Planefreak From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 202 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1308 times:
Have you ever thought about this question? Why if MYR is rated the number one family beach in the country do they have such a small airport? Let me see, there is Spirit, Delta (fri-mon only w/ Md80) ASA, Comair, AirTran Jet connection and UsAirways that fly into MYR.
Why not Southwest or Jetblue? Or why not even Skywest and Northwest?
It seems to me that this a gold mine that only a few of the airline industry are enjoying. Will there be a Gold Rush soon is MYR? Who knows, however the city of MYR needs to start buying these carriers lunch to talk about a feast fit for a king.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8825 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1187 times:
Not enough of a base. Sure, they might be rated number one in terms of quality, but most people I know choose to go to Orlando or Vegas for their vacations, with the amount of attractions offered. I don't really seen MYR growing all too much within the next decade, just because their are other options that are more appealing to families than the beach and golf.
As for SkyWest, they don't choose where the fly. They fly where UA, DL, and CO tell them to fly under their contracts. Very few regionals have their own operations, the vast majority are done under contract with a major.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1119 times:
Plus, there's always Hawaii. Why spend $400 flying to MYR when you can go to HNL for $800. Your hotel will cost more, but that's a small price to pay for Hawaii. Or Florida, or South Padre Island, or Southern California.
MYR's problem is that it's in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and not in a more attractive state/region.
And before you flame me for blasting SC, you should know I was born there.
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