Lexy wrote:msycajun wrote:To me Delta is redefining the term focus city and applying it liberally to get some free press. Get back to me when they start announcing routes that would suggest a real focus city. RDU and CVG fit the definition in my mind, but I haven't seen anything apart from larger Sky Clubs to suggest a DL focus in AUS, BNA, or SJC. I'm not saying it won't happen, but all of this talk with no action is tiresome.
Well all three are larger markets than MSY so there’s that. Also, much larger, faster growing, and more idle metros.
Who said anything about MSY? Totally irrelevant to the discussion.
What I'm saying is that a few years ago when DL declared RDU a focus city, there was a clear build up of hub service, point to point routes and eventually international service. With these three, DL has been throwing the term around without a corresponding increase in routes. So either they've changed the definition of a focus city or are really dragging their feet on expansion. With RDU, there wasn't a strong entrenched competitor, so I'm interested to see how it plays out in these markets.