enilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 6575 posts, RR: 13 Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 10780 times:
This compares what is for sale THIS WEEK for the stated period versus what was for sale LAST WEEK...It does NOT compare to last year or now.
How to read:
Flights are daily except as noted "/wk" which means per week.
ABE-MDT 2>10/WK means a reduction from 2 daily flights to 10 flights per week which is about 1.5 flights
ABE-MDT 3>2 APR means a reduction in one roundtrip from 3 to 2 for April only
ABE-MDT 3.8>2.7 APR-JUN This is the raw format of the data which sometimes I'm too lazy to retype. It means that over a month they were averaging a little less than 4 trips per day and now it's a little less than 3 per day. So, basically they cancelled 8 flights per week or so. Airlines are doing A LOT of non-daily ops now, so these fractions are pervasive.
ABE-MDT 4>6 MAY- means an increase from 4 to 6 roundtrips starting in May and continuing
ABE-MDT 4>6 MAY-JUN, 5>6 JUL means the change is only for the stated period May to June and then a different change for July in the same route
I think that a major factor was Frontier being on DEN-FAI they fought for the same connecting passengers. Fares were really low at parts of the summer by both carriers on the routes. Its so far away who knows with delta it might come back
That marks the end of Great Lakes in Kansas City, and with STL already gone and MKE ending as soon as a replacement starts, Great Lakes continues to pull back west. Perhaps concentrating their assets in fewer places will help them run a better operation. It's been dismal at MKE -- looks like they canceled about 15% of their flights in September.
The end of ZK at MCI marks the first time in more than 50 years that western Kansas is cut off from Kansas City. (I suppose the MCI-Salina SeaPort flights are sort of an exception, though they don't even operate out of the terminal.)
Separately, I suspect that AirTran's drop of MKE-DFW eff January must not have hit the OAG files yet.
I don't think UA/CO is finished with the aircraft deployments - I think the 319/320 fleet has yet to be allocated. There are a lot of seemingly strange unanswered schedule changes - SFO-CLE decrease, ORD-LAS down to 3 flights a day, and all 319/320s leaving UA mainline at IAH.
CBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1531 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 9217 times:
Quoting knope2001 (Reply 10): That marks the end of Great Lakes in Kansas City, and with STL already gone and MKE ending as soon as a replacement starts, Great Lakes continues to pull back west. Perhaps concentrating their assets in fewer places will help them run a better operation.
Yup...finally we pull out of MCI, 7 months after we were told we would! A bit sad to see MCI go, just a few years ago, MCI would have no less then 6 ZK 1900s by 7AM, and now their will be nothing! Good luck to Kansas and their EAS flights!
Quoting knope2001 (Reply 10): It's been dismal at MKE -- looks like they canceled about 15% of their flights in September.
haha...that does not surprise me at all. That is what happens when you fly 1900s with 40K + cycles on them and then isolate them from the entire system. Not quite sure what management was thinking on that one. I can say though, we could really use that 1900 back in the Denver system to give us some equipment slack!
I guess they've found a better allocation for the equipment, but sad to see the 'Newark 57' no longer being used on ord to ewr. I used to fly between Chicago and Newark quite often and it always seemed like united's dirtiest, oldest, most run down 757 was used on the route. It became a running joke. 'Ohh the Newark 57'. Oh well. Fifteen daily roundtrips is certainly a lot.