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CO Express IAH-Northeast: Is It Possible?  
User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2669 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3139 times:

I touched upon this in another thread, and it started a bit of a discussion, so I figured I'd open up another thread, rather than hijack that one. My question is in regards to Continental Express (be it CHQ or XJT), and their service from IAH. Is it possible that COex would serve the Northeast's smaller airports from IAH? Would an ERJ-145XR be able to make these flights work?
BUF, ROC, SYR and ALB come to mind as cities that could receive the service. The first three of those four receive CRJ-700s to DFW on AE, and from what I've gathered, the services do fairly well. It would be nice to see a midwest connection opportunity on SkyTeam as well. If any CO execs are reading this, a 6-8am SYR-IAH would be perfect!  Wink

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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3924 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

ALB/BUF/SYR are all w/in range of the XRJ......ALB would equal the length of our old BOI flight. ALB/BUF have been mentioned as domestic city pairs that we could expand to. Certainly would be nice as it would open up seats on our CLE/EWR routes to/from IAH.


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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4488 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

Hmmm...maybe. Regarding Rochester: For whatever it's worth, Faremeasure shows ROC-DFW at 146 daily pax, and ROC-IAH as 66. If AA can only run one daily CR7, including connecting pax, on ROC-DFW, I wonder if ROC-IAH might be tough for CO. Of course the ERJ-145 has 20 fewer seats than the CR7, but that would still mean needing to capture most of the daily pax on the route. If CO ever started ROC-IAH, we might lose an EWR or CLE frequency.

BUF-HOU might be more likely; Faremeasure shows 153 daily pax. But then AA wasn't getting the yield it wanted on BUF-DFW despite having an apparently bigger market than ROC to draw from--currently showing 159 daily pax. It would probably depend upon the business/ leisure mix on BUF-IAH.

Jim


User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

Would IAH > HPN / ISP / SWF / ACY and EWR > HOU / BTR be routes for CO Express E145?


I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineDolphinflyer From Canada, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Quoting PanAm330 (Thread starter):
The first three of those four receive CRJ-700s to DFW on AE

Unfortunately, American Eagle disc. DFW-BUF CR7 service, but DFW-ROC and DFW-SYR continue. DFW-ALB is just slightly beyond the range of American Eagle's comfort zone in flying the CR7. No prob flying DFW->ALB, but headwinds on the return would create a payload/range problem.


User currently offlineKingAirMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

anyone think CO will ever pull into HOU ? I know there was talk at one time HOU -EWR but 9.11 ruined that..

User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3924 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

even aftwerwards............I flew COEX from CLE and a 735 from EWR.......was kind of nice having the alternative..........wish we would go back in.


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User currently offlineRocANDtpa From United States of America, joined May 2006, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Quoting Dolphinflyer (Reply 4):
Unfortunately, American Eagle disc. DFW-BUF

I'm surprised CO doesn't add daily BUF-IAH 735 or 733 service

[Edited 2007-01-16 01:14:21]

User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 748 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

Quoting Dolphinflyer (Reply 4):
DFW-ALB is just slightly beyond the range of American Eagle's comfort zone in flying the CR7

I agree, and I don't think that there is demand for that kind of flight unless it is mainline, more than likely with the MD80, but they don't really use them on flights to DFW.

IAH-ALB would be good for the Latin America connecteions. It's a route they have to consider at some point.

[Edited 2007-01-16 01:17:49]


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Quoting KstateinALB (Reply 8):
IAH-ALB would be good for the Latin America connecteions. It's a route they have to consider at some point.

IAH-ALB would be an ideal route for LatAm connections. My mother constantly has to go either ALB-EWR-IAH-ZIH or ALB-CLE-IAH-ZIH, kinda a pain, and CO never seems to be able to get her back without an overnight somewhere.



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User currently offlineEagle11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Quoting PanAm330 (Thread starter):
Is it possible that COex would serve the Northeast's smaller airports from IAH?

I would certainly love to see it. It seems like there could be a market, even if it is just for one daily flight on a 50-seater.

The fact that it has not been tried as of yet though may say that CO doesn't think they can make much money on the routes.



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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3924 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

well, now we are short on RJ's............so dont look for a quick prize into the northeast...


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