Old Dec 8, 18, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by ab2013 View Post
It has to be on the way, especially with the WS JV. However, I'd think that DL would try it out on a smaller aircraft first (like the A319) and then upgauge it if it meets or exceeds their expectations. DL seems to have applied that philosophy fairly consistently as it has grown its hub in SEA. SEA-LAX started out as 3x CRJs daily.
That makes a lot of sense except for consideration of the politics involved in starting up a route to one of the partner airline's major city. I sort of think that a reconfigured WS 737 featuring a Maple Leaf will be there instead of a DL 319 with Stars and Stripes. When politics and nationalism get involved, rational thinking goes out the door.
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