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UA's SanAntonio (SAT) Operations - Status/Updates?  
User currently offlineORD747CLE From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 240 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

Wanted to check in out there and see how United's expanded service at SAT and possibly New Orleand are doing with the new UAX/Mainline service. How have the loads been? Things looking up? Staff hanging in there?

All thoughts/comments appreciated!

Ord747Cle

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User currently offlineFCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

It's really not correct to say it's "UA's" operations - there is no expanded mainline service. It's all an at-risk experiment conducted by Trans States Airlines. UA just collects the cash for every passenger flown under the UA code.


USAir A321 service now departing for SFO with fuel stops in CAK, COS and RNO. Enjoy your flight.
User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9666 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Yes United is pretty much getting paid a fee to use the name, connecting service, branding, company recognition and frequent flyer program. This is Trans States' operation. You can check out their press releases to see how the service is doing.


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

At Risk. Isn't that how airlines used to make money?

User currently offlineFCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

That's how regional airlines used to make money. Now, as Michael Boyd likes to point out, all these "regional airlines" are really just regional jet wet-leasing companies - or "small-jet providers."


USAir A321 service now departing for SFO with fuel stops in CAK, COS and RNO. Enjoy your flight.
User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25426 posts, RR: 86
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3389 times:
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Quoting FCYTravis (Reply 1):
It's really not correct to say it's "UA's" operations - there is no expanded mainline service. It's all an at-risk experiment conducted by Trans States Airlines.

That's odd. If I go to the Trans States Airlines website, I cannot book any of the flights. It directs me to the United Airlines website to book.

And I see that all the aircraft say "United" on the side.

If I go to Travelocity to book, say, SAT-OMA, it says it is a United flight.

If it walks like a duck.....

mariner



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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

Quoting FCYTravis (Reply 1):
It's really not correct to say it's "UA's" operations - there is no expanded mainline service. It's all an at-risk experiment conducted by Trans States Airlines. UA just collects the cash for every passenger flown under the UA code.

Travis,
the SAT operation is is a shared risk to a point by by both ua and trans state...ua is assuming the costs of airport ops since every city that the gets the trans states flts is a ua mainline city...btw....mci is getting the axe on the sat flt..unsure of what date it is happening but everything else is staying put.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26605 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

Quoting Uadc8contrail (Reply 6):
btw....mci is getting the axe on the sat flt..unsure of what date it is happening but everything else is staying put.

They should move that flight to MSY. MCI-MSY has always been a strong market and has a major vaccum right now.



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User currently offlineKnope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2947 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Both SAT-MCI and SAT-TUL appear to be getting the boot. That leaves 2x to MSY and ABQ, plus a single flight each to COS, OKC and OMA if I recall correctly.

User currently offlinePikky02 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

I've been to San Antonio b4. I Loved their neat little airport. Similar in architecture as in El Paso.

User currently offlineFlyLKU From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 817 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

I was on the ORD-SAT-ORD route last week on my way from/to DCA. 737-500 on the way in and a CRJ-700 back. Loads appeared pretty good but I am still not satisfied with the schedule. The latest flight out of SAT is before 7pm making it impossible to complete a full business day and still return a car and run the security gauntlet - which has been very quick of late. I still have to stay the night and leave at 6:50 the next morning.

I go back in July and was able to book the only non-stop which departs IAD at 5pm. Returning, like I said, I have to stay over and return across ORD the next morning.

Also, I was in OKC six weeks ago and had an opportuntity to go across MSY on the way back to IAD. Decided not to as the MSY-IAD leg was the last flight out that evening. At least going across ORD I had multiple options should my flight from OKC get delayed.



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