|Quoting mah4546 (Reply 56):|
We are comparing Heathrow/San Francisco to Gatwick/Oakland. Virgin also added a second frequency to Miami. British Airways also has announced the A380 to Miami. Just because those airlines are having apparent success doesn't mean Norwegian will too. And you're still totally ignoring the fact that it's Oakland. That's a huge problem right there.
What I'm wondering is precisely why OAK
makes the huge difference, aside from high yield traffic that will want the convenience, which doesn't seem to be DY
's target anyways.
Well, the first thing I'll admit comes to mind is confusion on searches. Instinctively searching SFO
and not flicking on Nearby airports on some search engine does will of course leave those out (I imagine that might have a bit of impact, with inexperienced travellers not switching that on).
That does make me curious though. So there's been mentions of MIA
having high fees which can deter LCC's, but does SFO
? I find that curious considering that they do serve JFK
rather than... Well, on the other hand I suppose there may not really be a low cost alternate for those anyways. MCO
though, I find it interesting that they didn't go for SFB