I saw that Southwest is launching a pretty big fall 2012 fare sale, with flights of 500 miles or less being $49 inclusive of taxes and fees. You can go from Manchester, NH to Baltimore and back for $98.
Wait. No you can't.
MHT-BWI isn't 'on the list.' In fact, Manchester only has one city that qualifies for the sale: Denver. That's it.
So, two questions:
1.) Is this fare sale an admission that the economy (and, by extension, demand for air travel) is heading south in the view of Southwest Airlines?
2.) And can you make the claim that if a city only has ONE destination as part of the sale, it is doing well enough not to need any 'stimulus?' In other words, the longer the list, the worse that city is doing?
[Edited 2012-06-13 12:02:21]