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Allegiant Air Announces MRY-LAS  
User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1649 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6570 times:

Allegiant Air announces Monterey-LAS

http://www.allegiantair.com/aaNews/aaNews20080403b.php

Quote:
Monterey, Calif. residents will soon have a chance to try their luck in fabulous Las Vegas as low-cost airline, Allegiant Air, today announces new, nonstop jet service to Las Vegas from Monterey beginning May 30. Allegiant is celebrating by offering fares as low as $49* one-way to the "Capital City of Entertainment."

Schedule:

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Dep. MRY 3:00 pm
Arr. LAS 4:15

Dep. LAS 1:05 pm
Arr. MRY 2:20 pm

Good news from MRY


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User currently offlineRJFlyer0891 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6564 times:

Finally some good news this week concerning smaller airlines, good to know G4 is expanding.

User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5790 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6485 times:

See Wedgetail737, I told you 2 weeks ago in another thread to be patient about MRY-LAS.  hyper   Silly

Given the success at SCK I think they will be able to pull some of the traffic that was driving to SJC to fly to Vegas.



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User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6455 times:

What a perfect cheap getaway for Vegas locals! I wonder if G4 will have higher than normal LAS based passengers using this new flight?


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32609 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6446 times:



Quoting RJFlyer0891 (Reply 1):
good to know G4 is expanding.

They aren't. This is capacity relocation.



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User currently offlineKingCavalier From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 1302 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6441 times:

This IS good news. The distance of the flight at only 380+ miles and close proximity to the bay area should help this flight be successful.


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User currently offlineRJFlyer0891 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6345 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4):
Quoting RJFlyer0891 (Reply 1):
good to know G4 is expanding.

They aren't. This is capacity relocation.

How about not going under? That better?


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5890 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6321 times:
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Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 2):
See Wedgetail737, I told you 2 weeks ago in another thread to be patient about MRY-LAS.

Given the success at SCK I think they will be able to pull some of the traffic that was driving to SJC to fly to Vegas.

Well, it's about freakin' time! I'm glad to see some good news out of the airline industry, considering the demise of the several over the last week, well two thus far.

Hopefully, BFL is next.


User currently offlineWhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6242 times:



Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 2):
See Wedgetail737, I told you 2 weeks ago in another thread to be patient about MRY-LAS. hyper Silly

Given the success at SCK I think they will be able to pull some of the traffic that was driving to SJC to fly to Vegas.

Good to see G4 taking another look at California markets to LAS. SBA, MRY, and maybe BFL at some point, although I wonder if BFL is a little too "drive friendly". I wonder if ACV would work 2X week? Would they consider RDD again? Economics at G4 from LAS would appear support on shorter stages now.

FATFlyer, any ideas of RNO being on their radar for some additional P2P, other than BLI?


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5790 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6183 times:



Quoting WhatUsaid (Reply 8):
FATFlyer, any ideas of RNO being on their radar for some additional P2P, other than BLI?

There have been rumors several rumors flying around. I just don't how they are looking at the data and costs.

One is that RNO would get a few flights from existing LAS cities. If true then probably the larger stations like FAT, COS, etc.

Another rumor has been another route from BLI, maybe to MRY or SBA or something in Southern Calif?

There has also been something floating around recently that I seen in several sources about another possible destination in Florida.



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5890 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6160 times:
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Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 9):
Another rumor has been another route from BLI, maybe to MRY or SBA or something in Southern Calif?

I always wondered why G4 selected SMX over SBA, unless it has to do with subsidies. I would have thought SBA would be a larger market over SMX.

How about ACV? I know they already tried RDD.


User currently offlineG4LASRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6123 times:

G4 will have the FAA on their property starting Monday the 7th for their turn in this current round of maintenance audits. Hopefully things will turn out just fine for them. I no longer work for them (gotta do something about my handle now Big grin ) but wish them well just the same.


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User currently offlineWhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6085 times:



Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 9):
Another rumor has been another route from BLI, maybe to MRY or SBA or something in Southern Calif?

I'd thought about BLI-MRY as well. On the surface, it makes no sense - but this is G4 we're talking about. G4 said, did they not, more cities were to come for BLI? MRY has always been under served (except during the GG days and one could debate that...) And, the short drive to SJC often becomes one long drive, especially for the tourist crowd who attempts doing 17 'stead of 101. Either way, it's not a fun drive.


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5790 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6052 times:



Quoting WhatUsaid (Reply 12):
I'd thought about BLI-MRY as well. On the surface, it makes no sense - but this is G4 we're talking about. G4 said, did they not, more cities were to come for BLI? MRY has always been under served (except during the GG days and one could debate that...) And, the short drive to SJC often becomes one long drive, especially for the tourist crowd who attempts doing 17 'stead of 101. Either way, it's not a fun drive.

SJC has what, something like 13 or 14 flights per day to SEA. I wonder if a little could be siphoned off for BLI-MRY. It would interesting to analyze.

The way the Canadian dollar has strengthened against the US dollar there may be more of a southbound cross-border leisure market than we might imagine.



