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User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

I read the other day that UA was starting a STL-SFO flight in February. When was this announced? Is UA upping capacity to take over from AA's reductions?


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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15745 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2308 times:



Quoting CXA330300 (Thread starter):

I read the other day that UA was starting a STL-SFO flight in February. When was this announced?

A week or two after the final American cut.

Quoting CXA330300 (Thread starter):
Is UA upping capacity to take over from AA's reductions?

Yep, but it's all over now. No need to hold your breath for new STL flights.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25414 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Search and you would have found;
United Announces SFO-STL (by Iowaman Oct 22 2009 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23023 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1763 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
Yep, but it's all over now. No need to hold your breath for new STL flights.

It wouldn't shock me to see either a second SFO flight or mainline to IAD/DEN in the two-three year timeframe.

It also wouldn't shock me if none of that happened.

I wouldn't conclude now that UA is done with STL.



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15745 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1530 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 3):
I wouldn't conclude now that UA is done with STL.

I think that everybody is done with STL for at least until the economy rebounds.



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User currently offlineFlyIGuy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1516 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 4):
I think that everybody is done with STL for at least until the economy rebounds.

Doesn't WN still have a significant presence at STL ???



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User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23023 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1487 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 4):
I think that everybody is done with STL for at least until the economy rebounds.

There's a reason I specified the timeline that I did, though I think a lot of it will have to do with what happens with the UA regional RFPs over the next few years, maybe more so than the economy. DEN in particular can support mainline (note the two G7 flights real close together in the middle of the day), and I suspect IAD can too; the RP IAD flights that will end in April seem to be mostly local traffic.



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User currently offlineSteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1656 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1479 times:



Quoting FlyIGuy (Reply 5):

Doesn't WN still have a significant presence at STL ???

I don't think he means done as in closing up shop or reducing operations, but rather done announcing significant expansion in wake of the AA reductions. The announcements of UA on STL-SFO and WN on STL-SAN/LAX/SEA/MSY/RDU/BNA probably filled most of the void from AA that is going to be filled in the near future.

However, if this does signify some raised level of interest in STL overall for WN, I wouldn't be entirely surprised if STL-LGA comes down the pipeline when they get the slots or if any of the successful routes receive additional frequency (like STL-MSP already being increased from 2x to 3x daily).

Maybe when times are better, some of the other abandoned AA routes could be reinstated by other airlines - though WN still probably is the most likely party. Routes like STL-AUS could potentially be interesting to them at some point down the road (though they already get most of that traffic via DAL anyhow).


User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23023 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1468 times:



Quoting Steex (Reply 7):
Routes like STL-AUS could potentially be interesting to them at some point down the road (though they already get most of that traffic via DAL anyhow).

Actually, WN and AA split both AUS and SAT pretty evenly now:

Q209 Numbers

STL-AUS
WN 49% share
AA 47% share

STL-SAT
WN 42% share
AA 49% share



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User currently offlineSteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1656 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1450 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 8):
Actually, WN and AA split both AUS and SAT pretty evenly now:

Q209 Numbers

STL-AUS
WN 49% share
AA 47% share

STL-SAT
WN 42% share
AA 49% share

I stand corrected. The disappearance of the ERJ non-stops may not affect that split too much either given that it will be a Dallas connection either way in the future. In that case, there may actually be some incentive for WN to start STL-AUS/SAT in hopes of wrestling some of that traffic from AA after the draw down. It's a scenario where I won't really be surprised either way WN plays it.


User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23023 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1443 times:



Quoting Steex (Reply 9):
In that case, there may actually be some incentive for WN to start STL-AUS/SAT in hopes of wrestling some of that traffic from AA after the draw down. It's a scenario where I won't really be surprised either way WN plays it.

Agreed. I think AUS would probably do better than SAT and is a bit more likely, but as you say (and as I feel about further UA expansion), it wouldn't shock me either way.



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