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AA And CO Keep MFE Dominated!  
User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

CO and AA for years and years have always dominated MFE and still, they keep on dominating. Over the years, MFE has had a variety of airlines, but unfortunately last only a while.

Now, I was giving my opinion on another topic on when will DL serve MFE, but who knows.

My point is when is it that other airlines will likely go to MFE, and maybe stay, instead of lasting a couple of months to a year. Or if not why not AA or CO open more destinations to other cities instead of always IAH and DFW.

G4 is the third airline, and I sure do hope they stay!

All you a.netters that could help me, sure would like your feed back.


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User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7593 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3374 times:

I don't think you'll see NW back after their very short-lived CRJ flights on MEM-MFE that didn't even last 6 months.

User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

Yea thats right, they only lasted a bit, and my understanding is that it connected MFE to NW's network, but IMO, I think they would of done better either in MSP or DTW.


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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3818 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Forgive my ignorance, whats MFE?

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9661 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Is McAllen Texas really that big of a market? At least it has two carriers and it makes sense that it is two Texas based carriers serving the city rather than just one. That area is rather fast growing and far away from other large cities in Texas and probably could use another carrier to lower costs.

By the way, when you are referring to small cities that might not be in the Anet database for the mouse over to work, please include the name of the city/airport to help some of us out. Smile



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9384 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 3):
Forgive my ignorance, whats MFE?

It's McAllen, Texas. People think they're cute when they can talk in three letter airport codes with people who are "chill."



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User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7593 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

McAllen, Texas

Small-medium sized manufacturing town near the Mexico border

Yes service would've been better with better connectivity through DTW or MSP (like MSP-ELP), but too long & thin a route to even warrent a 3-hour CRJ ride.


User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Sounds ripe for WN, they could even serve it to DAL, if anyone is going to come.

User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

McAllen-Miller International Airport for all you a.netters


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User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

Given the fact that three airports (MFE, BRO, HRL) are competing for the traffic from the RGV, I could consider it rather unlikely that either DL or NW would offer any service from MFE. I do not think that the market is big enough to accommodate more than one Skyteam carrier.

BTW am I correct in assuming that HRL is the airport of choice for the LCCs serving the valley while BRO which is served only by CO EX is primarily used by tourists heading for the beaches of South Padre ?


User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

Yea, we have 3 airlines serving the area, and trust me, McAllen it's not a town, it's a mid-size city with about 120,000 people. A very fast growing city.
Plus with one international destination.

And like psu dtw sce said, a manufacturing city right next to the Mexican border, just like ELP.
The city has alot of potential to lure in more airlines, that's what MFE is trying to do. But my guess is that many Airlines think that MFE is no good.
I could be pretty sure if a major airline were to come in to MFE, the loads would be great.
Unfortunately NW didn't do so well to MEM, but if it were to do MSP or DTW, even though they're thin routes, they'd have pax every day getting connected to the Rio Grande Valley to the Northern part of the U.S.

And thats what MFE needs, more connections to the east coast and to the west coast.
I mean, G4 does connect RGV people to the west coast via LAS. And fortunately they opened SFB-MFE. But we sure do need more airlines, and destinations.



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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

you could ask me hajflyer, I am from the Rio Grande Valley, you are right about HRL with WN, and BRO with COex connecting tourists to South Padre ISland, but thats it.

MFE is the airport to do bussines in the Valley, with connections to more places other than HRL, which gets you to HOU,SAT, or AUS. those are not destinations IMO.



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User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2313 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

what I find interesting about MFE is that, yes, it is dominated by 2 carriers, but those carrierss put mainline jets on those routes to their hubs(AA to DFW and CO to IAH) I think CO also throws in a couple ERJ's to supplement the mainline to IAH and also as an ERJ flight to MEX. Most cities this size would just have the RJ's to the hub.

User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

During fall they put 1 RJ flight to MFE, but connects to MX.

In summer we usually have around 3 or 4 mainline supplementing. Usually it's all mainline, and thats only CO, AA only sends 4 daily super-80's



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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Hey A.netters, any sort of rumors for MFE, any good news?

New airlines or LCC anything....



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