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New AS City Announced: Austin  
User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 15252 times:

I have heard through some reliable sources here that we are going to announce a new city next week during the earnings conference call. I guessed about every major city I could think of but was told none of my guess were right. I guessed ATL, SLC, DTW, IAH, PIT, PHL. Looking over at the thread on Flyertalk it looks like another AS employee heard the same news and it was one of the cities on their original guess list of ATL, MSY, AUS, or SAT.

So while I don't know for sure what city it will be...from what I know it might be MSY, AUS, or SAT. I'd prefer MSY. But I could see AUS since AA used to fly this route but it makes more sense for AS because it is connected to our hub.

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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 15108 times:



Quoting Hatbutton (Thread starter):
I guessed about every major city I could think of but was told none of my guess were right. I guessed ATL, SLC, DTW, IAH, PIT, PHL.

PIT? HA! It'd be nice, but I don't see it ever happening.



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User currently offlineAtlwest1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1046 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15080 times:

Well I hope it is ATL due to the strengthening of the DL/AS relationship. However I think it would probably be Austin seeing as I'm sure AS with there AA partnership was privy to load and connections information for AA's former Austin to Seattle route.


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User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15038 times:

there is little need for AS to add service to a partner's hub as long as the arrangement is set up to maximize revenue flow between airlines - and I suspect it has been. DL can put far more seats into SEA than AS can into a DL hub so the real benefit to both is if AS opens a non-hub city where DL has a fairly strong position but where other carriers carry a majority of the westbound traffic. AUS, SAT, and MSY all fit that description. it will be interesting to see if any of those cities will be connected to LAX since they are all southern tier city and a flight from those cities to SEA will fly over much of the country that could be connected on those flights. Also, adding a flight from those cities to LAX would help feed DL's new int'l flights from LAX across the Pacific.

User currently offlineSxf24 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14989 times:

SLC and ATL are the only markets in the O&D top 20 that don't have AS service. However, IAH isn't fare behind and would make sense as the CO partnership is ending and in addition to SEA O&D, there is a descent amount of traffic between Alaska and IAH.

AUS and MSY don't even crack the top 30, so I think there is little chance of either being announced.


User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14982 times:

AUS or IAH make the most sense if you ask me...

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30977 posts, RR: 86
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14962 times:
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AS will most likely open a link to a city that is a hub for one of their partners that currently has strong service from that hub to SEA. So my guess would be SLC or ATL. Since I believe DL wants to make SLC a Pacific gateway, my guess is that is where they will go.

User currently offlinePitintl From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14946 times:



Quoting Hatbutton (Thread starter):
I have heard through some reliable sources here that we are going to announce a new city next week during the earnings conference call. I guessed about every major city I could think of but was told none of my guess were right. I guessed ATL, SLC, DTW, IAH, PIT, PHL. Looking over at the thread on Flyertalk it looks like another AS employee heard the same news and it was one of the cities on their original guess list of ATL, MSY, AUS, or SAT.

So while I don't know for sure what city it will be...from what I know it might be MSY, AUS, or SAT. I'd prefer MSY. But I could see AUS since AA used to fly this route but it makes more sense for AS because it is connected to our hub.

I haven't heard anything nor has anyone where I work. If I were to make a guess, it would most likely be ATL as this would only enhance the new Marketing Agreement we have with DL.



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User currently offlineDLCnxGPTJAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14932 times:



Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 3):
Also, adding a flight from those cities to LAX would help feed DL's new int'l flights from LAX across the Pacific.

Delta already serves MSY-LAX, but I get the point you're making.


User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14937 times:



Quoting Sxf24 (Reply 4):
AUS and MSY don't even crack the top 30, so I think there is little chance of either being announced.

Sounds strange I know but I assure you the first 3 cities I blabbed out and guessed were ATL, SLC, and IAH and I was told those weren't it. I really hope I'm wrong because I'd like to see any one of those three.

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 1):
PIT? HA! It'd be nice, but I don't see it ever happening.

I know it probably wouldn't...but you'd be surprised how many of our MVPs have that city on their wishlist.

[Edited 2009-01-23 10:36:48]

User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14880 times:



Quoting Sxf24 (Reply 4):
AUS and MSY don't even crack the top 30, so I think there is little chance of either being announced.

AUS did quite well for AA, but was axed due to high oil prices. The route could be profitable for AS with lower oil, assuming that tech traffic hasn't dropped off with the state of the economy.

