I had read somewhere that there were 2 different bid packets out there for FL crews, one if MDW happened and one if not. There are several jets arriving in the next couple of months. Can anyone here (perhaps part of a FL crew) shed any light as to where these aircraft will be placed or what was plan B?
Groundstop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5010 times:
One reason I stayed out of the previous posts about this subject until a decision was made was so nobody could say 'I told you so!'. All I can say is I'm proud of AirTran's effort and intelligence in not trying to get into some sort of bidding war. Like the release stated, our growth plans are solid, with or without MDW. As far as the dual bid packets, Packet B as its called contains the 'non-MDW expansion lines'. By thumbing through, I don't see anything too exciting (granted I'm looking at the 73G packet, not the 717). We will start the additional Florida frequencies out of MDW, SRQ starts this week, 73G service between MCO and BWI commences and LGA is up to the 73G roundtrips per day. With this weeks schedule change, 18-19 flights are added throughout the system.
Travatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4986 times:
As exciting as expansion is, I definitely had some reservations about the MDW thing - and in fact had vowed to NOT fly through there for at least the next six months if this went through. However, I will say I am a bit disappointed, but OH WELL!
Flyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1948 posts, RR: 10 Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4782 times:
717-200 - It looks like they've already gone ahead and loaded those flights back into the system. I just did a quick check and it looks like all cities that lost a flight have them back. I looked like in March or something like that. I wondered the same thing too.
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25974 posts, RR: 78 Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4600 times:
>ever been to MEM, MSP, DTW, EWR, IAH, DFW, SLC, CVG, JFK, SFO, or MIA?<
Most of those I agree with, but JFK??!! Sure, B6 has a lot of flights, but so does everyone else in the world. That would be like saying (though not quite as bad as saying) that WN or UA dominates LAX. Also, SLC has a significant WN presence, so it is more of a 2 carrier thing there. SFO does have a lot of UA, but it also has a lot of international carriers and a lot of service from non-UA domestics
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 18 Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4106 times:
AirTran should honestly take this to court on anti-competition grounds. Southwest is going to have more of a marketshare @ MDW than Delta does @ ATL, and that will be bad for business.
No...Airtran should send a "thank you" note to Southwest. It's pretty much been shown that when one airline buys out a "financially distressed" carrier, and takes on all the debt and labor issues that such a move involves, they pretty much find THEMSELVES in the "financially distressed" category. And Southwest could have 100% of the market share in a market, and you'd still pay no more than $299 each way for a ticket. That's something Delta can't claim in Atlanta or AA in Dallas or NWA in MSP.