PacoMartin wrote:jayunited wrote:Perhaps if UA under Munoz and Kirby wasn't seeing positive results then I could take your opinions more seriously, but UA is profitable and UA is growing not just internationally but also in the domestic market which forces me to question whether or not you are serious or just trying to see how long you can keep this particular conversation going.
I did not mean to imply that UA could not be very profitable domestically, or that it was not growing domestically, just that the core domestic business of hub to hub and the network feed of three dozen critical airports: BOS LAS MCO SAN SEA HNL LGA PHX TPA AUS FLL PDX MSY CLE SNA RDU DCA PHL SAT SMF DFW ATL BWI BNA MIA RSW MSP PIT MCI BDL OGG OMA KOA SJC PBI SLC JAX DSM is what matters.
The Tiny Town airports are better served by the mega hubs of ATL, DFW, and CLT (and by UAX).
How do you know that is not the ultimate policy of Munoz and Kirby after they are done buying used smaller size jets and it is time to invest in a hundred new ones? Perhaps they see the future in a limited network?
My home town airport which serves an urban area of 650,000 and the first scheduled airline flights began on September 16, 1935, with United Airlines Boeing 247s. United reduce service until it is down to two daily 50 seat flights to Chicago. American has just launched competing service to ORD and I wonder if United will simply abandon the airport after decades of service.
Average domestic stage length in miles for 2018
Is your hometown airport ERI by any chance. that sounds a lot like ERI haha