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Who's Winning The Battle Of BWI-BOS  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6436 posts, RR: 17
Posted (4 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Now that all three top LCC are on this route, who is coming out on top? Its been a few months. Looks like FL still has the most flights with WN close behind. Am I wrong or is B6 traffic on this route over 90% O & D? Anybody else still on this route?


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User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2924 times:
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It's hard to read these days.

For instance BWI-BOS by connection is as low as $117 RT.
So if you have the patience to fly BWI-LGA-BOS on USAir Express
or fly BWI-EWR-BOS on Expressjet, you can save money over B6, FL, or WN.


User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1865 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

If you look 2 weeks out, you can get nonstop roundtrips for less than that.

User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

So it sounds like the consumer is currently winning with access to "cheap" fares. The question remains, "how long can this level of lower fares and high competition continue?"


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User currently offlineB752OS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 3):
So it sounds like the consumer is currently winning with access to "cheap" fares. The question remains, "how long can this level of lower fares and high competition continue?"

Hopefully for a very long time. Competition is great for consumers.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17499 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2513 times:

Right now FL still is the market leader by far, and WN is the smallest with B6 about halfway in between. The fare is total garbage so whoever is "winning" is winning a Pyrrhic victory in my opinion, as BWIBOS doesn't seem to be a critical market for anyone but WN.


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User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6762 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2472 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):
Now that all three top LCC are on this route, who is coming out on top? Its been a few months.

It's tough to say, although so far, WN is seeing the best load factor of the three. In February, WN's BWI-BOS load factor was 74.0%, while FL's was 69.3% and B6's was 61.9%. The most recent public O&D market share/average fare report dates from Q3 of 2009, and FL led with 60% -- but they had the market to themselves for half of the quarter as WN and B6 started service in August and September, respectively.

Surprisingly (to me), WN outperformed B6 quite handily for load factor and passengers on BOS-DEN in February as well, even though B6 has been in this market for far longer. This market seems to have started very strongly for WN with a February load factor of 83.3%. UA is still the leader by a wide margin for load factor and passengers in this airport pair, though. BOS-STL has been weaker for WN, with a February load factor of 60.7%, although they were already outperforming AA in that market (49.5% LF in Feb.).

Going on Southwest's advertising in the BOS media, I'd guess that MDW is their weakest market from BOS so far.


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6762 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2462 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 5):
Right now FL still is the market leader by far, and WN is the smallest with B6 about halfway in between. The fare is total garbage so whoever is "winning" is winning a Pyrrhic victory in my opinion, as BWIBOS doesn't seem to be a critical market for anyone but WN.

Actually, B6 is the smallest by a fairly large margin in both load factor and passengers.

BWI-BOS is arguably the most critical route for FL's BWI hub, as feed traffic from BOS is likely vital to most of their connecting routes from BWI.


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