Duncank From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 19 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2712 times:
The Plattsburg airport is closing and all traffic moving to the old air force base that was vacated. I spoke to several users at the old airport and they were none too happy about the move. A nice new terminal with gates was at the deserted AFB but was gated. Wonder if Allegiant got an inducement to fly here? On a side note if you look at google earth there's an engineless 747SP on the ramp. What's the skinny?
Sflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
Well, finally border connection to FLL. I was there 2 weeks ago and got a chance to see the new terminal. Looks good. I wouldn't be surprised to see it go daily pretty soon. By the way, from what I hear, the Montreal media has really been pumping the flight as well. At 174.00 USD per person, it is a great bargain for a Canadian family of 4. Will be worth the drive down. Let's see how CBP handle the increase of cars though.
Could it be that one of the reasons B6 went BTV-MCO was in anticipation of this announcement. Maybe they figure the Canadian bleed over will go to G4. I still think B6 could have used PBG as a compliment to BTV. Well time will tell the success.
Bonne chance Allegiant et Bienvenue a Plattsburgh!
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5738 posts, RR: 16 Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2364 times:
The Canadian media had an article this weekend about JetBlue dropping BTV fares to match Allegiant.
The article also provided this tidbit about Allegiant at PBG: Plattsburgh International Airport has emerged as the best of 12 markets for Allegiant's Fort Lauderdale line, with more than half of bookings coming from Montrealers, Squyres said.
Sflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2334 times:
I am not surprised. The question is how will AC and Montreal Airports (ADM) react. I knew B6 would start to feel the heat. Could B6 react with an entry into the market as well? I don't think B6 is that stupid to just sit and let it out or are they. B6 might have to take some advise from NW. B6 announces FLL-Ponce, NK is right on top of it. B6 announces BUF/RDU-FLL, WN is right on top of it. Now, G4 starting PBG-FLL. Hmmmm!
BTW, just for sh*ts and giggles:
For travel Nov 27 to Dec 04 (US Thanksgiving weekend let's say) flight only:
PBG - FLL 79.00 + 79.00 rtn = 174.30 inc taxes Non-stop. Perfect timing for border and hotel check out
PBG dept 18:00 arrive FLL 21:20
FLL dept 13:55 arrive PBG 17:25
YUL - FLL 147.12 + 281.98 rtn = 543.35 USD inc taxes Non-stop. Need to account for CBP at YUL. no advance seats options saves 19.00 USD
YUL dept 08:45 arrive FLL 12:20
FLL dept 13:10 arrive YUL 16:34
Again, sorry guys, but look at the difference. If a family of 4 is travelling, the best option seems to to drive to PBG. Of course, with only 2 fligths a week, that limits the family. G4 might have to increase that!