This is an interesting move for B6
to add another flight along with DL
's huge song expansion. B6
does have one benefit though over song; they can connect people to upstate New York as well as florida. The prices from the west coast to smaller cities in New York are outrageous. 400 or 500 dollars might be as cheap as you can get to ROC
or elsewhere without B6
. My opinion is that the Song flights will stay empty because there isn't enough O/D to warrent that much service, and connections on song are limited. People would go on DL
through a hub if they wanted to connect to a Song destination.
has a following among college students and young people wanting to go to New York from SEA
. The only thing that hurts them is the horrible timing of the red eye flight that doesn't make business flyers and others happy flying with B6
can do well also because in addition to O/D they have connection opportunities. AS
can fly people to Alaska, Canada and around the Northwest, while CO
goes to all over the east and to Europe. Both those carriers are solid. UA
went from a 767 to a 757 to an A320 and then dropped it all together. They relied only on O/D since they had a presence but no hub at either location.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!