Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3459 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1660 times:
This is the second time in the past week i've seen Bahamasair fly from NAS-PHL. It isn't an unusual flt number symbolizing a charter, and it is flown with a 732, so it isn't somehow connected with the US code-share. Can anyone explain?
Flight Number 885
Departure City (Airport) Nassau, Bahamas (MYNN)
Departure Time 10/24/2004 06:18 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
Arrival Time 10/24/2004 08:59 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1557 times:
Us Air will kill them if true. They have a BIG presents in the carribian! And dont't want to lose it
This isn't 1998, while US will certainly try to chase Bahamasair out by at least matching their fares; they presently have their hands full dealing with domestic competition from WN, FL, B6 etc. plus their own financial woes along with the possibility of facing liquidation by this February if they can't successfully reinvent themselves and cut costs.
With US in its current predicament, I wouldn't be a bit surprised that other carriers might be testing the waters at PHL for a possible future expansion should US fold. Keep in mind that an airline with a large presence in a region means nothing if they're not going to be around in the long term.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981