LCCs: Less pay, fewer cities.
You complain, but the fact is, they are
the wave of the future, and if the majors don't catch up, they'll go the way of Bethlehem Steel and AMC Motors.
If the LCCs weren't providing a service people wanted, they wouldn't stick around.
No, I am an airline employee first and a passenger second. The staff at the majors is better trained, has more years of experience, and is better paid overall
Only the last part of your statement is true. That's the problem, and the reason why so many majors are losing money as LCCs rake it in. LCC employees are just as likely to be industry veterans as legacy employees are to be relative novices. I could back this up with facts, but I'm just too tired to go look them up.
Show me JetBlue's training center and Sim bays, with top world airlines coming to train from them. Show me jetBlue's maintenance center, where complete engine rebuilds are done. Let's see your engineering center, that is authorized by the FAA to design and manufacture parts for aircraft and complete performance data for aircraft operations.
Why do it yourself when you can pay someone else to do it for less money?
and it was a shock to learn of all the things that were ignored while working at an LCC (NOTAMs, fuel policy, field reports, etc).
Which LCC were you working for that all this was ignored? Fuel policy? That's just dangerous! Even at Vanguard, with a fairly small staff, we kept this stuff in tip-top shape!
As for the original post, I don't think the question should be "will" B6
fly to Chicago, but rather when and to which airport will they fly? I agree with the above posts that they probably want ORD
, but that gate space will be the deciding factor.
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