DeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5081 times:
I guess Independence Air doesn't truly want to go head-to-head with B6 and UA at OAK
DH would rather go head to head with UA. Nothing changing from when they started. B6 should feel lucky they are targeting UA. B6 would win out over DH, but I doubt B6 would want 6 months of $79 fares on their IAD transcontinental flights.
It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
NY-JFK-LGA From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 374 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5007 times:
Talking about demise and you call yourself airlinelover? Everyone else is saying something sensible here, but not you..........you have to start crap talk about demise. I hope you're not an armchair ceo. Do you work for a company? If so, why don't we start talking about its demise. Oh and that 'good luck' at the end of your post............it couldn't seem more fake. Don't talk about demise and then wish us good luck, it makes you very deceitful.
Bcbhokie From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4850 times:
So, the side question is- will the other airlines competing on these routes do anything to answer the new lower fares? A round trip from, say, GSO to SEA that previously would run $375 or so now costs $240ish on Independence...
BCBHokie From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4775 times:
It will be SFO-IAD, not SFO-IAH, and it will be on their Airbus A319s... which they currently have a few of, and I'm sure they'll take delivery of more as the spring rolls on assuming the financial situation holds.
GMUAirbusA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4132 times:
"Load factors are crap"
Good call. Airlines traditionally lose between 5-10% of CASM during Jan. I've seen the loads for Feb.....STRONG. With the addition of the west coast, all the people on the fence are going to climb aboard. Sorry dude, we're a little better off.
"they don't want to compete against B6"
Of course, WHO DOES?!?!?! We're a year old. They're 6. Although we've been around a LOT longer, people still don't know about our new product. These additions will allow for more people.
Instead of saying piss off...how about good luck?
: Would have been nice to see them come to Portland as well.