Doesn't Southwest's entry into a smaller market limit the potential for international routes by another major carrier? Given Southwest's reluctance to work with other carriers (especially international) and reluctance to work towards international routes work at a disadvantage to the already internationally disadvantaged Denver Intl? Southwest on average flies a lesser number of passengers out of its major stations than F9 does out of DEN or other carriers. Wouldn't SWA make our numbers go way down, possibly hindering the current planned expansion? What about plans for a hanger down here in Colorado Springs?
Oh and F9 didn't walk out on overdue bills it was First Data's attempt to withhold 100% of credit purchases until fully cleared that forced F9 into bankrupcy overnight.
I guess this deal would lead me to one airline again, United, from COS-DEN-wherever they may take me.
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Have you ever been on a Frontier flight? Frontier offers many things that SWA does not, including a personal TV, many times of which is turned on for free if your flight is delayed ect...
This agreement would most likely eliminate my ability to fly on Frontier unless I drive the 1 and half north and pay the toll road and pay a large amount of money to park. Being in Colorado Springs I rely on the shuttle flights to the Denver airport for convenience and price, it generally only costs a few extra dollars to catch a flight in COS and connect in Denver than it does to fly straight out of Denver but with a lot less hassle.
Frontier and United are the only airlines that make that flight and about hourly too, the flights are usually full. This is the same story for quite a few airports in the West, while yes, some have much higher prices but Frontier and United are the only airlines on those routes, and they are routes that Southwest cannot serve with their business model. This deal would mean higher prices for everyone in the Denver airport service region as well as loss of quite a few jobs. Colorado as a whole would lose a lot of competition, United would be the only airline left on quite a few routes within the region, and the state loses one of its most loyal and loved companies.
To the residence of Colorado, this is personal.
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I think this bid would be a massive loss for the state of Colorado and the people of Denver. Frontier is our home airline, with is headquarters and employees based out of Denver. Southwest does not offer near the ameneties that Frontier does and really only looks to clear out some competition in Denver.
We, people in Colorado, lose jobs with this proposal and a great company from our state. I guess it would mean fly United, the only other airline that is committed to Denver and has been for decades.
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