Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9372 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3000 times:
Quoting Boston92 (Reply 2): I don't understand why a CR7, at least it should be a 735 or a 319.
Well, DL is starting SLC-PIT service using a CR9. They want to be sure that the route will work. If this route would turn out to be a flop, the losses would be minimal, as opposed to flying a less-than-half empty hypothetical 738
Same thing with UA here, they are experimenting here/playing it safe. Suppose the route DOES NOT do as well as they thought, then the route is a minimal loss with a CR7 as opposed to a 735 or A319. Of course, hypothetical, just considering that the route IS actually a flop, which it may or may not be. We have to wait and see how this route does for UA.
If it is a success, then maybe it will be upgraded to mainline, or remain a CR7 at the very least. If it IS a flop, then it will be gone, and UA will have lost a minimal amount considering it was only a CRJ doing such a route...
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Briguy1974 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2946 times:
I think it is a great way to experiment with a new route. UA did the same thing with SFO AUS. It was a daily flight that fed UA extensive Asia hub at SFO. It id not take very long for the flight to be upgraded to a A-319.