Old Feb 12, 19, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by williwaw View Post
I have not been able to get data to look at this, but I've assumed that pre-Saver the marketplace might look like this for the same route on different airlines:

United: BE $130, Economy $160
Delta: BE: $127: Economy $154
Alaska: $140 Economy
Southwest: $140. With 2 free bags and no change fees. Almost as good as MVP Gold on Main Fare for a short haul where a big seat is not as valuable.

Southwest is still at Alaska's Saver price. If Southwest did not exist, or if Alaska decided not to be competitive with Southwest, Alaska's pricing would make more sense. For my intra-California flights booked well in advance, Alaska status seems nearly useless now.
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