|Quoting Goingboeing (Reply 10):|
The people of Cincinatti are what keeps an LCC out of CVG. A few years ago, people in Cincy were complaining about the airfares there. A little airline named Vanguard started service from there to MDW. Delta and United matched the fares, and the good folks of Cincinatti thanked Vanguard...as they walked past their counter and boarded their Delta and United flights. Since the business wasn't going to Vanguard, they opted to pull out of the market. Bottom line is - if a LCC starts serving a community, the locals need to give up their elite status and miles and "dance with the one that brung 'em".
I agree with you completely!
Something tells me that if a LCC that is well known, such as WN
was to enter the CVG
market, the people would support them. I know that for one, WN
would not be in Pittsburgh if US didn't cut flights, and jobs. DL
is still in "charge" at CVG
. Until large amounts of people in CVG
are laid off by the mother carrier (DL) no one is going to support anyone but them because they aren't pissed at Delta. Everyone in Pittsburgh is/was mad at US for what unfortunately had to be done to one of the "hubs" (PIT
being chosen). So in the heat of the moment, people became loyal WN
fans and are now becoming loyal B6
fans. So in a "nutshell," Delta Air Lines is keeping LCC out of CVG
I on the other hand will fly any airline with great service and good fares. I am a HUGE fan of Delta! PIT
is really becoming an interesting market. I like to call it being "set free!" US will bring back flights here and there and will drop the unprofitable ones. I hope CVG
can lure a LCC without the demise of the Delta hub.
Until you land a LCC, Good Luck, and remember Pittsburghers know exactly how you feel!