tphuang wrote:TWFlyGuy wrote:To me, the ETOPS certification is the big stepping stone. They've figured out international flying in Mexico and the Caribbean/Latin America. With ETOPS does that make them consider East Coast to Western Europe before B6 and others jump in?
No chance unless they get something with longer range than 738max and start putting premium cabin in. They can't even compete in the high end transcon market with what they have.
Never say never. One driver could be business travel. As much as people like to think it's all the traveler's choice I fly who my employer (via Concur...that damned Concur) tells me is the recommended option. If WN can launch some Western European flights and compete on price, people will fly them including business travelers. And when you think about it, BOS-SNN/DUB/LGW/MAN if the 8MAX can make all of those isn't much different than what all US carriers are offering in Y class on transcons. Heck, maybe they can even make ISP a larger base again.