Nov 27 2007 Perception is Reality BY admin TAGS

 

Today’s Wall Street Journal provides an interesting read on Southwest Airlines. The headline says, “Southwest’s New Flight Plan: Win More Business Travelers.” Unfortunately, the story isn’t available on the paper’s web site unless you pay for it.

 

So, here’s the story in a nutshell: the airline wants to “wean itself from its reliance on budget travelers.” To accomplish this task the airline is trying to lure business travelers so it can raise fares. Here’s the catch: can it do it without maddening budget travelers?