And goodbye AE
at FSD too....DL
Connection started back Oct 1 to CVG
and looks like AA
decided to pull back there and a few other stations. Probably a good move, as they have (wisely) dropped all future options on Barbiejets, and to follow the "turnaround plan", it required concentrating growth at fewer points with more frequency. You can bet UA
Express will boost the fares to ORD
a little, now that they have the route to themselves.
The bright note in all this, nationwide, was an interview in Forbes, or maybe Business Week, a few months ago....the discussion was on the future of domestic air travel. One of the commentators was the airline analyst for either Sherson-Lehman or Goldman-Sachs and he opined that within a very few years, the western desert would be full of the little RJ
's, as few customers like them, they are notoriously unreliable (of late, the Canadairs have gotten a little better and Embraers are getting a little worse), and last, the Embraers have constant weight restrictions, meaning they can't carry their design load. Bad combination.
Would sure like to see WN
into FSD, but don't think it could quite generate enough boardings....