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Airtran Looking For Help Finding New Cities!  
User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9916 times:

Looks like Airtran is looking for help finding new cities.

Where would you like AirTran to fly?

http://www.airtran.com/nextcity/



Craig
MKE


MKE / EYW / LAS - The true trifecta of aviation!
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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6264 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9914 times:

That's kind of cheesy, it's a canned list...you can't make your own suggestions  Sad


Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9873 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.


User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9864 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 1):
make your own suggestions

yeah, I wish you could make your own suggestion, kind of like what B6 does.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7482 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9867 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.


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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4968 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9863 times:

Hmmm...BDA and PSP aren't on the list. Oh, well.

User currently offlineAlibo5NGN From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 773 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9850 times:

Let them take a look at Canada, the Caribbean or Cenral America.
 drool 



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User currently onlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3635 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9830 times:

It's great to see my hometown airport as an option in AirTran's poll. FWA needs an LCC badly, and FL would fit the bill perfectly. So, not surprisingly, I picked FWA.


I don't work for FWA, their tenants, or their ad agency. But I still love FWA.
User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9784 times:

I have included what cities I feel have a REALISTIC opportunity for success (i.e Can fill a 717, does not cannibalize existing Airtran routes, LCC competition is manageable):

Albany, N.Y.
 checkmark  Albuquerque, N.M.
Allentown, Pa.
Austin, Texas
Baton Rouge, La.
Boise, Idaho
Burlington, VT
 checkmark  Charleston, S.C.
Charleston, W.Va.
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Chicago (O'Hare), Ill.
Cincinnati, Ohio
 checkmark  Des Moines, Iowa
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Harrisburg, Pa.
 checkmark  Hartford, Conn.
Jackson, Miss.
Knoxville, Tenn.
Lexington, Ky.
 checkmark  Little Rock, Ark.
Louisville, Ky.
Manchester, N.H.
 checkmark  Nashville, Tenn.
 checkmark  Northwest Arkansas, Ark.
Oakland, Calif.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Omaha, Neb.
 checkmark  Phoenix, Ariz.
 checkmark  Portland, Maine
Portland, Ore.
Providence, R.I.
 checkmark  Reno, Nev.
Roanoke, Va.
Sacramento, Calif.
Salt Lake City, Utah
 checkmark  San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, Calif.
San Jose, Calif.
 checkmark  San Juan, Puerto Rico
Shreveport, La.
Spokane, Wash.
 checkmark  St. Louis, Mo.
Syracuse, N.Y.
Tri-Cities, Tenn.
 checkmark  Tucson, Ariz.
Tulsa, Oka.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa.
Wilmington, N.C.

Craig
MKE



MKE / EYW / LAS - The true trifecta of aviation!
User currently offlineBnatraveler From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9733 times:
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they did this a few years ago and TYS was the #1 response.

User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16927 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9715 times:

Who won the last time they did this? Didn't BNA win? I'm pretty sure that the city that won did not end up getting service.


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9694 times:

I think it was SRQ last time that won.

User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9685 times:

Awesome. ILM is on the list. we need something to bust on DL door. we could fill 3 717's a day or 2 to atl and 1 to mco.

desmond,



Desmond MacRae in ILM
User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5221 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9669 times:

There. Thank you for pointing that out, Viva. That's one more vote for, you guessed it, SAN!

(Same thing as B6 has. I like the idea; getting input from non-FF and even non-current-customers.)

bb


User currently offlineAirMailer From United States of America, joined May 2006, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9648 times:

Why isn't Cancun on that list?

User currently offlineROCandTPA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9568 times:

I would think that SYR would be a front runner

ATL: DL is down to 342 seats. Plenty of room for growth.

BWi: currently no service

TPA: currently no service

MCO: currently b6 is on route with 156 seats-high o&d market

BOS: only props from us


User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9538 times:

Quoting ROCandTPA (Reply 15):
I would think that SYR would be a front runner

With ROC just a 90 miles down the road I would think SYR falls into that proverbial bigger fish to fry category.


