RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8215 posts, RR: 4 Posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1260 times:
As we all know, Southwest (WN) is THE dominant airline for flights inside the state of Texas.
Does anyone know what other airlines have major operations for intra-Texas flights? Just how big is American Airlines (AA) and Continental Airlines (CO) for their intra-Texas flights? Or are many of them done by the American Eagle or Continental Express regional affiliates?
Redraider From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 531 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
You can get anywhere in Texas from DFW on American or American Eagle. The same goes for Houston on Continental and Continental Express. If you're in Austin or San Antonio, you're best bet is Southwest.
All have frequent and good service IMHO.
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777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1203 times:
Intra-Texas service for CO is predominantly COEX. We do operate the 737-300,-500,-700,-800, MD-80, and 757-200 on our highest-density routes to Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Amarillo, El Paso, and Houston-Hobby (for 737 maintenance).
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5496 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1184 times:
for AA,most of Texas' bigger cities are served by American(md-80,f-100) IAH may get a daily 757(i am not sure about that) but the smaller ones get American Eagle. I would say overall that WN is your best bet, they are cheap and they get to to your dest quickly. on other flights-that is a different story.
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Sn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1161 times:
But then again, WN does not serve some smaller destinations like McAllen, Laredo, College Station, Beaumont/Port Arthur and Longview. All of these destinations I know for a fact are served by either American or Eagle. I am pretty sure that Continental or CO Express serves these cities as well.
Republic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1162 times:
It is my understanding that the city of Brownsville pays Continental a subsidy to operate to BRO. This has been the subject of contention in Brownsville, as many feel the taxpayers should not have to pays this additional tax (somewhere around $100K a month maybe?) when Southwest services Harlingen about 30 miles up the road. Inter city rivalry can be costly to the taxpayer.