point2point From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2280 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6253 times:
I wonder if DEN would be a possiblity?
Right now, looking at the US airways site, on the date of 4/24 and return 5/2, DEN-CLT on US shows six nonstops, four of them with A321s and the other two an A320 and A319. Lot's of traffic here it seems on this US monopoly route.
Only catch is that the r/t fares are $364, and that doesn't seem bad at all.
However, same flight leaving about one week from today (lv 2/1 and rt 2/8) shows a r/t fare of $1368.
Lambertman From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2055 posts, RR: 37 Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6147 times:
Quoting southwest737500 (Reply 5): I think they could make STL work just because of all of the connection oppourtunties
Usually when a new station opens in the southeast Nashville gets the route in favor of St. Louis and vice versa when a station is opened in the heartland territory. I would fully expect that trend to continue -- unless Atlanta replaces Nashville's role as the primary Southeast connection point. We shall see, but I doubt St. Louis sees CLT.
I would not be surprised to see WN drop CLT-ATL as well. It is virtually 100% connecting traffic, which is something that does not fit well with the WN business model. I say trade ATL for flights to BNA and HOU.
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 21764 posts, RR: 19 Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5901 times:
Quoting point2point (Reply 11): I would assume any of these could at least offer one WN flight (or even more) from CLT on the basis of O&D alone. Add in the connects, and more flights are possible.
The problem with those numbers is that FL is getting less than 20 percent of the local market on CLTATL. FL stimulated the market with its fares, but at least in terms of butts in the seats, US and DL were the main beneficiaries.
Quoting Lambertman (Reply 10): I would fully expect that trend to continue -- unless Atlanta replaces Nashville's role as the primary Southeast connection point. We shall see, but I doubt St. Louis sees CLT.
Agreed. With respect to the CLT market specifically, I think there's probably more room for low-fare stimulation, too. The average BNACLT fare is $50 higher or so than the average STLCLT fare even though BNA is 200 miles closer. With no LFC even offering connecting service, BNA-CLT fares are absurd, and it's not a terrible drive.
BobLoblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1446 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5894 times:
It is very clear that WN is going to have to figure out if how much overflying of ATL they want to do to their other major stations such as BWI, MDW, HOU, DEN, STL etc. WN will have so many 100+ daily flight "hubs" that they will soon risk diluting their own traffic base. WN has said that high fuel and labor costs have resulted in less stimulation in new markets than use to be the case.
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 21764 posts, RR: 19 Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5716 times:
Quoting southwest737500 (Reply 22): So many people drive to GSP or RDU to get a WN. Flight because of e no change fee, free bags,better customers service, etc
I'm not persuaded. It was unquestionably true 11 or 12 years ago before TZ came to town, but CLT has had a parade of well-patronized LFC service since then - TZ left right around the time that DH started, and FL was there by the time DH went bust.
I'm really not trying argue with you. All I meant is that there are a lot of people in Charlotte that drive to RDU or GSP ,
I wasn't saying to drive to GSP to ATL. I meant alot of people do that so they can fly to owe markets.
I misunderstood you, I do think Nashville makes more sense because look at GSP and CHS. That was there southeastern destination. I really think that makes more sense for Charlotte
Sorry for the confusion
25 ERJ170: I can't see that as the case anymore.. with AirTran to Baltimore, Atlanta, and Orlando... as well as jetBlue to Boston and New York, there are not a