micstatic wrote:Well clearly Delta has a better hard/soft product. But if I were based in a city like Chicago, Dallas, Houston, SF etc. I would not choose Delta. Nobody wants to connect if they have a choice.
There are many reasons. The network fits you better. You like the ff program better. Getting upgrades on AA RJ out of NYC is almost automatic these days for EXP. You are tired of DL fanboys telling how great DL is. Other airlines have cheaper prices. And \ I know the prices will go up if competition goes away.
I had very few bad experience as AA elite. Never had an issue with their FC service. My experience on partner OW airlines were always really good.
Fair. Network and partners can trump a lot. Relying on getting upgrades on an RJ though? That's great for a handful of pax. But not great for the majority of pax and terrible for the airline's balance sheet.
And A220 is only on a limited set of routes. Let's not pretend the majority of transcon flights on DL are not operated by the same 737-800/900 where the Y seats are 17 inch wide.
They've got 140 321s on the way. This isn't just about the 220s. Though, ending up on RJs less often, especially small RJs has gotta be a plus.