Midwestindy wrote:Cubsrule wrote:Midwestindy wrote:
WE KNOW! but in the airline sense of things AUS+SAT are combined when talking about int'l air service.
I don't think it's quite that easy. I absolutely think some SAT passengers drive to AUS to catch BA, but it's equally clear that the percentage of SAT TATL passengers who do that is less than 100 percent.
Well BA explicity stated that was one reason they chose AUS.
As it should be. But adding the populations together almost certainly overstates the case.
izbtmnhd wrote:OK look at it this way taking OAK out: CLE has 3x daily SFO flights in the summer and 1x daily and a second weekend flight in the winter with zero subsidies. CMH won't even have any direct service to a major domestic market in San Fran for a month this winter paying WN. I mean that's a real metric to show the difference between the two markets.
CLE's leading legacy carrier also has a hub at SFO. Not so at CMH. The PDX and SAN comparisons are fair. I think the bay area comparison is too complex to be worthwhile.