Crjonbeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3095 times:
when chicago express pulled out, we lost MDW and IND. when USAir Exp pulled out, we lost PIT. when Eagle pulled out, we lost ORD. when American Connection pulled out, we lost STL. you could say over the past 4 years or so, SBN has taken quite the beating.
currently, we serve ORD via UAL, DTW & MSP via NWA, CVG & ATL via DAL, CLE via Continental, and now LAS with Allegiant.
it's nice to see an airline step IN to south bend instead of out! they claim that depending on the market demands, there is a possibility of flights to orlando as well.
ATCRick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 770 posts, RR: 14 Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3001 times:
Quoting Ouboy79 (Reply 8): Any word on any new cities up coming? Talk on USAFlying is that YNG is expected soon,
I haven't heard that one. SPS is starting 9/16. And we're starting SFB-SGF sometime in the next month or so. I fully expect to hear expansion out of SFB to destinations in the Northeast in the near future.
That loss was the beginning of my anti-US sentiments, long before the rest of the total raping that PIT took from them. Those ERJ's were hard to get seats on even, and they definitely weren't cheap, makes you wonder how you lose money on an expensive fare route, when you're the only airline going that far east with that kind of a NE Network, and you're flying full planes every day. Oh wait, you're US, you could screw up anything and in your haste to leave the Midwest/Great Lakes region AND PIT, you didn't care what flights got cut.
SBN is a nice little airport, and convenient as anything, the shame about it is their lack of advertising and whatnot. Most people even in Porter County think "It's too expensive" and don't even try to fly from SBN, when the extra $50 you might spend makes up for the extra tolls/gas/parking it takes to get to ORD/MDW. Taking the South Shore train is too convenient too, the problem is that the SS misses the decent sized cities of Merrillville, Valparaiso (and university center in this case) and LaPorte while hitting places like Chesterton and Michigan City.
PS: You've also landed a CoEx ERJ to CLE in the near future mixed in with your B1900s.
717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
With G4's emphasis on flights from LAS to mid and smaller sized markets I
would think places in the south that are underserved like GSO and TYS
would make good additions on their LAS routes. Would their MD-80's have
long enough range in both directions to and from the above mentioned
ATCRick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 770 posts, RR: 14 Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2903 times:
Quoting Jeb94 (Reply 14): The deal has been completed on 5 former JetsGo aircraft
Good afternoon Jeb. My understanding is that 3 out of the 5 were in good shape but the other two had some serious issues. Including FOD damage on one. But Boeing said its all 5 or none and we worked out some kind of a deal. Hopefully they will be in better shape that the on going saga of 873GA.