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CID To Announce New Destination  
User currently offlineiowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4390 posts, RR: 6
Posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5142 times:
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According to their Facebook page: The Eastern Iowa Airport will be announcing a new non-stop destination at the end of July. North, South, East, West...Where, oh, where will we be flying to next?

I could see EWR as being a possibility. Maybe DL to LGA, or G4 to FLL as well. I could also see a small chance of US/AA to PHX. The airport has seen a lot of record passenger counts last year and this Spring. Let the guessing begin.  

Edit: Current Service

G4: AZA, SFB, LAS, PIE
AA : ORD, DFW
DL: ATL, DTW, MSP
F9: DEN
UA: ORD, DEN

[Edited 2013-07-19 08:59:51]


Next flights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
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User currently offlineFlyPeoria From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 434 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5031 times:

I'd guess G4 to Punta Gorda (PGD). I think MLI is expecting to see similar service.

User currently offlineplanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

Quoting FlyPeoria (Reply 1):
I'd guess G4 to Punta Gorda (PGD). I think MLI is expecting to see similar service.

I'd be surprised if it wasn't something G4-related.



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User currently offlineThePinnacleKid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 725 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4810 times:

I bet it will be something lack luster... such as CID-IAH (UA) to allow another place aircraft can flow between hubs and mx bases.


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User currently offlineiowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4390 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4757 times:
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Quoting FlyPeoria (Reply 1):
I'd guess G4 to Punta Gorda (PGD). I think MLI is expecting to see similar service.
Quoting FlyPeoria (Reply 1):
I'd be surprised if it wasn't something G4-related.

  

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 3):
I bet it will be something lack luster... such as CID-IAH (UA) to allow another place aircraft can flow between hubs and mx bases.

I doubt it. CID-IAH was already attempted and ended April 8 of this year. It was twice daily, except for once daily Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday. UA cited 69% load-factors as not being good enough (long, thin route).



Next flights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
User currently onlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9337 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4757 times:

Now is getting to be "that time" again for Allegiant to start launching winter routes.


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User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3195 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

Since there have been so many surprises from them, I'll say QX/AS to SEA on a CR7, since we are just guessing anyway.


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User currently onlinemhkansan From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4540 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 6):
Since there have been so many surprises from them, I'll say QX/AS to SEA on a CR7, since we are just guessing anyway.

I thought OMA was a stretch!

Well since this is such a fun game, I'll bet on BA starting a new leisure route LGW-CID.

It could happen!


User currently offlineASFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1170 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4540 times:

Quoting iowaman (Reply 4):
I doubt it. CID-IAH was already attempted and ended April 8 of this year. It was twice daily, except for once daily Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday. UA cited 69% load-factors as not being good enough (long, thin route).

Long, thin route? AA makes it work to DFW, which isn't that much closer. I also wouldn't consider IAH "long". Maybe, if you're speaking in relative terms, but it's just about a 2 hour flight. Not to mention, IAH is UA's largest hub. I'm surprised they couldn't make this work.

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 6):
Since there have been so many surprises from them, I'll say QX/AS to SEA on a CR7, since we are just guessing anyway.

I would say this is laughable, but I would have said the same thing about OMA if you had asked me a year ago. None the less, I don't see this happening, well, ever really.


User currently offlineCIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2285 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4474 times:

I'm going to guess G4 to PGD as the likely flight. I know CID has also been looking into DC and NYC as well but PGD is probably the safest bet right now. Its too bad IAH didnt work for UA, hopefully one day it will come back. Once the AA merger is in full swing with US I could see CLT also being a possibility. CID has also said they wanted daily service to PHX so we will see.

User currently offlineiowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4390 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4438 times:
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Quoting stlgph (Reply 5):
Now is getting to be "that time" again for Allegiant to start launching winter routes.

  

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 7):
Quoting RWA380 (Reply 6):Since there have been so many surprises from them, I'll say QX/AS to SEA on a CR7, since we are just guessing anyway.
I thought OMA was a stretch!
SEA-DSM would likely happen before SEA-CID, and I highly doubt DSM will happen either.

Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 8):
Long, thin route? AA makes it work to DFW, which isn't that much closer. I also wouldn't consider IAH "long". Maybe, if you're speaking in relative terms, but it's just about a 2 hour flight.

For a small RJ, it's a little bit of a haul compared to the short hop to ORD. IAH is not in a very good location for connecting passengers from CID unless they are heading to Texas, the southern Gulf, or places such as Mexico or Central or South America. DEN provides connections to the west that are way out of the way via IAH. CO has ran DSM-IAH for years but it never has been close to the capacity supported on AA DSM-DFW.

Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 9):
I'm going to guess G4 to PGD as the likely flight

  

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 7):

Well since this is such a fun game, I'll bet on BA starting a new leisure route LGW-CID.

Can a BA 777 or 747 make it off an 8600' runway at CID to LGW?  Wink

[Edited 2013-07-19 12:09:31]


Next flights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7562 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 8):
Long, thin route? AA makes it work to DFW, which isn't that much closer. I also wouldn't consider IAH "long". Maybe, if you're speaking in relative terms, but it's just about a 2 hour flight. Not to mention, IAH is UA's largest hub. I'm surprised they couldn't make this work.

DFW-CID is much larger a local market than IAH-CID. The yields from DFW to CID are some of the highest in Eagles network. Last minute fares top $1000 and thats even if the plane is empty.

