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Suttle Flight Between Houston Airports To End  
User currently offlineRkmcswain From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

Found this today.
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/021404_APlocal_flight.html



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User currently offlineDodgeCharger From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3226 times:

I have heard one rumor that Skywest may come in there with EMB-120s. Nothing definite though.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

Too bad....I rather enjoyed this flight  Sad


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User currently offlineLear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

I don't believe Skywest can contractually fly EFD-IAH. Their current agreement with Continental allows for twelve destinations, all of which are currently being served. Without an amendment or dropping of one city, Skywest won't be flying intracity any time soon.

It is a shame to lose this flight. Not only is it the only true intra-city flight, but I am firm in my belief that a lot of southside customers will fly SWA out of Hobby from now on. Having done the flight myself, it was very enjoyable to hear the captain say that flight duration would be 9 minutes. I flew the ERJ, ATR, and EMB on EFD-IAH (I won't miss the EMB, though- I'm not scared of flying but a -120 in rain clouds at low altitude can make you wish you walked).

Brian




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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7387 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

I heard that alot of NASA employees used that flight,too .


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User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

Hello. If you wanted to get to IAH from Elllington or HOU, there is a BUS service that goes to all 3 airports. CHEAPER and less of a HASSEL.

User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2015 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2778 times:
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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5066 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Cheaper and less of a hassle--I see you didn't read up on the topic. I use the flight regularly--it is free and so is parking at ellington field. If you live on the southside of Houston this shaves at least a half hour off of your trip to IAH. You get frequent flyer miles and you avoid the check-in congestion at IAH. You must think that its a stand alone service and people fly it just to get across town. Lets put more thought into our post.


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User currently offlineRkmcswain From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

Taking a bus from EFD/HOU to IAH, in Houston traffic? It may be cheaper, but less hassle? - no way. I happen to live 5 min from IAH, but if I lived anywhere south of the south loop, I would have been departing out of EFD also.



User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

i was just thinking... so say youre flying EFD-IAH-LAX...or anywhere from IAH, and your EFD-IAH flight gets delayed and you get to IAH too late to make your flight... so they put you up in a hotel and you technically havent even left the city. i wonder if that ever happened...

TWA902



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5066 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Yes--they could put you up in a hotel--but typically they'd just pay for your cab ride--which from IAH could easily be $40 to say the Galleria area or to Clear Lake area (NASA). The EFD flights were rarely late unless it was weather related--which would generally mean flights at IAH were late anyway. I'm going to miss this service--I think Lear777 is right; Southwest might see a slight inrease in there revenue over at Hobby.


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User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Well its not free. You pay for it in someway.

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5066 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

It is a free service. You have to pay an extra PFC fee of like $5--but parking is free and the Onepass miles make up for that. I'm telling you this as fact because I regularly fly this route. The convenience alone is worth the extra PFC. Do some reading on the topic before you talk about something you don't know about.


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User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Excuse you. I happen to know people who fly that route who pay $$$$$$$$$$ to fly it. And its more than a PFC charge.

User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Excuse you. I happen to know people who fly that route who pay $$$$$$$$$$ to fly it. And its more than a PFC charge.


So there's gotta be some reason that they pay, rather than taking the "convenient" bus service between the airports, right?

The flight is free (minus the PFC) for those passengers connecting onwards at IAH, which is... well, pretty much everyone.

Same thing with the HPN-EWR flight that Continental operates. Theoretically, it's a very expensive flight (if the itinerary is HPN-EWR-HPN). However, that fare is rarely sold, because 99% or more of the pax on these two routes connect.

Quit contradicting yourself.


N-Dub



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User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

The charge for EFD-IAH is $11, all taxes and government fees. However, that's if you connect. Continental.com charges you $269 for EFD-IAH round trip. To find out the truth, I then searched EFD-LAX, then IAH-LAX. EFD-LAX is $490, IAH-LAX is $479.



User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5066 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

It varies from flight to flight and season. Everytime I fly EFD-IAH-MSY I only pay the PFC charge over the IAH-MSY flight. However, the seats are subject to availability; therefore some of the EFD-IAH-MSY iteneraries would be extremely expensive due to the number of seats and fare class sold.

and to you Cmckeithen--I don't care who you say you know that flies the flight--I fly the route regularly. I'm talking from first hand knowledge; until you do your homework on the topic--your statement is merely opinion that contradicts fact--which in other words is useless to anyone but yourself.



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5066 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

http://www.click2houston.com/news/2848056/detail.html


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User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 1977 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

NWA-Man, I just checked CO's website. HPN-EWR is currently only once a day. That tells me that is probably primarily operates to reposition the aircraft. It is clearly not a shuttle comparable to EWR-EFD. I also checked random dates this summer, and did not find that flight operating any day I checked this summer.

I was actually rather surprised it operated at all. I checked on the existence of the flight awhile back and noticed that it was long gone then.


User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 1977 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

No, CO would never overnight someone at IAH caused they missed the last flight to EFD. They would do the cab thing.

Here is a funny about a similar situation though. My best friend and I live in DEN. Sometimes he flies out of COS though. He missed his connection on America West to COS. But he could still make the flight to DEN. Therefore they flew him to DEN, and bought his taxi to COS. It is only about a 70 mile drive. Even though he lives in DEN, he still had to go to COS cause his car was there. I am not sure, but I think he had to go to COS the next day cause his luggage was there.

Dont know if he'll do COS again for that reason.


User currently offlineBrunswick737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

nooooooooooo!

damn now i cant fly without going out-of-town
and also to earn valuble onepass miles..........


User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2106 times:

Whats the flight time? 10 minutes in the air? Is it a ERJ??? How many flts a day?

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

I bought a OW ticket on this flight one time for $70. Then another time I bought an ID-90 for $25 on the IAH-HOU run.


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