We’re adding new seasonal nonstop service between February 12th and April 9th, 2012 to accommodate winter and Spring Break demand next year! Southwest will add three new nonstop markets to the SWA network for the period—one daily roundtrip between Ft. Myers and both Hartford/Springfield and Providence, and new nonstop roundtrip service between Baltimore/Washington and Tucson, Arizona! All of these new nonstops are in addition to existing connecting and/or direct itineraries in these markets. The Northeast-Ft. Myers flights are timed for the local markets, and the Baltimore/Washington-Tucson roundtrip flight is timed perfectly for wonderful, quick connecting itineraries between our Stations in the East and Southern Arizona.
I didn't know that BWI-TUS did not exist, surprised to see this. I was just in Tucson and it is indeed a fantastic city.
[Edited 2011-12-07 12:32:43]
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Cactus742 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 229 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2691 times:
This will be the only nonstop from TUS to the east coast, and the first in a few years. I can't remember if B6 left TUS in 08 or 09, and I think CO discontinued EWR-TUS around the same time... CLT-TUS on US too. The next closest existing service is ATL-TUS on DL.
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chrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1925 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2631 times:
Quoting Cactus742 (Reply 2): I can't remember if B6 left TUS in 08 or 09, and I think CO discontinued EWR-TUS around the same time...
2008. I took the JFK-TUS flight in 2007 and it was empty. Something like 40 people. The return looked even quieter. I have to think it would have been more of a success if it wasn't an eastbound redeye.
Quoting Cactus742 (Reply 2): This will be the only nonstop from TUS to the east coast,
ATL is the east coast.
Now will AS or WN please add TUS-PDX, nonstop? AS is giving us a second TUS-SEA flight in the winter, which makes me very happy. Just wish it was a morning departure out of TUS.
pvd757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3394 posts, RR: 17 Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2366 times:
This is great to see. At it's peak, NK had 2 daily PVD-RSW flights, one on a 321 and one on a 319 during this time of year, and the flights were packed. I think this will be a great addition, even if seasonal.
777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2442 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2196 times:
Quoting warreng24 (Reply 8):
Tourists going to DC. BWI is readily accessible to DC via AMTRAK, MARC, and METRO (B30 Bus to Greenbelt).
East Coast connections via BWI also
More likely the other way around, as the blog excerpt in the OP mentions. DC is pretty miserable between February and early April; late winter snow, and crippling ice storms are the norm out here during that time of the year.
chrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1925 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2041 times:
Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 6): I don't quite get the TUS-BWI flight. What kind of market exists for this route?
Connections back east. Every time I've done TUS-ABQ-BWI, the flight has 40-50 thrus on it. Many are going on to PVD, MHT, RDU etc.
Come to think of it, I see a lot people on the TUS-MDW and TUS-DEN flights also connecting along the eastern seaboard. Still not sure I'd do the BWI-DC drive again, though. DCA is so much more convenient.
There are a lot of people from the northeast who, unfortunately, decide to winter in Tucson. They clog the streets, restaurants etc. But that's a gripe for a different thread.....