Kwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 441 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2229 times:
I think all of the PDX and SEA express flights are a bit odd. UA, though having a decent market share at both airports, does not have a hub at either. The only connections through PDX and SEA are to other UA hubs.
SprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2041 times:
Actually, the PHX-PGA service is not technically a United Express service. It is operated by Great Lakes Aviation as a codeshare with UA. They used to be a UA Express carrier,but now just a codeshare partner,as with Frontier. The planes are painted with Great Lakes titles and some with different landmarks on the tails.
The routing is Phoenix-Page-Moab,UT-Denver. More EAS service.
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5738 posts, RR: 16 Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1926 times:
FAT-LAS is another non-hub flight
At one time Skywest was allowed to do a small percentage of UAX routes on an at-risk basis, meaning UA was not paying for them to operate the flights. If the flight was profitable, then Skywest made money. I don't know if Skywest is still operating these as at-risk.
VIS-FAT is a tag on VIS-FAT-LAX, not weird at all if you consider that many airlines operate flights with 1 or 2 stops before the hub. The flight could be routed VIS-BFL-LAX but Skywest had reasons for wanting to stop at their Fresno base. Many airlines make an intermediate stop to fill an aircraft, look at ELP-ABQ-DEN on F9 which is now ending since ELP-DEN can fill an aircraft. I remember being on a CAK-YNG flight years ago that was a tag of a ORD-CAK-YNG flight, not a stand alone flight
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