Jetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2688 posts, RR: 35 Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2568 times:
Welcome to OKC. They did serve OKC from May 2005 (as HP Express) to PHX & LAS and continued through the merger up until around late 2008.
As far as having them return...I'd love to see it, but not sure when (or if) they will in the near future, especially with the WN/FL and CO/UA mergers about to take place. The good news, OKC is out of the downward spiral of the industry and is in positive passenger numbers for the year so far.
AWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1674 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2463 times:
We just (finally) got mainline back on DL...so the numbers are starting to look a bit better. Hopefully, we'll get a better (meaning no more DL monopoly) southeastern connection when the WN buyout of FL comes to fruition. As far as US is concerned, I think it's highly doubtful we'll see them again for a long time. They launched both LAS and PHX when they started here (as HP express at the time) and got taken to town by WN on the numbers. CLT might be doable in an E70.
Jetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2688 posts, RR: 35 Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2348 times:
Most airlines (new entrants or new routes) in the state hurt themselves by adding both OKC and TUL mirror service to thin routes, as there is a point where the catchment areas do overlap. TUL would be a longer shot, they are still losing passenger numbers (versus last year, which was down against the year prior). That said, OKC and TUL are still probably not in the minds of US right now. They make smaller cities than OKC and TUL work, though....
Tigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 547 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2348 times:
Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 3): Hopefully, we'll get a better (meaning no more DL monopoly) southeastern connection when the WN buyout of FL comes to fruition.
What, you don't like getting taken for a ride (in every sense of the term) on the nonstop to ATL?
As far as US goes, I don't think they'll be coming anytime soon. They'll be concerned enough about steeling themselves against WN. As mentioned above, if they do come back, the route will probably go east.
[Edited 2010-10-13 06:01:41]
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isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 25 Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2268 times:
My dimes worth is....
US Airways is watching these mergers take place around them and here they sit all alone in the corner.
They have to grow. What they have now will slowly in time get eaten alive by the big guys.
Goliath wins especially when David comes to battle without the slingshot.
US Airways have to add cities and routes. They don't have a choice.
That's my opinion and only an opinion.
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