Old Jun 15, 16, 4:41 pm
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nave888
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canada
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Originally Posted by rehoult View Post
All of AC's recent changes have been toward monetizing their fleet, not just increasing density. If it was only density that mattered, E+, PE and the 77HD J replacements never would have happened.

This fleet change is occurring because their metrics show they can reliably sell 20 E+ and 12 J seats per flight. Tighter Y will be the by-product, and increased RASM will be the result.
The 12 J seats seems like a lot to me. I can't imagine YXE-YVR, YWG-YYC, YVR-YYC, and those kinds of CRA routes are selling much J.

Keeping the IFE makes me think they're looking at keeping these planes on the longer routes (ie. YYC-IAH). On these routes, the J product isn't all that competitive...I mean, a 4 hour flight and no hot meal?
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