fares are still trending higher than LAX
has been between 2 and 3 daily flights for about 15 years. It was AA
. Then AA
dropped the route and NW
would go beyond daily to 10 or so weekly flights depending on season. Now we have ANA in the market, and DL
will be putting a 747 on the route, which will be a capacity increase. However DL
is going to the 747 which has a good quality business class product and relatively few seats. DL
on the 747 has the same number of business class seats as ANA does on the 787.
|Quoting jfk777 (Reply 1):|
ANA chases the premuim end of the route, UA and DL less chase the lower end of the market.
That is somewhat true. ANA chases business class and not economy. That's there model, but they don't operate first class to SEA
, so I wouldn't say that UA
is chasing the lower end of the market since they are the only ones with a first class cabin. It is common to see on A.net negative comments about the service on US airlines, but UA
is usually not on the bottom when it comes to average fare. UA
tends to have the highest RASM of any airline in the US and is competitive on revenue internationally (of course they are no where near ANA or BA
which have so few economy seats and always lead in RASM). UA
is relatively balanced. DL
on the other hand has a more significant focus on economy with fewer premium class seats in their network.
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