Iowaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 15926 times:
I thought I would post there is a new RJ "focus city" someplace in the south. I was kind of waiting for a PR, but I'll let you guys try and guess where it is. All I'll say is it's in the south, and yes it is confirmed. I've seen the schedules myself. I'll go ahead and hint it is a WN city with a major AA/CO presence. I am still surprised as to why they would do this. Some of the new flights are once daily with some twice daily to the new cities from this southern city. I'm not talking a huge focus city, but they are some very strange destinations IMO.
Edit: For you UA employees lets try and keep everyone guessing.
BigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2996 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 15779 times:
Actually probably not UA themselves but one of their regional partners since UA technically doesn't own RJ's.
So did management sit around a table and say "hey we like what Independance Air is doing at Dulles with their RJ's. Let's do something like that only in a smaller city and go head-to-head with the three majors who are strong enough to not file bankruptcy: WN, CO and our buddies at AA."
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8765 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 15556 times:
if it's all RJ's ( which aren't limited by the Wright Amendment because they are under the seating cap ) it could be DAL - yes , I know that AA are at DFW rather than DAL - but it is still the same city ( sort of )
hmmmm , wonder what is going on - would Iowaman care to give us a time frame ?
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
Iowaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 15509 times:
Quoting UA744Flagship (Reply 8): I'm surprised this got out... this is supposed to be very hush hush. I.E. I can't even post anything about it. However, I will say that none of the guesses so for are correct.
That's why I'm not saying what city, the new flights are loaded on www.united.com, so it is public information, but I'll let the public find them.