MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33982 posts, RR: 70 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4142 times:
Filling the void left by American Eagle very quickly, US Airways Express carrier Colgan Air will inagurate service between Islip and Boston on 8 November 2004. They will operate three daily flights on business days, one on Saturdays, and two on Sundays, all with Beech 1900s.
This compliments current US Airways Express service from Islip to Albany and Philadelphia.
Bigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3920 times:
I think ISP is a sad little airport. It serves some Long Island residents and also NYC residents who can't find the same deals elsewhere, even though the airport is 50 miles from Manhattan and virtually inaccessible from the city.
Even in another thread today, someone was discussing that LGA-BOS shuttle, how the prices are so high because of lack of LCC competition. Well shit, that's why a BOS route would work at ISP, because it's a cheaper option. LGA hurts because of it, adn Delta and US think they have no competition on the route and charge high prices, when in fact, now they do.
When a route out of ISP is doing well, it's probably because one of NYCs airports dropped the ball and is not being competitive enough so much to force people to go to Islip.
I can't lie though, part of my dislike for ISP is also becuase of my detention there a year and a half ago for photography.
ScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 7225 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3890 times:
Uhhhh the population of Nassau and Suffolk Counties taken together is 2.8 million -- considerably more than hub cities like STL, DEN, PIT, CLT, SLC, MEM, CVG, LAS, etc. Southwest's average fares to Florida from ISP are essentially equivalent to jetBlue's fares to Florida from JFK. ISP doesn't need to draw any traffic at all from NYC; there are plenty of people in its catchment area.
Check out the ISP-BOS fares on Colgan; they are considerably higher than LGA-BOS fares on the Shuttles. This route is being operated for Long Islanders (and Bostonians) who are willing to pay for the convenience of flying to or from an airport that is close-by. People are not flying ISP-BOS for a good deal.
ISP-Florida routes don't do well due to lack of service on LCC's from JFK and LGA to the same cities; similarly LGA-MDW sees LCC service from ATA. ISP has been a success for WN largely because there are plenty of people on Long Island who would prefer to use a closer-by, smaller, less congested airport when the fares are competitive.
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3826 times:
ISP is not sad!
It is small, but it is growing and I think in 4 or 5 years it will be awesome. I think being detained for taking pics is wrong and I have been hassled all the time at IFP but you can't let it bother you.
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3758 times:
I know plenty of ppl in Nassau, and Suffolk. Most of them have no idea that ISP even exists, and use JFK, and LGA exclusively. Much of Nassau county is closer to JFK, than ISP also.
Even if you totally ignore Nassau County due to its proximity to JFK and LGA, you still have a population of 1.5 million in Suffolk County who are in ISP's cachement area. And WN advertises quite heavily in the area. That's why they do so well out of ISP.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"