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AUS Gone Regional?  
User currently offlineAmericanAirFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

I always plane spot at AUS which is Austin Bergstrom INTL airport and I was wondering why AUS has gone so regional with mostly express airliners like ASA,Delta Connection,Continental Express and so on. I miss all those 757's and big airplanes what happened to them and why do we get so many 732's here at AUS?

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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Two words: supply and demand. You'll learn that in economics once you get to high school.


"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

AUS is within the short-range "shadow" of AA/CO hubs at DFW/IAH, respectively, so that explains the RJs...

As far as the 737-200s go, they don't have the long-range performance that other 737 variants have, thus airlines that still operate the -200s run them into AUS from short-range and mid-range points. The "new" AUS has much better aircraft performance than the the old Mueller location (especially when they were using 31L), so the new AUS airport is a good fit for the older aircraft.

You should be seeing steadily fewer SWA 737-200s, since they are being retired. There should only be 5 or 6 in the fleet by the end of this year, and the remainder should be gone during the first quarter of 2005.


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

OPNLguy, dont forget DL hub at DFW. All RJ's to Aus. as well.


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User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3424 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1331 times:
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CO still sends lots of Boeings to AUS .... Including at least one 757.


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User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1958 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

Trans Meridian always seems to have a 757 parked at AUS, they must have several flights per day. CO still has a 757 on a late night arrival/early morning departure and I see AA 757's here occasionally. However, you are correct, there has been a huge increase in the number of RJ's since 2002. When I first moved here during that year, RJ's were actually pretty rare at AUS.....now it seems that every other flight a CRJ, ERJ, or Avro. This has probably happened everywhere across the country since 911, but I'm guessing that there was a particular need to downsize capacity in AUS after the tech bubble burst in the early 2000's.

We get a lot of WN 732's southwest only uses them on intra-texas routes and I guess ATL-AUS is just one of the routes delta likes to use the 732 on.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

>>>OPNLguy, dont forget DL hub at DFW. All RJ's to Aus. as well.

Sorry I forgot about them... Embarrassment


User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1266 times:


AA flies 13 flights a day from DFW to AUS - NONE of them are RJs.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6560 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

CO sends a 753 to AUS, that's not too shabby. Also a good number of 738's. AA has ended the 757 service on the DFW route. All M80's now. Back in the day they ran DC10's up to DFW a couple of times per day. Delta is still mostly 732/M88 from what I can tell.

User currently offlineAmericanairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

KAUS pilot i saw a TransMeridian 757 once there in mid afternoon once and i never new CO had 757's come in.And yeah I kno all of AA's planes at AUS are mostly MD-80's.


"American 1881 Cleared For Takeoff One Seven Left"
User currently offlineAmericanairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Also I think the reason for mostly 732's and MD-80's is the noise level law because AUS isnt in the middle of the city like the ol airport.


"American 1881 Cleared For Takeoff One Seven Left"
User currently offlineCOfaninBOS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

Considering how close AUS is to DWF and IAH, it has quite a few mainline flights left. Here's the current schedule breakdown.

WN
733 and 73G to BWI
five 733s, five 73Ss, and three 735s to DAL
three 733s and a 735 to ELP
73S to HRL
two 73Gs, three 733s, two 73Ss, and three 735s to HOU
two 73Gs and a 733 to LAS
73G to LAX
two 733s to LBB
733 and 735 to MAF
two 733s to BNA
73G to CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO
four 733s to PHX
73G to SAN
73G to TPA

DL

four M80s, a 73S, and two CR7s to ATL
73S and CRJ to CVG
eight CRJs to DFW

UA

three CR7s and a CRJ to ORD
733, 735, two CR7s and a CRJ to DEN
CR7 to SFO
two CR7s to IAD

AA

six M80s to ORD
four M83s and ten M80s to DFW
M83 and M80 to HOU
three M80s to LAX
three ERJs to STL
M83 and two M80s to SJC

CO

two ERJs to CLE
757, six 738s, two 733s, and a 735 to IAH
two 735s to EWR

F9

two 733s and a CR7 to DEN

NW

319 to DTW
three CRJs to MEM
two DRSs and a ARJ to MSP

HP

CR9 to LAS
two 733s, a 73S, and a CR9 to PHX


User currently offlineAmericanairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

Sounds like you really know your stuff there thanks for that info it'll help me when i think about plane spotting at AUS next month.  Big thumbs up


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