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  1. Why can’t AA replicate spirits success? Because it has no vision and doesn’t try. It tries to give the perception it’s the worlds largest innovating airline but the product is very spiritesque. However while spirit truly unbundles and maybe charges 100 per leg. You get pretty much the same experience for a 400 BE fare on AA. AA has delusional management who thinks they can compete with delta and the likes but run a ship which is often times worse than spirit for double the cost.

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