HPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
I believe it has to do with revenue strategy... i.e. WN, B6 and US (LCC) have worked twards a larger Middle of the road approach where as "legacies" utilize the extremes.... also hub/focus city strategy play into it.... I know in the USA, generally AA, UA, DL, CO, NW are considered "Legacy carriers", while US (LCC), WN, F9, AS, NK, Skybus, FL are all LCCs....
Breaker1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 938 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 996 times:
for kicks... can be defined as:
an airline entity that existed in a regulated environment prior to 1978 that, in collection with it's peer lagacy entities, spent billions of dollars and dedicated trillions of manhours building scheduling long-lasting paradigms, airport improvements, establishing consumer pricing and revenue control models, and partnering in the development of countless aircraft designs that still hold the test of time today.........in essence laying the framework of the USA's commerical aviation infrastructure.....
.......only to be trounced and beaten silly by post-deregulation carriers that did none of this, yet reap the benefits while they drag said legacies into the mire.
I know, overblown - but thought it was humorous. FYI, I consider WN a legacy carrier whether WN does or not. "Legacy" doesn't have to mean "cheap" - to me it means the definition of the word legacy itself - in short - "one that brings history." But I guess it's just a matter of opinion. I think the term was made up on Wall Street anyway.
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