Indy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4491 posts, RR: 19 Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1666 times:
It wouldn't surprise me to see FL start seasonal service to SAN to target cruise traffic. According to faremeasure.com 282 people fly IND-SAN daily. That is also the highest demand route out of IND with no nonstop service. FL or any other airline should be able to do quite well during high fare season. I'd start the route for the beginning of high fare season and keep it as a year round to see how having the nonstop route stimulates new demand to SAN. If it looks like new demand isn't being stirred up then I would just change it to a seasonal route. SAN should be solid year round but certainly profitable during higher fare months.
Coronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1591 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1589 times:
Quoting Indy (Reply 5): It wouldn't surprise me to see FL start seasonal service to SAN to target cruise traffic.
Most cruises depart San Diego during the winter although the summer months are starting to pick up. However, summer is peak tourist season here so San Diego is really a year round destination.
The only airline that makes sense non-stop would be WN. With a stop in IND, they can get away with a one-stop thru flight to an east coast anchor city such as PHL or BWI similar to what they do with BNA. If I recall, BNA has less O&D from SAN then IND does and they support two non-stops from SAN. The problem with FL is that they really lack gate space here at SAN and NW seems to only play follow the leader. Then again, WN did drop the LAX-IND non-stop a while back so they may not be too keen on IND right now anyway. When gates expand at both SAN and IND in the next few years, you may finally see this route.
RampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
Ok people, I would never say never. For those of you who want to see a n/s flight between SAN-IND, you will get your chance today. DL 9820 is enroute and estimated to arrive SAN from ATL at 1128, Pacific time. STD is 1330 to IND. STA in IND is 2040 Eastern time. Look for Ship 135 somewhere on the ramp. That will be your bird. If you can guess what the flight is, you win the prize in the Cracker Jack box. lol
SAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1481 times:
Indeed it is the Chargers headed off to Indy for a whoopin. In fact, I am off to snap a few photos of it. I was hoping the Chargers were going to upgrade to a 777 for this one...is 135 in the new new colors?
Indy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4491 posts, RR: 19 Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
Quoting SANFan (Reply 9): IND is a targeted city for n/s service by the SDIA folks and I still say FL is the most likely to get to it
With flights to ATL and MCO only I'd think there is time available at the FL gate in SAN to support additional flights to somewhere. If the info is right they will be running 3 or 4 flights a day from their gate in SAN this summer. Should be plenty of room to add flights unless it is a shared gate.
SAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1403 times:
Quoting Indy (Reply 11): Should be plenty of room to add flights unless it is a shared gate.
Very questionable...if I am not mistaking, they do share it (Gate 28 @ Terminal 2). There is not a seating area at the gate, it's very odd that the gate is seemingly placed in the middle of a hallway.
As for football, I am San Diego's biggest Colts fan!! (born the week the Colts brought the Mayflowers from Baltimore, grew up and went to school in Indy, moved to SAN with a job) Love San Diego, but can't leave behind my football team. Sooo, GO COLTS!!! Blue Friday exists in San Diego today too!
Although the game was a complete disaster, it was awesome seeing the Colts arrive in a sparkling new Northwest A330 in November.
SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5002 posts, RR: 15 Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1293 times:
AirTran has exclusive use (if there really is such status in SAN any more) of gate 26 so yes, there is plenty of time for additional flights. During the summer, they even tie the gate up at night with a RON. As you said, Indy, the current sked lists 3x daily to ATL and (still) 2x weekly to MCO. I have a feeling if AirTran doesn't add flights pretty soon, they will in fact be sharing the gate with someone!
To answer another of your questions, I do not believe SAN-IND has ever seen n/s service (unless maybe OZ did it for a short time. I'll try to check on that.) And, as of my last figures, it is currently the 4th largest SAN market without n/s service (with, as of 1Q07, about 262 O&D pax per day.)
And as for you, '787, you need to put some gold on with that Blue -- I'm shocked and appalled that you are rooting for the wrong team! (Bolts over Colts again and for real this time!!)