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US Cutting Back On CLT - SEA/SAN  
User currently offlineCltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 598 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

I was looking at the time tables today and it looks like US Airways is going to cutback on CLT - SEA/SAN service. I guess this is part of the long rumored Trans-Con pulldown.

Currently US has 2x daily CLT-SAN service with A319 and A320.
Starting in Jan 2006 it appears that CLT-SAN srevice will be decreased to 5x weekly A320 service. That is about a 60% decrease in service.

Currently US has 2x daily CLT-SEA service with A319.
Starting in Jan 2006 it appears that CLT-SEA service will be decreased to 5x weekly on A319s.

Can anyone confirm this?

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User currently onlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3010 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Does that mean no weekend flights????


Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

CLT-SAN has oscillated between 1 and 2 flights per day for a while now. However, I believe 5x weekly is as low as it's been in a long time.

Not much left of the "old" US left at SAN.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineCltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 1):
Does that mean no weekend flights????

It means no Tues/Wed flights starting in Jan 2006.


User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Quoting Cltguy (Thread starter):
I guess this is part of the long rumored Trans-Con pulldown.

It wasn't rumored. US/HP said it themselves. Just no one wanted to believe them, and ignored it. These routes were *bleeding* money.



I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3392 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

What will the transcon pulldown be like in PHL. I have a feeling if they pulldown PHL-SEA enough, it won't take long for AS to jump on the route, same thing with PHL-SAN and WN

User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4037 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

I've heard rumors of an upcoming transcon from PDX Big grin I'll say no more on this subject. Just a rumor at this point, albeit a rumor from pretty informed sources.

User currently offlineVega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 5):
What will the transcon pulldown be like in PHL. I have a feeling if they pulldown PHL-SEA enough, it won't take long for AS to jump on the route, same thing with PHL-SAN and WN

I believe the difference betwen CLT - West Coast and PHL - West Coast, other than the O&D difference, is that US sells a lot of the European flights as "through" with a change of equipment in PHL. If the West Coast - PHL O&D loads alone are not acceptable, I'd expect US would need to factor in the originating West Coast loads to Europe before striking/reducing the route. All of this supposition of course is without knowledge of the still unknown plans Parker has for International services in general.


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