Song to Launch New Transcon Service

Song announced that it will begin nonstop flights from Boston to LAX and SFO as well as the only nonstop from Hartford to LAX.  This is interesting for two reasons:  America West had tried unsuccessfully to introduce nonstop transcon flights from Boston and had to retreat.  Secondly, we’re seeing Delta trying to shift more business routes over to Song, a move that runs counter to the original strategy of offloading low-yield flights to the Song unit.  We’re also seeing diverging strategies from United and Delta, with United offering super-premium service on transcon routes, while Song is offering value-for-money.  As I like to mention here every six weeks or so, except for union restrictions, is there any reason why Delta’s mainline product exists on domestic flights?

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