GD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1680 times:
Yes, it is. The only things I know for sure are: They are going to use 757's and they are trying to compete with Jetblue. I too would like to know more, even though there already has been extensive discussions on this. Nobody has answered my question, will this new LCC keep on serving the smaller cities Express services now (like PVD and ISP)?
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1516 times:
Well, this poses a paradox of sorts if airlines want to join the fray and launch similar LCCs at the exact time that fleets are baking in the desert and the RJs are slowly ruling the roost. Capacity is going down, not up, and that's because the travellers of the 1999-2000 heyday have either (A) been laid off from their corporations or (B) been chained to their desks through corporate travel restrictions. And your leisure travellers are all playing close to the vest by either (A) staying closer to home and driving or (B) postponing vacations until another day when the economy looks better. There seem to be two camps of people out there: those that have been laid off, and those that are afraid they might be.
Falcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1503 times:
Some of the other message boards are speculating that DL will focus the new LCC on point to point flying with some LAS service also. City pairs often mentioned include FLL-OAK and MCO-PHX. Only time will tell but my money's still on SWA.
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ORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1263 times:
B747-437B was partially referring to the fact that all the miles gained by being a JetBlue frequent flyer won't get you a free ticket to Europe. Being a Medallion on Delta provides enough miles to allow you to fly free virtually anywhere in the world. The reward by being loyal to JetBlue is not as great as the reward for being loyal to Delta.
Ybacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1235 times:
Correct me if I'm wrong (and I probably am...) but didn't a number of carriers try this already, finding it just didn't make financial sense for one reason or another? Granted differences in fleet and scope, but the general concept sounds (to me) similiar to Metrojet and CO Lite.
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Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4482 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1128 times:
Apparently things are different this time. Before the low cost subsidiaries used mainline ground crews and F/As...only the pilots were flying at reduced cost. In the new Delta LCC...pilots will be mainline but all other employees will be new hires and it will be more so an airline being owned by another - and not just some rebranded planes. Compare it to DAL owned Delta and Comair. They both have seperate crews and equipment. This is kinda what they are going for. Mesa would be another example of a parent owning several individual airlines.
Any opinion/comment posted is that of my own and not that of Southwest Airlines Co.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8869 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1030 times:
It was said that crews would be from the ATL 757/767 base. Will these pilots strictly fly for the LCC but make wages equivalent to mainline, or will these pilots be used interchangably (for example, a pilot does ATL-MCO on a DL mainline 767, then a MCO-JFK flight on the LCC)?