Adipasqu From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2034 times:
Why doesn't any carrier operate SAN-RNO non-stop? I realize neither are really any kind of hub, but with all the surfers/snowboarders, not to mention all the other amenities the Greater Reno/Lake Tahoe area, I would think at least WN and UA (maybe AS) would have at least a couple each. Any thoughts?
This would strictly be an O&D flight, and the numbers for such a route just don't add up. So your best hope is a single stop through LAX, LAS, PHX, SFO or SLC so others from other origins can make flying into RNO worth it.
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Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
SWA did try this not too long ago, both SAN and BUR were tried as Sat only nonstop flights. After that, Aloha did operate the route and it was so so at first to poor in the end. Not like their SNA-RNO route that does much better.
HPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4519 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1841 times:
Quoting Iowaman (Reply 3): I think it could be done with one daily 737, however they might have bigger fish to fry in other cities.
With all the planes they are taking delivery of, they may soon run out of those bigger fish. If what Flyboy says is true, that's very strange as you would think at least half those O&D pax would opt for the quickest and cheapest fare SAN-RNO, and with SAN being a major WN station it seems even more strange as I would think they would have a loyal customer base there.
I don't see any other airline trying it as a nonstop flight. UA is too entrenched at LAX and has bigger issues to address, and AS/QX are also working on building up LAX as a major hub.