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AE And US Cuts At MDT  
User currently offlineBuddys747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 527 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

I guess no surprise eventually we would see cuts of some sort. No more AE at all. The unfortunate thing is losing DFW service, being that AE was the only one providing service to there. MDT was the only airport outside of PHL and PIT with service in PA. I guess UA is the only hop to ORD, let's see what happens with the prices there.
Also US cuts the 2x Dash-8's to PIT.
I was reading how SCE lost service from DL and was thinking how we were not getting any cuts yet. It seems as of now only NW has increased capacity here. Lets hope over time the industry can turn around.

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User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1156 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Sad news for MDT. Makes one wonder if it is even worth operating an airport anymore.


A330 man.
User currently offlinePanova98 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Check down the road with Lancaster where the number of commercial flights is zero, save for the Boscov's Orlando Southwest charters.

User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2103 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2405 times:



Quoting Cgnnrw (Reply 1):
Sad news for MDT. Makes one wonder if it is even worth operating an airport anymore.

Seriously? Despite the cuts:
US serves PHL, CLT and BOS
NW serves DTW and MSP
DL serves ATL and CVG
UA serves ORD and IAD


I do find it funny that the featured destination on the MDT website is DFW.
www.flyhia.com


User currently offlineBuddys747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 527 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2354 times:



Quoting Panova98 (Reply 2):
Check down the road with Lancaster where the number of commercial flights is zero, save for the Boscov's Orlando Southwest charters.

LNS is just in a bad location. You can get to MDT in 30 minutes and PHL or BWI in an hour and a half or so. There was "talk" of CO connection to CLE but I never heard anything else.

Quoting Silentbob (Reply 3):
I do find it funny that the featured destination on the MDT website is DFW.

 banghead 

I'm flying to CLE on CO in July, hopefully that sticks. I found it funny on WGAL news last night how they said HIA has had less and less travelers and is not doing very well and maybe the other carriers will pull out as well. They have had increases every month up until May.


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7591 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

NW is dropping 1 flight to DTW this fall. Going back to 3x DTW, 1x MSP.

User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 747 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2320 times:



Quoting Silentbob (Reply 3):
Seriously? Despite the cuts:
US serves PHL, CLT and BOS
NW serves DTW and MSP
DL serves ATL and CVG
UA serves ORD and IAD

You didn't mention AC to YYZ.


User currently offlineBuddys747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 527 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2270 times:



Quoting DTW.SCE" class=quote target=_blank>PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):

NW is dropping 1 flight to DTW this fall. Going back to 3x DTW, 1x MSP

They seem to float between 3-4 thru out the year. I checked for a trip in November and it was back to four. By the way, sorry to see SCE loose DL altogether. I have family up there that uses DL to go to Orlando a few times a year. They loved flying out of there rather than coming to Harrisburg.

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 6):
Quoting Silentbob (Reply 3):
Seriously? Despite the cuts:
US serves PHL, CLT and BOS
NW serves DTW and MSP
DL serves ATL and CVG
UA serves ORD and IAD

You didn't mention AC to YYZ.

CO to CLE also. Overall we are doing better than others I suppose. I just get a kick out of the media and how they always make things out to be so bad.


User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 747 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2129 times:



Quoting Buddys747 (Reply 7):
CO to CLE also.

Good catch...I missed that one also.

Quoting Buddys747 (Reply 7):
Overall we are doing better than others I suppose. I just get a kick out of the media and how they always make things out to be so bad.

You are right...MDT isn't doing too badly.


User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2103 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2116 times:



Quoting BatonOps (Reply 6):
You didn't mention AC to YYZ.

I never see anyone on that flight. I've thought about taking it a few times myself but I just don't want to sit on a 1900 for a couple hours.

Quoting Buddys747 (Reply 7):
CO to CLE also.

It wasn't on the route map on the HIA website, I wasn't sure if it was an old map or if I missed CO pulling the flight. I haven't seen it lately, but that has more to do with my timing than theirs.

Quoting Buddys747 (Reply 4):

I'm flying to CLE on CO in July, hopefully that sticks.

It's on a Dash, so they should be able to make money even if loads aren't all that great.


User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 747 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2089 times:



Quoting Silentbob (Reply 9):
I never see anyone on that flight. I've thought about taking it a few times myself but I just don't want to sit on a 1900 for a couple hours.

I believe the route does very well. I'd have to look at the monthly numbers to be sure. The route is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. That's not too bad on a 1900.


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7545 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2083 times:



Quoting Buddys747 (Thread starter):
MDT was the only airport outside of PHL and PIT with service in PA

Huh? Maybe I am not 100% sure what your saying but NW serves Erie, Latrobe, Wilks-Barre, Allentown, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and State College.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineTeneriffe77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

I think he meant to say that about AA, not NW. Also I believe the AC 1900's have a lav in them, that why they only seat 18 seats because the 19th and middle seat is taken by the door to the lav.

User currently offlinePanova98 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Are we really that far away from mid- and small-size Pennsylvania air service looking similar to something from the 50s and the 60s.

Save PHL and PIT, everything from MDT and ABE, on down to AVP, SCE, IPT, BFD, ERI, AOO, JST, LNS, RDG, and whatever else, looking like stops in an old Allegheny timetable, but geared almost exclusively to connecting to the legacy and Southwest hubs. One carrier providing all the service, and not every city getting non-stop service to every or even most of the hubs. Fares would basically be add-ons to whatever onward-fare the legacies or Southwest charged. Who would set the add-on? Good question! Could it ever be set high enough to provide a profit for service to even the smallest city? Second good question!

But, in this day and age, roads clogged, gas prices so high, each airport authority spending money to drain passengers from one city to the next, and people really wanting to travel by air, I don't see how any existing-type, mid-- and small-size express service can keep operating.


User currently offlineBuddys747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 527 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1963 times:



Quoting BatonOps (Reply 10):
Quoting Silentbob (Reply 9):
I never see anyone on that flight. I've thought about taking it a few times myself but I just don't want to sit on a 1900 for a couple hours.

I believe the route does very well. I'd have to look at the monthly numbers to be sure. The route is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. That's not too bad on a 1900.

My mother flew on that flight for work a month ago and she said on the way out there were no empty seats, and 1 or 2 on the way back. I guess it just depends when you go. I tried to look for recent monthly passenger info but couldn't find any.

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 11):
Quoting Buddys747 (Thread starter):
MDT was the only airport outside of PHL and PIT with service in PA

Huh? Maybe I am not 100% sure what your saying but NW serves Erie, Latrobe, Wilks-Barre, Allentown, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and State College.

I did mean AE, sorry for not making that clear  Smile

Quoting Teneriffe77 (Reply 12):
I think he meant to say that about AA, not NW. Also I believe the AC 1900's have a lav in them, that why they only seat 18 seats because the 19th and middle seat is taken by the door to the lav.

And the pilots are the F/A  Wink


User currently offlineTeneriffe77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1932 times:

Speaking of MDT, what's happened to it's old terminal, does it still exist?

User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 747 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1917 times:



Quoting Teneriffe77 (Reply 15):
Speaking of MDT, what's happened to it's old terminal, does it still exist?

Yep...still there. It still has two jet bridges attached at the east end. I think the plans are to tear it down since they couldn't find a anyone to rent it.


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