Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
PAX Loads Day After Day After Day....  
User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

I was thinking today about how flights operate every day, around the world, with various airlines between various pointsd carrying thousands of people a day, but how is it that so many people need to travel everyday? Does anybody find it odd that everyday there are enough people who might need to go from say LAX-MSP on NW, or LAX-IAH on CO for the airlines to make a profit?

If this doesnt make sense please tell me...


Life is better when you surf.
3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2070 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

Well, you specified those two routes and those make perfect examples of my point. Those LAX passengers are not ending in either one of those cities, probably making a convenient connection to something like ALB, CMH, GRR, FNT, MCI, LGA you name it.....those people make it possible for the 6 dailies. You cannot convince me without some hard facts that LAX-MSP has enough pax to support 4 daily 753's and 2 320's. Business pax also help fill up the planes too. So to answer your question, the hub and spoke makes all of the flights near justifiable.

User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Didnt view it that way, thanks LambertMan!


Life is better when you surf.
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3802 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Speaking of pax making connections at a hub to an onward destination vs. ending their trip at a hub city, within the past two weeks I saw some numbers on the largest U.S. hubs regarding the percentage of O&D pax (i.e. pax not making connections) for the dominant airlines at the respective hubs. Continental at EWR had by far and away the largest percentage of O&D pax, at around 70% All others, as I recall were below 50%, with the lowest number being being just above 20% (believe it was NW at MEM). Wish I could track down the article to give more examples. Point is, the numbers support the post of LambertMan; more than 50% of flights into U.S. hub cities are supported by pax making connections to other destinations rather than O&D or point-to-point pax.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Indy Air's Loads Out Of CMH Day 1 posted Sun Aug 15 2004 14:50:04 by DAYFL
JetBlue Pax Loads BOS-JFK? posted Fri Oct 27 2006 22:01:17 by SevenHeavy
Jetblue Pax Loads posted Sat Dec 10 2005 16:37:00 by Charlipr
Midwest Airlines Pax Loads posted Sun Jun 19 2005 04:48:24 by Jetpixx
FL, US And DL Pax Loads To FPO posted Fri Jun 3 2005 16:32:48 by Fpofllflyboi
EUJet Pax Loads posted Wed Dec 15 2004 22:24:57 by Trident2e
Pax Loads On EK DXB-JFK. posted Sat Sep 18 2004 08:39:16 by Mika10021
YX Pax Loads posted Mon Jul 12 2004 02:39:42 by Smcmac32msn
MX PAX Loads IN JFK posted Mon Jul 5 2004 20:34:44 by A320319318
Pax Loads On UA TransPacific Flights posted Fri Oct 4 2002 04:44:38 by TranStar