Cmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4064 times:
Here is what WN operates weekly N/S service out of New Orleans:
1 Daily to BWI
2 Daily to BHM
2 Daily to DAL
2 Daily to FLL
8 Daily to HOU
1 Daily to IND
1 Daily to LAS
1 Daily to LAX
2 Daily to BNA
1 Daily to OAK
4 Daily to MCO
1 Daily to PHX
1 Daily to SAN
4 Daily to TPA
I am excited to see the N/S services to the west coast cities. In the future I would love to see:
2 Daily to LAX
2 Daily to OAK
2 Daily to SAN
Also, do they (WN) plan to offer N/S or service from MSY to PHL or will they connect through either BNA, BHM, LIT, or SDF?
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3968 times:
Actually Cmckeithen, they operate many more flights than what you listed from New Orleans. Try 7 to BHM, 7 to DAL, 20 to HOU, 3 to BNA, 6 to MCO/TPA, and 2 to PHX. All the others are right though. 60 daily nonstops in all. Go to southwest.com for all of the correct listings.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3896 times:
Let me ask you something and if you want flying direct with one-stop in TPA. You can change with their planes to MSY and not have access with PHL to MSY either. Not right now for MSY flight. It would able easier way that you can flying out of PHL.
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2624 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3831 times:
Your post brings up an interesting question for me.
In years past, WN has started some pretty far-out routes (e.g. BHM-SDF, IND-MSY). For whatever reasons, these flights adhered to the standard philosophy of "short hop to let people on, and some off, followed by another short hop".
Do you think this philosophy has changed with the advent of Philly, i.e. more big-market cities connected frequently?
Cmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3609 times:
One more N/S route to BWI wont hurt and especially if US Airways goes under, WN more than likely will. Since US offers service into Regan Int'l, I believe that that takes away WN's ability to offer additonal N/S to BWI due to its close proximity to Regan. Only 30mins apart.
Given that probably the minimum O&D traffic to justify a non-stop flight is about 200 both ways per day, it looks like WN does a pretty good job of serving its markets from MSY. The glaring exception is MDW, but this is served by one-stops via BNA, IND, and BHM. STL and DTW have no non-stop service, but hub carriers in each offer non-stops, while Vanguard offered non-stops to MCI until their shutdown. RDU and SAT could probably support non-stop service, though SAT is very well-served to MSY via HOU.
PHL-MSY looks like it would be an excellent market for WN, given its size and only three daily non-stops on US on the route.