DOT Issues Ruling On Delta’s Tokyo Haneda Slot

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    I find airline politics to be pretty amusing at times. One interesting battle we saw earlier in the year was between Delta, American, and Hawaiian, regarding Delta's Seattle to Tokyo Haneda flight. As I explained at the time: "Japan flights are heavily slot restricted, in particular at Tokyo Haneda, which is the airport closest to central Tokyo. Previously the airport was just for regional flights, though a few years back they started issuing slots for longhaul flights, but only for late night and early morning departures and arrivals. Delta owns the right to a Tokyo Haneda slot, which they operate out of Seattle. Only they don’t. They operate the flight the bare minimum number of times required by the DOT in order for the slot to be active. Basically they don’t actually want to operate the route, but rather just don’t want anyone else operating the route either." The post DOT Issues Ruling On Delta’s Tokyo Haneda Slot appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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