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User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1021 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

All of us as armchair CEOs love to guess routes or suggest routes that any particular airline could or should run. Anyone have any new ideas? With DL matching DH on alot of P2P routes ie. TPA-TYS, TPA-GSP, ect. any routes in markets such as these that anyone think could be potential gold mines to operate, even if it does mean building the market with RJ's until demand stimulates the use of say a 737 or 319-320?

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User currently offlineOrd747cle From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 15 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Great post. Wow, wonder if you work at FlyI by any chance?

Looks like a probe out there for your company if I had to guess. The fact that you are using A.net for destination suggestions is certainly not a good sign.


User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 870 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Heeheehee...another shot fired in the ongoing Indy Air battle. I love it!

Let the flaming begin!!!!

(And remember: if you can't say something nice, come talk to me!)  Laugh out loud

"We hope you've enjoyed flying with us as much as we've enjoyed taking you for a ride."
User currently offlineGMUAirbusA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Nice to see my bretheren bringining up good questions  Big grin ....I work in the Customer Solutions Center, and I get to see the res. numbers all day long. The flights are DEFINATELY picking up. The fares are low, but everything I hear from people in TYS and TPA, they don't know about us...but when they do fly, THEY LOVE US!! And I take a lot of calls. I don't think we'll see a 319 there yet. It would make more sense to have lots of flight (although more expensive, but it'd we'd have a LOT of flights, therefore, people would like that...I believe.


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6885 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Here are a few using my home state NC airports...

New Bern, NC
EWN-WAS... 2x daily
EWN-NYC... 2x daily
EWN-ATL... 2x daily
EWN-RDU... 2x daily

Greenville, NC
PGV-NYC.... 1x daily
PGV-RDU... 2x daily

Jacksonville, NC
OAJ-??? (pretty well covered)

Wilmington, NC
ILM-CHI.... 2x daily
ILM-MCO... 2x Sat Sun
ILM-RDU... 2x daily

Greensboro, NC
GSO-LAS.... 4x weekly

Fayetteville, NC
FAY-TPA... 2x Sat Sun
FAY-NYC... 2x daily

Ashville, NC
AVL-FLL... 1x daily

Charlotte, NC
CLT-??? (Pretty much covered)

Raleigh-Durham, NC
RDU-*** Well.. LAX, Bay Area, SJU, MCI, DEN, and Upstate NY come to mind..

Edit: The profitability of any of these routes are unknown to me.. but they are some routes that are lacking...

[Edited 2004-12-05 06:10:31]

[Edited 2004-12-05 06:14:52]

Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

Juneau, WI (UNU)

Madison, WI (MSN)

Oshkosh, WI (OSH)

Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3407 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 2381 times:
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how's the IAD - SCE market? i'd like to see some cheap fares from ORD to SCE  Smile i'd also like to see Indy Air go to Johnstown, PA!

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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 2337 times:


(hint: you'll need more than an RJ)

Aaron G.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 2321 times:


Never gonna happen, but hey . . . looks great on paper (paper??? Screen???)

User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1021 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 2222 times:


Haha..no. I don't do any more than I am paid to do for my company. I am just one of the lowly airport people!  Smile I'm just curious based on any airlines out there. For example, RDU-SJC was a great route for Midway orginally because of the RTP-Silicon Valley connection and was actually subsidized by Cisco and HP until the economic bust in 2001.
Alaska makes money hand over fist in the SEA-PSP market albeit a seasonal one. I know that the top guys as FLYI already know where they plan to fly to, and I won't find out until it goes public due to the fact it is a publicly traded company, and thats fair.

ANCflyer, won't AS have the range on the 737-800 to offer that ANC-HNL one day? I know they usually ask the Alaska MVP Gold passengers where they would like to see AS fly before they decide on any particular route, and that seems to be an awsome way to treat your best passengers.

Cool to note a fellow employee, even though I didn't intend to bring up any DH issues!  Smile

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