cbphoto wrote:BA744PHX wrote:cbphoto wrote:
For starters, the PR would be a nightmare if G4 cancelled the inaugural flight due to poor loads.
Second of all, routes take time to mature, especially leisure routes with no contracts tied to the route. You have no idea what future bookings look like, or what the summer loads are looking like, so it’s premature to speculate on it.
G4 is known for cancelling routes all together before even launching. So PR for G4 in this regards is mute
No comparison!! Canceling a route before it begins, while negative PR, won’t affect future bookings because the route is canceled. Cancelling the inaugural flight on a route you want to grow is negative PR that will potentially effect future bookings.
Also, when was the last time Allegiant canceled a route before operating it’s first flight?
I know of FNL as example when they attempted to re launch in 2018/2019? There are many others
Below from Allegiant rep about it as well
https://skift.com/2017/12/04/allegiant- ... ven-years/
''Skift: How long do you give a domestic route before you know whether it’ll work, or whether it should be canceled?
Schilling-Gonzales: We’ve probably somewhat famously had some routes that we’ve announced and then never actually flown. We don’t try and do that, believe it or not. We try and give routes the benefit of the doubt [by] starting them in a season that makes the most sense. A ton of our traffic is in spring break and summer and winter holidays. By starting a new route in September, we’re not usually giving it all of the oomph it needs. We’re just not giving it a great chance. We try and start routes in certain seasons where we know there will be some peak demand.
We look at advance bookings and then every month we go through every route in our network, looking at how it has done — for that month, for the trailing 12 months, for that season compared to its peers.''