Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1123 times:
I don't think other airlines will try and move in due to United's bad times. The bad times are hitting all the airlines, not just United. If there were a situation where the public was exclusively avoiding United, then yeah, it would behoove the likes of JetBlue, WN and Air Tran to set up shop ASAP. But times are bad for everyone, therefore there is no reason to believe anyone other than maybe Frontier would be successful by moving in and expanding.
Dasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
Actually I think Southwest abandoned Denver-Stapleton because they were faced with excessive delays which prevented their normal quick turnarounds. They do not operate into Denver International because of the high cost of operating into the new airport.
AmtrakGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1102 times:
Dasa is correct. They abandoned Denver-Stapleton because of serious weather problems which caused a lot of problems with their normal quick turnaround. I remembered reading a year or so ago, Southwest said they would come back to DIA in a heart beat once the airport lower their excessive airport fees.
777D From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 300 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1036 times:
I believe it's the cost of DIA to have an operations, landing fees and etc.
If JetBlue would somehow implement a one stop service from JFK-DIA-OAK/SFO I believe they would clean up on that service. Perhaps start a ONT-DIA service which would most likely produce some positive numbers.
There is probably a better chance of WN serving COS. WN would clean up but who knows if that will happen. There is plenty of service between COS-IAH/DFW, and COS-ORD.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11150 posts, RR: 60 Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 966 times:
Over the past 2 years, WN has said they would like to serve COS in the near future.
Right now WN is focusing on increasing frequency in there current route network. It will be a while before they decide to start expanding there route network, then maybe they will add COS. DEN is a possibility, but they seem to be more interested in COS since its an underserved market with a lot of potential.
WN has some big plans for COS if they come. They plan to use COS as a mini transfer hub with service to multiple destinations in the US.
Gate space isn't a problem, there is plenty of it at COS, and COS can be easily expanded.
I heard LGB-DEN service from JetBlue is coming soon. Although its just a rumor, so I don't know if its true.
It'd be nice if they increase JFK-DEN service. Currently they only have 1 flight a day, and its a red-eye.
The flight departs JFK 9:30PM and arrives at DEN 11:55PM. Then it departs DEN at 12:50AM and arrives at JFK 6:20AM. A 2nd flight during the day would be nice. Jetblue's JFK-DEN service is the ONLY JFK-DEN service.
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