Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3183 times:
This will come down to Continental brand loyalty. CO carries alot of people from S. Cal to Mexico/Latin America via Houston--I think they are aiming at the OnePassers that are local to L.A. Even still--they can get miles on AS with CO too right? I don't know the game plan on this one--a 733 makes more sense.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26601 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3169 times:
Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 1): But SJD is a big leisure market...can they make money with only 50 seats??
Sure they can make money, but they cannot offer the same fares as the other carriers on the route that use larger aircraft. Additionally, SJD is a high yield leisure market that actually sells the forward cabin and CO would not be offering that. Price sensitive consumers, on the other hand, would not be able to get as good a price from CO as they can from AA or AS simply on CASM and economies of scale. I really don't see how they can give this to CO, given that LAX's hub carrier is applying to operate the route with mainline aircraft and even HP/US is planning on running an A320 if they get the route
Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 4): I don't know the game plan on this one--a 733 makes more sense.
The issue is that CO can't do with a 733 what they do with the ERJ's on the other Mexico routes. They would have to base a 733 in LAX, which would raise the costs of the route, as opposed to just turning an ERJ off of an IAH flight
Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 4): Even still--they can get miles on AS with CO too right?
Sure, but why not just get them on Alaska, particularly when they fly aircraft with more seats, first class and can offer a cheaper price on CASM
Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 4): This will come down to Continental brand loyalty. CO carries alot of people from S. Cal to Mexico/Latin America via Houston--I think they are aiming at the OnePassers that are local to L.A.
OnePass is weak in the L.A. area as compares to MileagePlus, AAdvantage and even World Perks and BA Executive Club from what I have seen.
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EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13646 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3010 times:
I love CO - but if HP couldn't make this route work with regional jets, I doubt they can. Besides, as others have mentioned CO would have no feed and would rely on this market solely on O&D numbers alone.
UA will get the route authority, hands-down.
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Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2964 times:
Well, this will be a "midnight" flight I assume, which is what I understand Mexicans prefer. While other carriers will be doing daytime leisure flights, this flight will be for Mexican/LAX residents like the other 5 they run, all ERJ145s leaving after midnight. Those other flights do well, even with the larger competition. At least that's what I've been told.
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