I am excited to see some red bellied planes here! But I wonder about the choice of cities. Why put your aircraft into competion for revenue from your subsidiary? (On all routes except Austin.) It seems to me that it would have been better to go up against your competitor (Delta) on some of their monopoly routes to cities that you already serve. I fear it may lead to some unnecessary confusion where Airtran has a flight to MDW or DEN with seat assignments and a business class bracketed by your flights without those - but charging the same fare? Why bleed your brother and not the competitor?
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I was surprised - and very disappointed - that there will not be any WN aircraft in ATL until after your March schedule. It seems that to begin getting a red belly plane around here soon would be a logical transition. Especially so since the WN and Airtran models are so different. Give people here in ATL an opportunity to "get used to" your product on a couple of routes. Many folks around here are panicked at the thought of no seat assignments. You could mix your flights in with FL's existing services to BWI/PHL/MDW/MCO etc. (That might free up some of their slightly smaller 717's to put into some of those markets that you are pulling out of like MHT-PHL, PHL-PIT, BOI-SLC/SEA.)
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