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User currently offlineTaber00 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Why does southwest dominate the BUR to LAS route? There is no other airline besides aloha air that offers direct service to las vegas.

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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Why? Because if WN didn't fly BUR-LAS, nobody likely would.

User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Nobody else does, so they saw an opportunity to get a strong hold on it.


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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

It was a very good market for PSA, who started it and dominated it forever, until USAir gave it up. I don't think there was anyone else flew the route except for maybe America West at some point. I would have to check my timetables to be sure.

User currently offlineBonanzaAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Actually,

Pacific Airlines back in the 60's had that route. Used their "pilots with sweaty palms" to fly their 727's.

Bonanza


User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

You beat me to the punch, Bonanza...I was gonna mention that long before PSA was allowed to expand into interstate markets....that Pacific (then later Hughes Airwest) drove that route.

User currently offline737-990 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Why? Because no one else can fly that route and make a profit. This is the typical southwest route, a high density, low yeild market (which is less than 500 miles) where only a low cost airline can make money. WN's only competition is the car. Aloha's flight is only once a day and it's just a stop over for its flight to Hawaii. Even America West which has a hub in Las Vegas doesn't fly there from Burbank.


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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Oh yeah! I forgot about the little guys! Thanks for clarifying that  Smile

It is a very low yield market. Before HP cancelled it's RJ orders with Mesa, they were planning a lot of point to point flights in places like CA and others. I'm sure they would have stuck a couple of flights in there.


User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Just FYI:

BUR-LAS generated an average of 1963 passengers/day for WN during Q4, CY2002.

It's 223 miles across there. WN collected an average fare of $63.19, for a yield of 28.34 cents.


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