PM JFK777 wrote:
There are certain routes to urope that have little or no "good" airline service. Moscow is definitely one of these cities. DAL and Aeroflot serve it nonstop from JFK but competition is via Europe. DAL carries the business traffic (and US tourist traffic). Aeroflot carries mostly the russians going home to visit family and friends.
AA would bring welcome competition to this most important link from our biggest international airport to the heart of Russia. Finnair, a ONEWORLD airline with AA, might wish this never happens though since they carry lots of traffic to Russia through Helsinki. A 777 might be too much plane, a 767 might do the trick. I think ORD-SVO as well as JFK -SVO would work well. Who knows by 2010 we might even see Miami- SVO?
Aeroflot also serves Washington Dulles, Los Angeles, Seattle-Tacoma, and San Francisco (via Seattle). SEA and SFO get their state of the art 777s. Not so long ago they also served Chicago O'Hare and Miami. Their return to either market in the next 5 years is not at all far fetched. They pulled out of Miami (flights always full because they stopped in Shannon and fares were dirt cheap) because DOT would not give them the rights to carry onward passengers to Lima. They pulled out of O'Hare after 9.11.