Xpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 634 posts, RR: 7 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2437 times:
When F9 goes to mainline at FAT in January, am I reading the schedules correctly in the fact that there will only be ONE flight total all day representing F9? No JetExpress or anything?
When trying to do a booking of TUL-FAT when mainline comes in, getting to FAT is of no issue, but the booking system cannot put together a return trip due to schedule conflictions. Any ideas as to what F9's future plans may be into FAT?
While I'm happy to see newer service (mainline especially) into FAT, I'm a little disappointed at times...one more a day would be nice. OO has been quite successful with the DEN routes operating as United Express.
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5848 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
January and February are very low passenger months at FAT for all airlines, only about 65% of the numbers seen the rest of the year. (post-holiday time added to the dense fog reduces the traffic) It goes back up in March and stays up throught December.
So the single flight a day is probably not a bad idea during Jan/Feb.
I think what remains up in the air about Fresno beyond that for F9 right now is what choices Frontier makes for a new JetExpress partner and the deployment of its Q400s.
I expect that they will return FAT to 2 flights a day in the spring.
The only question is what aircraft mix will it be, 2 RJs, 1 mainline and 1 RJ, or (crossing fingers) 2 mainline flights.
[Edited 2006-11-02 19:55:30]
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain