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Old Mar 25, 18, 12:37 pm
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safari ari
 
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Originally Posted by milypan View Post


DEN’s traffic ex-SF Bay Area is less than ORD, which was cut down to once daily, and only ~10% higher than PHX, which never got service to begin with. So cutting DEN is no more crazy than the decisions they’ve already made. If anything it’s less crazy because they’re competing against two big airlines that go hub-to-hub in that market.
I get that, and from a numbers perspective it makes sense. If they see the use of the airplanes more profitable elsewhere, fine. But how can you expect to keep customers of the airline you bought or even increase customers in new markets, with all this UA PR mess how can you not take their customers, when you cut any reasonable routes. If you are based in the bay area, it makes sense for you to stick with UA/WN even if you dislike them as a company, AS will take you to Seattle and LAX, great but beyond that it won't work. At some point AS has to decide if they are just content going N-S, or if they have to make some play to win people over by competing to a hub.
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