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Allegiant Announces GSP-LAS  
User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5815 posts, RR: 28
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

Allegiant will begin flights between GSP and LAS on Aug 23.

Dep GSP on Friday and Monday.
Dep LAS on Thursdays and Sundays.

http://www.allegiantair.com/aaNews20070627a.php


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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9386 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

So, if Las Vegas - Toledo wouldn't work because of the distance, then .........


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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5815 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 1):
So, if Las Vegas - Toledo wouldn't work because of the distance, then .........

I think it was more distance vs. fare they could get.

Fares to LAS from GSP are currently $100 more than they are out of TOL. That gives Allegiant a better fare out of GSP even after they discount current prices on other airlines.



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User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

Interesting.....looks like they will encounter some considerable competition in GSP  scratchchin 



Shannon


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9386 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 2):

they were charging $69 from Toledo and now $89 from Greenville.

not that much of a difference really.



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5912 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3436 times:
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AA was able to fly LAX-RDU with MD-80's. I wonder if G4 recently received some 5-tankers.

User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 4):
they were charging $69 from Toledo and now $89 from Greenville.

What are the fares out of DTW though?

I honestly don't think TOL will ever see anything more then bare minimum service from Allegiant. I would go into it, but this is about GSP-LAS. Good for them  Smile They seem to be doing well in the southern cities.


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9386 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Quoting Flyinryan99 (Reply 6):
What are the fares out of DTW though?

??????????????????



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5815 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 4):
and now $89 from Greenville.

That is just for the next few weeks;

Quote:
Allegiant's $89* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by July 21, 2007

then we will see where it goes up from there. Also a low fare doesn't mean the fare mix includes more than a small percentage of seats at that price.

[Edited 2007-06-27 19:51:39]


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26534 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 4):

they were charging $69 from Toledo and now $89 from Greenville.

That $20 difference would seem to make a major difference.



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9386 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
That $20 difference would seem to make a major difference.

that was also 2005 prices.

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 8):
Quoting STLGph (Reply 4):
and now $89 from Greenville.

That is just for the next few weeks;

Quote:
Allegiant's $89* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by July 21, 2007

then we will see where it goes up from there. Also a low fare doesn't mean the fare mix includes more than a small percentage of seats at that price.

and the same couldnt have been done with the Toledo seats?



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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

Their Mad dogs have that kind of range? I thought TOL-LAS couldn't work because of range in the winter, not yields?

User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9386 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

Roughly 1800 miles...


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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 12):
Roughly 1800 miles...

Add another few hundred more effective flight miles, when you count in the winter winds.


User currently offlineYNGguins From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 511 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

In Youngstown (YNG) we have had 93%+ loads from January-May this year; but the reason we have not received any additional services with Allegiant is because of low yields. We don't advertise too heavily either, unlike RFD and other succesful G4 cities. Perhaps it was the lower yields which ended the TOL flights and the solid yields at GSP, which gave them this great opportunity.

I don't think distance is as big as everyone on here portrays. I have seen Allegiant charters from Milwaukee fly all the way down into Puerto Rico; which I'm pretty darn sure is further than TOL/YNG-LAS or GSP-LAS.

I wish those down in the GSP region the best of luck and I urge them to use Allegiant! They are a great carrier!



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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

Quoting YNGguins (Reply 14):
I don't think distance is as big as everyone on here portrays. I have seen Allegiant charters from Milwaukee fly all the way down into Puerto Rico;

Typically less headwinds on that route.


User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 7):
??????????????????



Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 11):

The original reason given by the airline was it was uneconomical to fly it at that range with fuel at $70 per barrel...I was later told it was due to the fare pressure out of DTW to keep more seats at the cheaper fares. That is why you see Allegiant only flying TOL-SFB 3x weekly and TOL-PIE 2x weekly. So IMHO, TOL will never see anything big by Allegiant because of fare pressures from DTW.


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5815 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

In terms of the impact of headwinds I will have to let others be the experts on aircraft performance.

Quoting STLGph (Reply 10):
and the same couldnt have been done with the Toledo seats?

They could but it depends upon the TOL market. Would they support a higher fare?

Also what would nearby competition do.

Looking at an Aug weekend getaway Fri/Sun the cheapest RT fare I see on TOL-LAS is $299. On GSP-LAS its $399.

If Allegiant was to charge say $100ow/$200 RT as its lowest out of TOL as its lowest fare I would think the competition would lower their fares some what, say to $250. Would a $50 differential be enough to get people to go non-stop AND give up mile earning on other airlines?

And TOL is only an hour or so drive from low LAS fares at Detroit, Spirit is what only $99 or 109 ow on DTW-LAS.

GSP could go up on Allegiant to say $109 or $119 ow, $238 RT. Would the competition cut more than $100 from their fares? It seems excessive to think that.

And GSP is a several hour drive to airports with lower fare service, even then AirTran's lowest is about $350 to LAS for a weekend. Lots of room for Allegiant to play with fares.



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9386 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

Quoting Flyinryan99 (Reply 16):
The original reason given by the airline was it was uneconomical to fly it at that range with fuel at $70 per barrel...I was later told it was due to the fare pressure out of DTW to keep more seats at the cheaper fares. That is why you see Allegiant only flying TOL-SFB 3x weekly and TOL-PIE 2x weekly. So IMHO, TOL will never see anything big by Allegiant because of fare pressures from DTW.



Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 17):

If that was the case they wouldn't be serving Lincoln, Belleville, Rockford, Bellingham, etc.


All in all, someone needs to make up their mind and give a definite answer as to why Toledo failed because of yields vs. distance and compare 2005 prices to 2007 prices of fuel for Greenville to Las Vegas and comparative distance.



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3225 times:

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 5):
AA was able to fly LAX-RDU with MD-80's.

When? AA hasn't flown RDU-LAX ever as far as I can tell.. the fartherest west they flew was DFW.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23074 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 19):

When? AA hasn't flown RDU-LAX ever as far as I can tell.. the fartherest west they flew was DFW.

They didn't, though they did fly BNA-LAX with S80s before the arrival of the 738s. IIRC, the route had some runway performance issues and made a lot of pit stops in the summer.

Today, AA does fly ORD-SFO on S80s, which is about the same distance as GSP-LAS (though ORD doesn't get as hot as S.C.).



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5815 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 18):
If that was the case they wouldn't be serving Lincoln, Belleville, Rockford, Bellingham, etc.

OK lets check some of them. I looked at a weekend in late Aug (8/17-19), no reason, and it isn't the highest fare weekend for Allegiant. Fares probably run higher when it isn't the heat of summer.

The fare pressure at the other markets is much different than what is going on at DTW. Checking fares for that same weekend out of DTW, DL has a $211 connection and NK is $252 non-stop. Comparable to SEA-LAS and OMA-LAS but much further in distance.

Lincoln (about 1050 miles to LAS), Allegiant is $178RT, the lowest fare on anyone else is $408 RT. Out of OMA the lowest on anyone is $231 for the same weekend.

Belleville (1400 miles) - Allegiant is $318 RT for that weekend. At STL the lowest appears to be $296 for a connection, $318 non-stop.

Bellingham (950 miles) - Allegiant is getting $178, other airlines are charging $351 RT for a connection. At SEA it is $255 and at YVR is $334.

Yes, BLI and LNK are at $89 ow/$178 RT on Allegiant but a lot closer than GSP or TOL to LAS.

I expect GSP-LAS will rise quickly given the fares available in the Southeast right now.



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5912 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3120 times:
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Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 19):
When? AA hasn't flown RDU-LAX ever as far as I can tell.. the fartherest west they flew was DFW.

Think way back when AA had hubs at both BNA and RDU. It was prior to AA's 738's.


User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 21):

I'm glad you did the work and I didn't have to Big grin

The problem with TOL is DTW. There is nothing else wrong with TOL other than DTW. DTW has every LFC (except jetBlue) running fares to LAS and the connections are less then the n/s flights. I was tentatively looking at flying TOL-LAS leaving June 23 coming back Jul 3 (a few months ago) and it was only $250 r/t. Allegiant isn't ever going to match that with 150 seats. The nonstop flights DTW-LAS look like this:

4x NW
4x NK
2x US

I wonder why they don't fly TOL-LAS.....


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9386 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 21):



Quoting Flyinryan99 (Reply 23):

Yes, and with your logic you are saying that a city the size of Toledo, population over 300,000, can't support two weekly flights to Las Vegas because the airport an hour north offers the same fares.

Yet, Rapid City can. At a population of 110,000-ish

Duluth can. At a population of 180,000-ish

MIssoula at 150,000 can do four a week.

Redmond at 23,500 can do two a week.



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25 FATFlyer : Not because the other airport OFFERS the same fares, but because those fares are already LOW due to the competition. And they are particularly low gi
26 UncGSO : Wonder if the M80's could reach GSO from LAS then?
27 ERJ170 : AA never had flights to LAX from RDU. It was planned, not executed. Ever. The only LAX flights were on Delta and I think Midway had it, but can't be
28 STLGph : It's nice you're trying and all, but are you even buying this Toledo/Detroit nonsense you're spewing? There is no way that airfares out of Detroit are
29 G4resagent : From the press release: “Unfortunately, due to escalating fuel costs and aggressive competitive conditions, we will end our Las Vegas service,” Ma
30 Flyinryan99 : How do you not believe that DTW impacts TOL like no other markets in the US? Have you lived in Toledo? Do you know the mentality of Toledoans? If you
31 Delta767 : According to airport officials who have spoken with Allegiant, GSO service is doing really well. I wonder if LAS and FLL are on the horizon!! G4 seem
32 Post contains images FATFlyer : OK, again it is the fares they can get at TOL. On other, shorter routes Allegiant can get the same or more as what is charged out of DTW for LAS meani
33 Womack17 : JI (Midway) did RDU-LAX-LAS-RDU on one of their initial 73G's. I flew it many times. Left RDU about 1830 and then came back from LAS as a red-eye! Sa
34 Stlgph : You two are lost in your own dribble. So let's thank G4resagent for summing it quickly and quietly in reply 29.
35 Post contains images FATFlyer : LOL, my own dribble? I think way back in my first post in reply # 2, I said Basically I said that the fares they could get were too low given the cos
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