FlyGlobespan have announced that their Liverpool-New York flight to start this coming May will stop, on three days a week (Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday) at Knock in Ireland. This is a bad omen for the route. It says to me that Liverpool cannot sustain a daily service to New York.
A stop in Knock, albeit leaving LPL a half hour earlier, will have the flight arriving at JFK at 1800 hours or later and, given the mess at US Immigration at JFK, it will be 2000hrs, at least, by the time one exits the baggage hall. Connections to other parts of NA, especially if one needs to get to LGA or EWR, where most NA flights arrive/depart, would be impossible. The airline is advertising the flight as 'DIRECT' which it is, but most pax equate direct with non-stop and the airline know this. To me that is being a bit disingenuous. Having booked on this flight for later this summer I have now cancelled my booking.