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What Constitutes A "stop"?  
User currently offlineSamL From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Hi Guys,

I was wondering what constitutes a "stop" on an airline route. For example, LGA has this 1500 mile radius rule (except on Saturday) however you are allowed to serve for example Austin if you stop at Houston en route as I believe CO does?

My question is how long does CO (or whoever) have to stop for in HOU for it to count as a stop? For example HP want to fly non-stop from PHX to LGA is the same way that UA can from DEN. My understanding is that they can do this if they stop at say STL (is that a logical stop??) en route and then continue to LGA.

However do they have to let passengers off at STL or could it be a "technical stop" where the passengers remain on board. If the later, does the plane have to pull up to stand? If not, does it in fact have to stop or could in land, taxi off the runway, taxi on again and continue on its way to LGA having "stopped" at STL. If this is the case then finally would it be possible to say just clip the runway and take off again (if that is actually possible) in a sort of VERY late aborted landing.

If they could do that, it would be SUCH a cool flight to be on I'm sure they could sell loads of tickets just on the novelty value.

Opinions? facts?



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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Ive heard stories of airlines that had the rights to fly point A to point B but ONLY if they stopped at point C on the way as the competition already had rights to the A-B nonstop. And when they had no pax wanting on/off they would just do whats called a touch-n-go (where you come in for landing and as soon as you hit the runway hit the throttle and go).


What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

a stop would mean just a regular turn-around to offload and load pax for the next leg.

oh yea, and bags too.

[Edited 2004-08-06 06:38:30]

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