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Where Did Southwest Fly To From Denver?  
User currently offlineDIA77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 704 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Does anyone know what destinations were served from DEN by Southwest when they operated there in the 80's? Thanks.

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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

Correct me if I'm wrong, anyone, but if I remember correctly, SWA flew only to Love Field and Pheonix from Stapleton.

Hope that helps. . .DIA



Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

Couldn't be Love Field.
Wright Amendment prevents it.


User currently offlineCoAir@IAH From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

My guess would have to be PHX....maybe HOU at the time, but I doubt it.



User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1599 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

I vote for SLC (Morris Air) and ABQ

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Right into the ground, judging from how long the service lasted.

User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Phoenix and Las Vegas, I was a student at Univ of Colorado and worked part time at a travel agency. We had to call their 800 number to book and then had to handwrite the tickets. Because of the Wright amendment, WN couldn't (and still can't) serve DEN from DAL.


"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Nobody has got this one right.

No SLC. Southwest wasn't in SLC at that time.

Initially the only flights from Denver went to ABQ, with connections to points West.

They later instituted nonstops from Denver to PHX.

No nonstops from there to Las Vegas either. Southwest was in Las Vegas but was not really a heavy hitter there.

Nonstops to Albuquerque and Phoenix only.

And passenger loads were not the reason that service was discontinued.

Southwest didn't get their own gate at Stapleton. They had to use one of Ozark's. To use the gate they had to subcontract with ozark to provide their baggage handling and ground handling opns.

Let's just say that Ozark employees did not have the same sense of urgency in turning flights and loading bags that Southwest employees customarily have.

Denver was profitable, but the citizens failed to support Southwest like they should or could have. Many were content to keep flying Continental, or United, or Frontier (not the new one).....while paying the lower fares that Southwest brought with them.

When Southwest discontinued service, thosse low fares became a thing of the past. So if there are folks out there who think "I like Southwest in my city, but I won't fly them" I might admonish them by using Denver as an example of "use it or lose it".


User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Just last night I was cleaning out a drawer and ran across an old SW timetable from when they served Denver. They flew nonstop to ABQ,LAS and PHX.

User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1929 times:

Was the LAS trip daily...how may trips per day across there?

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