EA CO AS wrote:
This is being done strategically due to ongoing litigation in Dallas that is threatening the likelihood of being able to use both gates, so rather than having to possibly cancel and reschedule guests later - and reduce staffing levels after ramping them up - the decision was made to be proactive in the face of this uncertainty and adjust the schedules now, just in case.
OK, I've come full circle on this thread and I apologize for jumping off in many ranting directions (mostly involving SAN's service) but since the dust has settled a bit, and the OAG thread has yielding a bit more evidence regarding post-November service levels by AS at DAL, it seems that EA CO AS
, as usual, needs to be listened to.
As I've mentioned up-thread very recently, AS seems to be trimming 7 flights from their offerings at Love Field as of November. It appears 13 flights remain. Whether that's one gate's worth of flying or not, it is a substantial cut of ~1/3 of their flights.
According to the above-noted post, the question seems to be if that's all permanent or temporary, pending whatever. I guess we wait and see what happens -- nothing new about that strategy here on A.net, or elsewhere....
At least I feel like I understand the whole mess better. Maybe a few other folks see things more clearly as well?