tphuang wrote:MAH4546 wrote:tphuang wrote:
At some point in the near future, B6 will enter FLL-SEA which will severely hurt AS yield here. AS has already made FLL-LAX seasonal and I don't think it's going to last much longer. It seems like an obvious move to relocate to MIA and pick up all the feed they get there. They could try their own meta on MIA-LAX. Hard to see how it can do worse than FLL-LAX.
FLLLAX remains year round. It is being temporarily suspend on a one time basis for five months.
No reason to see AS leave FLL. If anything the AA partnership will strengthen it on FLL-SEA/LAX/SFO.
That said a daily AS 737 to Miami from Seattle, and maybe Portland, is a logical add.
The obvious reality facing as is that b6 has killed them out of FLL to SFO and lax since they entered. That can easily be proved. Mint eats as out for lunch on transcons market. Considering aa itself has minimal presence at FLL. It baffles my mind you keep dreaming as will come back on these routes when it seems much better served to try things out with aa feeds at Mia. It really makes no sense for as to have presence on both FLL and Mia.
SFO, yes. LAX, nope.
Alaska has a hub at LAX and even with the relationship it’s important to keep a presence in top 15 markets from LAX, such as Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, DC, Boston and so forth. That presence will continue.
AA’s smaller FLL presence is not the point here. It has a huge South Florida presence and many travelers might find using AS from FLL very convenient instead of going to Miami.
Believe what you want though, sure. Your disdain and hate for Alaska is so...odd.