they can't be, these airports already receive service from other airlines
I wonder if UA will have more success on the DLH-ORD route than AA did? One thing they have going is the timing. With NWA merged into DL and DL's downgauge in aircraft they are using there UA would probably be more on par there than AA was with NWA.
SurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2977 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7313 times:
Wow! Both UA and AA really pushing into smaller and smaller markets these days! Let's hope all these new flights do well...
I'm sure the oil biz folks in Midland/Odessa will welcome the easy connection to Calgary and other oil cities...
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
DLHFLYER From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6385 times:
This just made my day. I knew this had to be coming. Hopefully with Delta's cutbacks, United can establish itself. Its going to be tough to do.
Okay, I posted this on another thread a few weeks ago.
American served DLH-ORD from 1998-2002, and again from March 2004-September 2004 with 3 flights a day. When they were in town, o@d seemed to jump (a few times hitting the 60's), as flying made more sense (than driving). American had anywhere from 70-80% of the market share for flyers to O'Hare.
Keep in mind that flights to Chicago have to compete with driving. The drive is 469 miles, and about 8 hours. It's painful that there is no direct interstate (lots of little roads throughout Wisconsin), but people will drive to save money. At 469 miles (938 roundtrip), thats about $80 in gas (roundtrip) right now. If this route is going to succeed, the fares need to be in the low 200's. Even NWA (which is expensive from Duluth) has always charged low fares of below 250 to Chicago.
I was rumored that Duluth was going to pay 5 million to get Expressjet to Chicago. It obviously isn't Expressjet coming, but I wouldn't be suprised if Duluth offered that much money to United.
[Edited 2009-09-20 07:19:50]
Duluth is a nice city, we even get 3 months without snow per year
This is very interesting news, since Asheville Airport had been negotiating (pg 13, item C) - apparently in fairly advanced stages - to get Eagle flights to ORD starting next spring. Maybe United didn't want American hogging all the "new flights press" in Chicago this week and decided to get the jump on Eagle to Asheville?
KcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3896 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5743 times:
Quoting Commavia (Reply 16): This is very interesting news, since Asheville Airport had been negotiating (pg 13, item C) - apparently in fairly advanced stages - to get Eagle flights to ORD starting next spring. Maybe United didn't want American hogging all the "new flights press" in Chicago this week and decided to get the jump on Eagle to Asheville?
If they could have sealed the deal with Eagle, they'd have been part of Thursdays announcement.
I'm thinking that the AA announcements did have an influence on UA expediting this one though.
Holy cow, this is better than Christmas!!! This means that I can really fly home now without having to juggle around with flying into GSP or negotiating AirTran through MCO!! I would rather spend the day going through ORD than flying to GSP direct and having to wait for someone to come pick me up. Also I know a few people that would rather fly out of AVL than have to drive down to GSP.
Now if only they would start up IAD-AVL, I'd be super thrilled and then some.
...Now they face an even greater danger...Tyrannousaurs in F-14's!!
Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4309 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5000 times:
Quoting SLUAviator (Reply 23): Pat, I can't wait till I end up in MAF on an overnight. And then I'll see if your excitement is worth it!
Well, Luke, I think it is good for the company, but as far as entertainment goes . . . um . . .
Maybe the Odessa Jackalopes are still around? But definitely go to Abuello's for dinner. Damn good Mexican food, and the avocado enchiladas are delicious. The Confederate Air Force Museum at MAF is definitely worth a visit as well. And after you spend 4-6 hours doing those things, well, you are on your own. The Petroleum Museum ain't all that great
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