Old Oct 14, 17, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by diver858 View Post
If you enjoy WN so much - I am truly happy for you - what are you doing in an AS forum?
In my case, Iím a decade+ AS elite who has no absolute requirement of F on a flight inside the USA, and will happily patronize WN if they meet schedule/price/destination requirements on routes. Are people not allowed to have preferences that differ from yours, and participate on FT forums should they think both WN and AS are worthy of their custom?

Much of what you are talking about was the result of deregulation; the government set prices on airfare as well as mandated which airlines flew routes before WN was able to fly outside Texas. Had deregulation not occurred, airlines might well still be competing on service and planes might well still be half full, but neither WN nor AS would exist in their current form today.
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