tphuang wrote:FSDan wrote:tphuang wrote:
Vasu did not say "slot swap". He said a couple of "slot moves" in JFK and LGA. JetBlue is running 90 flights today at JFK, DL 36 and AA 23. Why would it give up slots at JFK when it's going to actually be able to use over 80% of its slots by the time waiver is over?
So you're saying AA giving slots to B6 at both JFK and LGA, in return for... dropping some unprofitable flying while making sure the slots stay with a partner?
Aa is farming out a lot of it’s domestic flying to JetBlue in jfk and lga. Same with Alaska air in lax.
"Giving away" is more apt than "farming out", I think, given that AA can't help either AS or B6 decide which markets to fly, how frequently, how they are timed, etc., and won't get any of the revenue for those sectors. But I get your point about AA's position in the market, and I can see some rationale for them to turn over slots at both airports rather than giving slots away at one to get some at the other.