LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12680 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9227 times:
Many of the airports listed are small cities and could lead them to bang heads with US, DL and the like.
Albany, NY and Hartford, CT could be sleepers if they offered non-stops to ATL to connect with other flights or MCD for Mickeyworld.
By the way, NW Arkansas airport is near and for Bentonville, AR, the home of Wal-Mart. If they could offer 717 service from ATL, that would give a leg over AA, others who use (if I am correct) RJ's or via commuter divisions for the huge number of vendors for WalMart that travel there to get them to buy their products.
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7419 posts, RR: 25 Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9221 times:
FL did a similar thing a couple of years ago. Since PHL is my home airport, for this poll, I selected a few cities that presently aren't already served by WN; which is a bit tougher now than it was 2 years ago.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
Personally,I would love to see either BNA, CHA, TYS, or the tri cities get the service, but BNA would be a dogfight with WN on their hometurf, I'v flown into and out of BNA on a fairly regular basis and it appears that WN has a stronghold on that market, plus DL has a nice operation there. Tri Cities is too small for LCC service, same for CHA, they have new service from G4 starting soon, but I don't see the demand for it. TYS is the most likely of these four, TYS could also draw from CHA and the tri cities,it would also stop people from driving to BNA to get on WN. The only issue for TYS is whether or not someone wants to take a chance on it, the airport could use the compitition to drive down the fares
For comparison sake, here are some fares out of TYS
TYS-ATL 312$ on US, if you want non stop its 335$ on DL
TYS-DTW 300$ on US about 30$ more for non stop on NW
TYS-LAS 340$ on CO, AA, NW
Is it bad that I get excited to see even a CRJ overfly? Man, what this place does to you
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 18 Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8798 times:
What would really burn my bottom is the fact that whatever city FL starts.. they will probably start with at least 2 or 3 destinations.. but they have some cities in their route already that only have service to ATL.. why can't they add new destinations from some currently served cities..
etc.. why not try connecting some of those dots with some unserved routes..
SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 4970 posts, RR: 15 Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8750 times:
Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 23): why can't they add new destinations from some currently served cities..
A nation-wide and industry-wide question, ERJ. From a SAN perspective as an existing station, I say the same thing to WN, B6, US, etc.: why not connect the dots instead of the expense and uncertainty of opening new stations? In other words WN, give SAN new n/s to RNO, DEN and HOU rather than opening up IAD or MSP or some other place which SAN will probably not get any service to for a long time.
But from a SAN perspective as a potential new, unserved market, I hope FL will decide to come to SAN, from at least 2 markets, e.g., IND and ATL, and hopefully even more, such as MCO!
Growth is certainly a good thing, in fact, a must. But it needs to be slow and well thought out. It seems to me that FL is taking it slow and easy -- doing it right. B6 however, in my opinion, is digging themselves into a pit by doing too much growth too fast, given their current financial situation.
I guess as with most things, it's all a matter of your perspective.
25 Steeler83: Pleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaassssee come back/reconsider MDT!! You were days from agreeing to start service to ATL and offer affordable reasonable fares out of
26 AirTranTUS: Thank you! I voted for these two as well along with ABQ and SAN. Arizona is a big blank space that they need to fill.
27 Texan: AA does use mainline metal to both DFW and ORD a few times per day with Eagle mixed in. They also have Eagle service to LGA, LAX, and and STL at leas
28 PanAm330: I beg to differ. SYR needs expanded service, especially to Florida, where there is one single non-stop to MCO. During the winter, FLL and TPA could b
29 TVNWZ: They came to SRQ only after the area ponied up some money to get them. The route is heavily subsidized. Maybe this is a way to get communities to ope
30 MrPIBB: Four words. New Haven, Connecticut. PLEASE!
31 ChiGB1973: Funny ORD is on there but not JFK. M
32 ERJ170: Four more words... Need a Longer Runway... Preach to your People, Mr Pibb.. they need another 2000' added.. at least..