Delays are certainly a factor at LGA
...but so are yields! If you make it it's own little universe (unlike at SFO
) -- well, people are used to delays when it comes to flights to/from LGA
. As far as the shuttle, sure, they have ops at BWI
, but the shuttle is different -- and you'd have enough turns at DCA
to justify it.
was a different case because of OAK
. And if Southwest flew to JFK
, well, then, you'd have a point -- but they don't. ISP
isn't going to get the last minute business traveler who will happily fork over a (mere) $399 each way to get into LGA
can't make money at LGA
, no one can. Not NW
, not Airtran, not Independence... WN
can make a lot more money there, AND
lock out a significant growth path for competition.