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Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07  
User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3412 posts, RR: 17
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

http://www.bangordailynews.com/news/...s.aspx?articleid=152174&zoneid=309

"BANGOR —Allegiant Air LLC announced Wednesday that it would begin air service to Orlando Sanford International Airport from Bangor International Airport on Nov. 7.

The airline will offer two flights per week — Wednesday and Saturday— on 150-passenger MD-80 jets. Flights will depart BIA at noon and arrive at Orlando at 3:20 p.m. Flights departing Orlando for Bangor will be at 8:15 a.m. Arriving at BIA at 11:25 a.m."

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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4110 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

I wonder whether on the lightest days they'd consider flying a single MD-80 to Pease and then up to Bangor before coming down in the other direction?

Chris in NH


User currently onlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

Some good news for BGR. Yesterdays news from AA wasn't so good. Good luck BGR!!

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

When I saw in the other BGR thread that a new carrier was going to be announced today, I had a gut feeling it was going to be Allegiant.

Hopefully this will work better than BGR's last foray at SFB flights - about 4 years ago, they had Pan Am 727s running BGR-SFB, but of course, this current version of Pan Am is well known for the lack of reliability - in one market one day, gone the next.


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4110 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

You are right about the current version of Pan Am. They really needed to stick to box cars instead of 727s. It is sickening to think that the once-proud Pan Am logo adorns more railroad cars than aircraft.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3104 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

The Allegiant Press Release:

Allegiant Adds BGR To SFB

http://www.allegiantair.com/aaNews20070718a.php


User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 1):
I wonder whether on the lightest days they'd consider flying a single MD-80 to Pease and then up to Bangor before coming down in the other direction?

Not sure that would be feasible as you would have to somehow limit the number of tickets sold to 150 total in both cities as G4 does not overbook flights or offer one stop flights currently.

It's a moot point regardless because I don't think Allegiant is going back to Portsmouth period. Pease officials have removed Allegiant from the list of carriers that serve the airport (http://www.peasedev.org/pease/airlines.asp) and one is unable to book a ticket from Portsmouth to Orlando on the G4 website.

As far as the new Orlando service goes, this is great for the people in Bangor. Hopefully direct flights to Tampa and future Allegiant destination cities are in the not too distant future.



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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4110 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

wow...I was not aware that they had given up on Pease. But then again, it's a fair statement that Allegiant is a real 'nomad' of the airline world. In other words, airports shouldn't get used to having them around (unless your airport is called 'Sanford'). Kinda like Pan Am (or Boston & Maine, which is what they are 'officially' called now I believe).

Chris in NH


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9338 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 7):
In other words, airports shouldn't get used to having them around (unless your airport is called 'Sanford')

...Which is why they've been pulling out of numerous markets left and right....right?



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User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2285 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 7):
...I was not aware that they had given up on Pease. But then again, it's a fair statement that Allegiant is a real 'nomad' of the airline world. In other words, airports shouldn't get used to having them around (unless your airport is called 'Sanford'). Kinda like Pan Am (or Boston & Maine, which is what they are 'officially' called now I believe).

That is not an acurate statement, and I totally disagree. We at CID have had service from them for 3 years and counting, along with many, many other cities. They are in no way shape or form anything like PanAm. The number of cities served by them for a long period of time FAR outnumbers the cities where they have pulled the plug on. Anyways, I thought I had read somewhere that PSM was going to be seasonally only??


User currently offlineCitrusCritter From Pitcairn Islands, joined May 2007, 1098 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

G4 operates stations that fill the plane. Their airline is essentially a break-even operation, so if the plane is not close to full, they are losing money. They make their money on selling hotel rooms, rental cars, and tour packages. So needless to say, if you're not on the plane, you're also not buying a hotel room from them. They will pull-down stations that don't perform...they're not in the business passenger business trying to build loyalty over the long-term.


TLH
User currently offlineG4resagent From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Allegiant has discontinued service to PSM

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/p...AID=/20070720/NEWS/70720006/-1/BIZ


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4110 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

If you go to The Boyd Group's web site, they are taking credit for BGR getting this route. Can they bend steel in their bare hands, too?

Chris in NH


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