NW already price matches US & FL
's fares on DTW
, which are connections through CLT
. The NW
nonstops are generally $270 roundtrip after taxes. There is minimal room for fare improvement - thus not the "serious revenue" that you are implying may exist.
handles a significant amount of international connecting traffic over DTW
, particularly to Asia.
is not doing very well in DTW
. They are doing very well out of FNT but DTW
has not been the stellar performer that they initially intended. While DTW
was able to pull in what was left of their following in TOL
, it also canabalized some of their FNT traffic - but FNT has been able to recover from that.
does a good job of filling their flights, but that is not much of challenge to fill a plane from DTW
to anywhere in warm destination that time of the year. The other 8-9 months out of the year are not as good for FL
They are well behind the recognition of NW
, and WN
in this town. FL
very much as that "leisure airline to Florida" image at DTW
is now able to directly compete with its lower cost structure, NK
is the home-town LCC favorite with a substancial marketing push in the Detroit area, and even now WN
markets Florida destinations via MDW
. People prefer the nonstop choices on NW
, and WN
quickly followed behind. DTW
ran for less than 2 months before they retracted in the face of WN
is not going to happen.