Fiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1011 posts, RR: 15 Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1547 times:
My bet is on WN to either MDW or BWI. OKC has had BWI for a while and usually TUL follows suit if OKC does well on something. I work for UA in TUL and we have heard nothing about it so I would be surprised if we added SFO!
iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4254 posts, RR: 7 Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1555 times:
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Interesting. I will be surprised if it is not WN, and I will be surprised if it's something other than TUL-MDW or BWI. These cities are served out of OKC along with MCI, which I'd say is highly unlikely to come back being such a short distance. This will be an extension covering most of the summer so we may see quite a few changes. TUL should be lucky to get be getting any "LUV" if they do as systemwide capacity planned to be relatively flat for the time being.
Why? As it stands now, Tulsa has non-stop service to Florida, and OKC does not. The markets are very similar - no reason one would get a route over another. And their respective destinations list are extremely similar.
AWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1681 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1546 times:
Quoting mah4546 (Reply 19):
Why? As it stands now, Tulsa has non-stop service to Florida, and OKC does not. The markets are very similar - no reason one would get a route over another. And their respective destinations list are extremely similar
The MIA service is solely due to AA's maintenance hub at TUL. Take that away, and TUL is pretty close to an all-RJ airport (minus WN).
jetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2688 posts, RR: 35 Reply 24, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1546 times:
Quoting mah4546 (Reply 19): Why? As it stands now, Tulsa has non-stop service to Florida, and OKC does not. The markets are very similar - no reason one would get a route over another. And their respective destinations list are extremely similar.
AA: DFW, LAX, ORD
WN: DAL, HOU, DEN, LAS, MCI, STL, BWI, MDW, PHX
UA: CLE DEN IAH SFO LAX IAD EWR ORD
DL: MEM SLC ATL DTW MSP
TUL: AA: DFW, ORD, MIA
WN: DAL, HOU, DEN, LAS, PHX, STL
UA: DEN, IAH, LAX, IAD, EWR, ORD
DL: MEM, SLC, ATL, DTW, MSP
TUL has that OKC does not: MIA-AA
OKC has that TUL does not: LAX-AA, CLE-UA, SFO-UA, MDW-WN, MCI-WN, BWI-WN, DEN-F9
Total pax 2011 Jan-Dec: OKC: 3,561,605 (+2.75% over 2010) TUL: 2,794,290 (-1.84% from 2010)
[Edited 2012-11-17 18:48:53]
25 Fiveholer: I'm standing on WN to either/both MDW and BWI. If we (UA) get SFO, I'll be really surprised as again, we haven't heard anything about it internally. A
26 stock1985: While I do think the new service will be WN to MDW or BWI, since it is coinciding with Southwest's new network release. I wonder when AA will expand L
27 iowaman: TUL-MDW is coming next June: 916 6:25A 8:10A _____6_ N/S 918 11:45A 1:30P 12345_7 N/S MDW-TUL: 2113 2:30P 4:15P _____6_ N/S 3336 3:20P 5:05P 12345_7 N
28 Fiveholer: So that's it? TUL-MDW on WN? The TAA Facebook site hasn't posted yet...they say "It's not time yet."
29 usdcaguy: It's posted now, with a notation about the "918" flight number. Very cute. There is now too much service from Tulsa to Chicago. AA does not fill its 7
30 contrails: The MDW news is more than a bit disappointing. I was hoping for a Florida destination.
31 airliner371: Its not disappointing at all. It will allow for a lot more connections and great for business passengers. You can easily connect to Florida if you wi
32 iowaman: Barely. I suspect there will be a loss of some connecting passengers in STL, but not all will choose MDW of course. STL offers markets like DCA (not
33 ouboy79: Depends on what is needed for mx re-positioning. At some point you just need to get the a/c there and loads be damned. This is good news for TUL. Cou
34 usdcaguy: My impression is that Oklahoma beach traffic is spread too thinly over Mexico, California and Florida to warrant nonstop service. It's hard being in
35 ouboy79: TUL is probably more prone to leakage than OKC when it comes to Florida as well. You have G4 a short drive away in Springfield and Fayetteville. OKC