Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 10960 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2658 times:
Based on their summer schedules --
PIT: 3 daily ERJ-170s (2 daily on weekends)
PHL: 4 daily 737-300s, 1 daily ERJ-170 (slightly reduced schedule on weekends)
CLT: 6 daily 737-300s (slightly reduced schedule, plus CR7s, on weekends)
PHX: 4 daily 737-300s, 1 daily 757, 1 daily CRJ (slightly reduced schedule on weekends)
LAS: 6 daily 737-300s
A total of 23 daily departures to five destinations. Based on these numbers, and on their schedules, I don't see why they won't be able to probably reduce the number of gates they use at DFW from the current six (cumulatively) down to four or five.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12019 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2626 times:
US has 3 gates at Terminal B and HP has 3, in the same terminal, next to US. One of HP's PHX arrivals is the red eye, arriving around 0400L on a B-733 or A-319. I doubt they do more than keep the same arrangement. They could drop or connect some flights.
I guess it is all up to the stockholders to approve the merger now as well as the government.
Both will the government allow the merger of two financially struggling airlines? I think that is a big question for US.
Flyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
Wouldn't a CRJ be on fumes if it is a full load, not to mention in hot weather conditions? At that point your better off running that same CRJ on say a CLT-BNA-CLT-TYS-CLT-SDF kinda schedule to maximize load factor, yield, and weather conditions. If the CRJ runs into any kind of weather on a trip with the range of CLT-DFW, then it really has no holding time, and will have to divert to an alternate.
SHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2429 times:
Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 4): Also, don't forget the possibility for new DAL service to compliment the existing synergized DFW service. Envision this:
PHX-DAL: 3x daily CRJ
CLT-DAL: 3x daily CRJ
By using a 50-passenger CRJ, USAirways would be able to bypass the Wright Amendment and start playing in Southwest's own backyard.
One other thing you might see, if what Jmc1975 mentions comes about, is Air Canada Jazz moving their 3x daily CRJ's on the DFW-YYZ flights to DAL-YYZ, and having US Airways handle the flights, rather than DFW-YYZ with United handling them. Keep in mind that, believe it or not, Dallas-Love Field is a customs rights airport, despite the Wrong Amendment limitations.
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