Old Jul 4, 18, 8:27 am
Join Date: Dec 2016
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Reality is that only mint has the cost structure to make some of these routes work. DL is loosing a lot of money on those new D1 routes they added that compete with B6. And add on top of that, BOS-SFO probably used up all the premium air frames that UA has. They are not going to put lie flat out of IAD unless B6 enters those routes. So, BOS-LAX is the only possibility. Using domestic F is a problem since they are always the lowest prices. Lie flat is also a problem since there just isn't enough premium demand to generate high fares. DL is finding that now. They initially tried to sell D1 seats at $699. Now, there is always $549 available a couple of weeks out and they still can't sell out.
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