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G4 Leaving TWF For Good  
User currently offlineridgid727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

G4 has announced they are leaving TWF for good. they started this service less than a year ago, then suspended it for a time this fall, and restarted it, now they say they are finished.

Two flights a week from TWF-LAS is what has been operating. I do beleive that WN's BOI-LAS flights have really diluted anything G4 thought they could accomplish on this.

http://magicvalley.com/news/local/tw...e-c935-5625-8487-55ab94b1d31e.html

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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5911 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1953 times:
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It's too bad that AS/QX won't reopen TWF and IDA. I think the State of Idaho really got stiffed by AS/QX Q400's.

User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
It's too bad that AS/QX won't reopen TWF and IDA. I think the State of Idaho really got stiffed by AS/QX Q400's.


Twin Falls didn't work with the Baby Dash 8s. Once Southwest entered Boise, people drove to Boise to get cheaper fares. Horizon couldn't make the :30 hop to Boise economically work on the Dash 8-200 so they had to end the service. Had the Q400 come on line earlier using it nonstop to Seattle from Twin could have been interesting (but that didn't work for Idaho Falls/Pocatello). Once QX left Twin, it was hard to justify re-opening it, even with the Sun Valley diversions (which eventually moved to Boise as well). Twin worked with Metroliners, but never worked with anything bigger for Horizon. Twin Falls died for Horizon long before the Q400. In reality, Pocatello was also a Metro city. The Dash 8 didn't work well there either, but it lived longer.


User currently offlinesmoot4208 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1307 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

I was surprised G4 even announced this route to begin with. Then once it was seasonally suspended, I knew it wasn't going to last.

User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3273 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1546 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
I think the State of Idaho really got stiffed by AS/QX Q400's.

I think lot's of places were victims of the 200 leaving and the 400 arriving. LMT, OTH, PDT just here in Oregon, Guess AS wanted a larger regional carrier, AS consolidated their fleet to just 2 types 737's & Q400's, that process seemed to work well and made some real money, what else could you want, as a shareholder. But as an enthusiast or traveller it does blow.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25435 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1531 times:

Seems like they are having better success with IDA however.
The LAX service commence two weeks ago which adds to their existing Vegas and Phoenix flights.



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User currently offlinedlramp4life From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

Didn't they start IDA-PSP flights as well?


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User currently offlineckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5242 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

The problem for TWF is that it's too far from Sun Valley to work as a ski destination for the majors. It's about 90 miles to Sun Valley from TWF, and it takes about 2 hours to drive there.

I seem to recall in the 80s or 90s, UA was flying weekends from ORD to TWF.

Back in the days of regulation, Hughes Air West flew DC-9s out of TWF to SLC (and on to LAS and LAX), BOI (with continuing service to GEG and SEA), and to RDD (providing one-stop service to SFO).


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