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US To Start BNA-LAS Flights  
User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5362 times:

Dont think this has been posted yet....

TEMPE, Ariz., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Effective Oct. 5, US Airways (NYSE: LCC - News) will begin service three times per week between its hub in Las Vegas and "Music City" -- Nashville, Tenn. Passengers will be able to fly the route on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, creating a perfect schedule for a weekend getaway.

Full story:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060717/lam010.html?.v=57

29 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5299 times:

Good luck... Southwest will just crush them.... They already run 4 daily non-stops, plus I'm sure with this they'll lower the fairs and add flights.

[Edited 2006-07-17 16:21:37]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5299 times:

Sweet....no PHX yet? hehe Maybe at some point.

User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4303 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5146 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
They already run 4 daily non-stops, plus I'm sure with this they'll lower the fairs and add flights.

Thats not how WN operates. WN won't do that unless they can make a profit doing it. They aren't AA or NW you know.


User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5051 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
Good luck... Southwest will just crush them.... They already run 4 daily non-stops, plus I'm sure with this they'll lower the fairs and add flights.

I sincerely doubt it, we coexist just fine with WN. The connection possibilities are great as well...WN doesn't have any red-eyes out of LAS.


User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4982 times:

on the LAS routes they overlap quite a bit with SW, I don't see a problem. I'm surprised it is not daily though.

User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4097 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

Depending on the success of the route, it may go daily. I do think this was a gaping hole in the HP network so I'm glad it was added. Now if only we got a flight PHX-BNA.

User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 750 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4838 times:

I wonder what other cities will get service to LAS? Maybe MDT three times a week. I don't think the route would work on a daily basis.

User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4815 times:

Quoting N702ML (Thread starter):
Passengers will be able to fly the route on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, creating a perfect schedule for a weekend getaway.

I know that a good way to test a new city out of LAS is to make it a TH/FR/SU red eye for our airline, but I think they should have at least thrown in SA too, given that we are trying to identify ourselves with the NFL (even though WN got "official" status) and since there's a large group of fans from every NFL team in LAS, perhaps you could make the SA night flight work too.

I'm personally excited about it, never been to Tennessee and now I will have a reason to go.

The key will be the aircraft used - will it be an RJ or 319? *Edit - read the article and it will be a 319.

[Edited 2006-07-17 22:57:44]

User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 7):
I wonder what other cities will get service to LAS? Maybe MDT three times a week. I don't think the route would work on a daily basis.

Maybe BUF, but not MDT. Too little traffic there. BUF, PVD or ALB might be possibilities down the road.



It's a Great Day for Hockey!
User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 7):
I wonder what other cities will get service to LAS? Maybe MDT three times a week. I don't think the route would work on a daily basis.

Upstate New York's cities will get service to the HP hubs well before MDT gets it. BUF/ROC/SYR/ALB were some of the larger stations in the former US-East network, with some very strong passenger numbers. The service will come when the demand is sufficient enough to warrant it. I'd expect service to the New York cities within the next few years. Once the bigger cities are connected, then maybe (and I stress maybe) smaller cities like MDT will be looked at. Perhaps US may find a niche in doing that, though only time will tell.


User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 750 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4625 times:

Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 10):
Upstate New York's cities will get service to the HP hubs well before MDT gets it.

I can see that...especially SYR. BUF and ALB have SW and ROC has FL. SYR could use some additional service.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for MDT.


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4097 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4613 times:

I highly doubt any of the upstate NY cities will ever get nonstop service on US to PHX or LAS, BUF is a long shot "maybe." They are just too small and too close to larger East hubs and focus cities. The E-190 is a small possibility down the road, but I'm sure corporate would rather have them running shorter and more frequent routes than doing just one or two daily near-transcons.

User currently offlineCentPIT From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4572 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 6):
I do think this was a gaping hole in the HP network so I'm glad it was added. Now if only we got a flight PHX-BNA.

Will people be able to connect PIT-BNA-LAS and vice versa now that PIT-BNA is back on the schedule with 2 daily ERJs?



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 13):
Will people be able to connect PIT-BNA-LAS and vice versa now that PIT-BNA is back on the schedule with 2 daily ERJs?

Why would you if PIT has two-plus daily nonstops, and you have ample access to CLT, PHL and PHX?



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User currently offlineCentPIT From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4486 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 14):
Why would you if PIT has two-plus daily nonstops, and you have ample access to CLT, PHL and PHX?

Well, the four daily flights are usually pretty full, making it hard to get a good fare non-stop from Pittsburgh. I wouldn't go to PHL or CLT to get to LAS from PIT either, so that leaves PHX for me!

