TommyBahama wrote:The numbers are going to hit a saturation point soon. With only about 10%-15% of the flights operating, and then those artificially limited to about a 60% load factor due to middle seats being blocked there will soon be a point where there is just not many more seats available.
In addition, the severe cuts have drastically reduced or sometimes eliminated connection availability further hurting demand. Airlines will have to increase the number of flights (and/or gauge) to bump the numbers significantly. Yesterday DL announced a small increase for June, hopefully there is enough demand for others to follow.
No airlines are just going to add sections. They aren’t going to turn people away during this potential realignment. It’s already been pointed out United is adding thousands of seats a day by increasing aircraft size. If the majors don’t add back extra flights then southwest, Alaska and JetBlue certainly will.