Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 2878 times:
Nobody believed me when I mentioned that maybe Horizon would start to complement the LAX operation with CR7 a/c out of LAX, and just announced was Horizon's new SMF flight and the added LAX flight. Can't get a link, can somebody help with that. Flight effective July 1
AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5949 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 2581 times:
RwSea. Though surprised no SFO service was added, SMF doesn't surprise me. I have a feeling that SMF is going to reflect the size of BOI at some point with Horizon. QX has mentioned building a California hub and also a the possibility of a new maintenance base. *cough SMF cough* maybe!
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
ASMD11 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
This is defiantly a good thing. There are alot of excited people at the GEG station with this announcement. Especially since it was decided to keep the AS flight to LAX instead of replacing it with a CR7 as well.
NWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
I would like to see GEG grow with alot more flights. Seems like you have to fly through SEA to get some where. LAX i thought was needed since AS x1 flight. The CRJ 700 will do fine on this route. What about a GEG-YVR non-stop? Robert NWDC10
RwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3062 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
Quoting AS739X (Reply 5): Doesn't UA Express fly between SFO and GEG?
Surprisingly not, even though they offer service to SEA, DEN, and ORD.
Quoting AS739X (Reply 5): RwSea. Though surprised no SFO service was added, SMF doesn't surprise me. I have a feeling that SMF is going to reflect the size of BOI at some point with Horizon. QX has mentioned building a California hub and also a the possibility of a new maintenance base. *cough SMF cough* maybe!
AS/QX actually has a larger presence at SMF than one would think. There are quite a few frequencies to SEA and PDX, plus the LAX/BOI/PSP flights. All of this is in competition with WN as well.
Quoting Stirling (Reply 8): I have always thought SMF would be a perfect place for a regional hub....centrally located, lots of room, inexpensive to operate from, growing area...it all fits.
Perhaps, just keeping in mind the competition from WN. However, AS doesn't seem to have as much trouble competing with them as the other carriers.
Quoting N1120A (Reply 12): That makes a whole lot of sense. AS appears to get good yields on the flight and there is sufficient traffic between the two cities to make it work.
Don't forget the connections to Mexico as well - the current AS flight is timed to meet those flights. This flight will be more about O&D.
Xpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 633 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2254 times:
It seems GEG SFO on Skywest..probably a CRJ-200 would work.. I am surprised not to see this flight already. Not sure what UA and OO are waiting on...probably a equip. shortage issue more than anything..