Re: A340-500/600 and B777-200X/-300X

Date:         05 Jan 98 23:43:03 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>> 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

Perhaps not directly, but airlines play all sorts of games to get their
flights listed at the top of the screen on reservations systems.  Doing
this is a marketing function, and minimizing trip time is usually a good
way of biasing the display in your favor.  Obviously a non-stop has a
big advantage in reducing trip time.

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