Date: 05 Jan 98 23:43:02 From: Andrew Cruickshank <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: OpenKast Limited References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1
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jf mezei wrote: > > >- Are the passengers ready to stay that long in an a/c ? > > Personally not, but marketing tends to sway passengers towards non-stops > so those who don't think this through will tend to want a non-stop > before wishing for a flight with a stop-over. I don't think that marketing has a lot to do with this. A lot of PAX don't ask beforehand or know when they set of on some routes (eg. LHR to SE Asia or Austrailia) just what the details are. Non-stops are more reliable. If you get delayed on a stopover for some technical reason in some obscure outpost you can get stuck for 24hrs. A small ATC or minor technical delay can knock out a connection. ----------------- Andrew.