MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6412 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
Most of those Mesa CRJ's to ICT went out half full from what I have witnessed. Having Great Lakes in there will make it a viable market for Frontier. Good business decision, even though it may not be a popular one for ICT passengers. F9 gave it a go in Wichita...just could never really make it work.
Steve in MSY
Next trip: MSY-SEA-GEG-SEA-LWS-BOI-PDX-SEA-LAS on AS
Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5830 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
The Fair Fares contract that both F9 and FL to serve Wichita for two years. Otherwise, they would not be eligible for subsidies. I think F9 only has a few more months to go. I think they'll discontinue ICT service once subsidies and the contract run out.
More people will go to UA anyway because they will not like flying on turboprops.
F9 out of ICT??? No big loss. Fares were only 20% cheaper due to F9's arrival. Air Tran had a much larger impact on ICT.
One more thing, F9 never did any obvious advertisement here. Other than articles on the TV news or Wichita Eagle about low fares out of Wichita, I don't too many people know about F9's service here.
Allegiant Air and Air Tran advertise all the time and they are talked about all the time.
Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2896 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
Will pax be able to buy an F9 ticket from ICT-DEN or DEN-ICT? I seem to recall that the agreement is that it's only an F9 ticket if there's a connection on an F9-operated flight. Is this still the case?