Current moves of note:
- The SFO expansion has been mixed, with DEN and some frequencies cut
The war with WN to become California's "Go-to" airline has been pulling on financial results
Airbus transcontinental flying has been pulled down in favor of expanded B737 operations from SFO/LAX
JFK-LAX/SFO has been cut in frequencies
DL while growing in SEA, hasn't taken any AS market share
The AA codeshare has been reduced to settle antitrust concerns, lessening AS access to the east coast/southeast
PAE is coming, but on hold
So how will AS do against the entrance of WN on Hawaiian routes?
Will AS focus return to the SEA/PDX core or continue on CA
Replacement for the Airbus fleet?
SAN/SMF/SJC focus cities?
Outlandish? - Asia from ANC - or a possibility?
(I know this one has beaten to death but....) East coast focus city/hub?
(even more beaten to death.... ) AS/B6 merger?
Will the DAL focus city stay? (personally I can't see it)
Overall, has AS taken on more than it can chew with VX? The pilot problems and large purchase price (for VX) have shaken AS at the very least. Still financially strong, what wil be the impact of the above major network moves, what do you envision/predict/know for the AS future? How will the Eskimo thrive in a competitve environmentthat is heating up by the day?
Gratias tibi ago, - I.V.