IAH makes sense, because as you mention, the CO partnership will likely be ending. CO has high yields on the SEA-IAH route and the market size could support another carrier.

To me, ATL and SLC don't make much sense. SLC would fill a hole in the western network, but DL and WN are already in the market and can handle any O&D. ATL also has two carriers in the peak season and there isn't a high enough level of O&D to support three carriers.

Other options, which would make some sense, might be PHL (from SEA), or SJO (from LAX). It would also be nice to see increased frequencies to MIA, more transcons from PDX, and perhaps re-entering the IAD market.


User currently offlinePitintl From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14879 times:



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 1):
PIT? HA! It'd be nice, but I don't see it ever happening.



Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 9):
I know it probably wouldn't...but you'd be surprised how many of our MVPs have that city on their wishlist.

That would be a dream come true for me as it would make getting home so much easier! PIT is one destination I wish AS flew to for a while now. Shame that US pulled the plug on the PIT-SEA route as it was always one of the harder flights to get on, even with all the connecting traffic back in the days of the US Hub.



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User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14858 times:



Quoting RwSEA (Reply 10):
IAH makes sense, because as you mention, the CO partnership will likely be ending. CO has high yields on the SEA-IAH route and the market size could support another carrier.

Even CO IAH-ANC does quite well.


User currently offlineSxf24 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14815 times:



Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 9):
Sounds strange I know but I assure you the first 3 cities I blabbed out and guessed were ATL, SLC, and IAH and I was told those weren't it. I really hope I'm wrong because I'd like to see any one of those three.

That is strange since all three seem to fit perfectly into AS' model of expanding to serve the top O&D destinations from SEA.

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 10):
The route could be profitable for AS with lower oil, assuming that tech traffic hasn't dropped off with the state of the economy.

With most tech firms slashing travel budgets by 20-50%, I assume traffic on that route has dried up.


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14658 times:

Man-

STL would be nice to see! It would enhance Oneworld at STL and help AA but could hurt AA on STL SEA unless it was STL ANC (formerly served by a 757.)

Unless the partnership is to help DL.

I know STL won't happen but for those of us who are Oneworld in STL we are stuck with one airline, AA. In fact AS flies to all the AA hubs except STL.

Alex



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User currently offlineIgneousRocks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14580 times:

If it is Austin, too bad they can't do an 'old school' routing. Late night departure SEA-AUS-SAT-SEA.

User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14484 times:
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Does anyone know what kind of a destination the next city will be...mostly business or mostly leisure? Is it possible that it could an international destination, either in Canada or Latin America?

Everyone talks about all the large destinations and major airline hubs. Any possibility that it could be smaller secondary market like ABQ?

AS has been receiving a steady stream of 738's lately. What about a transcon destination like PHL, JFK or even TPA or FLL?


User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14454 times:
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Quoting Hatbutton (Thread starter):
I have heard through some reliable sources here that we are going to announce a new city next week during the earnings conference call. I guessed about every major city I could think of but was told none of my guess were right. I guessed ATL, SLC, DTW, IAH, PIT, PHL

But SLC and ATL are already adequately served by Delta, and AFAIK, IAH-SEA is saturated by Continental. And Alaska's product is not so completely unique that it would pull pax away from either Delta or Continental. SAT-SEA seems to make sense as a mild climate, winter escape from Seattle's winter fog and rain. AUS-SEA makes sense since Austin is a software technology center relevant to Seattle-area's Microsoft.

IAH-ANC nonstop would make petroleum-business sense and Alaska's 737NG and 738 can do the distance. In addition, I remember that Alaska's IAD-SEA service used to fill up a 739, so perhaps additional IAD/DCA -- SEA/ANC service might be in the cards.


User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14404 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 16):
Does anyone know what kind of a destination the next city will be...mostly business or mostly leisure? Is it possible that it could an international destination, either in Canada or Latin America?

I was told it is a domestic city.

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 16):
What about a transcon destination like PHL, JFK or even TPA or FLL?

I asked about PHL and JFK and got a no. But I didn't think about FLL or TPA but after going through all the big markets right of the top of my head, those two came to mind as well later. Who knows. Having a new city in Florida might work from a cost standpoint because of the proximity to MCO and MIA. The station manager down there oversees both cities so could possibly oversee another.


