Pudelhund wrote:jplatts wrote:There is an article titled "Editorial: Want more direct flights from CMH? Use the ones we have" that was published on the Columbus Dispatch website today, which can be found at https://www.dispatch.com/opinion/20190225/editorial-want-more-direct-flights-from-cmh-use-ones-we-have.
The chances of me flying direct to SEA with Alaska vs via DTW/MSP with Delta are next to zero. The responsibility of the Ohio customers to fill this flight are down to non-frequent flyers and new business contracts. Otherwise, the onus seems more on Alaska’s customer base in the PNW to make this a successful route. Existing business flyers in Central Ohio would have benefited a lot more if Delta had done this route.
The other side of this is you could fly DL to SEA and still support one of the new routes: SLC.
That's exactly my plan for my trip later this year to, ironically enough, the third new destination (SFO); I'm making it a point to fly via SLC at least one direction.