"DEN needs to get in line behind DFW in ANY discussion about increasing international traffic."
Are you kidding me?! That's a liberal statement if there ever was one. What if cities actually did what you are proposing!?
-"Well, hello there Denver! Remember me, DFW
, haven't seen or heard a peep out of you for awhile now."
-"Well, things have kinda slowed down here, Delta's situation and all. . .but hey, uh, listen up. I just want you to know that I'm going to be trying to obtain some international nonstop flights now to Europe and Asia. . .so I don't want any fuss. Besides, my metropolitan population is larger than yours. . .so you need to get behind me in line now, okay?"
-"Sure! You bet! Let me just pack up my marketing tools and get the hell out of your way! Oh, by the way DFW
, don't forget to bring your pacifier."
-"Thanks for reminding me, I'm such
a baby as you know."
-"No problem. By the way, isn't this America? Can't I try to conduct fair business if I am able to, without having to get behind you in line?"
-"Well, yes. But it just wouldn't be fair. I'm such a hoarder of domestic flights, I just feel that I should have the natural right to obtain more int'l flights before you do. No hard feelings, it's just fair that way."
-"Shove off DFW
, tend to your own affairs, and don't come around here trying to throw your weight around anymore - I might just pin you to the mat this time. . .you've had your large airport and possibilities - long before I got mine."
Disclaimer: I have no ill-will towards DFW
. I fly through DFW
on A^A all the time. Love those powerbacking MD
Interesting comments overall.
Just a few of my own here:
1. If Denver can get more international flights; more power too them. Bottom line, it's just business. . .fair or not fair. . .wooing or not wooing. . .that's life. Heck, DFW
's got all those south of the border flights just like Houston. . .but Denver isn't crying about them. . .Denver is forging ahead and working on getting some themselves. F9
has filled in a lot of these international flights already and is looking at other int'l cities now.
2. I think Denver will see nonstop Asian service over the next few years. What a/c and what airline, who knows, but there are plenty of people and companies working at it.
3. Bottom line, Denver is going to take what it can get - what airport/city wouldn't?
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.