Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 812 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 920 times:
Flights into Hartford that were canceled were primarily to secondary hubs from the Northeast. SFO, DEN, LAX, PHX, LAS, IAH were all axed. PHX I asume will be back come spring time because the BDL-PHX market is very popular and could use at least 2 daily non stops. Look at PVD, BDL had more demand and SW uses 2 daily 737's on that route. Midway, which had 6 daily non stops to RDU also hurt because they cut services completly. Flights into IAD on UA were cut from 4 daily mainline to 1 daily and 4 CRJ's. Rumors have it that AA will restart the LAX non stop in spring, and UA will start back to pre 9-11 with flights to SFO, ORD and IAD all on mainline and no express. DEN will be back probably as a seasonal. I figure HP will put LAS as a seasonal at least, demand is also high there but the yeild is not where they want it to be.
I expect SW to add some frequency to BDL if DL or HP doesnt add flights they had dropped. PHX and lAS could become SW cities in the future if they are not added back with HP, and Florida flights are always full from BDL. As it is, Delta has added back frequency to TPA, FLL and PBI since reducing those flights from 3 daily to 2 daily. They will be back to pre 9-11 levels.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8820 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 888 times:
I wouldn't call Delta hurting at BDL. Currently, they have 6x service to ATL, with 4 on 757 and 2 on 763, on top of 2x 757 and 1x M88 service to CVG and DLX to MCO, FLL, TPA, and PBI. Delta has a total of 22 flights a day into BDL, not that bad I would say.
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 812 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 848 times:
AA started seasonal BDL-LAX back in the mid 90's which went to year round service for a couple years until September. There was not going to be a stop of service if it wasnt for 9-11, it was operational for over a year and a half non stop.
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 812 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 769 times:
Anyone that lives within the BDL service area wont go to BOS or JFK for flights unless it is a ton cheaper, so airlines wont consider that in making schedules. The LAS flight was axed prior to 9-11, you are right, the yeilds were very low on that flight, like all flights into LAS, the loads were full. Delta to DFW could work possibly, however DFW needs to add more service out west. A SAN flight would be ideal, but who would fly that route? SW could possibly but they have yet to fly trans continental. O & D to SAN from BDL is over 250 most quarters.