Not true. My Saabs fly on many "inappropriate" routes against 737s and 757s with full loads at 150% - 200% over standard pricing.
The "frequency" - just showing up - has not been tamed, apparently. I have had similar experience flying Saabs from Mexico.
You may have slow TP, HD seating, flight taking nearly twice as long, and the system still allocates pax some percentage of pax. It may be a smaller percentage of pax, but with such a small aircraft, the small number may be just enough to fill up the aircraft.
Even though changes have been made to address this, I wish the system had more sensitivity to:
- travel time
- seating quality
- Also to add to the list, I think CI should have a stronger influence. RI now works great, it has a very strong influence on pax allocation. CI has far smaller influence, and Alliance rating (which itself needs a major revision) should also account for more.