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AirTran's SRQ Debut  
User currently offlineOceanic From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 134 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Interesting article:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041218/BUSINESS/412180403/1060

I wish them the best of luck. I wish I could have made it out to see the first arrival, but that's life.



-Bryan

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User currently offline717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

Boston's counter also has that clouds and sky background with 717's.



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1976 times:

I hope FL does well at SRQ - more competition should bring down SRQ's fares and I won't have to fly into TPA and drive down to Bradenton. Yeah, it's only an hour, but it would still be nice to have the SRQ option.

What I'd really like to see is a non-stop from LGA or JFK to SRQ...Mr. Neeleman, are you listening?  Smile


User currently offlineOceanic From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

I see a jetBlue entry into the SRQ market very likely. It probably will not happen until the E190s go into service, but if AirTran proves as successful as they have been saying they have been (booking-wise), maybe they might make their move a little sooner. Continental seems to have no problem filling their MD-80s on the SRQ-EWR flights, and bear in mind that is with the ridiculous fares they charge. The future is starting to look very bright for SRQ

User currently offlineCmhsrq From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 990 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

In the mid 90's UsAirways have non-stop service to and from LGA. I called it the flight from LaGarbage, that plane was always a disaster. SRQ could support alot of seasonal service. PIT, PHL, BOS and LGA are the 4 that come to mind. PHL and LGA year round would probably work. Also a return to STL would probably work as well. I hope AirTran really grows at SRQ.


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User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9303 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Is SRQ more of a destination for midwest and east coast residents as opposed to west coast? HP I think could feed well from California through Phoenix or Las Vegas and right into SRQ.


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User currently offlineClipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 679 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

SRQ is a destination for the folks from the mid-west more than anything else, and I'm including Ohio. Demographics down there haven't changed over the years although there is an increase of upstate New Yorkers starting to move in. Also, Venice is one of the fastest growing cities in FL, outpacing the usual leaders like Broward and Naples. Glad we purchased when we did. Can't wait to get down there. Have to pay full price because we can't take a chance of non-reving next month.

Ed



Ed
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Best of Luck to AirTran.. I hope they expand in this market, and maybe one day give us Missippians some GPT-SRQ-GPT.

User currently offlineJerion From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 253 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

AirTran,

Come back to BDL!!!!

Please.



L10/D9S/D10/M80/M88/732/733/734/735/73G/738/72S/757/762/763/320/319/318/ERJ
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6419 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Continental seems to have no problem filling their MD-80s on the SRQ-EWR flights.

CO hasn't flown MD-80s into SRQ for a while.

Airtran is using the old TWA counter and the old TWA gate. As I passed by on US-41 yesterday and could see the 717 with the big "a" with the sun shining on it. I wonder if that is EXACTLY why SRQ put them in that gate. A nice view from the road.

Oceanic, if you are going to be in Sarasota the 25th and 26th...email me.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineOceanic From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

CO hasn't flown MD-80s into SRQ for a while.

Really? I've been away too long LOL

I'll be in SRQ on the 25th to visit the folks for Christmas, but I'll be leaving that night to head back to Orlando. I've got work at 8AM the 26th. Blah.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

It seems like that picture is incomplete... Why can us aviation photographers take better pictures than the press???

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