MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4573 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4962 times:
they concentrate on small markets which is not served or with expensive connecting flights by the others. Orlando-Vegas is served by other airlines already, they don't want to get into US Airways/America West territory.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
COERJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4806 times:
First of all, the other flights are into MCO not SFB, which really doesn't make a difference.
I think the flight would to excellent, as it could provide additional connections between hubs. There is alot of O/D Traffic with Allegiant as LAS and SFB are both popular destinations, and I'm sure they could make a great connection from a western city to Florida.
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4515 times:
Allegiant is a vacation airline, and they are "fly over states" friendly. So flying Las-Orl doesn't make sense because they bring people to these points not connect them. They make money by flying into 2nd rate airports, and I guess it works. I don't know how popular flying is over these areas, I guess Vegas and Orlando might be in the midwest, but I can tell you that the 3 airports they fly into California, airports are based at cities with very little air traffic, except for maybe Fresno but still small. I guess they know something other airlines don't because they are having a lot of success and with the gas guzzling MD80 too. Oh wait never mind, I just thought the fact that they pay their employees regional airline wages.