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Topic: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: iowaman
Posted 2013-07-19 08:42:36 and read 5009 times.

According to their Facebook page: The Eastern Iowa Airport will be announcing a new non-stop destination at the end of July. North, South, East, West...Where, oh, where will we be flying to next?

I could see EWR as being a possibility. Maybe DL to LGA, or G4 to FLL as well. I could also see a small chance of US/AA to PHX. The airport has seen a lot of record passenger counts last year and this Spring. Let the guessing begin.  

Edit: Current Service

G4: AZA, SFB, LAS, PIE
AA : ORD, DFW
DL: ATL, DTW, MSP
F9: DEN
UA: ORD, DEN

[Edited 2013-07-19 08:59:51]

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: FlyPeoria
Posted 2013-07-19 09:02:56 and read 4898 times.

I'd guess G4 to Punta Gorda (PGD). I think MLI is expecting to see similar service.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: planespotting
Posted 2013-07-19 09:40:36 and read 4761 times.

Quoting FlyPeoria (Reply 1):
I'd guess G4 to Punta Gorda (PGD). I think MLI is expecting to see similar service.

I'd be surprised if it wasn't something G4-related.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: ThePinnacleKid
Posted 2013-07-19 10:06:36 and read 4677 times.

I bet it will be something lack luster... such as CID-IAH (UA) to allow another place aircraft can flow between hubs and mx bases.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: iowaman
Posted 2013-07-19 10:16:33 and read 4624 times.

Quoting FlyPeoria (Reply 1):
I'd guess G4 to Punta Gorda (PGD). I think MLI is expecting to see similar service.
Quoting FlyPeoria (Reply 1):
I'd be surprised if it wasn't something G4-related.

  

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 3):
I bet it will be something lack luster... such as CID-IAH (UA) to allow another place aircraft can flow between hubs and mx bases.

I doubt it. CID-IAH was already attempted and ended April 8 of this year. It was twice daily, except for once daily Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday. UA cited 69% load-factors as not being good enough (long, thin route).

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: stlgph
Posted 2013-07-19 10:16:46 and read 4624 times.

Now is getting to be "that time" again for Allegiant to start launching winter routes.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: RWA380
Posted 2013-07-19 11:33:30 and read 4440 times.

Since there have been so many surprises from them, I'll say QX/AS to SEA on a CR7, since we are just guessing anyway.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: mhkansan
Posted 2013-07-19 11:42:09 and read 4407 times.

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 6):
Since there have been so many surprises from them, I'll say QX/AS to SEA on a CR7, since we are just guessing anyway.

I thought OMA was a stretch!

Well since this is such a fun game, I'll bet on BA starting a new leisure route LGW-CID.

It could happen!

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: ASFlyer
Posted 2013-07-19 11:43:39 and read 4407 times.

Quoting iowaman (Reply 4):
I doubt it. CID-IAH was already attempted and ended April 8 of this year. It was twice daily, except for once daily Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday. UA cited 69% load-factors as not being good enough (long, thin route).

Long, thin route? AA makes it work to DFW, which isn't that much closer. I also wouldn't consider IAH "long". Maybe, if you're speaking in relative terms, but it's just about a 2 hour flight. Not to mention, IAH is UA's largest hub. I'm surprised they couldn't make this work.

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 6):
Since there have been so many surprises from them, I'll say QX/AS to SEA on a CR7, since we are just guessing anyway.

I would say this is laughable, but I would have said the same thing about OMA if you had asked me a year ago. None the less, I don't see this happening, well, ever really.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: CIDFlyer
Posted 2013-07-19 11:58:10 and read 4341 times.

I'm going to guess G4 to PGD as the likely flight. I know CID has also been looking into DC and NYC as well but PGD is probably the safest bet right now. Its too bad IAH didnt work for UA, hopefully one day it will come back. Once the AA merger is in full swing with US I could see CLT also being a possibility. CID has also said they wanted daily service to PHX so we will see.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: iowaman
Posted 2013-07-19 12:08:17 and read 4305 times.

Quoting stlgph (Reply 5):
Now is getting to be "that time" again for Allegiant to start launching winter routes.

