The Western U.S. is growing by leaps and bounds. Southwest claims to be California's airline. I do a lot of business there and have to fly to either Burbank or San Jose and drive hours. It's crazy to think they cannot add at least Fresno. Someone stated that there are five major national parks and it's 90 minutes from Bakersfield. Fresno is the largest metro population area not served by Southwest now that Honolulu has been added. To allow American and/or United to dominate a market like that is crazy. I live in Phoenix, which ironically, is the #1 city flown to from Fresno. DFW (Southwest's HQ is crosstown Love Field) is #2 followed by LAX, Denver, and SFO. Southwest should go in there with Phoenix, Love Field, LAX, Denver, and maybe do Oakland. Most importantly, this is also a huge opportunity to build their vacation business some of the greatest national parks in America. Southwest claims to be California's airline, but you they really are California's big rich people city airline.
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