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  1. patricia
    patricia at |

    Even on a AA stronghold like DFW-LGA, AA is matching fares down to $59 a.i. It’s nearly impossible for a carrier with a legacy cost structure to be profitable at fares that level.

    At the same time, if the choice is $41 on NK vs. $59 on AA, many consumers are very willing to pay the minor price difference to avoid a 28″ ULCC experience, let alone bag fees that are much more reasonble (none of that $100 over-head bin bag fee rubbish)

  2. patricia
    patricia at |

    Even on a AA stronghold like DFW-LGA, AA is matching fares down to $59 a.i. It’s nearly impossible for a carrier with a legacy cost structure to be profitable at fares that level.

    At the same time, if the choice is $41 on NK vs. $59 on AA, many consumers are very willing to pay the minor price difference to avoid a 28″ ULCC experience, let alone bag fees that are much more reasonable (none of that $100 over-head bin bag fee rubbish)

  3. Vikram
    Vikram at |

    NK also flies to BOS nonstop from DFW.

  4. Tom
    Tom at |

    NK’s DFW-BOS route is only seasonal, however. Uses Gate 24 at BOS, which is where the ex-US Admirals Club is.

    NK’s generally once-a-day scheduling and its ultra-iffy handling of MX issues make it completely unsuitable for business travelers. Leisure travelers are another story. That no doubt figures into all this — somehow.

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