OB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3147 posts, RR: 7 Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4345 times:
Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 12): WN would do everything possible to fight it from happening. Maybe even a Hutchinson admendment to protect their turf like they got for Love.
The Wright Amendment protected AA, not WN. If WN was ask for something similar to the Wright Amendment to be put into place at HOU, all of the arguments they used to fight Wright at DAL would come back to haunt them.
You might want to change your name, you sure are not too aware of what is going on at IAH it seems!!!!
Southwest stopped flying to IAH a long time ago, heck they don't even divert aircraft to IAH when HOU has weather issues.
Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 16): Plenty of airlines use A319s to Houston - TACA, Northwest, United, Frontier, US Airways-how can you NOT see one when you go to IAH
Exactly! Bunch of busses around.
Quoting Da man (Reply 10): I believe EFD isn't currently FAA certified for scheduled pax flights
EFD is Part 139 certified, unless they've lost it in the last month. EFD is used for IAH diverts from time to time so I imagine the city keeps the certification in place, also hoping for scheduled service to return.
I'd love to see competition in Houston, but with CO and WN deeply rooted in the city I'd hate to see Skybus get driven out as quite a few others have, primarily at HOU.
[Edited 2007-07-28 16:08:57]
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SkyyMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3962 times:
I have a novel suggestion that I know will get me royally flamed. How about a moratorium on threads as to where will Skybus fly next and lets see if they are a long term success in the markets they fly to now? The airline world is littered with startups that died because of rampant early over expansion. They should think about adding frequency to their existing destinations before they start flying into every GA airport under the sun. They've been in the air two months and people are already putting them into at least 10-15 new airports. Lets see how well they do and whether they can actually start paying for those 65 new Airbii that will require crowbars to wedge their pax into those 29" pitch seats.