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Southwest At IAD?  
User currently offlineOOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1483 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

So I have heard about WN starting operations at Dulles soon. Does anyone know how soon they are planning to open it up? Also what would be the top 5 destinations we could see WN start right away from IAD?

Any thoughts or comments are appreciated.
Thanx.

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User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

Top five destinations? Well maybe:

BDL, ISP, FLL, LAS, and MDW?



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User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3856 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

I'm thinking that one of the IAD destinations may be RDU. Isn't there as high-tech corridor near Dulles with lots of technology businesses? Since RDU is also a city with lots of high tach businesses there may be a potential for lots of business traffic between the two.

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3739 times:
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If I was to guess:
LAS,PHX,MDW,FLL or MCO, PHL(maybe).

Quoting OOer (Thread starter):
Does anyone know how soon they are planning to open it up?

Plan is for service to start sometime this fall. I would expect destinations announced within the next two months.


User currently offlineWN57787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

Quoting JetBlueAUS (Reply 1):
Top five destinations? Well maybe:

PHL,MDW,MCO,LAS,PIT

Service will start some time this fall....


WN asked for 2 Gates in IAD


User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3690 times:
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I would assume sometime in the first two weeks in October.

As for initial destinations, I will say MDW, MCO, MHT, BNA, and PVD. Maybe one LAS flight,too.



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User currently offlineCentPIT From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Wait, are these for sure? This would be so sweet if PIT was/is included!

I am going to guess the following routes:

IAD-MDW
IAD-LAS
IAD-PHX
IAD-DEN
IAD-MCO



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User currently offlineCentPIT From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3647 times:

Quoting WN57787 (Reply 4):
PHL,MDW,MCO,LAS,PIT

Service will start some time this fall....


WN asked for 2 Gates in IAD

Are these routes for sure or just your thoughts? I forgot to put this quote in the above post.

Let me know WN57787!
 

[Edited 2006-05-27 05:52:08]


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User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

look for southwest to turn IAD into another BWI. they will own the east coast in a matter of just a few years.


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User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 6):
Wait, are these for sure? This would be so sweet if PIT was/is included!

I am going to guess the following routes:

IAD-MDW
IAD-LAS
IAD-PHX
IAD-DEN
IAD-MCO

If I were a betting man, I'd go with your picks. Only add a few more destinations in the Sunshine State.

NTS



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User currently offlineWN57787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 7):
Are these routes for sure or just your thoughts?

thoughts.


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6793 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

If past practice is any guide, I would guess IAD-MDW, IAD-MCO, IAD-TPA, IAD-LAS, and IAD-PHX.

User currently offlineKevin82277 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3474 times:

what about doing IAD-BNA,

User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3414 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 3465 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 11):
If past practice is any guide, I would guess IAD-MDW, IAD-MCO, IAD-TPA, IAD-LAS, and IAD-PHX.

my guesses exactly plus I'd add in PVD as well.

MDW: 4
MCO: 2
TPA: 1
LAS: 1
PHX: 1
PVD: 3


User currently offlineCentPIT From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

Quoting WN57787 (Reply 10):
thoughts.

Oh, ok! I hope PIT has a chance then!

 Silly



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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 3361 times:

I am not sure where, but when I was at the American Association for Airport Executive conference in San Diego last month, a lady from the Washington Airport Authority in a round table large hub meeting said that Southwest was going to be starting this summer some time.

User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

If WN was to go IAD-FLL they'd break the "gentleman's agreement" with B6. However, B6 is breaking the agreement with BUR-LAS...IAD-FLL is a much more important route, and if WN picked that route, not only would it be stupid with 2 competing carriers, one of which a LCC as well as a competiting carrier out of DCA, but it could lead to an all out war between B6 and WN. As far as LAS is concerned, yes B6 flies there, but WN has proven that 1X daily does not effect the operations of other airlines on the route, so I do not think that would be an issue.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12119 posts, RR: 49
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 3310 times:
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Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 16):
If WN was to go IAD-FLL they'd break the "gentleman's agreement" with B6. However, B6 is breaking the agreement with BUR-LAS...

There is no such "gentleman's agreement" when it comes to business, if so it would be called collusion!



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User currently offlineWN57787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 14):
Oh, ok! I hope PIT has a chance then!

WN is adding a gate in PIT , and adding staffing.... UA,US has service to DCA/IAD and BWI and DH had 8 flts to IAD I think pit has a chance to get 2 flts to IAD but we will see what WN decides to do..


User currently offlinePlaneloco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

I would imagine IAD-ORF. Lots of military/military familiies traffic in spite of a short hop.

User currently offlineWN57787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Quoting Planeloco (Reply 19):
I would imagine IAD-ORF. Lots of military/military familiies traffic in spite of a short hop.

too close dont see that... wn shortis rout is RSW-MCO


User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

hey what do all of you guys think of IAD-LAX??....
I go there often using southwest and I would love not to drive that horrible hour to BWI.....



Uhhh What?
User currently offlineWN57787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 21):
hey what do all of you guys think of IAD-LAX??....

mabey direct.. 1 stop service same a/c


User currently offlineCentPIT From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

Quoting WN57787 (Reply 18):
WN is adding a gate in PIT , and adding staffing.... UA,US has service to DCA/IAD and BWI and DH had 8 flts to IAD I think pit has a chance to get 2 flts to IAD but we will see what WN decides to do..

So now WN will have A1, A3, and A5, or are they going to add A7?



I am excited for the announcement of the cities that will be served from IAD and i'm not quite sure why.

I think IAD-DEN could do really well!



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User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

This would really hurt BWI this plus five years from now whenever the metro reaches Dulles...A big blow.


Uhhh What?
25 Iowaman : How so? when the BWI metro reaches Dulles it will mean there is even more people wanting to fly and traffic if you're trying to get from the IAD area
26 Boeinglover24 : I know a few people who drives all the way up to BWI specifically to fly Southwest and their "cheap" fares..... How metro affects the whole thing? I
27 Scrappy74 : It would get very interesting if they tried this, UA will be very protective of their hub-hub routes. Same goes for the IAD-LAX mkt. Given WN's small
28 WN57787 : Right now WN has A1 and A3 will be adding A5 Adding Service to IAD will not hurt BWI I think it will inhance the Washington Service.
29 Kaputt : I doubt it. They already run ORF-BWI.
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