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Frontier Upgrades TUS-DEN Equipment  
User currently offlineAzstar From United States of America, joined May 2005, 631 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Effective at the end of August, F9 will fly two Airbus flights per day between Tucson and Denver instead of two RJ's.

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

This is very good news as I fly this route on Frontier about 8 times per year. Too bad it isn't happening sooner!

User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4616 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Now if they could just upgrade DEN-OKC, I'd actually use them.  Smile

User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Quoting Ouboy79 (Reply 2):
Now if they could just upgrade DEN-OKC, I'd actually use them

The Horizon CR7's aren' too bad. I flew them up to BOI a couple of times. Pretty comfortable.

When I was at F9 the loads to OKC were good. Hopefully you'll see at least a 318 upgrade one day.


User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25693 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 2244 times:
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Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 3):
When I was at F9 the loads to OKC were good. Hopefully you'll see at least a 318 upgrade one day.

I could be wrong, but my memory is that OKC started as mainline, but the loads didn't support it.

Obviously, things have changed - DEN/OKC went up to 3 x daily.

So it is becoming a classic pattern. DAY, GEG and now TUS all go mainlne this summer.

Where are the CR7's going - Canada?

cheers

mariner



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Quoting Mariner (Reply 4):
Where are the CR7's going - Canada?

If I were a betting man, I'd put money on it.

Quoting Mariner (Reply 4):
DAY, GEG and now TUS all go mainlne this summer.

Always good to see markets get upgraded to mainline. Although the CR7's are nice, it still doesn't offer the full F9 experience to passengers.


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4435 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
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Quoting Mariner (Reply 4):
Where are the CR7's going - Canada?

CID hopefully Big grin (haha I wish).


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1481 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

I am happy to see this upgrade for Tucson. I would fly them if they had better connections, frequency. United has 2 mainline(?) to Denver and a couple of CRJ flights.

User currently offlineWarreng24 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 2108 times:

This is interesting. UA cuts mainline TUS-DEN and TUS-ORD when the school season down there is out. I guess they're betting on traffic to the University of Arizona and the winter tourist season.

F9 upgrading to mainline during the summer months shows that demand is still strong year round.

Hopefully this year UA continues mainline service through the summer months.


User currently offlineAzstar From United States of America, joined May 2005, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 2101 times:

Traffic is strong during the summer but once kids are back in school traffic plummets (at the end of August) until it picks up again in October. So, they are going to be flying empty planes for about a month and a half. IMHO, it would make more sense to upgrade immediately after Memorial Day.

[Edited 2006-02-27 14:03:01]

User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25693 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
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Quoting Azstar (Reply 9):
IMHO, it would make more sense to upgrade immediately after Memorial Day.

There is probably a bigger picture.

Frontier is a very small airline, the 50th (mainline) aircraft is arriving now. So there is a question of aircraft availability.

Which raises the next question - where will they deploy the aircraft that would otherwise have served TUS?

Early September is a curious time to add frequency on another CR7 route, or open a new station.

Although - that worked spectacularly well with DAY last year.

cheers

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

Being small, Frontier is able to swap flights around pretty easily....take a look at a sample of the changes for flights from SJC - note in the summer schedule the lack of CR7s...

FEB 10 - APR 26 (3)
06:25 318
10:45 319
19:55 CR7

APR 27 - MAY 10 (4)
06:20 318
10:45 318
14:40 319
20:00 CR7

MAY 11 - JUN 28 (4)
06:20 318
10:45 318
14:40 319
20:05 319 (CR7 on Sat) (NO SUNDAY SERVICE)

JUN 29 - AUG 19 (4)
06:20 318
10:45 318
14:40 319
20:00 CR7 (NO SUNDAY SERVICE)

AUG 20 - OCT 27 (4)
06:20 318
10:45 318
14:45 CR7
20:00 CR7

OCT 27 ...
???

[Edited 2006-02-27 19:41:37]

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Quoting Mariner (Reply 4):
I could be wrong, but my memory is that OKC started as mainline, but the loads didn't support it.

Good memory.

But, before F9 was on it, I believe WestPac hopped on this segment between DEN and OKC first. More specifically, they used their feeder MAX (Mountain Air Express) who had a fleet of Dornier 328s and used the east-end of concourse A. Those 328s were brand new and exotic compared to the Dash-8s flying around for UA Express.



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