From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services Date: 22 Jun 96 18:30:38 References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.951@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Bong <email@example.com> wrote: >What happend to delta's la-hong kong flight? They dropped it in December of last year, along with Taipei and Bangkok. >Did dl abandoned it because >of the range problem with their md-11's? Also, I once read an article in >AW&T that Dl will make a stop in taiwan for refuel. I believe poor yield (i.e., not making money) on the route was the most important reason. A Singapore Airlines pilot told me that some of their SFO-HKG B747-400 flights had to make an unschedule stop in Taiwan. So, I don't think DL's unscheduled refueling stop on their LAX-HKG runs was not "unique." >Is is the distance of >la-taiwan and la-hong kong simmilar? > You have to fly through Taiwan to go to HKG; it's about 500 miles shorter to Taipei than to HKG.