Well Delta is trying to become a ULCC with their pricing. Seems natural for Spirit and Frontier to come into ATL. Now we need for Alliegant to get into that other airport and ATL will join the rest of the contry.
The increased yield pressure on the west coast is precisely the result of DL's expansion in SEA. and AS is reporting lower systemwide yields and average fares EVEN AS LATE AS LAST summer were down on some routes by 25% or more.
This summer, DL is doubling capacity again in some of the top markets from SEA. Good for you that you have benefitted.
AS execs are undoubtedly asking themselves if it wouldn't have been a whole lot easier just to cooperate with DL instead of fighting them....
DL's system yields are still at the upper end of the US industry.
DL can afford that level of discounting; AS cannot.
and it is precisely because fares in ATL have gone up so much that DL has the bandwidth to develop SEA at this point.
it isn't a surprise that WN is also growing its presence on the west coast in many AS markets including SNA to SAN and now SNA.
So, why can't WN sustain lower fares in ATL and promotions using Rapid Reward Promotions? You clearly stated that WN is on their last lap yet I'm getting a good benefit using SEA.
Clearly you haven't bothered to read the Alaska Airlines 2014 conference call.
..."Alaska Air Group, which includes Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, reported a record $571 million in net 2014 income excluding special items, up 49 percent from the year before. Alaska's passenger revenue grew 7 percent for the year.
"Alaska has real and durable competitive advantages that will help us sustain these results going forward," said Brandon Pedersen, chief financial officer. "We're safe, we run an excellent operation, we offer award-winning service, have really loyal customers, a great network, low costs, a modern fuel-efficient fleet, a strong balance sheet, and engaged employees."...
Because at the price they are offering with this promotion they are pricing below cost if any decent percent of people participate
the reason why DL can price that low in SEA is that DL has int'l connections
AS is sustaining these fares because of low fuel prices and 734 retirements
Looks like more airlines are focusing in on ATL. Frontier to offer $19-$49 flights. With SWA, Spirit, and now Frontier growing at ATL, we should see the fares come down quite a bit on the average for flying out of ATL. Let the fare wars begin in ATL...
I LUV it when someone tries to act like they know what they are talking about, don't you 700?
He always goes off topic, it part of his act as the spin master. And what in the world is he talking about as far as a major maint issue? He really is lost, isn't he???