Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around?

Several low fare carriers plan to oppose United’s request that the government back a $1.6 billion loan. United’s response:

    A spokeswoman for United, Jean Medina, said the airline was “flattered that these competitors consider us a competitive threat.”

It’s incredibly indicative of how much the aviation world has changed when United is the underdog that might possibly challenge the dominance of JetBlue, America West, Frontier, Airtran, and Spirit.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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