User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14392 times:

Again though, I'm only narrowing down from what I have heard. It is possible that I may have guessed the city but the source didn't want to tell me to lead on to what city it might be. But I agree with the SLC, ATL argument as out of the cards because why add too much capacity when a partnership with DL already exists?

User currently offlinePitintl From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 14259 times:



Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 19):
But I didn't think about FLL or TPA but after going through all the big markets right of the top of my head, those two came to mind as well later. Who knows. Having a new city in Florida might work from a cost standpoint because of the proximity to MCO and MIA. The station manager down there oversees both cities so could possibly oversee another.

TPA would be a great addition to the AS network as I know many people who would use the service in both cities on a regular basis. I commute between the cities myself and have seen plenty of connections in both directions that would suggest that the service would be viable. I could also see the O&D growing between both cities as most people who currently travel between SEA and TPA use either NW, DL or AA and have to connect at the respective hubs. Additional service to Florida is always welcome from the Pacific Northwest. I think the service would do extremely well.



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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14029 times:

I'm going to put my money on IAH. That CO partnership is going down (too bad). IAH is a huge market so thats my guess.

User currently offlineAtlanta From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13991 times:

My guess is ATL.  crossfingers 

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 22):
That CO partnership is going down (too bad

Good riddance CO!

Atlanta



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User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 13823 times:

I don't see SLC at all with prev reports of other airline's lower results on the route.

My guess would be ATL, PHL, or MSY. I don't think SAT would prevail over AUS by any means, but hey, why not round robin both cities and connect them both to SEA and the AS network.


User currently offlineJdflyvc10 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 13657 times:

Hello World,

My money is on SNA to Hawaii, cause that gap is HUGE with the loss of AQ. AQ made out like a bandit on the SNA-HNL and SNA-OGG service....

So here is my 0.02 on what happens

JD...OUT!