Craig
MKE



MKE / EYW / LAS - The true trifecta of aviation!
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9233 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9536 times:

I put down San Diego, Phoenix, Nashville, and Louisville.

Why not? ;p


I think Ft. Wayne, Lexington, Fayetteville come under the "let's see where Allegiant might show up" category.



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User currently offlineBadlydrawnboy From United States of America, joined May 2006, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9500 times:

I'm sort of shocked that TUL/OKC are on this list. We're WN country to the hilt. It would be nice to see more LCC competition here, however, but I doubt it will happen.

bdb


User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9502 times:

I voted for Phoenix. My two airports are PHX and MSP (which already has AirTran), and AirTran is the largest US-based airline to not serve PHX.

User currently offlineTys777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9502 times:

Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 8):
Nashville, Tenn.

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
User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9466 times:

Glad to see GRR on their not so short list........


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9442 times:

Quoting AirMailer (Reply 14):
Why isn't Cancun on that list?

Because they actually received the route authority and announced service to CUN last Summer, but the start of has been delayed because of Hurricane Wilma last Summer.

I went with the following:

CHS
CVG
PHX
PDX
SAT
SLC
STL


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9444 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..

MSY...
SAV...
MYR..
RDU...
etc.. why not try connecting some of those dots with some unserved routes..

Good LORD!



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5221 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9396 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.

