B752OS wrote:I think Southwest realized that in order to effectively serve Boston and its metro area, they needed to serve Logan directly. Serving Manchester was not going to do it. Providence is a market they needed to serve on its own, regardless of Boston. Even after the cuts, they'll still offer travelers year round, multiple daily flights to 3 of their 4 biggest hubs - Chicago Midway, Denver and Baltimore/Washington - which will give one-stop service to almost their entire network.
And there lies the problem, IMO: hubs. WN used to be the airline that didn't believe in hubs. They flew p-2-p and that was their advantage over everyone else. Now you can't get anywhere on WN without connecting in one of their hubs making them the same as everyone else but with higher prices. Yes, in my experience WN is rarely the cheaper option. So why would anyone pay more for the same type of service? Makes no sense what so ever. The cuts at BOS are going to continue.