UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6768 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).
TAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1933 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6590 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.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6552 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.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6521 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!!
Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4645 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5159 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.
1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4774 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.
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32104 posts, RR: 85
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4474 times:
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.