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25 Hatbutton : I was told it was new city, not new route between existing cities. And again I was told it wasn't IAH, ATL, PHL, SLC or any of the big ones like that
26 BTVB6Flyer : I would love to see TPA get AS service, but you never know!?! Looking at the O&D information from the DOT it goes as follows: Route...........Daily Pa
27 MAH4546 : TPA-SEA is too long and thin, IMO. I wouldn't hold my breath on that.
28 Flyboy7974 : Maybe AUS then, but until comment made about SNA, I thought yeah, definitely maybe SNA-Hawaii, but didn't AS give back their unused slots after discon
29 Exaauadl : Ill bet AUS....I think AUS-SEA would be viable.
30 BTVB6Flyer : I was just looking on TaxiwayEcho and searched new routes from SEA and they listed: Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Oklahoma City (OKC) Pittsburgh (PIT) San Ant
31 Atlanta : What aircraft does DL have on TPA-SEA nowadays? Atlanta
32 MAH4546 : DL does not fly TPA-SEA. Nobody does.
33 BTVB6Flyer : Delta does not fly TPA-SEA nonstop, it is referring to DL as the dominant carrier because they carrier the most passengers between the two pars of ci
34 Cubsrule : No one flies TPA-SEA n/s.
35 Alias1024 : I'd love to see the eskimo tail in ABQ but the route already has double daily on WN.
36 KGAIflyer : There is more logic there than you might realize. Before AQ went under, they were trying to get slots for one SNA-DCA flight. These were to be add-on
37 Steeler83 : It would be nice to see a new airline in PIT, especially one going to SEA from PIT. Unfortunately, I don't see that either within the forseeable futu
38 Atlanta : I get it now, I didn't think they flew it that's why I asked the AC type. Atlanta
39 EA CO AS : Nope - the 738s would be heavily weight-restricted on any SNA to Hawaii departure, making them uneconomical to operate.
40 STT757 : What about Hilo, ATA seemed to be doing a brisk business to that side of the Big Island.
41 Njdevilsin03 : FLL-SEA finally would indeed be nice.
42 ABQ747 : SEA-ABQ is down to 1X daily. It would be great to see AS in ABQ, but I doubt they'll consider it as long as WN flies PDX/SEA-ABQ.
43 Alias1024 : Interesting. Do you know if it's a seasonal reduction or permanent?
44 ABQ747 : I'm not sure. Maybe some WN employees could answer that one.
45 HNL-Jack : Of all the cities mentioned, HOU seems to make the most sense. Lots of oil business and a relationship with CO that will probably deteriorate as the A
46 Viaggiare : Not only would LAX-SJO make sense, but it has floated around the rumor mill for the last couple of years. Most here were taken by surprise when Ameri
47 Rgreenftm : Didn't AS have services to MSY pre-Katrina? If so, I still don't think AS would be real excited about re-entering that market. Based on what Hatbutton
48 Suprazachair : To my knowledge, the only time AS has flown to MSY was Katrina relief flights.
49 Jlbmedia : I have to agree with you, because of a gut feeling, a pre-oil crisis rumor to that effect, and the fact the other than Hatbuttons information, or mis
50 KGAIflyer : Perhaps you can help me understand why there must be weight restrictions. AS operated its 739 IAD-SEA (1997 nm) and its 738 DCA-LAX (2002 nm) . Neith
51 MSYtristar : It would be a welcome surprise if AS announced MSY. If they did I couldn't see more than 1 daily to SEA but it'd be nice if they also ran MSY-SFO. All
52 RwSEA : SNA has a short runway and also has special takeoff procedures in order to reduce noise in the surrounding community.
53 Flyboy7974 : Interesting point that MSYtristar made that I hadn't even considered, everybody automatically thinking only SEA would be getting the nonstop flight, b
54 KGAIflyer : Plus SNA has a displaced threshold to prevent planes from buzzing cars on the San Diego Freeway -- yes I understand that part. But both Delta and Uni
55 Panam330 : Well, for starters, the 757 has a great power-to-weight ratio, making them great for long flights off of short runways. AA runs 738s, sure - but only
56 Doug_or : Nothing is special about them, and thats the problem. On a short runway you may not be able to load an airplane to its maximum structural takeoff wei
57 WorldTraveler : I think you are right. There are some that don't want to accept that the AS/CO relationship is going to come to an end but it will. And AS and DL bot
58 Hatbutton : Well like I said. The person I talked to is pretty honest and they are in a high management position and regularly go to planning meetings with offic
59 GentFromAlaska : A year or so ago there was some scuttlebutt about BNA being considered as a AS city. WN recently seasonally suspended there one daily non-stop to SEA.
60 Drerx7 : IAH-LAX is another route CO has a monopoly on; of course there is WN over at HOU as well - but I would like to see a turn or two to LAX on DL with a
61 IgneousRocks : An MD-88 flight from IAH that changes gauge at Atlanta is not an originating flight - it's a connection - no matter what the scheduling and route pla
62 WorldTraveler : there are many airlines around the world who schedule change of equipment at an intermediate point on a flight and it is considered one flight. wheth
