Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4206 posts, RR: 53 Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1464 times:
AA will not reduce service in markets in which they have a stranglehold, have corporate contracts, or have no direct competition unless those routes are losing money. If MFE is profitable, it will not be dropped.
The article quotes a study already being discussed on the board. At the end of the study it states in very small print that the scenario discussed is just one of many possibilities. They used this particular possibility to try to scare Congress and the public into coming out against the repeal.
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4916 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1459 times:
Well--this is far from a certainty anyway. AA is just bluffing to scare communities into backing the Wrong AAmendment. My guess is AA won't be cutting back at those stations--if they did--SAT and AUS wouldn't be affected because they are larger markets.
Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4916 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
I think that the amendement should/will be repealed--its anti-constitutional. AA will probably start a few point to point flights from Love Field but that'll be the extent of it. Carriers could have been serving Love with RJs--they tried and for the most part failed. CO sees some success by using RJs to Love from IAH-especially since they can sell through tickets connecting at IAH--which WN can't do. Once the smoke clears you'll see a coexistence like IAH and HOU.