bb


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..
33 MrPIBB : D'OH !!
34 Steeler83 : These were my votes: 1. MDT 2. ABE 3. Scranton/Wilkes Barre (SWB)? 4. CVG[Edited 2006-10-31 03:35:17]
35 Post contains images MrPIBB : AVP.
36 Georgiabill : I voted for MHT. MHT has room to grow. The population in NH is growing and Delta pulling mainline service from MHT opens an opportunity for Airtran!
37 Post contains images Garri767 : AMA isnt on their list, F this! J/K, i voted for ABQ, AUS, and SAT.
38 Post contains images Steeler83 : Ah, thanks for the code Is that "yes" suppose to mean "agreement" as well? Who in their right mind wants to schlep out to HPN to fly to ATL? The same
39 MtnWest1979 : I chose two, BOI and PDX for selfish reasons. For BOI, I figure 3 flights/day, 1 ATL, 2 MDW or other vise versa. DL seems to do well enough on their 1
40 AirTranTUS : They already serve MDW. Why do they need ORD?
41 RJ777 : Omaha Needs another airline! Midwest needs some competition in the Omaha area!
42 MCOflyer : I put SAN, Fort Wayne and Northwest Arkansas, AR. MCOflyer
43 OzarkD9S : STL STL STL STL STL STL STL STL STL SJU BNA
44 Post contains images DL777Dude : Me 2 DL has not had anyone competing with them on the non-stops from ATL to SJU ever since Kiwi went out of business in the 90's.
45 Ripdog : My wish list is small: Nashville & San Juan True WN has a lock on things here in Nashville. I use WN numerous times a year down to Tampa/Orlando. It w
46 Gabypn1992 : Why they don't come at YUL. It can be nice to see Austrian at YUL.[Edited 2006-10-31 16:09:24]
47 Post contains images Walter747 : PVD especially since AA pulled out their mainline a few years ago, they have gates they use 3 times a day. I think they would choose PVD or MHT, becau
48 Burnsie28 : Those fares are where they should be at, people need to stop paying less then 200-300 for a RT ticket, I mean southwest would say the same except the
49 ChiGB1973 : I don't think they do, but it's on the list. It would probably go the way of AA and UA at MDW if they did serve it. I was just wondering why they did
50 STLGph : AirTran isn't needed at St. Louis. Their presence here won't do anything spectacular or wonderful. The airfares and service to Florida from this airp
51 Boeing757/767 : BDL gets my vote. While the old ValuJet served BDL and left before Southwest took hold, things have changes. First, DL has downgraded seats and elimin
52 Devil505x : Out of the two locations near me ABE and AVP I believe only ABE could fill Air Trans flights with consistency. The only way AVP will be chosen is if t
53 Post contains images SJC4Me : SJC I Have no reason to fly to ATL, but it's always nice to get more traffic at your hometown airport.
54 ATAIndy : FWA would be nice, but the close proximity to IND might hurt its contentions, especially because IND will likely expand in the future. -Feister
55 SuseJ772 : Sorry if I am retarded, but I am confused. What is Allegiant? And what does the "let's see where Allegiant might show up category mean?" I did the ex
56 Walter747 : they should choose PVD WN needs some competition.
57 Clrd2go : MHT (my home airport) PHX and SJC. Jim
58 PVD757 : I voted for BDL too... ...NOT!!!
59 PRINAIR : SJU and ELP. DL has one nonstop from ELP and the fares are not that great. It would be nice if they added ELP to their list.
60 Rampart : Not good for the aviation community?? On the contrary, LCCs have stimulated huge growth in the aviation community, and affordable fares for most ever
61 Post contains links JetBlueGuy2006 : Allegiant is a carrier that likes to fly out of smaller cities and connect them to touristy type destinations (Las Vegas, Orlando/Sanford, St. Peters
62 Post contains images KELPkid : Gotta wonder why ELP wasn't on their canned list of cities to vote on , and ABQ was...similar sized metro areas, and no place for 300+ miles around t
63 Walter747 : FL doesn't need to go to BDL. PVD needs the expansion.
64 Brons2 : I voted for AUS. DL needs competition on AUS-ATL non-stops. The South is in general a dead spot from AUS, Florida excepted.
65 ABQopsHP : Too bad they dont have a write in box for cities that arent on the list. CRP is in need of additional service that goes around IAH/HOU or DAL/DFW. ASA
66 SuseJ772 : Well, that's the beauty of a capatalistic economy: the consumer can decide who they want to "reward" (aka give their business to). Frankly, I choose
67 SANMAN66 : My vote is SAN,OAK,and SJC. Airtran needs much more west coast flights.Oakland's a bit iffy,considering WN dominates this airport
68 FutureFO : SDF, XNA are the 2 tops in my book. Let them serve XNA. And then TRI.
69 Post contains images Steeler83 : They almost came to MDT, and that has a center city population of about 48k people... Then there is Lancaster and York, with ~60k and 40k people resp
70 Post contains links FATFlyer : Then you should be cheering on Allegiant Air. They are a LCC operating MD83s and MD-87s to small and mid-sized cities but specializing in the leisure
71 AS739X : Ok....so I have seen "0" votes for Oakland, so my vote goes to Oakl...... no, San Jose! ASLAX
72 Post contains images Texan : YUL is considered in the same catchment area as BTV. Since it is only about a 1.5-2 hour drive from Montreal to Burlington, BTV would serve the area
73 Whappeh : PWM would be great, imo.
74 COERJ : SDF got my vote- simply because there is a lack of affordable service. Airtran would do very well, as the only competition on the ATL route would be D
75 SuseJ772 : It still doesn't fly International. And I feel like Allegiant is the inverse problem. What I like about the majors is that they are well rounded. Not
76 FATFlyer : Give Allegiant a little time, the network carriers have been around a lot longer. Allegiant has only been following this business plan for 3 or 4 yea
77 SJC4Me : I know this is the civil forum, but are there any good AirTran VA's out there?
78 Jerion : I voted BDL as well. I remember the days of the original AirTran w/ service to MCO and ValuJet's flights to IAD and ATL. Also, after the merger AirTra
79 DesertAir : I vote for Tucson. I read in another thread that Delta is reducing their Atlanta service from 3 to 1 flight a day. This would give Southern Arizona fl
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