Proud has obviously already forgotten that USAir already tried that approach with the now long-gone MetroJet; in my book that makes three majors who have tried or are trying to copy the low-fare formula.
AirTran, JetBlue and Southwest rock in my book. So do Frontier and ATA. Their formulas are all working, obviously, judging by all the positive and record-breaking results this week. Now if only HP could soar back up to pre-9/11 values, stock-wise, I'd be a happy camper.
Many of the major carriers would not be missed if they collapsed tomorrow - the others would move in to fill the void in fairly short order. The only carrier I was sad to see fail after 9/11 was Midway, which had a fine product and was seriously underrated. (The disastrously stupid business-decision to move to RDU didn't help their outlook for survival much either...) If UAL, AMR, DL, NWA or US went bust tomorrow, some tears would be shed, but generally a lot of people would probably say "good riddance," even if somewhat under their breath...
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