63 Drerx7 : To add onto what WT said - the whole purpose is for those flights to show up in the system first. they did not arbitrarily originate those flight num
64 Thomasphoto60 : Agreed, I never quite understood why DL keeps insisting that this is a 'direct' flight, a change of equipment is a connection in my book, regardless
65 IgneousRocks : Oh, I realize what the purpose is. TWA was famous for this practice. Braniff did it as well. Industry accepted practice or not, it was just as decept
66 Flyboy7974 : Just read that the WN nonstop was coming back I thought out of BNA and they are adding a number of flights back to their BNA schedule as part of rout
67 KGAIflyer : I get it -- sort of.
68 Wedgetail737 : What about a SEA-DTW route? Afterall, AS has started with the SEA-MSP route.
69 DeltaAVL : Is there any chance of a RDU-SEA route? I think O&D could support it...
70 BigGSFO : I think Houston, Toronto, Salt Lake City, and St. Louis are all possible. Houston, Toronto St. Louis - all from Seattle with mainline; Salt Lake with
71 Wedgetail737 : A SEA-YYZ route on AS would rock!
72 Rgreenftm : Doing a look at FlightAware, I was curious how many direct flights to MSY were available from AS focus or hub cities: SEA-MSY: 0 PDX-MSY: 0 SFO-MSY: 0
73 Rampart : So there's an advantage in going one-way east over one-way west? Fine, so long as they keep going 'round the world? I thought there were return fligh
74 Spirtofalaska : I have no idea what im talking about, as i personally don't care, BUT pdx agents are buzzing, saying a possible new PDX-ORD service, now that AA stopp
75 Post contains links MSYtristar : Well for one, the Census Bureau has come forward and admitted its counts were off thanks to a challenge from the city. The new count was approx. 288,
76 Rgreenftm : Flightaware only shows 1x daily on US and DL, with a OW LAX-MSY on NW. Doing a quick look on travel sites, I only see 1x daily from both of them too.
77 MSYtristar : The DL flight is currently operating 4X weekly, that could be why. It becomes a 6X weekly service next month. Also The 2nd UA to LAX is running on Su
78 Articulatexpat : I've thought the same thing for several years, since I have lived in both Seattle and Durham. I don't know the actual numbers, but this seems to be a
79 Wedgetail737 : Another possibility for AS that I think no one here considered would be SEA-STL. I'm not even sure AA still flies SEA-STL anymore. But then again, I h
80 Cubsrule : Wouldn't three daily flights in the summer be a bit much? Though there is some IDS work in Washington, with Seattle being mostly commercial, there is
81 Atrude777 : It has been brought up by me and a couple others. AA does fly STL-SEA though. Alex
82 Wedgetail737 : There's more IDS work going on up here than you think.
83 Cubsrule : I never said there wasn't IDS work going on up in Seattle. Is there Boeing demand between STL and SEA? Sure. Is it enough to fill three airplanes a d
84 3holeflyer : Would SEA- IAH work well without the CO partnership when they go *A ? With CO, IAH would make sense as a transfer point from the Pacific Northwest to
85 RwSEA : I think it would. Not only is IAH a huge market, but there's also lots of traffic between Houston and Alaska due to oil. Not likely. Both are small c
86 Wedgetail737 : And I never suggested 3X daily SEA-STL either. All I was saying is that is it possible for AS to fly the SEA-STL route...it could be 1X daily or it c
87 Cubsrule : AA is already on the route 1 or 2 times a day (with Boeing traffic in tow, I assume). So 1x AS means there are 3 daily flights on the route in season
88 Wedgetail737 : OOOHHH! I get it. I thought you were referring to AS flying the route 3X daily. My apologies.
89 Alaska737 : ok it is offically "next week" where is this new city? Im still saying IAH with AUS and SAT being my other guesses.
90 RwSEA : If it truly will be announced at the same time as the press release, then it will be Thursday. I think it's gonna be AUS (best guess).
91 Hatbutton : I said it was probably going to be announced during the earnings conference call which is this Thursday. I think it is going to be AUS from what I ha
92 Post contains links and images Flypba : the answer is SBP - San Luis Obispo!!! Actually ... was just a charter flight bringing the SFO Symphony Orchestra there for an event, however, it is s
93 Drerx7 : I'm still hoping for Houston.
94 ASFA737 : Hey PBA nice pics thanks for sharing them
95 Wedgetail737 : Hey! If it's indeed AUS, then that's great. That's probably good dot.com connection there. I would crack up if it turned to be some city like AMA, LB
96 Longhornmaniac : I'm crossing my fingers for AUS. Come on AS, it's Thursday already!!!!!!!! Cheers, Cameron
97 Wedgetail737 : With a $75M loss in Q4 2008, why would AS open a new city?
98 Hatbutton : That was including a special one time charge. If you look closer...operationally we made $16.4 million and $4.4 million on the year. Not too bad cons
99 Wedgetail737 : Well, I did notice a pretty significant turnaround in strategy against Virgin America with the reduction of the flights to LAX and SFO. I guess that
