Clrd4t8koff From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2167 times:
Now that DL has abandoned this route, will AA (eagle) fill the void? They picked up in PNS (6x daily) and VPS (4x daily). I realize that VPS is a beach resort and has a military base there, but has anyone else noticed how much air service they receive? They have DL mainline, DL connection, NW mainline, USAIRWAYS express, AA eagle, COexpress. How can Tallahassee, which has a larger population, 2 MAJOR universities,and a state capitol have such limited service?
Clrd4t8koff From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2111 times:
I guess I should have re-phrased my question regarding the limited service. TLH has 1 airline currently running mainline jets, and that's DL TLH-ATL (mix of MD-88/738/732). VPS has DL (MD-88'S) to ATL and NW (DC-9's) VPS-MEM. They have 4x non-stop to DFW on AA (which TLH does not) and they have 3x VPS-IAH (on the larger erj-145's) and TLH only gets the erj-130's 2x a day. I guess some service is better than nothing, I just don't understand why TLH can't sustain more service? I would love to see UAexpress non-stop to ORD on the new ERJ-170'S
Speaking of more service, with all the buzz about FL starting new cities, I can only hope that TLH is reconsidered!
And does I think it's odd that VPS gets NW DC-9s to MEM. PNS was scheduled to get them, but the schedule changed.
Quoting Clrd4t8koff (Thread starter): They have DL mainline, DL connection, NW mainline, USAIRWAYS express, AA eagle, COexpress.
US Airways Express doesn't serve VPS / KVPS), USA - Florida">VPS anymore. They once flew B1900's to/from PFN/TPA/MCO. AA Eagle isn't yet in VPS / KVPS), USA - Florida">VPS in till the start of the service in July.
Quoting Clrd4t8koff (Thread starter): How can Tallahassee, which has a larger population, 2 MAJOR universities,and a state capitol have such limited service?
Well, maybe because DL's DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-VPS / KVPS), USA - Florida">VPS route generated more money for DL then DL's DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-TLH / KTLH), USA - Florida">TLH route? (I don't know for sure, just a thought) Also maybe because VPS / KVPS), USA - Florida">VPS recently opened a completely new terminal, and room for another airline opened up. TLH / KTLH), USA - Florida">TLH has more flights and more passengers then VPS / KVPS), USA - Florida">VPS does.
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2008 times:
also note that a lot of folks in Panama City and Bay county drive to VPS and PNS for flights. I lived in the PFN (Mexico Beach) area in 2000 and several of our Air Force and personal flights went out of VPS... due to connections, timing, price. I know Bay County wants a new airport, but with US98 being expanded and more PC Beach growth west maybe VPS is becoming a focal point, who knows.
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Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4261 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
Also don't forget that the Destin/Ft. Walton Beach area is one of the busiest destinations for DFW area local vacationers. The last few times I've been there, I've seen more Texas plates than Florida plates! TLH has less service because it has no beaches or Disney related theme parks
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Needless to say PNS / KPNS), USA - Florida">PNS has the most flights on the Gulf Coast from GPT / KGPT), USA - Mississippi">GPT to TLH / KTLH), USA - Florida">TLH. Also the most passengers, if you don't believe me research it yourself.