ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6626 posts, RR: 19 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2783 times:
Read in the Charlotte Journal that RDU is looking at (possibly in talks with) a new carrier for west coast destinations. Anyone heard anything or ponder who it could be? This is all from an article, but would be a reasonable next step for RDU. So, who knows what?
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6626 posts, RR: 19 Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 2631 times:
I been around.. nothing else to do days while jobsearching.. just search for RDU and you will see.. yes, I have been here.. but no one else has been here.. anyway, I read it in the Charlotte Journal from a month or so ago.. Nothing official.. no names dropped.. no confirmations.. just stated that RDU was looking at a new carrier for west coast destinations.. could be cool if they got someone.. besides, i think LAX and SFO would definitely do well at RDU..
Now, what info do you have to share? You must know SOMETHING????
Rwylie77 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 367 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 2614 times:
How about American Airlines flying to somewhere like San Jose or a small ish West Coast airport and have it as a feeder for their London Gatwick flight from RDU? If they flew to LAX or SFO from RDU then they would have to compete with the direct flights to London? Or do you think there is enough domestic demand? I assume at the moment people have to change at Chicago, Dallas or Denver?
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6626 posts, RR: 19 Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 2595 times:
There is no current N/S flights to LAX.. there are direct flights through AW and I think possibly AA and UA..
There has been rumor that AA would do a RDU-LAX N/S.. but nothing has happened yet. AW isn't too interested in it either. If a new airline was to start it.. I would guess there could only be 3 choices.. Frontier, jetBlue, or Virgin America.. since Virgin America hasn't even done anything yet, i don't think they would be an option at this moment.. jetBlue should be arriving at RDU next year so we shall see, but I believe that LGB is slot restricted and may be at capacity. Fronteir emergence at RDU is unknown.. so it's hard to speculate.
As far as the LAX-RDU-LGW.. I don't think AA is looking to feed the Gatwick flight.. they probably feel it would take away from other flights they want to make profitable (since the RDU flight is automatically a profit with the subsidies).
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31115 posts, RR: 74 Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
If anybody moves on RDU-LAX/SFO, its gonna be American Airlines, give it time, it will happen. American announced RDU-SJC back in October 2002, but low advanced bookings canceled the flight before it's March 2003 start.
It might be another carrier to, but it will not be jetBlue. No free slots at LGB, and the few they have they want to use on their major transcon markets to NYC, DC, Boston, and Lauderdale.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31115 posts, RR: 74 Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 2404 times:
Would jetBlue possibly do a RDU-OAK.. another untapped market.. could at least do a 1 dialy.. and a redeye..
Extremely unlikely. Other markets like FLL-OAK would come first. Plus, they will be competing head on with Southwest (even though WN does not offer a non-stop). They try to avoid Southwest in near every market. Raleigh's future in transcons is in the hands of American Airlines. There is a huge potential market, and I still can't believe RDU has no LAX non-stops (SFO non-stops will be a lot harder to come by. Many other larger cities, like Kansas City, San Antonio, and Tampa, don't have them either), but they are the ones that are going to have to tap it.
Or who knows...maybe Independence Air will decide to do transcon flying from more than just Dulles.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6626 posts, RR: 19 Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
Gates A10 & A12... but someone said IDE uses A10 as a backup for A11 and as a RON.. A12 is unused but an IDE gate also... also heard earlier that IDE may add another destination.. but this was a while ago I heard it.. unverifiable..
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31115 posts, RR: 74 Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
There could be the possibility of a B6 LGB-RDU, I think.
No, there isn't. jetBlue has no more slots left at LGB. In addition, Raleigh is not large enough a market to run these flights. Washington, NYC, Boston, and Miami/Lauderdale are huge transcon markets to LA...they can support the alternate airport. Raleigh cannot. RDU will get west coast service in the future, I say within two years, with non-stops to LAX. It's a given.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6626 posts, RR: 19 Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1909 times:
Is there going to be an additional destination added this year on American Eagle, USAirways, and Independence? These are the most likely, with the longtime rumor of another new AE destination before year end.. but to where???
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6626 posts, RR: 19 Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1866 times:
Now THAT would be good news.. New Orleans did really well when Midway #2 was around.. I believe it was a Fokker100 on the route, 2 or 3 times a day.. that would be excellent.. too bad it's not already available this weekend..
Lgbguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
I could see WN drop 1 PHX-RDU R/T AND 1 PHX-LAX R/T and run the A/c RDU-LAX n/s....There is talk that they are doing a lot of chances to there flights in JAN 05...I think this would do great for WN...notmike lgbguy
Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
An 8 hour flight? Not sure where you're flying to, ERJ170, but LAX-RDU is more like a 4 1/2 hour flight. And if I recall correctly, WN gives a little lunch box thing on longer flights, with a granola bar, sausage, & cheese & crackers....