Nealcg From United States of America, joined May 2004, 141 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2994 times:
I am usually content with lurking around this board, amusing myself on the latest AvB war, without feeling the overwhelming sense of needing to contribute.
However on a few of topics today, mostly having to do with the gripes about British Charter Carriers, the decrease in on-board services on American domestic carriers, or seatpitch requirements... Invariably comments like "if you think 29' pitch is bad you should see American LCCs" or "I can't believe people are rewarding LCCs with profitability because they pack them in like sardines"
Not wanting to get in a flaming war but if you look at the two big American LCC's, WN and JetBlue, their economy product matches or even exceeds the legacies' product. "Sardines?" Both JetBlue and WN offer 32" and 33" pitch respectively and serve the typical extras as far as snacks and sodas are concerned. JetBlue even has a pretty good IFE. So other than the "cattle car" boarding process at WN what generates all of this negative perception of American LCCs as being Low Class.
Myself I think it is a bucket of S**T.
REMEMBER...NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO...THERE YOU ARE !!
B6sea From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2850 times:
Unfortunately, In today's market it is true that the LCCs are better (as far as seat pitch) than the legacies. What is cool is that some of them are actually improving on the base product and offering PTVs, Sattelite radio, games, etc. a la Airtran Jetblue frontier and song... so i pose this question: why dont airlines like these three (with emphasis on B6 and F9) launch a first class product and become the lagacies of the future? (yes, I know that airtran has a business product.)