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User currently offlineMiAAmi From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 580 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4523 times:

From WBNS TV
U.S. Airways To Cut Port Columbus Flights
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 4:33 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Four days after Skybus Airlines announced plans to file for bankruptcy, a second airline on Tuesday said it would reduce flights at Port Columbus International Airport.

U.S. Airways announced plans to reduce flights by 3 to 4 percent during the second half of 2008, 10TV News reported.

The airline blamed high fuel costs for the cuts in flights.

U.S. Airways did not elaborate on which routes would be affected.



Anyone know what cuts will be made and when????

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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

PIT's already gone.

Would it be a reduction in flights to PHL/CLT or are they cutting DCA or LGA altogether? DL's already axed DCA.



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User currently offlineBP1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

USAirways announced they are going to cut system wide capacity but to date, have not announced publically announced the cities. The company is speeding up the retirement of some older 737-300's in the fleet. I think the media is making it look like CMH is impacted. I think the press got it wrong about CMH specifically.

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[Edited 2008-04-11 06:45:41]


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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4474 times:



Quoting BP1 (Reply 2):
The company is speeding up the retirement of some older 737-300's in the fleet. I think the media is making it look like CMH is impacted, but I think CMH is all Airbus anyway.

It is all Airbus & all mainline into CMH at this point is US West.



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User currently offlineCharlipr From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2005, 340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4442 times:

Well 2-3% of the flying in/out of CMH is about 2 flights. They currently operate 27 daily flights.

User currently offlineMiAAmi From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4395 times:

I noticed that CMH-LAS is down to one flight per day this fall. That leaves CMH with just 3 mainline flights. 2 to PHX and 1 to LAS.

User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4366 times:

Don't they seasonally cut back the CMH-LAS/PHX flights anyway? I've noticed them going down before & coming back up in the Spring/Summer.


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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

well, they are going t ocut CMH by 3-4%...lets see, that probably a total of 1 whole flight if that

User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4188 times:



Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 1):
PIT's already gone.

And what a loss that was... Now a whopping 20 people have to find alternative airlines arriving or departing CMH...



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

Two out of twenty-seven = 7.5%
One out of twenty-seven = 3.7%

Maybe the TV station meant 3-4 flights?



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User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2281 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4103 times:

I definitely think 10TV misconstrued the information USAirways released. If anything, I'm showing USAirways INCREASING flights for the summer. According to my source, US will add an 8th flight to CLT with an E75 in June, and one DCA flight gets upgraded to an E75. Las Vegas is always seasonally adjusted from 2 to 1 flight daily, especially in the fall, so that comes as no surprise. I'd really like to know where channel 10 got the information that CMH would be specifically impacted.

User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5423 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4059 times:



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 7):
well, they are going t ocut CMH by 3-4%...lets see, that probably a total of 1 whole flight if that

3-4% could be accomplished with equipment substitution; they don't necessarily have to cut any flights.



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User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2281 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4041 times:



Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 11):
Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 7):
well, they are going t ocut CMH by 3-4%...lets see, that probably a total of 1 whole flight if that

3-4% could be accomplished with equipment substitution; they don't necessarily have to cut any flights.

The thing is, I can't really see that happening either. USAirways East mainline is all gone already. Republic just opened a huge crew base in CMH and also has maintenance performed here by sister company Shuttle America. US flights from CMH have steadily been upgraded to E70/E75 equipment since the beginning of the year. Again, I think this 3-4% reduction is systemwide. CMH might be affected, but it might not also.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22927 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3965 times:



Quoting FlyCMH (Reply 12):
US flights from CMH have steadily been upgraded to E70/E75 equipment since the beginning of the year. Again, I think this 3-4% reduction is systemwide. CMH might be affected, but it might not also.

Given the need to rotate E-Jets through, I think CMH is probably pretty safe. The same theory works elsewhere; as long as AX is flying for US, STL-PIT will likely stick around.



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3479 times:



Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 11):
3-4% could be accomplished with equipment substitution; they don't necessarily have to cut any flights.

I wish. I'd like to see them bring an A319 or two back.



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User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Perhaps RJs on the PHX-CMH and LAS-CMH routes?

Or perhaps they'll lose LAS altogether - US has already announced that LAS woudl be axed as a hub.



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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3814 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3111 times:



Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 15):
Perhaps RJs on the PHX-CMH and LAS-CMH routes?

I dont think they'll remove seats and add fuel tanks to downgrade any routes.


User currently offlineTN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

Well, one highlight is we won't have to endure endless posts on how Skybus caused this. I'd expect pretty much every major airport to see cuts in number of flights and/or capacity this summer as fuel prices continue to rise. I know BNA is losing a few and I expect more to follow.

User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2801 times:



Quoting TN757Flyer (Reply 17):
I'd expect pretty much every major airport to see cuts in number of flights and/or capacity this summer as fuel prices continue to rise. I know BNA is losing a few and I expect more to follow.

PIT has seen cuts since 2003, and they already saw US axe over 40 flights between Jan 1st and March. I guess we'll see little or no WN expansion this year then. Perhaps US might cancel their added frequencies to LAX and SFO.

I was trying to think of what PHL would lose, and I already thought of at least one. FL reduced/removed BOS and FLA routes if I am not mistaken...



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User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2541 times:



Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 16):
I dont think they'll remove seats and add fuel tanks to downgrade any routes.

Is there a problem with the ERJ-17's they have??



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2457 times:



Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 19):
Is there a problem with the ERJ-17's they have??

I think the assumption in a previous thread was that if any routes like these were downgraded, they'd go to Mesa CR9s.



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User currently offlineCa2ohHP From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 955 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2365 times:



Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 15):
Or perhaps they'll lose LAS altogether - US has already announced that LAS woudl be axed as a hub.

Where did you hear US would axe the LAS hub?


User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2322 times:



Quoting Ca2ohHP (Reply 21):
Where did you hear US would axe the LAS hub?

Well, axe is probably the wrong word: "downgrade to focus city" is probably more appropriate. I don't remember where I read it - may have just seen it on the news.

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 20):
I think the assumption in a previous thread was that if any routes like these were downgraded, they'd go to Mesa CR9s.

Understandable, but is there a reason they couldn't put the ERJ's on the route.



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User currently offlineTN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2233 times:



Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 22):
Well, axe is probably the wrong word: "downgrade to focus city" is probably more appropriate. I don't remember where I read it - may have just seen it on the news.

There's a thread on a.net someplace, fairly recent, but I'll leave it up to whoever wishes to find it. IIRC, It mentions among other things most of the red-eyes are going away.


User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

If I'm correct when I read the article in the Columbus Dispatch, I think that's where it was, it didn't specifically state CMH. It was the press release from US Airways announcing an overall capacity reduction systemwide as schedules are finished for the fall into end of year and higher cost leases on older 737-300 aircraft are discontinued, it was a press release that I had emailed to me as well but I'll try to find it over on the US webpage.

User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 25, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2026 times:



Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 24):
higher cost leases on older 737-300 aircraft are discontinued

It's actually the lower cost leases on the 737s that are being returned, because the lessors want them back to lease elsewhere at higher rates.



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