|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
, 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
, 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.