|Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 3):|
SWA on the other hand...I'm not sure they provide the sort of thing a person who pay's their own money to join a lounge would offer.
|Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 6):|
Are you arguing that the business people who fly WN are not the sort of people who would pay for lounge access
|Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 7):|
Firstly, SWA generates significantly more traffic high yeilding by incurring the cost of the lounge at key airports such as lax (that case will never stack up at plenty of the 'spoke' airports) or that that they can succesfully sell enough memeberships to cover the cost of construction, operation and make a small profit. My arguement is that the mix of SWA traffic, and SWA's target customer means that business case doesn't stack up.
|Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 8):|
But if you compare the number of business passengers flying WN at, say, STL with the number who fly US at, say, GSO or BDL, I think you'd find that the critical mass is present at some larger stations, and most of those stations do see some connections
|Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 9):|
You see, SWA already has their business without the need to provide this facility and they're not really at any threat of losing it. Chasing big corporate contracts is another issue altogether.