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Discount Airlines To 50% Of US Market  
User currently offlineDouwd20 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

Interesting forecast. The LCC will double in size by 2010 in the US.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2005-05-13-dicount-growth_x.htm

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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3019 times:
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And here's a prayer.

May the remaining Legacy carriers find amicable ways to reform themselves to remain competive in our countries skies.

Change does not have to mean death.



Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently offlineJFernandez From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2986 times:

That's fine. LCC's and Legacy carriers can both coexist and provide great service to people.

User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2008 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2973 times:
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Quoting JFernandez (Reply 2):
That's fine. LCC's and Legacy carriers can both coexist and provide great service to people.

Unless legacy carriers are willing to radically change, they will eventually be left with no choice to abandon all routes except major domestic trunk routes and international routes.



It's been swell, but the swelling has gone down.
User currently offlineJFernandez From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

Quoting PA110 (Reply 3):

Broad statements like these don't really mean anything.


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 984 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

Quoting PA110 (Reply 3):
Unless legacy carriers are willing to radically change

Not true... the "legacy carrier" has evolved significantly in the last 3 years alone, and would be viable were it not for outrageous fuel cost. LoCo carriers are not immune from this, with the exception of WN, so to say days of traditional airlines is numbered is premature. AA, CO, and NW are more than capable of surviving and thriving once again.

Quoting JFernandez (Reply 2):
That's fine. LCC's and Legacy carriers can both coexist and provide great service to people.

I think we will see the line between LCC and Legacy blur in the future. The service level of airlines like WN, FL, and B6 is nearly compatible with the domestic service of Legacy carriers, and FL/B6 are using multiple fleet types to expand into new markets. Legacy carriers, like AA, are trimming fleet types, increasing utilization, and applying many LCC "tricks" to their opperations.


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