Thanks for your opinion! It’s certainly valid and everyone looks for something different. This is a pretty drastic departure from our previous way of operating. I’d fully expect it to be a small step back before we can take a giant leap forward. Whether or not we loved the schedule, I think we can all agree it was rather restrictive. We were creatively boxed in no matter how unique the schedule was from week to week.
It’ll take a little time for pilots and controllers to find their footing but I have no doubt this will evolve as the schedule did into something special. The decision was made with the future in mind, not present.
To address your suggestion, there is nothing stopping each region from advertising an airport they’ll try to provide constant service for. We’ve asked that they don’t make full weekly schedules that conflict with one another, but they can certainly staff a HUB or route for the week that offers some predictability. Cheers!