  

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 7):
Quoting RWA380 (Reply 6):Since there have been so many surprises from them, I'll say QX/AS to SEA on a CR7, since we are just guessing anyway.
I thought OMA was a stretch!
SEA-DSM would likely happen before SEA-CID, and I highly doubt DSM will happen either.

Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 8):
Long, thin route? AA makes it work to DFW, which isn't that much closer. I also wouldn't consider IAH "long". Maybe, if you're speaking in relative terms, but it's just about a 2 hour flight.

For a small RJ, it's a little bit of a haul compared to the short hop to ORD. IAH is not in a very good location for connecting passengers from CID unless they are heading to Texas, the southern Gulf, or places such as Mexico or Central or South America. DEN provides connections to the west that are way out of the way via IAH. CO has ran DSM-IAH for years but it never has been close to the capacity supported on AA DSM-DFW.

Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 9):
I'm going to guess G4 to PGD as the likely flight

  

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 7):

Well since this is such a fun game, I'll bet on BA starting a new leisure route LGW-CID.

Can a BA 777 or 747 make it off an 8600' runway at CID to LGW?  Wink

[Edited 2013-07-19 12:09:31]

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: LAXdude1023
Posted 2013-07-19 12:13:20 and read 4280 times.

Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 8):
Long, thin route? AA makes it work to DFW, which isn't that much closer. I also wouldn't consider IAH "long". Maybe, if you're speaking in relative terms, but it's just about a 2 hour flight. Not to mention, IAH is UA's largest hub. I'm surprised they couldn't make this work.

DFW-CID is much larger a local market than IAH-CID. The yields from DFW to CID are some of the highest in Eagles network. Last minute fares top $1000 and thats even if the plane is empty.

CID also has a huge amount of ties to the DFW area which it doesnt to Houston. DFW is CID's 2nd largest O&D market.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: BoeingGuy
Posted 2013-07-19 12:23:11 and read 4253 times.

Quoting iowaman (Reply 10):
Can a BA 777 or 747 make it off an 8600' runway at CID to LGW? Wink

A 777 can do it easily.

Quoting iowaman (Reply 10):
SEA-DSM would likely happen before SEA-CID, and I highly doubt DSM will happen either.

Boeing and Rockwell Collins people travel between SEA-CID for business, but nowhere near enough to fill a plane a day. AS has surprised me before, but not enough to start CID.

How about AA to MIA?

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: b777erj145
Posted 2013-07-19 13:29:56 and read 4150 times.

I will continue the guessing work with WN coming in.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: CIDFlyer
Posted 2013-07-19 15:12:58 and read 3996 times.

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 11):

DFW-CID is much larger a local market than IAH-CID. The yields from DFW to CID are some of the highest in Eagles network. Last minute fares top $1000 and thats even if the plane is empty

very true, there are a lot more business ties between CID-DFW, and even social ties (seems like everyone here knows someone who has moved to Dallas from here). Not to mention on UA you have DEN to handle westbound connections where IAH is out of the way. DFW sort of functions for AA like DEN does for UA here. I was dissapointed IAH didnt work out, especially since UA is usually top dog around here, but DEN can really handle westbound passengers and ORD can handle eastbound and Florida for UA. Plus DFW is about 250-300 miles closer and that makes a difference. DFW is a good gateway to the southwest and California from here.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: ThePinnacleKid
Posted 2013-07-19 15:27:32 and read 3973 times.

Quoting iowaman (Reply 10):
For a small RJ, it's a little bit of a haul compared to the short hop to ORD. IAH is not in a very good location for connecting passengers from CID unless they are heading to Texas, the southern Gulf, or places such as Mexico or Central or South America. DEN provides connections to the west that are way out of the way via IAH. CO has ran DSM-IAH for years but it never has been close to the capacity supported on AA DSM-DFW.

It's not even a remote stretch for the ERJ... it's a routine flight.. despite what the traveling public might think... If you want a long flight for the ERJ...well, that would be the mighty XR doing IAH-YYZ, IAH-BOI, IAH-NAS, IAH-BFL, IAH-IAD, EWR-OKC, etc, etc, etc..... if it's not pressing 4 hours... it's not long range for the 145XR. 2 hrs??! Please, all you need is an LR for that.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: mhkansan
Posted 2013-07-19 15:37:05 and read 3951 times.

Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 14):
DFW is a good gateway to the southwest and California from here.

  

A surprsingly good network to California exists via DFW, and the Southwest. Excellent frequency to LAX (of course), plus SAN, PSP, SNA, PHX, TUS, ELP, ROW, SAF, ABQ - even up to SMF, SJC, SFO, and FAT.

One of DFW's primary role as a cornerstone is for coast-to-coast transcontinental flows.

As far as CID goes, it's already very well served. It will be interesting to see what will pan out from there. Yeah, it's probably G4, but what if we see new legacy service from US to PHL or CLT, or maybe DL to LGA?

I'm really pulling for a CID-europe flight. Good relief for the DFW market too.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: planespotting
Posted 2013-07-19 15:55:50 and read 3911 times.

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 16):
Good relief for the DFW market too.

For sure - AA could easily run a DFW-CID-LHR 777 daily  

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: 93Sierra
Posted 2013-07-19 15:58:49 and read 3892 times.

I doubt pHx with Gateway already filling that niche.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: LAXdude1023
Posted 2013-07-19 16:00:10 and read 3886 times.

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 16):
I'm really pulling for a CID-europe flight. Good relief for the DFW market too.

CID-Europe could never be supported. The market is nowhere near large enough.

The best thing CID can hope for right now is a flight to New York or DC.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: planespotting
Posted 2013-07-19 16:16:14 and read 3865 times.

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 19):
Quoting mhkansan (Reply 16):
I'm really pulling for a CID-europe flight. Good relief for the DFW market too.

CID-Europe could never be supported. The market is nowhere near large enough.

I think the original post was a joke ...

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: usxguy
Posted 2013-07-19 19:17:02 and read 3725 times.

maybe Frontier Airlines should start a new mini-hub in Cedar Rapids... and do something similar to what Access Air had years and years ago  

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: CIDFlyer
Posted 2013-07-19 19:27:34 and read 3705 times.

Quoting 93Sierra (Reply 18):
I doubt pHx with Gateway already filling that niche.

the airport director has been quoted recently though saying that they would like daily service into PHX and had been talking to US about that. PHX is one of the top destination cities from here.

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 16):
but what if we see new legacy service from US to PHL or CLT, or maybe DL to LGA?

any of those would be nice. I would like to see CLT at some point, would provide another option to the southeast and AA is pretty strong here. DFW does provide good coverage to the SE but that involves a little back tracking whereas CLT would be more direct.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: CIDFlyer
Posted 2013-07-19 19:30:14 and read 3696 times.

I'm wondering a little of maybe it could also be G4 to LAX. there was a vacation voucher contest for Allegiant being advertised on the facebook page and it said "your next vacation destination is..." and it has a pic of LA. Maybe that is a hint?? lol

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: AS737MAX
Posted 2013-07-19 19:32:18 and read 3687 times.

Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 23):
"your next vacation destination is..." and it has a pic of LA. Maybe that is a hint?? lol

Probably to do with them starting Provo-LAX

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: ORDTLV2414
Posted 2013-07-19 23:32:47 and read 3388 times.

I bet LY is starting CID-TLV. LOL jk      

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: dsuairptman
Posted 2013-07-19 23:38:16 and read 3371 times.

G4 to PGD is most likely as PGD will see an increase in planes based there.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: CIDFlyer
Posted 2013-07-21 15:46:43 and read 1978 times.

Quoting dsuairptman (Reply 26):
G4 to PGD is most likely as PGD will see an increase in planes based there.

I'm wondering if Allegiant is hinting at an upcoming announcement, sometimes they do on their facebook page, and then its easy to put 2 and 2 together. I do agree though PGD is probably the likely announcement.

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: BOStonsox
Posted 2013-07-21 18:05:59 and read 1846 times.

B6 to BOS! Why wouldn't people in Iowa want to come here?

Topic: RE: CID To Announce New Destination
Username: CIDFlyer
Posted 2013-07-22 15:44:08 and read 1434 times.

Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 28):
B6 to BOS! Why wouldn't people in Iowa want to come here?

I know I would! I just flew out there in may and loved Boston!


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