PanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2601 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
This has been known for awhile. There is at least one thread on new Eagle routes.
Quoting Apodino (Reply 1): With LGA-MSP, this will certainly not make NW happy at all.
They didn't do too much when AE entered the DTW-NYC market. I'm not so sure we'll see a whole lot of retaliation. There is room for more capacity to MSP, so AA shouldn't have trouble filling the flights (with their large FF base on the NY end, and a good chunk in MN).
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1768 times:
Quote: They didn't do too much when AE entered the DTW-NYC market.
For some reason, NW doesn't seem to perturbed by WN's presence in Detroit, but if anyone in the state of Minnesota even mentions the name "Southwest", NW gets hysterical - "Northwest IS Minnesota's Airline" a voice booms.
Kind of the same for AA at DFW - competition is ruthlessly slaughtered, but at ORD there's healthy competition.
Quote: With LGA-MSP, this will certainly not make NW happy at all.
As someone pointed out to me in the above-mentioned earlier thread, AA thinks they have enough O&D passengers in the New York area to fill three M80's per day. Not much NW can do if that many AAdvantage members aren't switching to SkyTeam.
That's four airlines flying NYC-MSP (CO, NW, SY, & AA).
It's either a great expansion of an up and coming market, or the prelude to "We who are about to die salute you!!"
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CIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1990 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1389 times:
Does anyone know when the pilots union contract comes up that currently limits Eagle flying and 70 seaters? Would be nice to see Eagle get some more planes and 70 seaters to expand to new cities and maybe upgrade some 50 seaters.