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Southwest: Possible Expansion Cities?  
User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

Just wondering if anyone had heard of any future cities Southwest Airlines was thinking of moving into. I had heard not too long ago that they were looking into to Colorado Springs, and were pleased with the vacant terminal and connector waiting for them. Is this rumor a true one? Thanks for the help!

~DeltaBoy777~


Thanks and Gig Em!
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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

There have been a number of threads on this, and you might check for them.

In a nutshell, SWA reviously announced that they wouldn't open any new cities in 2003, and will instead concentrate on "connecting the dots" of its existing route system.

As far as new cities in 2004 and beyond, note that every year, around 125-150 different airports try to woo SWA into serving their airports, so it could be any of them, Sure, some people have their pet favorites, based on the latest "rumor" or "buzz", but that's all they are--rumors. SWA keeps everything pretty quiet until the last minute.


User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1992 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

OH NO....HERE WE GO AGAIN Smile

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

Greensboro, NC, Fresno, CA, Colorado Springs, CO, Trenton, NJ, and the Crab Nebula.

User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4488 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Personally, I'd pick Cardassia. Since the Dominion War ended and they joined the Federation, there's going to be a lot of business and diplomatic traffic. But they won't pay high fares since the Cardassian economy will take time to recover. Also, Cardassia might generate good tourist traffic for outdoorsy types. The weather's nice, and Risa is getting overpriced.

Finally, the success of Southwest's Kronos station indicates that they do well on planets with warrior cultures. WN's employees are famously good at getting Klingons to hand over their bat'leths as checked baggage.

Barring Cardassia, I'd look for COS, FAT, ROC, GSO, RIC as good possibilities. MKE goes high on the list, though, if anything happens to Midwest. TTN's wealthy NIMBYs and short runway will probably keep WN away.

Jim





User currently offlineTcttx From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2048 times:

o Utica/Rome
o Macon, GA
o Fargo
o Presque Isle. ME


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2037 times:

This topic gets discussed to death quite often and there was a rather long thread on it recently...another possibility that gets mentioned often is ABE...

Greg



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User currently offlineFlyinround731 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

I talked to a SW pilot about two years ago, and HNL is a possibility, with the 737-700s with the longer range. They could do the flights from LAX or OAK, or somewhere on the west coast. I've also heard that they tried ATL, but the gates at Hartsfield were too expensive.

User currently offlineKramri From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

I think DCA-ROCguy is on the right track, although I am unclear as to how the Shamu paint job would fit in with that scenario.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Has COS been able to fill, with any real success, the hole that Wes-Pac made when they left town?

Additionally, is it only DEN that WN can't stand, or does all of Colorado fall into that category?








User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

We are NOT opening COS and we are NOT opening HNL ANYTIME in the near future. That is from the mouths of our exec's at our recent "Message to the Field"... Sorry folks!

SJCguy


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11533 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

HNL was mentioned earlier, but what about ANC? Also, have they ever looked at going to MSP?

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

MSP will be the last city we open in these 48 states. Weather and delays are a huge issue at that station. HNL is too expensive and would require the reconfiguration of our existing -700 fleet to hold rafts. ANC, why? Like mentioned above, we are working at connecting our dots...making more non-stops, long hauls, etc. We recently started PHX-DTW and SJC-BWI nonstops...expect to see more, many more coming up soon...

SJCguy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Forgot about the raft issues for HNL, would the rafts also present a problem for opening up SJU?

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Somebody tell those execs they need to start Service to Anchorage please!!!


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

SJCguy:"MSP will be the last city we open in these 48 states."

. . .So you're saying there's a chance. . . Big grin

(Said in the voice context from the movie "Dumb and Dumber")

Cheers, DIA

P.S. Hey, at least COS comes before MSP! Maybe SWA is warming up to Colorado! Okay, I'm joking again. . .



Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

I've always wondered why WN didn't fly from DAL to both SHV and BTR?
Is there not enough traffic to either of those cities? Especially since BTR
is the capital of Louisiana. Is it because it is "fairly" close to MSY?


Jay


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

>>>would the rafts also present a problem for opening up SJU?

Yes.


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