Fbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2979 times:
i know after 9/11 UAL pulled full service out of RDU. GSO still has full service last i checked. How come on UA into RDU? is the GSO market that much better? Is it b/c RDU has more airlines flying in? What the deal with that? RDU has more pax why no UA and only UX?
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6865 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
Lets not start a RDU vs GSO vs CLT war here.. I was just wondering because it seems that there has been a lot of subtractions and very little additions.. I can't see how demand could be declining with passenger numbers increasing.. course the overcapacity flag can be thrown.. I just think it is odd.. someone has to have something in the works and I'm just wondering who and where..
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9016 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2612 times:
One of the big things with RDU that GSO doesn't have to contend with is American. AA has 5 M80s a day on RDU-ORD; AA has nothing on GSO-ORD. Many people in the RDU are loyal to AA...they have a sizeable O&D operation out of there which I'm sure leads people in that market to choose AA over UA on that route. In GSO, there isn't any non-stop competition, so UA uses mainline to probably cover some of the demand. Now, if AA did decide to fly GSO-ORD on a few CRJ-700s a day, I would not be surprised if we saw UA pull mainline off the route and replace it with their own CRJ-700s/EMB-170s.
UncGSO From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2462 times:
Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 5): Now, if AA did decide to fly GSO-ORD on a few CRJ-700s a day, I would not be surprised if we saw UA pull mainline off the route and replace it with their own CRJ-700s/EMB-170s.
actually MQ operated ORD-GSO but it was pulled after 9/11 (as well as their LGA-GSO run)...UA actually had 4 jets a day to ORD even with MQ competing...2 727's and 2 733's if i remember correctly....of course now it is just the 2 735's and 3 regional jets...
if it means no AA on the ORD-GSO route to keep UA mainline here im all for it....although STL-GSO on AA would be nice...
Cltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 604 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2415 times:
Passenger numbers are down at GSO lately. This is mostly due to AirTran pulling out...so now GSO doesn't have as many cheap flights as they used to...so now the people from CLT that used to drive to GSO for cheaper flights don't drive there anymore..they fly out of CLT.