CID also has a huge amount of ties to the DFW area which it doesnt to Houston. DFW is CID's 2nd largest O&D market.



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User currently onlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3065 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4386 times:

Quoting iowaman (Reply 10):
Can a BA 777 or 747 make it off an 8600' runway at CID to LGW? Wink

A 777 can do it easily.

Quoting iowaman (Reply 10):
SEA-DSM would likely happen before SEA-CID, and I highly doubt DSM will happen either.

Boeing and Rockwell Collins people travel between SEA-CID for business, but nowhere near enough to fill a plane a day. AS has surprised me before, but not enough to start CID.

How about AA to MIA?


User currently onlineb777erj145 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4283 times:

I will continue the guessing work with WN coming in.

User currently offlineCIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2285 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 11):

DFW-CID is much larger a local market than IAH-CID. The yields from DFW to CID are some of the highest in Eagles network. Last minute fares top $1000 and thats even if the plane is empty

very true, there are a lot more business ties between CID-DFW, and even social ties (seems like everyone here knows someone who has moved to Dallas from here). Not to mention on UA you have DEN to handle westbound connections where IAH is out of the way. DFW sort of functions for AA like DEN does for UA here. I was dissapointed IAH didnt work out, especially since UA is usually top dog around here, but DEN can really handle westbound passengers and ORD can handle eastbound and Florida for UA. Plus DFW is about 250-300 miles closer and that makes a difference. DFW is a good gateway to the southwest and California from here.


User currently offlineThePinnacleKid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 725 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

Quoting iowaman (Reply 10):
For a small RJ, it's a little bit of a haul compared to the short hop to ORD. IAH is not in a very good location for connecting passengers from CID unless they are heading to Texas, the southern Gulf, or places such as Mexico or Central or South America. DEN provides connections to the west that are way out of the way via IAH. CO has ran DSM-IAH for years but it never has been close to the capacity supported on AA DSM-DFW.

It's not even a remote stretch for the ERJ... it's a routine flight.. despite what the traveling public might think... If you want a long flight for the ERJ...well, that would be the mighty XR doing IAH-YYZ, IAH-BOI, IAH-NAS, IAH-BFL, IAH-IAD, EWR-OKC, etc, etc, etc..... if it's not pressing 4 hours... it's not long range for the 145XR. 2 hrs??! Please, all you need is an LR for that.



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User currently onlinemhkansan From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 14):
DFW is a good gateway to the southwest and California from here.

  

A surprsingly good network to California exists via DFW, and the Southwest. Excellent frequency to LAX (of course), plus SAN, PSP, SNA, PHX, TUS, ELP, ROW, SAF, ABQ - even up to SMF, SJC, SFO, and FAT.

One of DFW's primary role as a cornerstone is for coast-to-coast transcontinental flows.

As far as CID goes, it's already very well served. It will be interesting to see what will pan out from there. Yeah, it's probably G4, but what if we see new legacy service from US to PHL or CLT, or maybe DL to LGA?

I'm really pulling for a CID-europe flight. Good relief for the DFW market too.


User currently offlineplanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 16):
Good relief for the DFW market too.

For sure - AA could easily run a DFW-CID-LHR 777 daily  



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User currently offline93Sierra From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

I doubt pHx with Gateway already filling that niche.

User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7562 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 16):
I'm really pulling for a CID-europe flight. Good relief for the DFW market too.

CID-Europe could never be supported. The market is nowhere near large enough.

The best thing CID can hope for right now is a flight to New York or DC.



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User currently offlineplanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 19):
Quoting mhkansan (Reply 16):
I'm really pulling for a CID-europe flight. Good relief for the DFW market too.

CID-Europe could never be supported. The market is nowhere near large enough.

I think the original post was a joke ...



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User currently offlineusxguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

maybe Frontier Airlines should start a new mini-hub in Cedar Rapids... and do something similar to what Access Air had years and years ago  


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User currently offlineCIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2285 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

Quoting 93Sierra (Reply 18):
I doubt pHx with Gateway already filling that niche.

the airport director has been quoted recently though saying that they would like daily service into PHX and had been talking to US about that. PHX is one of the top destination cities from here.

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 16):
but what if we see new legacy service from US to PHL or CLT, or maybe DL to LGA?

any of those would be nice. I would like to see CLT at some point, would provide another option to the southeast and AA is pretty strong here. DFW does provide good coverage to the SE but that involves a little back tracking whereas CLT would be more direct.


User currently offlineCIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2285 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

I'm wondering a little of maybe it could also be G4 to LAX. there was a vacation voucher contest for Allegiant being advertised on the facebook page and it said "your next vacation destination is..." and it has a pic of LA. Maybe that is a hint?? lol

User currently onlineAS737MAX From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 318 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 23):
"your next vacation destination is..." and it has a pic of LA. Maybe that is a hint?? lol

Probably to do with them starting Provo-LAX



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25 Post contains images ORDTLV2414 : I bet LY is starting CID-TLV. LOL jk
26 dsuairptman : G4 to PGD is most likely as PGD will see an increase in planes based there.
27 CIDFlyer : I'm wondering if Allegiant is hinting at an upcoming announcement, sometimes they do on their facebook page, and then its easy to put 2 and 2 togethe
28 BOStonsox : B6 to BOS! Why wouldn't people in Iowa want to come here?
29 CIDFlyer : I know I would! I just flew out there in may and loved Boston!
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