not meaning to hijack but I have been noticing this lately, and never really figured it out, how if you cant compete on price, or it doesn't work very well, do you get passengers to fly your airline..for example I am flying from A to B then B to A A and B are 250 nm, it has a average demand of 100 passengers, I have a competitor flying from B to A then A to B and he is flying a 80 seat jet and i want to come in with a 40 seat prop and compete. I know at 250 miles I am going to be pushing the magical 3 hours in a prop but it is what I can do, how would I best fill those extra 20 seats on my plane that i would have to take from his if not with price then what? RI and CI?
Lets take another example, same airports as above 250 miles but instead of a demand of 100 passengers I have a demand of 50 passengers, and we both are flying the exact same 40 seat prop and similar times, in the morning leaving at around 8 AM, now I know more than likely either of our planes would be full but how is it decided who gets more passengers? RI and CI again? How does price factor in?
Any advice would be appreciated