>>Hmmm....Krispy Kreme donuts arriving at PHL
about the same time as Southwest. Okay, I'll refrain from comments but draw your own conclusions about the favorite food of trailer park trash.<<
Well, let's see....what is the real purpose of an airline company anyway????
Is it to provide sanitized transportation for a few elitist snobs who think they are better than everyone else, losing basketloads of money in the process???
Or is it to make money for the shareholders while providing fast, safe transportation between distant points and employing bunches of people?
USAirways has pretty much demonstrated that they can't do it by charging average fares of $ 300 + for 300 mile trips.
I think it is going to be fairly clear, fairly soon that the way to survive in the industry is to carry everyone.
That means business suits and designer dresses and folks in jeans who eat doughnuts and shop at WalMart.
Folks who drive Lexus' and folks who drive GMC trucks and maybe even one or two who own a KIA.
Back to the topic - this "incredible" fare structure shakeup is nothing more and nothing less than matching WN
fares, sort of. They didn't even do a very good job of it. They still have 14 or 15 fare buckets in markets where WN
If U's management had any cojones whatsoever they would have done it systemwide and they would have done it yesterday.
But they don't. And much is the pity, because their lack of any is going to be the death of the airline.
You know, it is really funny to see Americans trying to be class conscious. That may be more of an east coast thing. In the hinterlands, (ie TX NM OK LA AR
) everyone rides WN
. On the left coast they occupy the same position in society that PSA used to. (Anyone at U remember PSA?)
The bottom line, the boys and girls from Dallas are going to demonstrate once again how their vision of an airline company is vastly superior to what the highfaluting folks in Crystal City can come up with.
And when there is no U, the snobs who turn their delicate little noses up at WN
will have a different set of choices - fly WN