AAflyguy wrote:joeblow10 wrote:sprxUSA wrote:Here are the route cuts I found. Seems they don't like to talk about these. They are Mo through Fr flights, and were operating in this schedule's timeframe last year.
I had to see it on their website to believe it. A few that stand out in particular:
ATL-LAX/OAK: OAK a little less shocking than LAX, but they cannot make ATL-LAX work? Also pretty much eliminates Hawaii connectivity from ATL
BUF-LAS: this one is really hard to believe. With all the Canadian vacation traffic, they can’t make it work? Are they betting it won’t return this winter due to COVID? Seems odd given their other additions and ambitions...
PDX: Talk about ceding to AS on the West Coast flights. Obviously WN is much stronger in CA than PDX or SEA but still
WN cut ALL ATL-CA routes: LAX/OAK/SAN. It may have to do with the fact that they eat up a lot of aircraft time. This isn't about OAK, or about LAX, or about SAN. They've simply decided to end transcons to CA from ATL and instead build ATL in other ways, which is evident in the route adds there announced today. Those who want to fly ATL-LAX/OAK/SAN on WN will still have plenty of opportunity on a 1-stop or single-connect basis. And, right, OAK will continue to have the most Hawaii capacity for WN so with no flights to/from ATL that will certainly limit the ability of customers to make that work. Not the end of the world.
WN is really shrinking LAX, I saw that they are only running about 20 routes in this new extension, haven't seen the daily flight count but it must be low. Maybe its a similar story with SAN & OAK