Your analogy with the increased LAX-OAK is definately correct and has been noted as the "Southwest Effect". We have noticed a similar impact here in Philadelphia on many flights. As a frequent traveler between Philadelphia and Buffalo, NY, two cities that Southwest serves but not directly, I'm hoping you guys look into starting service between Philly and Buffalo. Actually, is there anything I can do except plead with you to start service! There is only one direct carrier between the two markets, US Airways, and the fares are way too expensive and they don't have the famous Southwest hospitality. Philadelphia is a big market and I would think direct service between Philly and Buffalo/NF would be highly utilized. Look at the experience with flights between Baltimore and Buffalo which are numerous and full. No one before Southwest would have ever picked this as a top route in and out of the Buffalo market. Please look into initiating direct flights between Philly and Buffalo. I beg you! Thanks!
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