ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2011 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?
Oceanic From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1967 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
Cmhsrq From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1909 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.
Clipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 679 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1770 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.
727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6455 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1649 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.