I don’t know about you, but NOTHING makes me more motivated to purchase tickets with a newly merged airline, like seeing a lady in a crappy Statue of Liberty costume prancing through the airport with the scariest looking stork I’ve ever seen in my life. Not low ticket prices, not good customer service, not the assurance that my bags will actually be there at my destination when I am. Nothing. If you listen closely, and put your ear up to your monitor, you can hear the anguished screams of children fleeing the duo.
US Airways and America West are marketing geniuses I tell you! I bet they post a six bajillion profit next quarter. You just watch.