Get out there and get the data together that EI can't refute like I said they have a year in front of them as they blew the first round of adds. Routes on line did a pretty good presentation out there on Detroit-Dublin build on that and make that your goal show them that while WOW Air dumped a lot of markets they kept Detroit where there is determination there is a way.
Let's be very clear here - no third party is going to be able to provide EI's network planners with anything superior to what they already have unless they're a consultant brought on by EI who are thus privvy to EI's internal revenue data. So while the WCAA could spend taxpayer dollars building upon an existing report with external data or make doubly clear to EI that the WOW decision was in some way telling, those are data points that either EI already knows or has superior data to. Also to be clear, where there is determination there is not
always a way shy of heavy subsidies. You could round up a whole community of folks who are so very determined to make, just as an example, MIA to say Tokyo nonstop work. Doesn't mean it's going to happen in the foreseeable future.
Make a statement on Facebook and Twitter to start we are working diligently to make Detroit-Dublin happen in 2020.
Facebook and Twitter? Seriously? Here's what would happen if EI saw that the WCAA had posted... on social media... that they were working diligently to make DTW-DUB happen.
"Yes WCAA? Top of the morning to you this is Aer Lingus. Saw you're 'working diligently to make DTW-DUB work'... are you ready to offer lucrative subsidies? You're not? Very well then have a nice day and give us a shout when you're ready"
Make matter of fact statement as it being imminently in the works. We see again to where Delta is adding internationally at all the hubs yet Detroit isn't mentioned anywhere give EI a little free advertising in advance.
And then what happens if it doesn't come to fruition after 'matter of fact statements' have been made? Would you be willing to put your job on the line making statements like that if you knew, deep down, that the economics either worked or they didn't?