jerseyguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1558 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 14574 times:
Ok, its slowly coming out and there is no press release but some info can be found scattered on the website
TTN-MDW starts April 8, 2013 and is 6X weekly ex Saturday
TTN-ATL starts April 8, 2013 and is 4X Weekly (Mon,Wed, Fri, Sat)
TTN-DTW starts Apirl 9, 2013 and is 4X Weekly (Sun, Tue, Thur, Fri)
TTN-CMH Starts April 8, 2013 and is 3X Weekly (Sun, Mon, Thur)
TTN-RDU Starts April 8, 2013 and is 6X Weekly ex Saturday
These are some interesting choices and alot of them. WOW.
kgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4019 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 14146 times:
Quoting mesaflyguy (Reply 3): I think that's a bit much on the RDU route. Will be pretty interesting to see how these pan out.
Been decades since I've lived in that area.
But I'm guessing that gridlock makes EWR and PHL a difficult access for the electronics and pharmaceutical firms in the New Jersey US-1 corridor. I'm also guessing that the residential communities on the Pennsylvania-side of the river will be taking leisure trips out of TTN.
mikefrommke From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 351 posts, RR: 12 Reply 12, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 14139 times:
Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 6): This massive TTN expansion seems to be very fitting of the phrase "betting the farm" for F9, we'll have to see how it turns out...
Give me a break. This is using what, all of 2 planes?
Quoting jerseyguy (Reply 7): To use another phrase, I'm wondering if F9 isn't "Throwing (crap) against the wall and seeing what sticks" . I'm enjoying it because it benefits me but thats the long and short of it..
They are looking to be more than DEN. They've gotten chased out of a lot of places, so yes they are experimenting. Will it work? Who knows? But with markets everywhere already saturated they have to be given credit for trying new things.
Flytravel From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 702 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 14037 times:
Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 11): makes EWR and PHL a difficult access for the electronics and pharmaceutical firms in the New Jersey US-1 corridor
Also, WN is dropping PHL-RDU. I think there are few ties between PA and Raleigh, including pharma companies like GSK having presence, and demand that was built up over the years through WN. I don't know about CMH- would have suggested CLE over CMH. Cleveland is a larger market though Columbus is central between Cleveland and Cincinnati.
TTN-MDW might be a little unnerving to WN. While I don't think WN would be interested in that route, it cuts a little from their PHL and EWR-MDW. TTN-ATL could have been a route WN flies if it didn't want to fly PHL-ATL say after FL is ceased.
a F9 FA told me they are losing something like 10 frames in 2013. Will this just be temporary, then used to backfill DEN.
Quoting enilria (Reply 13): Will B6 or DL react? I think DL in TTN-ATL is almost a lock
Why would B6 care? Also why should DL open a station they just closed a few years ago to respond to a carrier that will most likely fail (The TTN-ATL timings stink for TTN point of sale pax) resulting in DL having to keep TTN open for probably a full year in order to avoid DOJ scrutiny?
Not really. I doubt they are unnerved. It probably will take 1 pax per flight off their flights.
Quoting Flytravel (Reply 14): TTN-ATL could have been a route WN flies if it didn't want to fly PHL-ATL say after FL is ceased.
WN didnt get to where they are by being dumb.
Fact that F9 is doing this rather than DEN expansion, doesnt bode well for the airline's future. Almost anything from DEN should do better. How about DEN-CAE 4x weekly? DEN-SYR or ROC 4x weekly? Geez that's gotta be better system wise.
nkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2591 posts, RR: 6 Reply 17, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13931 times:
doesn't TTN have a midnight curfew? I would think a 2329 arrival from Atlanta will cut it close when the summer thunderstorm season kicks in. Mercer county use to publish the violators publicly on their website.
this will also be competing with Nk on the acy - atl / dtw / ord seasonal service
ItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1017 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13830 times:
I am sure they did their homework on the potential and this isnt dart-board network planning. I am guessing that the RDU segment is aimed at biotech and CMH is insurance/financial services. The head-scratcher to me is is DTW.
jetsetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 435 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13704 times:
I for one love this - I have booked F9 for a weekend in New Orleans in March and it's great to see their expansion. I believe initial bookings have been strong. Although strange routes - CMH, DTW, RDU?