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Boyd also said that consumer demands for more comfort and jetway boarding will flatten the demand for smaller regional jets in favor of those that seat 100 and up, and code-share alliances among the major airlines will continue to grow. Another analyst at the conference, Jamie Baker of J. P. Morgan, said that by 2006 at least 40 percent of the domestic airline traffic will be handled by discount airlines like Southwest and JetBlue, the Times reported. Boyd, according to the Dallas Business Journal, accurately forecast the financial woes of Denver International Airport, and earlier this year predicted Dallas/Fort Worth Airport will be busier than O'Hare International Airport by 2012.