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Spirit To Fly DTW-ACY Seasonally  
User currently offlineNKOPS From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2662 posts, RR: 6
Posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

This route has come and gone several times... it seems this is geared towards day-trippers from DTW


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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7565 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

I'm sure it will come and go again as well.

My on earth anyone would fly DTW-ACY when they could easily fly DTW-LAS for not much in price.
Who on earth would do a day trip to ACY either?


User currently offlinehjulicher From Liechtenstein, joined Feb 2005, 875 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

One would fly DTW-ACY because sometimes US and NW/DL charge a lot to get to Philadelphia. Therefore you fly to ACY and save sometimes around $400. WN flies out of PHL but they don't fly to DTW. I would say that DTW-PHL is one of more expensive routes in the country as there is only a choice of two legacy carriers, and both charge a lot for flights.


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User currently offlineJBAirwaysFan From United States of America, joined May 2009, 982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Doesn't NK still have some connection opportunities at DTW despite their major hub ops being moved to FLL?


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User currently offlineEWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Maybe there are people who don't care for LAS? I've been there a couple of times for conventions and am glad someone else picked up the tab. At least with ACY, between late spring through mid-autumn there's a real beach and other activities to keep one occupied.

User currently offlineKrisair747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2291 times:

Glad to hear of another route out of ACY...now get back to de-icing!!


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User currently offlineFlytravel From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 4):
Maybe there are people who don't care for LAS? I've been there a couple of times for conventions and am glad someone else picked up the tab. At least with ACY, between late spring through mid-autumn there's a real beach and other activities to keep one occupied.

Also with ACY, one can combine a leisure trip with VFR, where a party of 3 flying in from MI, could meet up with family or friends (driving in from NY/NJ. NJ, PA or from DC/MD) and all decide to meet up by the Shore. While Vegas is a lot better get-a-way, I think the meeting up for VFR is easier in NJ, since a lot of population is within 4 hours drive.

For using ACY to reach Philadelphia
So, while a Detroit - Philadelphia non stop is 2 hours, a Detroit to Atlantic City + 1 hour drive to Center City would be 3 hours, and WN DTW-MDW-PHL could be as short as 4 hours. I don't know - I'd still prefer WN since there are no baggage fees and onerous change fees, that Spirit has. But for the parent that is dropping off the the kid or grandparent traveling alone, nonstop is more essential. The nonstop US fares to DTW (on quick look) don't seem too bad, but I'm sure it fluctuates. I can't imagine Spirit attracting business travelers though, with such low frequency.

The flight is definitely geared for those from MI -> NJ rather than the other way, where the Philadelphia/NJ passenger to Detroit would need to stay overnight atleast 2 nights to make it a trip to Detroit. AirTran's flights out of ACY however tend to be geared both ways

[Edited 2010-03-01 16:02:02]

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