DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2261 times:
I flew on one of those United 737-200s into MOD years ago. It was a late evening flight SFO-MOD-SCK.
[quote=Stirling,reply=3]If someone had a CRJ flight into MOD right now, they'd probably be going out half full because of the penalty incurred when it is 110+ degrees outside.
I recall years ago a start-up out of Fresno called Far West Airlines. Their prop planes were used mainly in Japan. When the summer valley heat came, the planes had difficulty lifting off.
What has hurt Central Valley air service has been the high fares, but with gas as expensive as it is, driving to OAK and SFO may save little. Add high parking or shuttle rates and valley air service may be able to sustain a bit higher fares.