In that I agree with the high fees at SEA
, the LH
move to PDX
had very little if any to do with that. It was made known to the public that with the long standing SK SEA
did not want to bump heads with another Star member. One of the reason given as to why UA
cut the SEA
has made it public that they dont like the fees and that is why they won't expand here in SEA
, yet they have added another flight to MDW
, and soon another to PHX
. I dont think they cut back on SEA
because of the fees. AS
/QX was kicking WN
's butt on that route.
Keep this in mind......UA
has a deal with the port and SEA
. I forgot the exact wording, but it (UA) has first rights over every other airline in SEA
.First choice of gates, new locations, whatever it may be. This is some agreement that I believe last for 100 years? I need some help on this.
When the new north terminal was thought to happen pre 9/11, UA
had it's input and it was going to get what it wanted. Before AS
Back to the main topic. It is still a sad state of affairs for UA
here in SEA
. It has always been one of the top airlines here and now it is dirfting to 3 or 4th place.