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5890 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5997 times:
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Quoting WhatUsaid (Reply 12):
I'd thought about BLI-MRY as well. On the surface, it makes no sense - but this is G4 we're talking about. G4 said, did they not, more cities were to come for BLI? MRY has always been under served (except during the GG days and one could debate that...) And, the short drive to SJC often becomes one long drive, especially for the tourist crowd who attempts doing 17 'stead of 101. Either way, it's not a fun drive.

Monterey and it's surrounding community is usually overshadowed by San Francisco nearby. People want to see San Francisco, but only know about one (maybe two things) about Monterey; the aquarium and Cannery Row.

But actually, there's quite a lot of people on the ocean side of the peninsula including Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Salina, etc. It's too bad that mainline jets don't fly there much anymore.

In fact, I think G4 is the first mainline-sized jet since UA pulled their mainline jets from MRY.


User currently offlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5956 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 14):
Salina,

Close enough. Sorry to nitpick but growing up in Salinas, we have always had identity problems with Salina, Ks  Smile Seriously you are right. There is Carmel, Big Sur, so mush to do. We even have a couple of lakes (San Antonio and Naciemento) for water sports. Monterey County is indeed a one stop shop for history, (Stienback, Spanich missions, etc) not bad food, sports, and some darn good field picked lettuce, artichoke and strawberries! Too bad UA doesent send A319's 733's or (one that I've seen) 752's down to MRY anymore. Good for G4!!! Glad they could get a slice of the MRY pie.



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5890 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5881 times:
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Quoting KLASM83 (Reply 15):
Sorry to nitpick but growing up in Salinas, we have always had identity problems with Salina, Ks

Yep...you are right...sorry to the people of Salinas, CA.


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5790 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5841 times:

The Monterey newspaper's article today included this

John McMahon, president and CEO of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the addition of low-cost flights between Monterey and Las Vegas is good news for the local tourism industry.

The county bureau already markets Monterey County as a destination for West Coast markets, and he said it would likely refine its marketing to bring more travelers from Las Vegas to Monterey. He sees a particular opportunity during the hot summer months, when Monterey's temperate climate and golf courses could provide relief from Nevada's searing summer heat.

Previous flights offered through U.S. Airways between the two cities were priced significantly higher. The service was discontinued in March.

http://www.montereyherald.com/ci_8807353



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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5753 times:



Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 17):
John McMahon, president and CEO of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the addition of low-cost flights between Monterey and Las Vegas is good news for the local tourism industry.

mmmmmmmmmmm....is there any market where G4 flies where more than 10% of the passengers are from LAS? I doubt very much that G4 is serving MRY with MRY tourism in mind.


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5790 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5718 times:



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 18):
mmmmmmmmmmm....is there any market where G4 flies where more than 10% of the passengers are from LAS? I doubt very much that G4 is serving MRY with MRY tourism in mind.

Per the 12/31/07 10K "A minority of our passengers originate their travel in our leisure destinations, with as few as 11% originating in Las Vegas."

So apparently there are individual markets with more than 10% originating in Vegas if LAS averages 11% outbound.

MRY-LAS is not intended for MRY tourism but I don't think Allegiant would object if the Monterey encourages Las Vegas residents to buy tickets to MRY.



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User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5658 times:



Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 19):
MRY-LAS is not intended for MRY tourism but I don't think Allegiant would object if the Monterey encourages Las Vegas residents to buy tickets to MRY.

Agreed. The flights are timed to allow for a 3 Day Weekend Getaway to MRY and vice versa. As I said earlier, it would be interesting to see whether or not Allegiant experiences more LAS originating passengers than normal on the route.



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4997 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5653 times:

Wow! What an interesting move! I remember the days I flew into MRY in a Metro on Skywest. What a fun place to visit. I flew LAS to MRY on them, and I am amazed to hear G4 flying an MD-80 into there! LOL! Wow, I am getting old.


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User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2272 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5533 times:

not to take away from the MRY-LAS announcement, but I was curious now with Skybus pulling the plug, would Allegiant maybe reconsider thier plans to pull out of the GSO market?

User currently offlineRbgso From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 587 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5508 times:

And in a related note, Allegiant announces they will be pulling out of the MRY-LAS market.

I give this route 2 months, tops.


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5890 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5499 times:
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Quoting Rbgso (Reply 23):
And in a related note, Allegiant announces they will be pulling out of the MRY-LAS market.

I give this route 2 months, tops.

There's been a lot of doubt on many of G4's routes. Why do you think MRY will not work? There are smaller populations that have G4 service that still exist like SMX, SCK, many places in the midwest.

If G4 does a decent job of advertising the service (which they normally do), then I think can do well in the market.


25 Hailmry : And in a related note, Allegiant announces they will be pulling out of the MRY-LAS market. I give this route 2 months, tops. Care to make a small bet
26 Vincewy : Just for those who know the insight, how safe and sound is the operation of AllegiantAir, I see some very good fares for July and I'm really tempted t
27 ATCRick : Book away. G4 is profitable and will be around for a long time.
28 Surfrider1978 : I think a BUR-BLI flight would work nicely. I frequent BUR-SEA on AS and many of the people I talk to are from the north sound area and the islands.
29 Sprout5199 : I hope so, I just booked my two daughters TRI-FLL for them to visit me this summer. $29 TRI to FLL, $59 FLL to TRI total $257 including $20 checked b
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