adam1115
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I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:24 am

Just bought a round trip ticket on Frontier for $128 including all taxes!! Gotta love this competition from Southwest!
 
scxmechanic
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RE: I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:48 am

And the difference is SWA would have made money on that ticket where anyone else would have taken a loss..

Those of you who say SWA is trying to kill off other airlines, just remember that SWA charges fares that cover costs plus a small profit not just to gain market share.
 
Slovacek747
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RE: I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:52 pm

Way to go SWA for moving to Denver... Saves everyone money and their level of service isn't that far off from many legacies on domestic routes.
 
Pe@rson
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RE: I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:58 pm

Quoting Scxmechanic (Reply 1):
Those of you who say SWA is trying to kill off other airlines, just remember that SWA charges fares that cover costs plus a small profit not just to gain market share.

It's called competition. Where possible, healthy competition should always exist. In today's airline climate, it is expected that those insufficiently fit and healthy won't survive - and rightly so. Indeed, only the fittest survive.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
incitatus
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RE: I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:23 am

Quoting Scxmechanic (Reply 1):
And the difference is SWA would have made money on that ticket where anyone else would have taken a loss..

How can you be sure? Southwest fares are very fuzzy. It entered Dallas-StLouis with $49 fares. Great uh? But Southwest customers flying Dallas-Albuquerque, which is the same distance, can only get on for at least $107.

Southwest's fares as it enters a market are not good predictors of what they will charge once the novelty wears off.

Quoting Scxmechanic (Reply 1):
just remember that SWA charges fares that cover costs plus a small profit not just to gain market share.

As I've shown above, this is far from reality.
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luvfa
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RE: I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:36 am

Quoting Adam1115 (Thread starter):
Just bought a round trip ticket on Frontier for $128 including all taxes!! Gotta love this competition from Southwest!

Well Adam1115 Welcome to the Southwest Effect!
 
FlyingTexan
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RE: I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:44 am

Quoting Scxmechanic (Reply 1):
And the difference is SWA would have made money on that ticket where anyone else would have taken a loss..

 rotfl  so true!

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 2):
Way to go SWA for moving to Denver... Saves everyone money and their level of service isn't that far off from many legacies on domestic routes.

One gets a feast on SWA compared to legacies. . . at no extra charge, either.

BTW, Adam115; DEN-?
"Wouldn't your boss like to fly home nonstop at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon?" -Airline Exec to Congressional Staffer
 
Tornado82
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RE: I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:48 am

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 4):
Southwest's fares as it enters a market are not good predictors of what they will charge once the novelty wears off.

Like the initial $29 PIT-PHL
 
N200WN
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RE: I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:40 am

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 4):
How can you be sure? Southwest fares are very fuzzy. It entered Dallas-StLouis with $49 fares. Great uh? But Southwest customers flying Dallas-Albuquerque, which is the same distance, can only get on for at least $107.

Southwest's fares as it enters a market are not good predictors of what they will charge once the novelty wears off.

It's called an introductory fare and it's purpose is to promote a new service and stimulate the market. Nothing new here, all airlines - and businesses - do it.

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 4):
this is far from reality.

As is your idea of how Southwest operates and makes money.
 
DTWorBust
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RE: I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:43 am

I wish they'd go more places - Boston especially, Prov. and Manch are not close enough to really drive down the Boston market imo. It costs $300+ to go in/out of there to pretty much anywhere.
"There's no traffic jam on the extra mile." - My Mom
 
Boeing7E7
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RE: I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:00 am

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 6):
BTW, Adam115; DEN-?


Destination reveals perspective.

Quoting Luvfa (Reply 5):
Well Adam1115 Welcome to the Southwest Effect!

No one has pulled out the routes yet to reveal the real Southwest Effect.
 
geg2rap
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RE: I Love Southwest IN DEN!

Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:19 am

Quoting Boeing7E7 (Reply 10):
Quoting Luvfa (Reply 5):
Well Adam1115 Welcome to the Southwest Effect!

No one has pulled out the routes yet to reveal the real Southwest Effect.

I believe they call that the "Northwest Effect" NWA drops the fair to bottom of the barrel (see FAR-LAS right now) then once the new bee leaves goes back to full price  Smile
Long live WN and hopefully soon in MSP  Smile

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