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Allegiant Announces Casper WY To LAS  
User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5801 posts, RR: 15
Posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

As I said in a thread yesterday, I expect several announcements in the next few weeks. Here is another.

CPR-LAS flights start Sept 19. Flights operate Monday/Friday.

depart Casper 10:35 a.m.
arrive Las Vegas 11:35 a.m.

depart Las Vegas 7 a.m.
arrive Casper 9:55 a.m.

http://www.allegiantair.com/aaNews/aaNews20080702a.php


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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3813 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

Are they only expanding from LAS now?

User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8488 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Residents of Las Vegas should be pleased at this new flight to Casper, a charming Wyoming town that is much more pleasant than Las Vegas. Allegiant gives you yet another way to leave Las Vegas, always a good thing.  Smile

User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5801 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3384 times:



Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 1):
Are they only expanding from LAS now?

At this moment, but I expect that we will hear announcements later this summer for other vacation destinations like IWA and SFB. Those announcements will be for flights that will start to operate in the winter.

Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):
Residents of Las Vegas should be pleased at this new flight to Casper, a charming Wyoming town that is much more pleasant than Las Vegas. Allegiant gives you yet another way to leave Las Vegas, always a good thing

Although not heavily marketed, I've noticed that Allegiant has learned some Vegas residents are using flights for vacations out of the desert.

The website now includes hotel packages in places like Santa Barbara.

In a recent Vegas newspaper article Tyri from Allegiant talked about LAS-BLI putting someone close to Vancouver for vacation and LAS-FAT being convenient for a Yosemite trip.
http://www.lvrj.com/living/19558689.html



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User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3273 times:



Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 3):
Although not heavily marketed, I've noticed that Allegiant has learned some Vegas residents are using flights for vacations out of the desert.

My Mom and Niece are flying them to GTF from LAS to visit friends. $89.00 each way for a nonstop flight is a hell of a lot cheaper than flying DL through SLC.



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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4390 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3237 times:
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Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):
a charming Wyoming town that is much more pleasant than Las Vegas

Yeah, if you like being in the middle of no where with little to do commerce wise and if you like to shovel snow all winter.  Wink



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User currently offlineLambert747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3187 times:



Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):

Residents of Las Vegas should be pleased at this new flight to Casper, a charming Wyoming town that is much more pleasant than Las Vegas. Allegiant gives you yet another way to leave Las Vegas, always a good thing.

Casper, what is there to see in Casper...  boggled 


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7538 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3163 times:



Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 6):
Casper, what is there to see in Casper...

Nothing but Oil Rigs, and it was an ugly city when I was there. Could have been because it was November at the time.



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User currently offlineDutchflyboi From Netherlands, joined Apr 2008, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

What the heck are they thinking ??  boggled 

User currently offlineYtib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 571 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3152 times:



Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 6):
Casper, what is there to see in Casper...

Plenty according to the Casper CVB (http://www.casperwyoming.info). You also have Hell's Half Acre nearby, and the Must See activities stated by the CVB.

Full disclosure; I have driven through Casper twice, including an overnight stay so I have never really been there to see the friendly ghost.


User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1597 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3137 times:



Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 6):
Casper, what is there to see in Casper...

It's pretty much a ghost town...hahhahhah



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User currently offline87GROUNDED From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Casper, Wyoming: The Armpit of the Earth. I lived there so I would know.


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User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3100 times:
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Quoting 87GROUNDED (Reply 11):
Casper, Wyoming: The Armpit of the Earth. I lived there so I would know.

I thought that was Rock Springs?! LOL. Well at least they are getting more as opposed to less service there. At least for now I think.

I see Grand Island,NE may be coming too?

Well how about Lewiston,ID? Grab people from Lewiston, Moscow,ID ;Pullman, and Clarkston,WA. Many college students and they seem to get relatively frequent gambling junkets so it may be a possibility. Seems good as any out west.

Others? Pueblo,CO? Kalispell,MT?

