slcdeltarumd11 wrote:BUR-JFK could be MINT if the Runway was longer. That flight really seems to do well. They don't need frequency it is the times a small subset wants , a real small hit. I doubt that is in any risk with the pendibg LA announcement unless they really want to consolidate operations and leave BUR.
I hope if the announcent is lgb related that they just trim some loosers. LGB is such a spectacular airport but Southwest will be happy to come in and take their slots.
The interesting thing will be for Delta they always every slot lottery want more for LGB-SLC what if B6 reduces that market or slots are available will they want to keep flying? They serve lax and SNA already its more of a retaliation to B6 route. B6s announcement I bet delta will be watching closely also.
WN is in the enviable position of being “the enemy of my enemy”. If you are AS and are divesting something of value, who would you rather sell it to, WN or B6? If you are B6 and are divesting something of value, who would you rather sell it to, WN or AS? If you are AS or B6 and are divesting something of value, who would you rather sell it to, WN or DL?
WN has a different product and focus than the legacies, and of course won’t be playing in the same sandbox (I.e. Mint, F class, regionals, code shares, small towns, onboard service enhancements etc). They are the 800lb gorilla but at least it’s a gorilla that spends most of its time living under a different tree.
Keeps things interesting.