I was just asking, you could have said you didn't really know...hahaha.



Pittsburgh International: US Airways---160 daily departures! (52 destinations)
User currently offlineTbnist03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 106 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 7):
I wonder what other cities will get service to LAS?



Quoting BatonOps (Reply 7):
I don't think the route would work on a daily basis.

I agree with the lack of demand for a daily to LAS



I know that SA)">NW has service to LAS from GRR, and it was recently taken off the red-eye status.

SA)">NW 324: Leave GRR 1540, Arrive LAS 1645 SA) and Rheintalflug (Austria)">WE/TH/SA/SU
SA)">NW 323: Leave LAS 0800, Arrive GRR 1438 SA) and Rheintalflug (Austria)">WE/TH/SA/SU

Most of the time, the route is served by a 319, sometimes a 320, so it must be doing well...

From flightaware...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA324/history


I apologize if the post looks messed up. I have tried to fix it, but it shows up strange when previewing it.



-Mike
User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4097 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4340 times:

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 13):
Will people be able to connect PIT-BNA-LAS and vice versa now that PIT-BNA is back on the schedule with 2 daily ERJs?

I don't see any reason why not, in fact the website seems to work along those lines...giving the option to connect interline at an outstation instead of making you route through hubs.

If only the employee travel center let us list that way as well  Yeah sure


User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4326 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 12):
I highly doubt any of the upstate NY cities will ever get nonstop service on US to PHX or LAS, BUF is a long shot "maybe." They are just too small and too close to larger East hubs and focus cities. The E-190 is a small possibility down the road, but I'm sure corporate would rather have them running shorter and more frequent routes than doing just one or two daily near-transcons.

I respectfully disagree. Other than a lone CR7 to DFW, SYR and ROC have no service to the west. LAS would be a nice fit from both cities, as there will be both O&D and many connections to California and the rest of the coast. I don't think the E190 has the legs to make it non-stop, either- especially westbound. SYR was US-East's 9th largest station before the merger, and US still has quite a hold on the Upstate NY market- people will fly them, and people need to go west. I think that a red-eye flight from LAS to both SYR and ROC would be quite a nice compliment to the already extensive schedules from both cities. ALB and BUF both have WN, and the market isn't strong enough to support 2 carriers to LAS.


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2449 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

I can't figure this out......the flight times don't make sense.... anyone else notice a problem?

Flight details are as follows:

Las Vegas to Nashville* Nashville to Las Vegas*
Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
726 11:50 p.m. 5:24 a.m. 727 9:00 p.m. 10:55 p.m.

*Flights operate Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays only

So for examply the Sunday night LAS-BNA flight arrives at 524 on Monday morning.... but there's no return to LAS until Thursday.... like Friday nights LAS-BNA flight arrives on Saturday morning but doesn't leave till Sunday... so this plane has to go somewhere! Its a 124 seat A319 so that means US-West... SO where does this plane come from or go to? Is there a PHX-BNA announcement coming soon?



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 19):
I can't figure this out......the flight times don't make sense.... anyone else notice a problem?

Your thinking too hard. On those days they also run an extra flight from CLT,DCA, PHL or some other city to match those extra flights. Simple

[Edited 2006-07-22 03:36:11]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2449 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 20):
Simple

Well, find me a CLT/PHL/PIT/DCA/BWI-BNA flight on those days using an A319 and I'll buy the "simple" thing.

It doesn't even have to be an America West A319....

 Smile



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4058 times:

I really don't know, but it's more simple then you think.

[Edited 2006-07-22 04:25:45]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 22):
I really don't know, but it's more simple then you think.

If its simple, why don't you know?



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3991 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 19):
Its a 124 seat A319 so that means US-West...

No it's operated by US East metal...it's their flight number. All the 319's are being reconfigured to 12/112 capacity. As far as were the plane will come from, I have no idea. I imagine our route planners know the answer to that!


25 EMBQA : * Because I'm not a USAirways employee... * I don't have access to the planning computer which has the simple answer. * It also dosn't matter to me,
26 HPRamper : Then why are you yakking about something you admittedly don't care about, and know nothing about? What you say is ridiculously unsubstantiated. For t
27 Cactus739 : Well, for the record.... I did spend quite a bit of time on US Airways website yesterday. I checked for flights from PHL, PIT, BWI, BOS, CLT, RDU, pr
28 777fan : Air Namibia between LAS and BNA?! Wouldn't that qualify as cabotage?! 777fan
29 HPRamper : No problem, my curiosity is now piqued as well, and either way I'm a geek about this stuff. I sent off an email this morning, still waiting for an an
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