Neilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5252 times:
Per the news...
Flights will run between Detroit, Cleveland and Cincinnati.
The service is from a Cleveland-based Charter Company called Destination One. A round-trip ticket to Cleveland will cost $341.00 and a round trip ticket to Cincinnati will cost $428.00.
They must have some guaranteed business to be starting up these routes. Cleveland has three really big law firms that could be behind it. They can't be planning to live off of walk-up tourists.
One-stop to Hilton Head at over three hours does seem a bit long, although it's had to get to SAV in less time. Two and a quarter to Kiawah isn't bad at all, though. The fares? If you can afford the greens fees, you can afford the fares.
Added: For comparison, CLE-DTW r/t fares for a two day trip next week on CO or NW are over $400.
[Edited 2006-07-26 07:55:19]
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Ntspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4702 times:
A relative of mine is tied in with this venture, and he was telling me that they already have pretty solid bookings for both routes. Lots of business travellers willing to pay for the convience. The parent company also runs lots of charters on ERJs that they picked up from, I believe, ExpressJet.
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Mbm3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 858 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4341 times:
It will be interesting to how these new routes do for Destination One. I agree that a lot of the big legal and financial firms here in Cleveland would love the easy logistics of this service, though the weekend golfer flights seem to be a bit of a stretch.
I am surprise that Columbus or Pittsburgh were not on the list, though they may not have a smaller airport closer to downtown.
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EXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4142 times:
Their frequency doesnt seem high enough. Also the EM-120 might be a bit big for these routes. Nothing good can come from low frequency with "large" planes in a business market.
Fly those routes 5-7x Mon-Fri with Beech 1900s or Cessna 402s.
Weekends charter them out. I am not sure that would work either, but a business plan with a EMB-120 and 1-2 weekday flights per market wont work unless they have a contract with some big company already.