Re: delta LA-Hong Kong flight

From: (Daniel J. Gradwohl)
Organization: Netcom
Date:         24 Jun 96 12:24:49 
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Hey all:

>	I was told point blank by a Delta MD-11 captain that the MD-11

>	is the sole reason DL stopped flying to HKG.

Pilots are the LEAST reliable source of information about why a route
was dropped....we don't have full information about yield which is the
main factor that one must conisder when discussing whether or not a
flight is making money (load factor is meaningless is the yield is low,
e.g. HNL-West Coast).  Additionally, pilots have NO idea of the cargo
yield.....only how many pax are onboard and how many #s of cargo below.

Dan Gradwohl
Ryan International Airlines