|Quoting iloveboeing (Reply 16):|
Will AS' fierce brand loyalty among Pacific Northwesterners be enough to withstand the DL onslaught?
YES, and onslaught is really not the word, with the limited gate space DL
will be able to obtain in SEA
, due to the huge AS
will never be able to provide an onslaught to dethrone Queen AS
. True DL
is providing some much wanted connections to foreign ports from SEa, and they have put in place a domestic structure to support that, DL
will not win the hearts of the loyal AS
flyer. Although they may be the easiest way to get to HKG
|Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 22):|
I would not be the least bit surprised if DL dropped YYC-SLC
I'd be hugely surprised, DL
has made a good living using SLC
as a great connecting point across the mountain states and provinces.
|Quoting YYZAMS (Reply 26):|
Don't really care for AS and finally an easier way to get to YYC from SEA area instead of going through YVR!
Wow, you hate AS
so much that you'd rather fly via YVR
to get to YYC
? I guess you are one of the rare few that hate AS
|Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 29):|
Oh no SEA-GEG... everyone is going to lose their minds lol. It's the arbitrary act of war we've been hearing about for a while
This is just one or two persons line in the sand ... The line has been drawn so many times in these kind of threads by different members whose threshold was different.
Points in one of the best frequent flyer programs in the industry. Free beer and Wine, and the great AS
spirit, something that can not be matched on a large scale.
|Quoting n7371f (Reply 33):|
And as for the in-flight experience I'll take a CRJ-700 any day over a cramped Q400
Same seats and fuselage, or close to it. No discernable difference, except the jets vs props, and on a flight that short there would be less tha a 5 minute difference in elapsed time.
|Quoting n7371f (Reply 33):|
I had written about this several times before -- that I'd know DL is serious about serious without AS if GEG was ad
The other lines in the sand that I can remember hearing in these past threads was, SEA
was mine, the list will just continue. AS
knew this was coming a while back and they have already increased their SEA
presence, as they did with SEA
, which wouldn't surprise me to be announced.
|Quoting bobnwa (Reply 44):|
The question should be ,what is the demand between Asia and GEG since the majority of passengers on US to Asia flights originated in Asia
to name a few others that DL
will likely want to capture.
|Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 55):|
Big deal. They are short flights. I'll take my free beer anytime over the other stuff. The Qs are plenty fine for short flights.
There isn't a big deal, the seats and fuselage are very similar, the jets are the only difference, and a F cabin for a 50 minute flight. I like the Q400 with the double door boarding, the great AS
staff, and the free NW
wine and beer, plus I get my points in the best frequent flyer program for us Northwesterners.
|Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 71):|
Has anybody considered that success at LAX for DL isn't going to be nearly as difficult this go around simply because DL has become so much larger?
Yes, I liken it to that one kid on a playground that is bigger than everyone else, and when he wants to play ball, he pushes himself into the game and takes what he wants.
Yes based on size, DL
can just throw aircraft and add routes wherever they want to, it doesn't mean that people are so stupid that they can't see how DL
got to where they are in SEA
will do fine in SEA
along side AS
, but they will NEVER have the brand loyalty that AS
does here in the Northwest. People may fly them when AS
can't get them there, but they won't accept them as part of the fabric of our community like we do with AS
|Quoting rwsea (Reply 75):|
Except that Delta's frequent flyer program is practically worthless, while AS has the best one in the US.
|Quoting n7371f (Reply 81):|
I admire AS loyalists - they're loyal regardless of what others see as noticeable shortcomings. No wi-fi to me is unacceptable for an airline that flies out of several high tech bases. But whatever...the market will speak
Thanks, what you see as short comings, others do not care about such trivial issues for a flight under 1 hour. Same seats, fuselage. If one can not live with out internet for an hour and do otherr business on their computer, then they should fly DL
. For the other 95% of us, getting points in a great frequent flyer program and double door boarding is better, oh yeah, fresh local brews and local wines for free helps make 50 minute fly by.
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