|Quoting dbo861 (Reply 8):|
The question is, will WN take these slots? They were looking for 9, but were only awarded 4. They could very easily say thanks but no thanks to the slots if they don't think 4 flights are worth opening a new city.
While they requested all nine of the new slots, I'd be a bit surprised if they expected to get all of them. B6 has agitated for more slots and for modifications to the slot ordinance so that E190s could operate with commuter slots, so one might expect them to request more -- and the fact that they continue to slot-sit indicates that they want to retain control of as many slots as possible.
|Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):|
Mere 4 flights per day hardly lends itself to much schedule competitiveness in LA-Bay area market, nor does it provide for much cost efficiency in regards to station staffing and overhead.
True but it would be easily competitive with the 3x daily service B6 offers to either OAK or SFO.
|Quoting enilria (Reply 1):|
WN would probably be smart to run 4x to OAK, but that's only if the goal is to make the most money.
I think the dark horse would be LAS given that there's fairly strong O&D to Lost Wages and a lot of connectivity available at LAS.