100 Hatbutton : I think so. I may have misunderstood the announcement as coming during the earnings call. But from others they just mentioned it was coming today. I
101 Longhornmaniac : Any word? Cheers, Cameron
102 Post contains links Hatbutton : http://www.alaskasworld.com/NEWS/2009/02/03_austin.asp AUS it is Also adding 3x weekly PDX-OGG[Edited 2009-02-03 07:21:43]
103 Wedgetail737 : Yeah...someone beat you to it this morning. LOL! When is QX going to open a new city?
104 Hatbutton : Who knows, but I heard they have been studying more California cities.
105 Wedgetail737 : I saw online somewhere that Cody, WY (Yellowstone National Park) airport is building a new terminal to support additional traffic. It seems like QX i
106 Cubsrule : Is COD a better gateway to Yellowstone than JAC? On a map-- not very representative of the challenges of driving in that part of the world, I realize
107 Rampart : Or West Yellowstone in the west, or Bozeman in the north, for that matter. All are roughly equal in access to the park proper, but each offer differe
108 Wedgetail737 : Yeah...I had forgotten about West Yellowstone's airport. Cody was dubbed the gateway to Yellowstone National Park in the article I read online...but
109 Flypba : I would love to see QX hub LAX for Alaska and Delta ... especially with the pulldown of AEagle ... especially SBP (San Luis Obispo) ...
110 SurfandSnow : Surprising that Alaska's first PDX-Hawaii service is to Maui and not Honolulu, seeing as how Honolulu is a much larger market... As for SEA-AUS, I thi
111 USAIRWAYS321 : Not really. HA runs a daily 763 PDX-HNL and NW has a 753 5x weekly (returning to daily in March I believe). That's probably about the right level of
112 Wedgetail737 : It appeared to me that SMF is turning out to be somewhat a QX hub.
113 BigGSFO : I am surprised AS hasn't looked at some of the higher yielding ski destinations.etc. I could see them linking SEA, PDX, LAX and SFO with EGE/JAC/HDN e
114 SurfandSnow : Let's not forget that Whistler/Blackcomb is a weekend getaway for Seattleites, not to mention local resorts...If SFO can't support an EGE service, I
115 AirlineBrat : Or at least a first thing in the morning flight northbound (ACV/RDD-PDX) and mid to late evening flight southbound. They need to be timed with connec
116 Wedgetail737 : Yes...there are three ski resorts within 1 to 2 hours of Seattle...Crystal Mountain, Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens Pass. Furthermore, there are many sk
117 KGAIflyer : This will probably work. There are scads of small, Microsoft-associated software development firms in the Austin area. That's different than trying t
118 Wedgetail737 : The fares on TWA's ICT-SEA route was very high. It was more cost effective to fly UA via DEN or HP via PHX.
119 F9Animal : I think AUS will be a very good city for AS. AUS has been booming through the years.
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New City Announcement For B6 Early Next Week posted Fri Jul 30 2004 01:55:06 by AirlineFanatic
Next Southwest City To Be Announced Within A Week posted Wed May 16 2001 22:01:02 by Boeing757/767
US To Announce 3 New Domestic Routes Next Week posted Thu Jan 10 2008 20:08:47 by Bridogger6
New NWA FA Uniforms To Be Announced Next Month posted Fri Nov 16 2007 15:12:29 by FWAERJ
Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City posted Mon Oct 22 2007 06:31:03 by BlueheronNC
CNBC: United To Unveil New Bus. Class Next Week posted Wed Jul 18 2007 21:05:40 by ATLflyer
Airtran To Announce 2 New Cities Next Week posted Wed Feb 21 2007 19:34:26 by Vulindlela744
Next Southwest City To Be Announced Within A Week posted Wed May 16 2001 22:01:02 by Boeing757/767
US To Announce 3 New Domestic Routes Next Week posted Thu Jan 10 2008 20:08:47 by Bridogger6
New NWA FA Uniforms To Be Announced Next Month posted Fri Nov 16 2007 15:12:29 by FWAERJ
Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City posted Mon Oct 22 2007 06:31:03 by BlueheronNC
CNBC: United To Unveil New Bus. Class Next Week posted Wed Jul 18 2007 21:05:40 by ATLflyer
Airtran To Announce 2 New Cities Next Week posted Wed Feb 21 2007 19:34:26 by Vulindlela744
This Just In: New JetBlue City Announced posted Tue Jan 6 2004 20:35:40 by Richierich
New Charter Airliner Starting Next Week In ORK posted Wed Nov 27 2002 18:46:15 by AMSMAN
BAE To Announce New Avro RJX Order Next Week posted Sun Feb 25 2001 00:01:34 by Alan BC
New City Announcement For B6 Early Next Week posted Fri Jul 30 2004 01:55:06 by AirlineFanatic
Next Southwest City To Be Announced Within A Week posted Wed May 16 2001 22:01:02 by Boeing757/767
US To Announce 3 New Domestic Routes Next Week posted Thu Jan 10 2008 20:08:47 by Bridogger6
New NWA FA Uniforms To Be Announced Next Month posted Fri Nov 16 2007 15:12:29 by FWAERJ
Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City posted Mon Oct 22 2007 06:31:03 by BlueheronNC
CNBC: United To Unveil New Bus. Class Next Week posted Wed Jul 18 2007 21:05:40 by ATLflyer
Airtran To Announce 2 New Cities Next Week posted Wed Feb 21 2007 19:34:26 by Vulindlela744