Cloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2103 times:
They probably meant Dallas (in general) to Phoenix
I believe the Wright Ammendment makes this impossible for Southwest. They cannot offer tickets directly from LUV to Phoenix. If you want to do that, you have to buy two seperate tickets and make your own connection somewhere. I doubt that Fortune meant to use this as a comparison. There must be a misprint or an oversight somewhere.
TxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
Not a great comparison, but despite the inconvenience of having to chech and recheck baggage at ELP or ABQ.....the fact that it is never advertised.....the fact that you cannot book it on a single reservations phone call......and AA, HP, etc offer nonstops where the best WN trip between DAL & PHX is a one stop connection...the O&D figures I have seen show that WN has captured 11 or 12% of the Dallas-Phoenix market at an average fare of $203 each way. This compares to an average fare of $262 on AA and $214 on HP.
Some people will do anything to be able to fly Southwest.