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UA Starts OKC-LAX Non-stop!  
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6364 times:

United Airlines 6443
(Operated by United Express/Sky West)

4:17 pm OKC 5:14 pm LAX Non-stop


United Airlines 6442
(Operated by United Express/Sky West)

10:44 am LAX 3:35 pm OKC Non-stop

Wonder how this route will do in the long run.

I have been hearing local radio advertisements courtesy of Will Rogers World Airport in OKC about the new non-stop flight.

Now I just wish that they would start and OKC-IAD flight for connections to Europe and the east coast. As many of you know, the old OKC airport has been demolished and a new bright and beautiful, and larger airport is being erected in its place. One concourse is already up and running and the check-in areas have been built. With the new airport we have seen new service to different cities come about and WN increasing operations in OKC. I hope when the other concourse is finally developed we will see other airlines flying into OKC such as USAir (in their own metal).

UAL

UAL

[Edited 2006-08-25 21:42:55]

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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2492 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6313 times:

Hmmm. Another RJ flight? Should be a decent route as OKC is steadily growing.


777fan



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6298 times:

And apparently, from www.flyokc.com :

UNITED NOW OFFERS NONSTOP SERVICE TO NEW ORLEANS AND
SAN ANTONIO!

Offers daily nonstop departures to Chicago, Denver, New Orleans & San Antonio. (+ LAX now).

UAL


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6283 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 2):
And apparently, from www.flyokc.com :

UNITED NOW OFFERS NONSTOP SERVICE TO NEW ORLEANS AND
SAN ANTONIO!

New Orleans and San Antonio service from Oklahoma City ended two weeks ago.



a.
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6283 times:

Back in the day (1985), I flew LAX-OKC nonstop on a WA 727. The route appeared to do very well.....and as I recall the flight continued on from OKC to TUL. And, of course the return TUL-OKC-LAX.

Edited to add WA route map from 1987:


Tom at MSY

[Edited 2006-08-25 21:58:07]

[Edited 2006-08-25 21:59:33]


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User currently offlineTAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6186 times:

IIRC, TWA served this route in the 70's and into the 80's..maybe up to the time WA entered it. Going from memory, one flight was a nonstop and one stopped in ABQ I believe. One was usually a 707 and the other a 727-131. Don't recall anymore which was which.

For a while I think one of those continued on to MCI and /or STL at various times over the years.

Best of luck to the new flight..even on an RJ!


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9510 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6148 times:

Would this be a CRJ-700 route? It seems like it should be since economy plus and first class would make sense on a route that long. ExPlus is pretty much at the same level as economy on the 737s, except for the lack of fresh meals in first class and any IFE.


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6117 times:

My grandmother flew this route many times, usually from TUL, making a stop in OKC before continuing on to LAX. It was too hard for her to make a plane change at DFW, so this flight for many years was her only choice.

She flew it on American, on TWA, and finally on Western. I believe they were the last airline to fly it, as it was discontinued after the Delta merger.

My grandmother has long since passed away, but because of this route, I got to see the inside of many different LAX terminals...in fact, T3 might still be the same as when she flew out of there last in the early 1980's!!



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User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6100 times:

Congrats to OKC, but dang it, AMA is missing out on this splurge of new routes, heck im on my knees begging for AMA-SLCBig grin you are over there "maybe our service to EWR will increase to 4 daily"  Wink





OKCisspoiled,


Garri767  Wink Wink Wink


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6098 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5942 times:

RoseFlyer: Yes, a CR7!



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8664 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5423 times:

I hope it goes well. It should considering OKC is growing.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineSymphonik From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

I selfishly hope for OKC<->SFO at some point...

User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4567 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4755 times:

I would like to see OKC-Florida back again. Allegiant was going to start SFB, but left totally since they were getting spanked on LAS. Delta did have a CRJ down to MCO, or was it an ERJ, but then killed their network there.

User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5791 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4506 times:

Quoting Ouboy79 (Reply 12):
Allegiant was going to start SFB, but left totally since they were getting spanked on LAS.

They did well at OKC until WN increased frequency on OKC-LAS. Too many seats to make it worth it to stay.



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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4567 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4419 times:

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 13):
They did well at OKC until WN increased frequency on OKC-LAS. Too many seats to make it worth it to stay.

That whole jump from Saturday Only to Daily was a killer.  Wink


User currently offline1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4370 times:

Yuck! 2.5hrs on a RJ! Pretty soon we might see LAX-IAD on a RJ. Just kidding.
I know most people would rather fly nonstop. I would rather change planes in order to get a bigger plane (also one with Channel 9). That's just me though.


User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4567 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4291 times:

Hopefully it will do really well it gets an upgrade to mainline or at least to the 170. Would also like to see a 170 to IAD as well.

User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
As many of you know, the old OKC airport has been demolished and a new bright and beautiful, and larger airport is being erected in its place

The airport is in the same place it has always been. It's a new terminal that has been built. There's a big difference...

American Airlines ran an MD-80 between TUL-LAX for about a year not too long ago and it wasn't successful. I wonder what makes United think an OKC-LAX flight would be.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30623 posts, RR: 84
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4070 times:
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I'm guessing UA signed a contract with an OKC company that needs to visit Asia or Australia on a regular basis? Since it is only one daily flight in each direction, using an exPlus CRJ700 would allow it to hook up to a specific NRT or SYD flight and provide First for those folks on a Business Class travel contract.

User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

Quoting Brick (Reply 17):
American Airlines ran an MD-80 between TUL-LAX for about a year not too long ago and it wasn't successful. I wonder what makes United think an OKC-LAX flight would be.

Because they are using a "Super BarbieJet", thats why.....Everyone thinks these stinking little things are the answer....

Access-Air



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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4567 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3929 times:

Quoting Brick (Reply 17):
American Airlines ran an MD-80 between TUL-LAX for about a year not too long ago and it wasn't successful. I wonder what makes United think an OKC-LAX flight would be.

OKC area in general is rapidly growing along with the income per capita. More people...more ability to fill the planes where they want to go.


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

Same thing with Tulsa. In fact Tulsa is growing more/faster than OKC.


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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4567 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

Quoting Brick (Reply 21):
Same thing with Tulsa. In fact Tulsa is growing more/faster than OKC.

Sorry...but you are wrong.  Smile

OKC in 2000 had a population of 506,132...2005 est is 531,324 - up 5%
- OKC metro area has increased 5.6% to 1,156,812

Tulsa in 2000 had a pop of 393,120...2005 est is 382,457 - down 2.7%
- Tulsa metro area has increased 3.3% to 887,715


User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

Quoting Brick (Reply 17):
American Airlines ran an MD-80 between TUL-LAX for about a year not too long ago and it wasn't successful. I wonder what makes United think an OKC-LAX flight would be.

Different plane. Different city. Different airline. Different time. But other than that, the comparison is spot on.


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