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Aspen Airline Service Takes Off!  
User currently offlineASEFlyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 163 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

Font page article in the Aspen Times today. Not the biggest fan of the CRJ-700 but it has really helped get the ball rolling around here. Does anyone know where AAEagle plans to fly their new ones? Would be great to see one in here. WHEN we get the new Frontier Service we are going to have to be ducking our heads on the chair lifts.

http://aspentimes.com/article/20061214/NEWS/61214001

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User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1620 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

I wonder if NW will plan a return with Compass and their E175s or whoever gets the CRJ900s. It would seem that if the CRJ700 can fly in there, a 900 with 70 some seats could handle it.


Hey Swifty
User currently offlineASEFlyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

The last time I flew out the NWA ticket counter was still intact. I really miss the mem flight it was a great way to get in and out of MSY.

User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

Don't get the point that once Frontier flies in that you'll have to duck, guessing because of the Dash-8-400 service they'll be offering, but, you need to book a flight on one then. When flying Jan 2005 from PHX-SEA on Alaska, we purposely booked a connection through PDX just to fly the Dash-8-400, and it was more comfortable and enjoyable than the Crj, and, takeoff was unreal. The Dash-8-400 takeoff capability is amazing considering runway length used and climb per minute once off the ground.

User currently offlineASEFlyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

not referring to the performance capabilities of the aircraft just that the frequency of flights will be so great. Just thought it warranted an excited, hyperbolic expression.

cheers


User currently offlineASEFlyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

No another question to add to this thread.

When we get 2-3 day snow storms in here people are often bussed to from Denver, the originating point for the United flights at this time. What is going to happen when all of the flights from Chicago, LAX, SFO cannot get in? Will they send everyone to Denver and bus the up or just cancel the flights altogether? We are supposed to get a dumping this weekend so things should be interesting.


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3933 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

When the wx went bad and the Mesaba avros couldn't get into ASE they diverted to Grand Junction (GJT). The pax were then bussed TO and FROM GJT for their flights to MSP or MEM. Something of that nature would probably happen with these other flights as well.


AZJ


User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

I gotcha now, because I was thinking, wait, what? I do hope, and think, that Frontier will wow maybe a very dull commuter industry right now. I have said and always will say, I'd much rather fly a Dash-8-400 over a Crj-200 anyday, no matter if it is a 2hr flight. If Frontier can come in with a new fresh way to offer commuter service, I think they might be the right mix for success in the commuter market now, especially if they can offer the product that once made Frontier the little airline that could, and in Denver, fought the beast and has done well.

Frontier I think has found, and will find that Denver is located central enough that their commuter product will have enough draw that they wont be flying only into smaller communities, but larger cities too will find Frontier's commuters filling in holes where the Frontier Airbus aren't flown now simply because of the hub/spoke system and during the off times, the Dash 8 can fill in a void where it'll offer new frequencies secondary to mainline aircraft, like an early morning flight to OMA/TUL to grab more business pax, and fill in holes to cities like SLC/ABQ/MCI/ELP/BOI that will offer greater frequencies. Guess we will wait and see, but, it's proven I think solely on the fact that cities like Monterey and Santa Maria, CA are both trying to lure the F9 commuter product with incentives, so who knows.


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