[Edited 2008-07-02 18:52:31]


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User currently offlineSkyTaxi From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

I thought Casper was a ghost town.

User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3055 times:



Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 12):
Others? Pueblo,CO? Kalispell,MT?

I worked for both NW and DL in Kalispell and I definetly think it could support it. Granted they fly to MSO but that is still 120 miles away.



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User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Nice with a little piece of good news among all the cuts that are going on.

According to Wikipedia, Casper is a center of banking and commerce. Could this have something to do with the more lucrative prospects for the petroleum industry stemming from the increased market prices of oil?

Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):
Residents of Las Vegas should be pleased at this new flight to Casper, a charming Wyoming town that is much more pleasant than Las Vegas. Allegiant gives you yet another way to leave Las Vegas, always a good thing.

That alone is a great reason to start the route! Besides, you can't ski in Vegas.  Smile

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8b/Casperskyline.jpg


User currently offlineG4resagent From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2970 times:



Quoting MarcoPoloWorld (Reply 15):
Besides, you can't ski in Vegas.

Mt Charleston and Lee Canyon is only 30 minutes away...


User currently offlineCitrusCritter From Pitcairn Islands, joined May 2007, 1098 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Darn, can I please get SFB-MGM?


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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4390 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2918 times:
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Quoting MarcoPoloWorld (Reply 15):
you can't ski in Vegas.

http://www.skilasvegas.com/winter/index.html



Next flights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5801 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

Here is the Casper media coverage.

For those wondering about potential I saw this quote from one of Allegiant's sales directors.

In doing market research, the company found people from Casper and Cheyenne frequently use Allegiant Air in Fort Collins, Colo. "We know the demand is here," Fenyes said.
http://www.trib.com/articles/2008/07...930315c09fc2158725747a007f7a88.txt



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8488 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

Right, the relevant market is really half the state of Wyoming. Cheyenne will still drive to Ft Collins. But the catchment area of Casper (while unpopulated) is something like a 100-mile radius, just huge. The area is remote enough that the demand may be relatively high fare.

User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5801 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

The interesting thing about the route to me is that Wyoming was on their radar several years ago.

I'd have to go check some notes in storage but IIRC back around 2002 or 2003 Allegiant was rumored to be talking with Cheyenne or some other city in the state. Instead they opened Ft. Collins.



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User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2791 times:



Quoting Iowaman (Reply 18):

Owssss.... ok hehe... But still, wouldn't you want to patronize the home-grown brand for a weekend escape directly into winter wonderland?


User currently offlineOOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1466 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2702 times:



Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 6):
Casper, what is there to see in Casper...

Fort Caspar Museum & Historic site
Casper Ghosts minor league baseball
Independence rock
Thermopolis hot springs, lasgest mineral hot springs in the world!
National Historic Trails center
Hogadon Ski area
Three Crowns gold course




There is plenty to do in or around Casper, mostly outdoor activities!


User currently offlineBA744PHX From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2698 times:



Quoting OOer (Reply 23):
Fort Caspar Museum & Historic site
Casper Ghosts minor league baseball
Independence rock
Thermopolis hot springs, lasgest mineral hot springs in the world!
National Historic Trails center
Hogadon Ski area
Three Crowns gold course




There is plenty to do in or around Casper, mostly outdoor activities!

So in other words if I'm a young person I would be bored out of my mind there... sounds like some place my grandma would visit... sorry


25 OOer : Well beings that baby boomers are either already retired or, very near retirement then there should be a fairly decent market to this city.
26 87GROUNDED : And if you happen to be in town on Tuesdays you can watch the Safeway truck unload at about 7:00 AM. And it happens to be DOUBLE-TRAILER day which me
27 MarcoPoloWorld : Sounds exciting indeed - I like Safeway and they are headquartered here in the San Francisco Bay Area (Pleasanton)!.... So once the Las Veganite has
28 OOer : ...and this just proves how ignorant you are!
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