I did not intend to misinform. The point of my post was to echo you. I don't think the outcome of VA going into this market and the price of tickets going down is a good thing. At first you have a major making a profit, now you have both a major and VA charging less than the true cost of the flight. Great for passengers, bad for airlines, pilots and long term sustainability. The fact is that most of VA's routes have this problem. Both companys take a competitive loss, but one airline has the option of overcharging on other routes to offset the loss.
And that is United's fault. They don't have to flood the market. If United doesn't cut as low, neither does VA and both win. VA isn't the one flooding the market and dropping prices by $300. United added twice as many flights as VA did. I love how the undercutting is always pinned on the new guy, but the old guy is the one that does it.