Richardnhsv From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2205 times:
I know it's early in the game and pure speculation on everyone's part, but do you think that certain cities will be closed? What about new cities opening and expansion of service? For instance, out of HSV, we have 5 CLT flights and 4 DCA flights. A HSV/PHX flight would be interesting, even a HSV/LAS. Just thought I'd throw this out there and see what happens. Could get interesting.
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UPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 823 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
I do wonder if there will be any additional routes from the east to PHX or LAS? I'm thinking bigger markets like CVG or SDF could support a flight to PHX or LAS. WN has daily flights to PHX and LAS from SDF so the competition would be great.
TomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
all 3 airports in the DC area are currently served- DCA IAD BWI, I would guess services will need to be cut at one. HP is reluctant to give BWI to WN, DCA is a very good location, and IAD can accomodate flights to the west coast. Which will it be?
A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1908 times:
I don't anticipate any US stations being cut. US has already gone through them in the last two or three years, cutting dozens of stations--OMA, CID, MSN, AZO, LAN, FNT, RDG, EVV, TOL, SBN, FWA, MDW, and lots and lots more. Whatever was going to be closed is already closed.
Note that I'm not talking about EAS cities served by Air Midwest or Colgan. If one of them loses an EAS contract to a non-US Airways Express carrier, then they will almost certainly pull out of the city. Also, it's not yet clear whether Air Midwest will remain a US Airways Express carrier.
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PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7925 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1751 times:
The problem with expanded service to connect the dots is flight distance and aircraft utilization. PHL/CLT and PHX/LAS are on completely different sides of the country. Many of the markets that do not have service would basically require a near trans-con flight which significantly limits the amount of flights an aircraft can fly in one day. Unless they can command a serious revenue premium, its a money-losing venture to say start service on routes like BUF-PHX, or ELP-PHL. There is no aircraft that is efficiently capable of connecting routes like this. So basically we are back to having nearly two disjoint networks for the time being.