BWE320 From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 88 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8088 times:
I just received a Condor newsletter via e-mail and they are announcing new services to the US airports of Juneau, Seattle, Santa Rosa, Portland, Honolulu and Maui. I suppose they will probably need one or two new planes for this services. Where could they come from?
Quite interesting destinations though. Juneau could be interesting for Alaska cruises (same for Seattle). Are they the first foreign airline at Santa Rosa?
Hatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1475 posts, RR: 14 Reply 19, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5317 times:
Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 17): Does Condor actually get into LAS early enough to make that LAS-STS connection? That is an interesting connection for QX...non-typical.
A codeshare to STS and JNU by a European carrier is strange to me no matter how strange it is for QX. STS I kinda get but it's still a stretch. JNU I really don't get. It's not at the beginning or end of any cruise, and there really isn't a ton of tourismy stuff there.
Quoting Borism (Reply 13): Condor.com says HNL is available "30.05.2009 until 12.09.2009". Is that the period AS operates it's seasonal ANC-HNL?
No ANC-HNL is year round. It was OGG that was seasonal...but that now is going to be year round. Also don't know why they wouldn't codeshare to OGG as well. Maybe times don't line up.
I believe these dates coincide with Condors seasonal service to ANC. They only offer flights in the summer and those dates seem about right for when they start and stop service each year.
Quoting Dba4U (Reply 6):
The next question, however, is if this detour is really worth beeing stuck on one of Condors '67er for 10 hours each way!
Quoting PHX Flyer (Reply 7):
What detour? I don't think the plotted course could be any more straight than this!
ANC is very conveniently located in comparison to a lot of places. That's why so many airplanes stop in from Asia and back. So connecting in ANC probably is better for the traveler than what it may seem from looking at a flat map.
FRA-LAX-HNL 7246 nautical miles
FRA-ANC-HNL 6462 nautical miles
Rampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3015 posts, RR: 7 Reply 20, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5185 times:
Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 19): JNU I really don't get. It's not at the beginning or end of any cruise, and there really isn't a ton of tourismy stuff there.
Are you kidding? It's outdoor recreation central for SE Alaska. National parks and forests (literally adjacent to or across the bay from the city). Glacier tours. Skiing, fishing, kayaking, camping, local cruises. Whale and birdwatching. Outdoor and environmental destinations are keen for a lot of Germans. Go to Death Valley or Southern Utah in August, and count how many German visitors make up the population. I wouldn't be surprised if St. George or Moab eventually showed up as a DE codeshare .
Definitely! I could honestly see FLG show up if Santa Rosa can. Great central location to a lot of stuff. Have to rent a car, though. Or not: My German housemate in college often had buddies visit from Germany. Rather than rent a car, they'd buy an old Buick or Chrysler land-yacht for $800 from some retiree in Scottsdale, tool around the desert for a month, making small repairs as necessary, till the car utterly died, sell the remains to a junkyard, fly back home, come back the following summer and do the same thing.
Anyone know, does or did Condor fly to PHX? Didn't LTU serve PHX, regularly, at one time?
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4690 posts, RR: 45 Reply 24, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4524 times:
Quoting THEENGINEER (Reply 18): Are they planning to get new aircraft anytime soon. If Im not wrong their 767s must be pretty old.
DE is just refitting their 767 fleet with winglets and a cabin upgrade, so I suppose the aircraft will stay for quite a while longer. There haven't been any rumors covering a fleet rollover in the German aviation scene anyway.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
25 Hatbutton: I'm well aware of what's in JNU, but honestly, not much of that is any different than almost anywhere else in and around ANC. Skiing, fishing, campin
26 BA744PHX: LTU use to fly DUS-PHX started in 1997 and lasted for 2-3 years service was twice weekly
27 Viscount724: Germany has always been a big market for adventure-type tourism to remote parts of the world where they can see things that don't exist in Europe --
28 Rampart: Well, maybe Juneau just wants a piece of the Alaska tourism pie. They try to market themselves as a destination. Juneau is different enough from Anch
29 Wedgetail737: Wow! Such passion in the great debate between ANC and JNU. Maybe I'll just visit KTN and SIT for neutral ground. LOL!
30 Hatbutton: Haha I don't have anything against Juneau. It just seemed odd to me because nobody ever has really gone after a code share to JNU like this. If they