- Aug 20, 2002
I Had wanted to post this under the previous post before it was locked We did very well out of several small stations using 737â€™s and other narrowbody A/C over the years. Out of our station we did very well to PIT until the connecting banks were cut along with the passengers connecting choices. Now the CLT service is being reduced from a point where it was already lacking. Some stations only offer 1 or 2 flights a day to CLT . This does not always offer our passengers a departure time that is convient for them. Other than a double connection, their only other choice is DL thru ATL with 4-5 trips a day. I flew out of TYS a while ago, and we only offered DH-8 A/C to our CLT hub while DL was flying MD-88 equipment to ATL. If there is enough demand for DL to use an MD-88, why do we only offer 37 seats to our Southeastern Hub? I was on the DL flight, and it was Â¾ full on a Saturday afternoon. Once we get 37 passengers booked, the overflow is going to Deltaâ€¦.Donâ€™t we want or need this revenue? This airline has lost track of its core strengths that made profitable in the past with service from small cities. We need to step up to the plate and get back into the game, or else we will never make a profit. A lot of the smaller stations had high yield traffic, and still can if we donâ€™t give it all away.