Joel on Verdrängungswettbewerb

Von Joel kann man immer was lernen, heute eine Theorie darüber, warum man bestimmte Märkte besetzen muss, um das eigene Kerngeschäft zu schützen.

Here’s my theory. They’re launching this because Delta and USAir consistently make huge profits from the Boston shuttle … profits which subsidize their other loss-making routes. By forcing down prices in the shuttle market, eliminating those excess profits for their competitors, they’re going to make it harder for those airlines to accept losses on other routes elsewhere which compete with JetBlue.