GRRTVC From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 273 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3359 times:
It seems as though FL has missed, in my opinion, a creditable market in GRR. I wonder if they are a little concerned about taking on too much of NW in their Midwest markets. But now with US pulling out and NW in further financial trouble due to a potential strike if FL wouldn't be smart for adding ATL, MCO, TPA, and PHL flights. Once a day to MCO and TPA, two to PHL and three or four to ATL.
TrappedInMKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3132 times:
"Don't let the door hit ya..." and all that.
Paging jetBlue. Please pick up the white courtesy phone next to the US Airways gate. Paging jetBlue. Please pick up the white courtesy phone next to the newly-vacated, completely open, ready for your occupancy US Airways gate.
WIFE: Honey, do you like my new dress?...Honey???!!!
YOU: I'm sorry, dear, I was just wondering if US Airways will pull out of GRR.
Actually, I was at LaGuardia last week catching a flight home to Miami, when I saw Eagle's LaGuardia flight boarding, and it just made me think why on earth US Airways still flies PHL-GRR, because I don't think the route made much sense.
And I doubt airTran, or anybody else, is in a huge rush to replace them.
Tornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2853 times:
Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 12): Actually, they are adding a flight to CLE Sept 8th - five dailies.
CO does it right. Keep CLE as their Midwest/Great Lakes region connector... while letting EWR be for Int'l/East Coast. Keeps EWR from getting any more congested... offers a VERY convenient connection for travelers through CLE... and you don't have to do something crazy like (random example) SYR-EWR-GRR... you can go through CLE which is relatively on the way. It would make way too much sense for US to run PIT like CO runs CLE though... sense isn't abundant in US HQ.
COfaninBOS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2784 times:
Don't forget that CO also has twice daily ERJ service from IAH as well, making connections to Honolulu and Maui, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, 30 cities in Mexico, 11 cities in Central America, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, possibly Argentina by November, and several islands like Jamaica, Aruba, Cayman, Bahamas, Trinidad, and soon to be Bonaire.
Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4300 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2742 times:
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As I browsed Flytecomm the PHL-GRR flights always seemed like an oddball. No surprise to me it's discontinued. GRR still has multiple mainline flights to DTW, ORD and MSP, plus non-stop to LGA, DFW, ATL, CVG, CLE, EWR, IAH, MEM, DCA, and MKE.
Web From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
I was just at GRR today and there didn't seem to be many people waiting for the US PHL flight. I've heard loads have been as low as 10ish. PIT seemed to make more sense than PHL (much like CLE vs EWR), but they cut that one too. US just isn't very popular here.
Quoting GRRTVC (Reply 5): It seems as though FL has missed, in my opinion, a creditable market in GRR. I wonder if they are a little concerned about taking on too much of NW in their Midwest markets.
I agree. NW just added FNT-LAS to counter FL's flight. It seems NW is not ready to give too much space to competition, and if FL were to start in GRR (which would be nice), I suspect NW would make an attempt to crush them like they are trying to do in FNT.