As my first post to a.net and as a native Detroiter, I figure I should post on the comments about KDET:
It seems to me that I recall the City of Detroit promising Southwest over and over that they would extend runways at DET in order for Southwest to stay. When they promised and failed over and over again, Southwest moved to DTW
. Am I correct on this? And if so, why would they expect additional meaningful (something more substantial than the now defunct ProAir) commerical service with the daunting capacity of DTW
only about 25 miles away and the additional capacity of FNT only 50 miles away? Even the county executive of Oakland County, the largest county in the area outside of the one Detroit lies in, is trying to push people in Oakland County to use FNT regularly, and with increases in service there from DL
, new service from CO
and ATA, I just don't understand. In fact, I'm flying YX
to FNT on Friday. Just curious on comments.