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Woah, All This New Service To HOU? Since When?  
User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7812 times:

I -know- that Wikipedia can be messed with and is not a viable source all the time but I was just checking to make sure all this new service is untrue. Wikipedia claims that AirTran is starting service from HOU to BWI, LGA, MCO, and LAX. And it also claims that JetBlue is starting BOS, MCO, IAD, and FLL. And is says that DL is going to start a daily SLC flight through Skywest Airlines. I couldn't find any press releases so I doubt that Wiki is telling the truth. Just want to make sure through a.net too!  Smile

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User currently offlineMayor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7571 times:

All I see on DL, thru December is SLC-IAH service.

User currently offlineSurfandSnow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7566 times:

HOU is a WN stronghold. Seems like nobody else (AA, DL, even B6) can really do all that well from there...

User currently offlineMayor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7515 times:

I looked at the same article in Wiki and checked with Delta.com. I saw no SLC-HOU service in DL's schedules. I would think it would be in res by now.

User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7515 times:



Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 2):

Why would WN have anything to do with Delta's ATL-HOU flights?


User currently offlineCMB320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7224 times:



Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 2):
HOU is a WN stronghold. Seems like nobody else (AA, DL, even B6) can really do all that well from there...

Actually, the airlines flying out of HOU are doing quite well.


User currently offlineDrerx7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7102 times:

BWI, MCO, LAX...I'd like to see someone try it without inciting the wrath of WN at HOU.

User currently offlineAzncsa4qf744er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5388 times:

Looks like ATL-HOU will be mixed between ASA/SKYW/Pinnacle

User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4925 times:



Quoting CMB320 (Reply 5):
Actually, the airlines flying out of HOU are doing quite well.

The airlines of HOU have been there for years! AA and DL have been there as long as I can remember and FL has been flying out of there for over 5 years, I believe. JetBlue has flown to HOU for over two years now with acceptable loads as well.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4279 times:

All of this service is false.

User currently offlineElmoTheHobo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4031 times:



Quoting JetBlueAUS (Reply 8):

The airlines of HOU have been there for years! AA and DL have been there as long as I can remember and FL has been flying out of there for over 5 years, I believe. JetBlue has flown to HOU for over two years now with acceptable loads as well.

American mainline stopped flying there a few years ago, the station is now all Eagle. They dropped the AUS-HOU-LGA and HOU-LAX flights around 2002-2003. Mainline left DFW-HOU and eventually was picked up (unfortunately) by the ATRs.


User currently offlineMayor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

I don't recall DL mainline ever serving HOU and service there started in the mid to late 80's with regional a/c.

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3988 times:



Quoting ElmoTheHobo (Reply 10):
eventually was picked up (unfortunately) by the ATRs.

There are still E145's flying DFW-HOU-DFW.


User currently offlineDrerx7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3886 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 11):
I don't recall DL mainline ever serving HOU and service there started in the mid to late 80's with regional a/c.

That is definitely not true.
737-200s, 727-200s, MD88s, and 737-800s all were scheduled into Hobby. I flew a MD88 last summer (or summer before last) on HOU-ATL. In fact HOU-ATL was almost an exclusive 738 shuttle route.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3792 times:



Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 13):
That is definitely not true.
737-200s, 727-200s, MD88s, and 737-800s all were scheduled into Hobby. I flew a MD88 last summer (or summer before last) on HOU-ATL. In fact HOU-ATL was almost an exclusive 738 shuttle route.

Exactly correct you are Drerx7!

In fact, it was a DL B732 that the most of a motor fell off of very soon after it departed HOU back in the 90's sometime....may have the time line incorrect but the aircraft was a DL B732.


User currently offlineMayor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Well, all I said was that I didn't recall it.......sheesh  Wink

User currently offlineCV880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3733 times:



Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 13):
737-200s, 727-200s, MD88s, and 737-800s all were scheduled into Hobby. I flew a MD88 last summer (or summer before last) on HOU-ATL. In fact HOU-ATL was almost an exclusive 738 shuttle route.

As were 880's before You were born....


User currently offlineDrerx7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3691 times:



Quoting CV880 (Reply 16):
As were 880's before You were born....

LMAO! Yea, I was a little late to the party for those.
The 880/990/DC8/707 are all birds I hate I missed the chance to fly on. I didn't become aviation aware enough to schedule DC8s in the late 80s/early 90s.

In regards to HOU - now DL is all regional jet, B6 is 320, AE has AT7s (which is an increase in capacity from the RJs), of course AirTran is 717, and of course we have the endless stream of 737s from Southwest. Hopefully, VX will have a go at Hobby vs. IAH and I'd like to see Midwest return to HOU.


User currently offlineJbmitt From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

Airtran brings the 737 in from time to time.. I don't think its scheduled, but I've flown in to HOU on the 737 twice in the last month. Both times we nearly taxied past the Airtran gate.. if it wasn't for 5 ground employees/marshallers waving frantically.

User currently offlineMayor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

From what I can remember, the DL 880s were flying into IAH, not HOU.

User currently offlineAvConsultant From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3424 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 19):
From what I can remember, the DL 880s were flying into IAH, not HOU.

A little off topic, when were the 2 Houston airports opened?


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3322 times:



Quoting AvConsultant (Reply 20):
when were the 2 Houston airports opened?

HOU opened in 1927 and IAH 1969.


User currently offlineMayor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3256 times:



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 21):
HOU opened in 1927 and IAH 1969.

If that's the case, I was wrong. At one time the DL 880s were flying into HOU and then later when the operation was moved to IAH.


User currently offlineMexicana757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3188 times:



Quoting JetBlueAUS (Thread starter):
I -know- that Wikipedia can be messed with and is not a viable source all the time but I was just checking to make sure all this new service is untrue. Wikipedia claims that AirTran is starting service from HOU to BWI, LGA, MCO, and LAX. And it also claims that JetBlue is starting BOS, MCO, IAD, and FLL. And is says that DL is going to start a daily SLC flight through Skywest Airlines. I couldn't find any press releases so I doubt that Wiki is telling the truth. Just want to make sure through a.net too! Smile



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 9):
All of this service is false.

As MAH4546 said, all of the service is false. Someone went around toying with the wikipedia page because they added MDW-HOU to start on the same dates. If such services were to be true there would be a press release.


User currently offlineMayor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3176 times:



Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 23):
As MAH4546 said, all of the service is false. Someone went around toying with the wikipedia page because they added MDW-HOU to start on the same dates. If such services were to be true there would be a press release.

I think the Wiki page has now been corrected.


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