Yeaaaaaaaaah. No go ahead...keep a ton of flights in a delay prone airport. I just love how comments are made that don't use any common sense.
I think some people tend to forget that there were LCCs before Southwest showed up...AirTran, America West, and ATA. So out of the cities Southwest serves nonstop you have to take into account what cities already had service...
Southwest offers flights...
...are out thanks to AirTran to BOS
is out thanks to ATA already being in that market before. LAS
are out thanks to America West. Then MCO
, and FLL
are also gone thanks to AirTran service.
So you have SLC
, and JAX
. Hmm...funny thing - all these cities are offered on connecting service by the existing LCCs. So in reality...US Airways also has experienced the hit to the yeilds and Southwest really isn't doing anything more than just bringing more people to the airport.
The key figure I want to see now is what the new CASM number is - sounds like its going to be quite low.