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Old Feb 26, 04, 1:56 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by NoStressHere:
re: Why not add more flights?

To defend DL, it might not make sense to add another flight. Why? If the current demand is at, for example 110% of the current capacity, then the flight that is added would fly only 10% full. Not good. If they opted to fly it every other day, and save the cost of a second plane, it would then fly at 20% of capacity.

Still a big whole to dump money into.
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Well, they could add a 2nd flight and it would not go out 10 or 20% full. It would be mostly full every time it will fly. However, if sufficient demand isn't there, that will adversely affect the pricing from the company standpoint. Of course, that will benefit the customer. The airline (and all airlines for that matter) have to determine the balance of more flights, the cost of operating them and the revenue associated with them.

ATL-LAX wouldn't be $600 in A class if there were only 1 flight per day.
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