Uadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 10 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
I flew from GJT to DEN today(sun)and the aircraft was painted in the original united colors. upon landing in denver i notice all the great lakes aircraft painted in united colors. i was under the impression that great lakes code shared with frontier????the announcements in GJT were made for great lakes and frontier....any idea when the ZK fleet will be repainted....
SunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1921 times:
This company is on the verge of collapse. They are losing all their
EAS cities. Their highest revenue producing markets Santa Fe,
and Telluride are so seasonal. Many have wondered why they havent
picked up cities such as DEN-Jackson Hole, DEN-Sun Valley, Aspen-Salt Lake Ctiy, Phoenix -St. George (they do PHX-Page), Eagle-Salt Lake City, Boise-Sun VAlley, Boise-Elko, Elko Denver. These routings would definintely produce revenue streams for this operation.
UAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1881 times:
"Many have wondered why they haventpicked up cities such as DEN-Jackson Hole, DEN-Sun Valley, Aspen-Salt Lake Ctiy, Phoenix -St. George (they do PHX-Page), Eagle-Salt Lake City, Boise-Sun VAlley, Boise-Elko, Elko Denver. These routings would definintely produce revenue streams for this operation."
In their code share aggrement with UAL, GLA can't compete with UAL to any of the cities that are flown by United or United Express. I'm sure the aggrement with Frontier is similar.
Also, back in 2000 when GLA went from a United Express partner to just a code share parter, part of the deal was for UAL to pay for the aircraft to be reapinted. I'm sure this got axed after UAL filed for CH.11 thus the many diffrent paint jobs.
It takes a bug to hit a windsheild but it takes guts to stick
SunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1859 times:
That code share agreement was to include only same "routes" and not cities.
I think it was trashed prior to them opening up RAP from F9 (later to be scrapped) Furthermore the only route up there flown by UA or UA EX is DEN -JAC. And if your info is correct whats the deal with GJT which is also served by UAEX (OO).As to the paint on their aricraft I don't think you are correct there. UA filed bankruptcy a year ago. The code share agreement ended almost 4 years ago. (the interim 2 1/2 years wasa mpled for UA to paiont their aircraft if that was true)
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1783 times:
Great Lakes has actually been semi-profitable. The yields are up, the loads are getting higher.
The airline has been doing more point-to-point marketing and pricing, doing what they can to attract passengers to Denver.
In regards to the UAX codeshare termination, Meigs Field was the highlight of the termination, as UA was getting a HUGE chunk of the $215 walk-up fares and Great Lakes also did some research and found out that about 1/3rd of their traffic was local traffic to and from O'Hare... and again, UA was getting a HUGE chunk of that money (instead of Lakes keeping most of it).
The new agreement with United Airlines is a codeshare that allows competition into United Express markets.
In regards to paint, Lakes is only painting aircraft as needed in maintenance checks. Although I haven't been employed by Great Lakes for over 5 years now, I can say that we did keep our planes in good condition, both interior & exterior.