SHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4147 times:
I can't understand why AGS gets so little service...granted, I'm somewhat biased because I go to AGS once a year on business, always on US through CLT...it's Georgia's second-largest city, and yet only has flights to ATL and CLT, ATL's flights with ASA CRJ's and AT7's, and CLT with Piedmont's Dash-8's...I'm lucky, simply because I've never gone to Augusta on a paid ticket, but it's woefully underserved (and overpriced, I recall last year, I would have paid $1300 LGA-CLT-AGS-CLT-LGA if I didn't have a VDB voucher), with all of this in mind, LCC service would be OUTSTANDING for the station, even if it's just Independence CRJ service to IAD (I think this one would stimulate legacy traffic too)
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FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5844 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4041 times:
N1120a, BFL-IAH is doing very well. I wouldn't be surprised to see an increase in frequency in the next 6 months. Between the petroleum industry and other travellers looking for eastbound connections they've had good loads.
Now maybe CoEx could find an aircraft to add us here in Fresno. FAT traffic is up almost 10% this year, heading for the largest passenger counts in its history.
The San Jose newspaper reports today that Fresno is now the 4th highest destination of Bay Area residents buying houses outside the San Francisco/San Jose area. We just need the seats to increase with the improving demographics. sales of homes to Bay Area buyers in the first eight months of year
1. Las Vegas, NV 814
2. Sacramento 695
3. Truckee 303
4. Fresno 250
5. Phoenix, AZ 241
Full chart and numbers at (free registration required) http://www.mercurynews.com/multimedia/mercurynews/mercurynews/20041003_realestate.htm
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MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33280 posts, RR: 71
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2680 times:
We just want to go elswhere from GNV on CO than TPA,FLL,MIA,EYW.
Okay. So fly to TPA/MIA and connect to elsewhere.
The new flights make travel between Gainesville and many destinations quicker than before. Thanks to new Tampa and Miami service, travel time between Gainesville and Cancun is cut by one hour; from Gainesville to Dallas is cut by 30 minutes, flying to Nassau from GNV is now cut by more than two hours. Milan is an hour closer, as is Houston.
More importantly, you can now fly to Miami, one of Gainesville largest O&D destinations. No more need to drive, take a train or bus, or catch a flight out of MCO.
NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1679 times:
The San Jose newspaper reports today that Fresno is now the 4th highest destination of Bay Area residents buying houses outside the San Francisco/San Jose area. We just need the seats to increase with the improving demographics.
Oh man, no offense, but y'all are trying a little too hard to find a reason for increased air service...
Not that I don't think there's a market for FAT-IAH service, but the fact that at most, 1000 people in OAK and SFO are moving to Fresno over the course of eight months (probably closer to 500, but I digress) means zero to Continental and everyone else that might be considering service to your fine town. The 10% traffic increase is much more relevant, and a good sign of impending expansion at FAT.