CALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4190 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2852 times:
i really wouldnt expect anyone to come in.......probably go unused. No one is going to throw some RJ flights in there at this rate. Maybe B6 adding some E190's??? Are those being considered as commuter slots??
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2736 times:
It would be nice to see CO throw a couple regional flights at from IAH at it. But I can't see that making financial or operational sense for the airline.
But it would be darn convenient for me
[My dad -- who I'm visiting as I type this -- lives darn close to LGB -- and directly under the normal departure pattern, normally I do CO's CLE-LAX nonstop, but if I could fly one stop in to (and particularly out of) LGB I would
Funny thing is there's an XJet billboard on the 405 and I was wondering about the same topic myself yesterday.
(Flying CO 634 LAX-CLE tonight; tentatively seat 1A...anyone else at LAX tonight?)
[Edited 2008-08-17 18:44:12]
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Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2535 times:
As much retrenching as ExpressJet is doing as well on their Continental Express side of operations, aside from branded, I doubt at all you'll see any new stations especially at that distance. As they start to rid their fleet of the E135, their fall schedule is taking a hit and the big expansion for CLE once again seems to be a starting point, with other hubs seeing reductions as well.
Pgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
I doubt we'll see anything. All 41 big jet slots are full, but only 5 commuter slots are taken (DL* to SLC). Even before XE announced it was leaving, there were commuter slots available if someone else wanted them. Unless they can get the weight limit raised to include E90/CR9 aircraft, I don't think we'll see anything until someone finds some spare Q400s lying around.
Ca2ohhp From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 962 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2297 times:
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3): Speaking of commuter slots, US Airways(Mesa) will relinquishing its single slot also as the PHX CRJ200 flight gets the axe on Sept. 2nd.
Are you sure? Just because the flight is pulled doesn't necessarily mean the slot was relinquished. LGB has a dormancy period, which means after 180 days (I believe), if the slot is not being used it will be placed back into the slot pool for other carriers to bid on. But with XJet leaving, that puts a ton of commuter slots back into the slot pool, so US dropping it's one commuter slot is pretty much irrelevant - unless someone else comes in seeking all the commuter slots.
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5938 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2262 times:
Quoting Ca2ohhp (Reply 7): Are you sure? Just because the flight is pulled doesn't necessarily mean the slot was relinquished.
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8): Yes. If you go read the minutes of the airport commision is was indicated US/Mesa were returning their single slot.
Although not always as accurate as the actual minutes, US giving up the slot was also reported in the media: US Airways also recently told Long Beach Airport that it will relinquish its lone commuter slot to Phoenix in the fall. So only five of 25 commuter slots will be filled in the fall, and all of those are controlled by Delta Air Lines. http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_10160334
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Cwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2139 times:
I know it isn't the most reliable source, but Wikipedia says that only 5 of 25 commuter slots at LGB will be open after ExpressJet leave? So I guess that means there's still some free now seeing as they don't have 25 daily slots, I guess that means they aren't gonna get filled anytime soon?
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Travellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1811 times:
The whole noise limit issue as it relates to commuter slots, and the unlikelihood of the City Council creating a variance for E190's was amply discussed in another thread a few months back, so I won't resume the why's and wherefore's. I did want to add, though, that all the planes seem pretty loud as they roar over Wardlow and Bixby Knolls on take-off, even Jetblue's brand new A320's, but I have to say that I found the Expressjet takeoffs just as loud, if not louder, much as I was able to compare. I can't imagine the E190 is any worse.
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DurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1613 times:
Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 13): the aircraft falls into a heavier weight range and thus exceeds limits for the commuter slots.
OO's 700 flights are allowed for the time being because they're asking for a variance for 1 pound, yes 1 pound, and according to the rules OO can fly using the commuter slot until the people in charge make a decision.
Apparently QX's 700's are slightly less, not sure exactly why but that's the case and they fit into the commuter slot, go figure.