|Quoting davidCA (Reply 1):|
Is it ever NOT interesting in SAN? Awesome city, awesome airport
LOL! Very true. And thanx for the nice words. Wait 'til the new terminal expansion is open next year -- should be really nice, like an impressive, beautiful, "Big-City" airport!
|Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 2):|
It'll be a game of brand-recognition, advertising and eventually, reputation. Good to see SAN getting additional service, though.
I agree, D., it won't be much of a contest, will it?
will do their "niche" thing and get enough bargain-hunters to (sometimes) make a route profitable. As with the original SAN
, and the incumbents having 9 to 12 flights/day in the market, I doubt that AA
much notice that NK
is in the market.
But with these 2 AS
and SJD, since there isn't that much service in either market, there might be some noticable impact. But if it does come right down to it, I'm not really too worried about Alaska.
It should be noted that the PDX
flight makes a very good connection with the SAN
-Cabo flight and the DFW
flight is actually thru-equipment all the way to Mexico so SAN
is actually a bit of a connecting gateway -- very small scale no doubt -- for Spirit. (The return SJD-SAN
connection involves about 5 hours at Lindbergh so that one's not so hot.)
Oh well, we'll just have to see how this all plays out in the next 6 months to a year. In the meantime, it IS
nice to see new routes from here!