wedgetail737 wrote:tphuang wrote:wedgetail737 wrote:
I can definitely see SAN being a significant connecting complex for AS, especially they have established themselves. I, myself, have used SAN from SEA to MCO. One key route that AS attempted to get was SAN-DCA during the last round of beyond-perimeter slots, but was denied. Some of ancillary routes that SAN recently got like SAN-GEG, SAN-BOI and SAN-MT, makes SAN more of game-player at SAN. I'm looking forward to see what else AS has for SAN...hopefully a lot more.
Keep in mind that delta is making a huge push into Seattle based on their recent pilot bid, including adding an a220 base there. As will have to again use all of it's resources to defend it's position there due to the gate allocation methodology there. And aside from that, they are making a huge push in lax as part of their aa partnership.
San isn't going to get their focus for a while.
Keep in mind that as will not be back to it's precovid mainline fleet size until 2023.
AA did mention that they will have all of their airplanes in service in May...obviously, not including those airplanes AA retired....which were a lot.
I thought DL was already planning on an A220 base at SEA prior to the pandemic.
But you might be right with AS and SAN...at least briefly. AS will still have a mind of its own...and I think SAN will expand some still.
I wonder if WN will come back and put up a fight against Alaska in San Diego they have been quiet lately there