Geg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 842 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3439 times:
Yep I think the route was MSP-GEG-SEA-MSP
Correct me if I am wrong
GEG used to get all sorts of fun planes now pretty boring 757 from NW are the best passenger plane we get
Imagine if the first DC-10 in new colors would have gone to spokane (assuming the 40's would have got new colors)
I would have skipped class to get the pics of that baby
Worldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3239 times:
I have to agree with Leneld.
I've flown the Horizon "Spokane Shuttle" also. The Q-400 with its 2+2 leather seating gives you about the same room and comfort as Southwest's 3+3 leather seating. Plus it's easier for Horizon to make money in a turboprop with a crew of 4 vs. a Southwest 733 with a crew of 5. As has been mentioned above, Spokane has a future but not a present. And my understanding is that Spokanians are, as a rule, home-bodies who don't travel widely. There's really nothing for Southwest to compete for.
Ctbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 51 Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3205 times:
The rumor at Sea-Tac is that SEA is rapidly becoming a moneyloser for WN, and cutting flights is one way they are attempting to cut costs. The airline is unhappy with the increased landing fees being charged by the Port of Seattle to finance the expansion and remodeling, and this is one of the main factors that's driving up their costs of operating out of there. I have even heard a (unsubstantiated) rumor that if things continue as they are, WN may pull out of SEA altogether, unless they can find an alternative airport in the area from which to operate (not very likely as there is nothing else really suitable).
The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
Leneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3152 times:
Wow..I would hate to see any of our airports in the Northwest region to loose Southwest, however, I'm sure Alaska could easily absord the loss by adding flights since Seattle is its main focus at this present time. The only downside would be the price for flying to Spokane would probably increase since Alaska/Horizon would have a monopoly on these routes. The impact would be even greater if Southwest would abandon PDX or GEG since I highly doubt existing airlines would start or add more frequencies on these routes. Seattle seams to be the preference of the three cities for investing in new service or adding frequencies on existing service.....
Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1864 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3123 times:
WN's "northwest" routes have always seemed kinda cool to me, however I think they do better at certain times as opposed to others... AS certainly can make a lot of money on those routes in/out of GEG as they pull in a lot of GEG-PAC NW PAX connecting through SEA and PDX to other PAC NW destinations, on top of that, Passengers going up and down the west coast get a lot more options taking QX/ AS out of GEG with the single stop in SEA, or even PDX. Plus it is Alaska with first class...etc.Its important also to remember (like someone mentioned earlier) If a lot of 737s aren't full, there are more crew sucking money from the flight and no revenue generated to pay for it, which lowers route profitability. Thats not to mention that QX can brek even with like 11 passengers on the Q400. (my two cents)
Geg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 842 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
WN out of GEG god I hope not loads are good every flight I have been on has been packed
of course so were delta's.....
That would be a real loss for spokane prices all over the place would inflate greatly. Wouldn't be suprised to see UA go down to CRJ's eventually crj700's
suprised dl has not sent some crj 7's up for the ride
Anyways hope WN doesn't leave unless they are coming to MSP
Leneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2938 times:
I wonder if the price of that newly proposed runway will send southwest over the edge at Sea/tac? Have they even started construction on that runway? I just flew thru sea/tac coming from India and I didn't see any evidence of runway construction....
Northwest 777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2856 times:
They haven't technically started construction of the 3rd runway, as it hasn't even been fully approved. However, they've moved literally hundreds of thousands of tons of dirt in preparation for the build. And because of the dirt moving and land clearing, they've taken away the best (and arguably the only real) spotting place for all of Sea-Tac. C'mon, we all know that's way more important than the so-called 'needs' of the Port and all these airlines. Sheesh! We need more room for us locals to do some spotting!
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10719 posts, RR: 16 Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2765 times:
BFI would never be suitable for an airline with frequency of WN. Tiny terminal with very basic amenaties. Plus, it is right under the flight path for SEA. They have cargo service from Airborne, ATI and UPS and sometimes an AN-125 from Heavy Lift, so size is not an issue. I am sure there are some noise restrictions. Otherwise, it is a tiny airport in a tiny valley. I did see a news report about Everett wanting scheduled service at PAE. If a terminal is built there, that would be perfect for WN.
Alexinwa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1127 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2669 times:
My two cents........
The GEG economy is in the pits. Also even with SEA-GEG being the BUSIEST route out of SEA, there is and was alot of capacity on that route. QX, AS, UAE, and WN. A/C ranging from the EM2's to the M80's.
The time issue is huge as well. Alot of flights around the NW I used to take I now drive. SEA-EAT is a 2 1/2 hour drive. FLY????.........arrive 90 mins early and then a 25 min flight. I save 30 mins or so and spend 125.00 more. GEG, YKM, PDX, all the same.