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Usairways Transcon To LGA,DCA, BOS  
User currently offlineJkarry From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Why doesn't US offer transcon flights out of BOS, DCA, or LGA? In each of these cities they are a major carrier.

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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1931 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

LGA and DCA are limted by perimeter rules. BOS has too much competition on the transcons.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16810 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

The furthest you can fly from LGA would be Denver, there's a 1,500 mile range restriction. Same with DCA.

However Congress recently made exceptions for a hand full of flights from DCA, mostly on smaller carriers (HP,AS,Frontier, National) for selfish purposes.

Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Intersting off-topic sidenote, for years DL has wanted to fly from LGA and DCA to their SLC hub, which is over the 1500 mile perimeter limit. They never received authority - I think that gave up trying a couple years back.

TWA got the rights to fly DCA to LAX......is AA operating this "special" service?

User currently offlineJrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 hours ago) and read 1328 times:


AA had to give the rights back. They were reawarded to someone else.

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

TWA's LAX-DCA rights were given to Alaska... which began flying ANC-SEA-DCA, much to the approval of the Alaskan congressional contingent.

Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Very interesting post. When you think about this may have been one of the downfalls of US. Maybe they should have thought about transcon services from EWR, BOS and BWI to all points west. Then again, at their height of heavily occupying BOS, BWI and EWR they had nothing that could fly the distance except for the 757/767 which were tied up on other routes...by the time the Airbuses came along they were already a shrinking airline. But had they been able to do this earlier, they may have been able to build a better loyaltly of bus. pax.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 hour ago) and read 1280 times:

OK, US Airways never "occupied" Newark in any way. They used to have more flights out of EWR than they do today, but basically US's service was regional and to their hubs. They never had a HUGE presence at Newark.

The transcon market out of Newark has long been dominated by UA, AA, and CO.


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