Old Oct 13, 17, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by ucdtim17 View Post
WN has built in demand by way of a huge FF base in California, so I think they'll be just fine. AS has benefited by not having WN competition to Hawaii but once WN starts they'll likely take very large chunks of AS business from SMF, OAK, SJC, and SAN.
depends on city pairs and frequencies, i'd say. not sure if i see WN cutting into the crowded LAX-HNL market, but SAN/SJC-HNL has got to be on their minds and this would certainly hurt AS i'd have to believe.

i'm not taking WN to Hawaii if it requires a connection vs an AS or HA nonstop. but, if they're a price leader and all the other options are also forcing a connection, then play that game i shall.

i'd kill for a nonstop anyone SMF-LIH, but i don't see that happening or certainly not daily frequency anytime soon.
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