Spirit dropped FLL-DEN. They used to run a daily M80 on the route. A former manager of mine used to be NK's manager in DEN and now he's in jail on some big time charges. And he seemed like such a nice guy!
Airlinebrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 10070 times:
It seems like the transcon routes have been the most troublesome for LCC's. B6 is making it work most of the time (JFK but not as much with IAD) but I have noticed many others giving up after a try. The first two airlines that come to mind are ATA and America West.
I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
When did they pull that one? I would have thought it would be okay since CO operates out of IAH and WN out of HOU but I guess not. I rode that route via a stop in ELP to MCRD back in '97 - oh the memories and my how time has flown by!
Are you sure ?? I thought WN left SFO because they didn't want to pay the airport fees. There are about 20 WN flights/day to SAN from OAK, SJC got 10 (plus about 15 more on AA and Alaska), and SAC's got 13. Would the ATC delays at SFO be bad enough to make that route not work??
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9563 times:
Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 1): Anyway, I think FL dropped CUN-ATL, that could count as one. I don't know what happened to that.
They never even started the route. They still hold the traffic rights, it's just no start date has ever been established as a result of Wilma.
Quoting FlyBaby (Reply 14):
Yes, I think there was ATL-VPS too at some point.
They moved their flights to PNS because at the time, VPS was getting ready to undertake building a new terminal on the site of the terminal, and flights were to operate out of a temporary terminal that was nothing more than a tent.
FL: ATL-BDL. The loads were never that good on the route; what kept them on the route as long as they did was the mail revenue the route provided.
: Air Tran transfered the VPS service to PNS. They appear to be doing better there than at VPS.
: out of STL.. WN dropped STL-IND, STL-MSY. Alex
: yes about 2 1/2 yrs ago it was sat only service. never was full STL-MSY was dropoed to to Hurrcain Katrina another bad rout for WN is BDL-PHL both wa
: No it was not. it was dropped looooong time ago, before 1998. STL-IND was dropped right after 9/11. Alex
: was just talking to a Girl that worked the MSY station for WN until Katrina. and she said that thay had STL n/s out of msy.. up until the Rebuilding.
: They were a low fare carrier, not a low cost carrier Well, they dropped SFO completely. MSY-STL and MSY-MCI were both strong routes up until Katrina
: NK.. a few off the top of my head DEN-FLL DEN-DTW OAK-DTW LGA-MLB everything in ISP and EWR and PHL (years back) BOS-ACY probably a few others back a
: It's my understanding that yes, WN did drop SFO due to the ATC delays. With their tight turnarounds, a delay in SFO would ripple thru the system quic
: and WN starts service to PHL wht that ATC wow.. that is a mess for any Airline
: I need to see proof of that, MSY was opened as a started route for STL when Southwest initiated STL service. MSY was soon shortly dropped, long befor