American Airlines announced that it will launch flights from Dallas Love Field to Kansas City and St. Louis beginning in March. Southwest previously announced the same routes.
American then said that they will end service to six cities because of the move to Love Field (the airline has long held that if routes from Dallas Love were opened up, it would mean reduced service from DFW). But the reality is this: the routes they are dropping from DFW, the airline has admitted, were dropped in part because they weren’t making money. So, if we were to take a step back, American is complaining that they had to drop unprofitable routes so they could compete (on possibly other unprofitable routes) at a different airport. Fascinating.