MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4792 times:
Only two flights a day on MSP-SEA...did they ever offer more flights than that? I know the O&D market is fairly big and I'm sure they get a lot of connections to Alaska so I suppose they are holding their own. I'm flying the 145p departure in two weeks and I'll be curious to see how full the plane is.
MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4710 times:
Well seeing as they have only been on the route a very short time, I think they are still feeling out the market for now, and they started and have kept 2 flights a day on the run.
I, too, woould imagine that they are doing good on it.
Planefxr From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4308 times:
Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 3): And looking at the recent loads and future loads...they are pretty consistent with the 75-85% range. So I'd say the route has matured well in a short amount of time even in this economic climate.
I would think that the new agreement with DL/NW will only improve these numbers, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them start SEA-SLC, another DL hub.
Hatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1517 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4240 times:
Quoting Planefxr (Reply 5): I would think that the new agreement with DL/NW will only improve these numbers, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them start SEA-SLC, another DL hub.
It would be nice, though that market is pretty saturated with WN being on the route as well. MSP was pretty much a NW show with some SY flights. And MSP was the highest requested route by AS MVP Golds. So that was partly due to that route getting the nod before other partner routes. At first NW was a little mad at AS and I believe to date, we still don't have any codesharing connection opportunities once at MSP. Sure you can earn miles and get your bags transferred, but as for purchasing a ticket from AS that goes right to a NW flight on the same reservation...not possible.
But I have long wanted to fly to SLC on AS metal. So I hope we see it some day.