douwd20
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Discount Airlines To 50% Of US Market

Sat May 14, 2005 5:41 am

Interesting forecast. The LCC will double in size by 2010 in the US.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2005-05-13-dicount-growth_x.htm
 
m404
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RE: Discount Airlines To 50% Of US Market

Sat May 14, 2005 6:36 pm

And here's a prayer.

May the remaining Legacy carriers find amicable ways to reform themselves to remain competive in our countries skies.

Change does not have to mean death.
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JFernandez
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RE: Discount Airlines To 50% Of US Market

Sun May 15, 2005 1:48 am

That's fine. LCC's and Legacy carriers can both coexist and provide great service to people.
 
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PA110
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RE: Discount Airlines To 50% Of US Market

Sun May 15, 2005 1:57 am

Quoting JFernandez (Reply 2):
That's fine. LCC's and Legacy carriers can both coexist and provide great service to people.

Unless legacy carriers are willing to radically change, they will eventually be left with no choice to abandon all routes except major domestic trunk routes and international routes.
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JFernandez
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RE: Discount Airlines To 50% Of US Market

Sun May 15, 2005 3:09 am

Quoting PA110 (Reply 3):

Broad statements like these don't really mean anything.
 
DfwRevolution
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RE: Discount Airlines To 50% Of US Market

Sun May 15, 2005 3:22 am

Quoting PA110 (Reply 3):
Unless legacy carriers are willing to radically change

Not true... the "legacy carrier" has evolved significantly in the last 3 years alone, and would be viable were it not for outrageous fuel cost. LoCo carriers are not immune from this, with the exception of WN, so to say days of traditional airlines is numbered is premature. AA, CO, and NW are more than capable of surviving and thriving once again.

Quoting JFernandez (Reply 2):
That's fine. LCC's and Legacy carriers can both coexist and provide great service to people.

I think we will see the line between LCC and Legacy blur in the future. The service level of airlines like WN, FL, and B6 is nearly compatible with the domestic service of Legacy carriers, and FL/B6 are using multiple fleet types to expand into new markets. Legacy carriers, like AA, are trimming fleet types, increasing utilization, and applying many LCC "tricks" to their opperations.