It's called network, that's what business passengers want. The guy that's flying UA
today may have to go to CCS
tomorrow. He wants one airline, one frequent flyer program, etc. Moreover, like MAH
on the frequencies hands-down.
had to heavily incentivize corporations to use these routes. In Argentina, for example, they had a one-class upgrade program for corporate customers plus back-end deals.
Look at the infastructure UA
had in Miami to support these two routes:
Approximately 150 Miami-based personnel will be furloughed effective May 1 -- this includes ground service, kitchen, human resources and training personnel.
It's no wonder that this, plus
the crew base, sucked all the profit out.