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United Express To Add BOI-LAX 2 Nonstops  
User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2455 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4108 times:
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I was looking through www.united.com, and saw that United Express/SkyWest will commence two nonstop flights between Boise and Los Angeles. They will apparently fly the 50 pax CRJ.
With these two new flights, United will offer 4 mainline flights (1 ORD, 3 DEN, and 10 UA Express flights.
Last week I heard someone ( a UA employee) mention LA flights, so I started looking it up.
Here is the preliminary schedule according to their site.

BOI-LAX
UA6538 lv 10:56AM ar 11:55am
UA6539 lv 7:29pm ar 8:28pm

LAX-BOI
UA6536 lv 8:05am ar 11:04am
UA6537 lv 3:59pm ar 6:58pm

These,along with Horizon Air's two flights, will for the first time, BOI will have two carriers offering nonstop LAX flights.

Here is QX's schedule as of May 5th.
BOI-LAX
lv 6:10am ar 7:40am
lv 6:50pm ar 8:20pm
LAX-BOI
lv 8:10am ar 11:30am
lv 8:40pm ar 11:59pm

So this will give the choice of deHavilland DASH 8-400s or CRJs on nonstop flights.


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User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4097 times:

Is anyone going to add more GEG-LAX non-stop flights or will they mainly connect in BOI? Robert NWDC10

User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4030 times:
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Looks as if AS' 1 nonstop will be it.
I guess everyone is happy funneling pax thru SEA or PDX.
I was amazed to see sometime ago that UA ended their nonstops to SFO.
Is there not that much traffic at GEG? I would think there would be, but by flights, maybe not.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26426 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4000 times:

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Thread starter):
So this will give the choice of deHavilland DASH 8-400s or CRJs on nonstop flights.

The Q400 is actually the nicer airplane, though United is the larger carrier. Looks like UA is finally trying to get a piece of what QX has been exploiting for a while, underserved small markets to LAX.



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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3980 times:
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The CRJ is a noticeably shorter flight too.


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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

I'm surprised that UA didn't do this already. hmmmm interesting.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26426 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 4):
The CRJ is a noticeably shorter flight too.

20 minutes is not all that much shorter, particularly when you consider that you have 7 more inches of pitch on the Q400



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User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

Where did you get the 7in more figure from? Seatguru says the Q400 has 31-32.0" pitch and the CRJ has 31.0" pitch.


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User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

GEG would make a great little hub for someone if they wanted too. Pretty sad flying most pax's to SEA or PDX for connections. I would love to see a non-stop GEG-YVR. Robert NWDC10

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26426 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

Quoting Planecrazy2 (Reply 7):
Where did you get the 7in more figure from? Seatguru says the Q400 has 31-32.0" pitch and the CRJ has 31.0" pitch.

I have read in a few places that they have a 38" pitch. Strange.



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User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
I have read in a few places that they have a 38" pitch. Strange.

They used to have 34" pitch, then they added extra seats and now it's down to 32"-ish pitch. Still a comfortable ride, though.



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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

So when is United Express going to go head to take more of NW's market in the upper midwest and plains. UA used to serve places like CWA with 6 flights a day. Now its down to 3 or something. NW on the otherhand is at 14 total arrivals and departures to MSP and DTW. UA could do small midwest station to SFO and make a nice little bit of cash.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26426 posts, RR: 76
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
They used to have 34" pitch, then they added extra seats and now it's down to 32"-ish pitch. Still a comfortable ride, though.

Ah, that is too bad. I guess they still give the free beer so people can conk out.



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User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3774 times:
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Quoting B757capt (Reply 5):
I'm surprised that UA didn't do this already. hmmmm interesting.

They did, but 25 years ago.  Wink

Quoting NWDC10 (Reply 8):
I would love to see a non-stop GEG-YVR. Robert NWDC10

Probably not enough o & d on this route. Unless you had ACJazz w/ a dh8-300. But even that would be too big.
I remember when GEG was little more than a tech stop on Frontier's DEN-GEG-YVR routes, and Hughes Airwest to YYC, and UA's old DEN-GEG-YYC routings.



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User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

I was honestly not expecting this route to happen. Although this could be bad news for both carriers. Time will tell how this route serves.

Anthony


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