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AirTran Suspending SRQ-LGA  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33273 posts, RR: 71
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

Not sure if this seasonal or not, but airTran's last Sarasota-LaGuardia flight will be 17 February 2006. Looks like airTran didn't find a niche in the Sarasota-Northeast market. While they have done very well in Sarasota overall, SRQ-BOS quickly was downgraded to Saturday-only, and now SRQ-LGA is being suspended.

Also, on a Florida-related note, service between Richmond and Ft. Myers will become Saturday-only the same week.


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User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 999 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Yea your right, I posted that about a week ago. Delta still has the CRJ daily and mainline on Sat to LGA. SRQ doesn't loose any frequency as MDW goes 2 times a day. So they are just positioning aircraft for the planned MDW expansion. Need to put airplanes where they will make the most money. It tough going up against JetBlue and Song on the BOS and NYC routes to Florida. Both those airlines drop a million seats a day into TPA and RSW at $88


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21580 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

Probably also trying to entrench into the Midwest as B6 looks to come on line to SRQ with E190s. Isn't that the scuttlebutt?

I'd just like to see CO add a second daily ERJ from IAH or upgrade it to 735 but leave it in the evening for western connections.



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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

Given the fact that FL just pulled out and DL only runs a CRJ down there, how does CO do out of EWR to SRQ?

User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3253 times:

Since it ends Feb 17th it can't be seasonal as Feb-Mar-Apr are traditionally the strongest months between the NE and FLA.

LGA777


User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 999 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3132 times:

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 3):
Given the fact that FL just pulled out and DL only runs a CRJ down there, how does CO do out of EWR to SRQ?

Currently a mix of 2 daily 737's fly SRQ-EWR. SRQ had a few 757's a couple of days ago but I don't see any on the schedule for the future. They go up to 3 dailies in mid Feb. When I worked ops in SRQ load factor was above 97% year round. That doesn't mean they are making any money though. The reason for the uptick is that COA matches B6's fares to TPA and RSW. Anyone see the Hot Flash from Dec 19th? SRQ strongest fundamental growth in the USA.
Also on the 26th and 27th, we tried to get our crews into and out of SRQ, out of 8 crews (16 pilots) we were only able to fly 1 crew out. We had to fly crews into TPA and get cars because all flights were sold out. One fare was over $1400 on USAirways to TPA. Man that pissed me off. Anyway enough ranting.
So any inside info on Jet Blue to SRQ. Or is it just another midsize city hoping for them to arrive?



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User currently offlineMidway2AirTran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

As long as AirTran keeps placing the a/c where money is made, I don't have much to complain about.

Instincts and a couple of things I've come across tell me that next year will be an interesting one for FL, in a good way.



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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

Will DL pull out now that FL is out.


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User currently offlineF27XXX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

I have a feeling we'll see Spirit in SRQ before JetBlue. JetBlue's stretched kinda thin at the moment, though the deliveries on new planes will help.

User currently offlineN742AT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 46 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

I hope AirTran has pulled this service because of a/c need and not because of poor flight loads. If it was flight loads they didn't even give this route a chance its been offered for what about a month or two. People are not aware of FL's presence on this route and I feel if they gave it time it would prove to be a more profitable route!

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