PanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2660 posts, RR: 10 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3071 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!
CALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3790 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3019 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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DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4451 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2870 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.
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.
Alitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4724 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2511 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.