Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6051 times:
Do you know any strange routes, maybe ones that seem pointless? For me, it has to be Sao Paulo Gua to Sao Paulo Congonhas. This flight is with ocean air. Anyone know anything about these flight. The good point being, if the flight is cancelled, you can just take a taxi to the destination!
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5963 times:
Sevenair, the flight is not half as useless as it seems... when you're stuck in Sao Paulos morning rushhour in a taxi from GRU to your hotel that's just minutes away from CGH, you start craving an alternative: I'd probably use that flight on occasion... if I just knew how to book that thing...
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5898 times:
Another one is cambridge to oxford-true its 3hrs by road but still you got the time to travel to and from the airports plus check-in then baggage collection. I hear that an airline may start that up for university business, but to be honest, i dont think it will work. Perhaphs oxford-cambridge-london will work, i dont know-i dont claim to be an aviation economist
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 22 Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5859 times:
EFD-IAH is actually quite heavily used. If you live in Galveston, Clear Lake or anywhere in southern Houston -- quite common if you work for NASA -- it could easily take you 2 hours to drive to IAH. Much, much easier to drive to EFD, check your bags there, take a quick 10-minute (free) flight, and connect at IAH. The only think I find interesting is that CoEx uses an ERJ on this route. I thought it might have been cost effective to keep just a few EMB-120s on the roster solely for this flight, but I guess I'm wrong. FYI, CoEx used to operate a HOU-IAH flight, but it has been discontinued.
I think United Express/ACA used to operate an IAD-BWI flight, but I'm not sure if this is still up and running. Anyone know?
LastBaron From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5829 times:
Yes, UA Exporess used to operate this route as part of an extension. It is no longer operative. People in DC are now forced to either use ground transportation or grow wings. DC would be a possible good market for a helicopter service... three far-flung airports... good customer base... too bad so many security concerns would probably doom it from the get-go.
Mikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1381 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5801 times:
Ssides, I actually went to the CO site to check if either HOU-IAH or EFD-IAH still ran...not only is the latter still on the schedule, but the frequencies are incredible so I figured it was as often used as you suggest.
LastBaron From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5775 times:
Worldperks, know what you mean! Try doing it by "limo" or bus - a miserable experience in DC. And no rail link between all three (none at all to IAD, how insane is that?) is ridiculous too. In general, most U.S. airports could learn a lot from European metropolitan counterparts (to say nothing of Asian)...
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5788 times:
EDI-NCL, you had to spend 45 mins at airport for check in, having first got to EDI airport, then the flight way 40min, then wait for baggage at NCL-then 25mins to NCL citty centre. You can go city cntre to city centre in as little as 1hr 15min on the train at a fraction of the cost
BA stopped this route, which was a feeder service to BHX I think
PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1968 posts, RR: 24 Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5743 times:
For a while in the early 90's, AA operated an MD80 on SJO-SFO. Roughly eleven minutes from wheels up to wheels down. It was primarily a positioning flight and continued as their red-eye to ORD. They took revenue passengers on it. I know, because I was one of them (involuntary reroute from SNA-SFO).
PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1968 posts, RR: 24 Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5687 times:
BCAInfoSys - I stand corrected. Thanks.
Slightly off topic... one of my last RK experiences was flying ACC-JFK. On the day in question, we flew ACC-LOS-ABJ with an unscheduled stop in LFW, then ABJ-DKR-JFK with an unscheduled stop in SAL. Altogether, 6 stops enroute and almost 22 hours of travel. No wonder they went under.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5500 times:
When I first heard about it I thought that the Hannover, Germany (HAJ) to Moncton, Canada (YQM) route was quite weird - it's operated by Condor (Boeing B757-300, nonstop for 7 hours 10 minutes, 2815nm) for the summer season... I think that that was put on for a tour operator somewhere here in the area...
After staying in YQM for just under 2 hours it continues to YYZ...
FraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1101 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5331 times:
Leskova, you are right. That route is absolutely weird. But what I heard is, that it was not full enough to be back next year. BTW the tour operator is Skan Tours, which is specialized in senior travel and not even close to the Top 10 Tour operators in Germany.
Uaord From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 86 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5322 times:
How about DL service from CVG to Dayton. The Dayton parking lot is full of cars with Cincy plates. Passengers drive 50-minutes to take a 15-minute flight to connect back via CVG to often save hundreds of $$$'s. I know that Airtran operate out of Dayton but what is the point of operating a RJ when more than half the passengers are flying back to their starting point?