I’m writing this post not because I’m trying to be an armchair CEO and tell the airline they’re doing something wrong, but rather because I’m genuinely curious if anyone has an explanation.
If there’s one thing that US airlines have gotten good at, it’s filling just about every seat on a plane. They’ve gotten so good at it that I get genuinely giddy when I get an empty middle seat in economy nowadays, as it’s quite rare (well, except between Los Angeles and Toronto).
Airlines are also great at optimizing capacity to meet projected demand, which can be done by adjusting the type of plane that’s scheduled to operate a route, or changing up the frequencies. Of course there are other motivations with which airlines operate routes:
- I just flew this route on SW, and it was absolutely empty both … by Brenna
- @ Bob — I’m looking at the seatmaps within 30 minutes of … by lucky
- 1) Seat maps tell you nothing about revenue or even the number … by Bob
- Maybe someone important has a house there? United was running … by JJJ
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