|Quoting Wjcandee (Thread starter):|
They can't get their corporate culture past the old Crandall "punish them if they dare compete with us; hit them where it hurts" mentality.
|Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 8):|
That being said, I don't imagine this lasting that long, or at least not with mainline (it will launch as a combo of mainline and Eagle).
|Quoting Avek00 (Reply 11):|
The flight is intended to serve as a costly nuisance for FL, in the hopes that FL scales back DFW service.
|Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 17):|
Jetway Driver that left us (373) sitting at C18 for ten minutes at 11:10pm
|Quoting Fleet Service (Reply 18):|
It's been proven that when the prices are the same, people will fly AA.The AAdvantge program is a poweful addiction to overcome.
|Quoting SESGDL (Reply 25):|
Right , as if you were told by the billions of passengers in the country that if they could fly any airline that they would fly AA. DL's frequent flier program is massive, I've heard it stated from both airlines that they have the largest number of FF in the world. I'd choose DL any day over AA, so your "proof" isn't proof at all.
|Quoting LGAtoIND (Reply 24):|
Why dosen't Delta start 3x Daily MD80s nonstop from LGA-DFW?
|Quoting B4real (Reply 28):|
'Cuz DFW didn't work for DL
|Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 30):|
This is an overly siplistic analysis. DFW did not work for DL as a full hub for several reasons. There were, however, many individual routes that did very well. The main reason they failed at DFW was because of the overuse of regional jets. These jets are expensive to operate and uncomfortable for passengers. At the RJ peak of the hub, more than 3/4 of the movements were on RJ's. DFW-LGA was a route that DL was successful with.
|Quoting TinPusher007 (Reply 31):|
why didn't they simply add more mainline capacity
|Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 32):|
This was due to their fleet stratagy and their strategy for DFW. They thought the way to compete with AA and get more business travelers was to provide higher frequency with lots of Regional Jets.
|Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 34):|
Can you tell, based on these facts, that American is the carrier most interested in the O&D traffic at LaGuardia?
|Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 36):|
TinPusher-DCA is not AA's #1 destination from LGA. DCA is LGA's #1 destination period.
|Quoting Fleet Service (Reply 18):|
Sorry to disappoint you Bill, but from the checking I've been doing in SABRE, those LGA-ATL flights are already well booked.
|Quoting TinPusher007 (Reply 10):|
DL is going to take them to the cleaners..LGA is their number one domestic route from ATL...they will defend it at all costs...period.
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