|Quoting OzarkD9S (Thread starter):|
Interesting statements regarding DAL and also that WN would not fly to international destination unless it fit the multiple daily flight service pattern.
|Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 2):|
It will be TZ metal. WN won't go over the border except to get from one domestic city to another.
|Quoting NKMCO (Reply 4):
I've actually went through a group interview with WN very recently and they even mentioned possible international service during the interview.
|Quoting DesertJets (Reply 5):|
As much as people on this board talk about the Southwest model, it isn't so rigid as some make it out to be. Given their willingness to enter into so-called "non-traditional" Southwest markets in the past few years flying transboarder to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean is not too far fetched.
|Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 10):|
I don't think WN's model is so rigid that it would prevent them from going international to places like Canada or Mexico. But I do think that won't happen until they run out of expansion markets in the lower 48 first. Think of the metro areas in the lower 48 that are still without WN service. It would be in their interests, not to mention more cost-effective and requiring less effort, to expand to those domestic locations first in the hunt for ever increasing revenues.
|Quoting DesertJets (Reply 5):
One of the things that I have wondered is why there is such a weak LCC presence in the US-Canada transboarder market, beyond the sun 'n fun destinations. WestJet tried and failed flying YYZ-LGA, as an example. IMO Southwest could be successful operating a reasonably sized operation (say 20-25 flights max) in and out of YYZ, YUL, YYC, and YVR.
|Quoting AA1818, reply=3:
I think the Caribbean would provide some great opportunities for WN. Uncongested airports, cheap fees, decent sized passenger base looking for lower fares, excellent network to connect on in the US. POS, BGI, MBJ, KIN, SDQ, CUR, SXM, GND and GEO. Would be spectacular to see them in tropical climes!
|Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 7):|
Some of this is my personal opinion, some of it is from WN sources. There will always be speculation that WN will fly internationally, but I do not think with their own equipment. I have been wrong before; thought I was wrong
|Quoting PVD757 (Reply 15):|
well, its clear from the article that WN will codeshare with TZ to these places first. They will simply examine the flow traffic from the WN system to these points and possibly pick a market that could support 5-10 WN flights on it's own. I think SJU, DR, CUN, MEX, GDL, YUL, YYZ, YYc, and YVR all have a chance mid-term to see WN if indeed they do thier own flying internationally. I can't wait to see the first international code-share cities for TZ/WN!
|Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 7):|
but for destinations that are the money makers right now do require a lot more than WN is going to invest, ie, ETOPS, rafts, training, passports
|Quoting AA1818 (Reply 3):
Uncongested airports, cheap fees, decent sized passenger base looking for lower fares, excellent network to connect on in the US. POS, BGI, MBJ, KIN, SDQ, CUR, SXM, GND and GEO. Would be spectacular to see them in tropical climes!