Ncfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 885 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3437 times:
I have a theory as to the direction of airlines in the future.
I think we may see a long haul only type of company such as VS, and short haul companies such as jet2. From what information I can piece together on this forum, Most carriers(AA, BA, DL etc.) make vast losses on their domestic routes, but support the company by the profit they make on the international flights. Would it not be a good idea to stop losing money on domestic flights ( for European carriers, I mean European flights) and focus all resourses on the profitable part of your business. LCC's have taken a large part of the domestic market and are crippling the legacy carriers on internal flights.
I am by no means an expert, but this idea has come from fragments of information I have seen on A.net. Just today I have seen a post claiming that DL will cut some of it's domestic flights and concentrate more on international flights now it is in chapter 11. I believe they should have done that ages ago.
Nor am I. I am, according to anet parody site Airwhiners.net, classified under the Teenage Armchair Airline CEOs category ("If you think you could do a better job than Jimmy Goodwin, this is for you").
On that forum, which can be viewed at http://www.airwhiners.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=496 ANCFlyer says about Teenie Bopper Anetters: "I have recently found myself debating a couple of issues with A-Net users....only to find out I've been wasting time - literally - talking to a 13-14-15 year old who isn't old enough to have experienced life much less presume to tell me I'm a idiot...I'm not here to be your friend. I find it simpler to dimiss them rather than to discuss with them."
Again, I am no expert. That said, I'll continue to the topic at hand.
Ncfc99, I think your idea might work, but I disagree slightly. I believe that eventually B6, WN, and the like will take over maybe 70%-75% of the domestic routes in the U.S. The legacy carriers will abandon most of their domestic routes but still maintain hubs in the U.S. For example, AA will keep DFW as an international hub: feed in flights from South America, Asia, Europe, etc. but still serve a much smaller amount of U.S. cities - cities that the low-costs either can't or won't serve, or cities which still carry a high amount of business travellers.
That's just my inexperienced two cents.
'Do we carry rich people on our flights? Yes, I flew on one this morning and Iâ��m very rich.' - Michael O'Leary
Ncfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 885 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3309 times:
Quoting QuestAir (Reply 1): ANCFlyer says about Teenie Bopper Anetters: "I have recently found myself debating a couple of issues with A-Net users....only to find out I've been wasting time - literally - talking to a 13-14-15 year old who isn't old enough to have experienced life much less presume to tell me I'm a idiot...I'm not here to be your friend. I find it simpler to dimiss them rather than to discuss with them."
Isn't it great when older people think that a young person couldn't possibly have a valid opinion of their own. I have been dismissed like this, and bracketed with as a young person, at my age that is great. You may be young but that does not you are irrelevant. Don't let these type of people get too you.
Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 2): If you're not already a low-cost carrier you will have to go through the conversion process.
BA tried it with GO ( purchased by Easyjet), and KLM tried it with Buzz ( purchased by Ryanair). Do you think that the legacy carriers should stick to what they do best. Long haul.