Which Way ATA? (And Southwest, JetBlue, America West, Frontier, Spirit, and …

According to USA Today, Discount airlines now make up a quarter of passengers seats in the U.S. They are expanding routes to the West Coast, Canada and Mexico, and the hubs of weakened major carriers. Apparently growth of low fare carriers was new American CEO Gerald Arpey’s greatest fear, as outlined in his master’s thesis (link via Ben Mutzabaugh).

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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 InsideFlyer.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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