ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2164 times:
WOW!!! This is really good as for United want nonstop from LAX-DCA flight by first-ever as for long transcontinental flight. This is really business people were go to Washingtion, D.C as for itself. And I think will be easier to the connection flight on the transpacific flight into the south or east flight. Well, see if they are made decide if they are made of DOT is approved to letting go into DCA flight. Well, last time were got remembered as for TWA want award nonstop from DCA-LAX, right? Well, later!!
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3098 posts, RR: 8 Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2152 times:
first, are 757's allowed at DCA yet? I thought one of the reason's National backed out of its slots was because they were waiting so long for 757's to be allowed back at the airport. Second, UA is not the only carrier going after these slots, i believe America West is as well for a flt to Las Vegas. It should be interesting to see if any other airlines join in and who finally gets awarded the slots.
Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2135 times:
Cool! If United is allowed to do LAX-DCA nonstop,
I'm sure they will do very well on this route.
Hope they're approved to start service ASAP!
Northwest Airlines currently has at least 2 daily
DCA-MSP flights using Boeing 757s, so aircraft restriction
shouldn't be an issue.
Better yet, let JetBlue fly LGB-DCA nonstop. (wishful thinking)
Sjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2039 times:
Well, I think this would probably shift a flight away from the busy LAX-IAD corridor. It would be a good place to put to the P2P passengers for united, instead of using up space likely to be used by passengers connecting.
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4402 posts, RR: 37 Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
JetBlue who? The airline that's making profits this year, unlike United, and which offers low fares instead of trying to prop up an untenable cost structure. Still, I doubt B6 would go after DCA-LGB because it would cannibalize their flights at IAD. It's unlikely that B6 would abandon IAD for DCA because the transcon slots at DCA are so few. JetBlue, I think, wants to grow transcons in the DC area, and Dulles allows them to do that.
I agree, anyone but US or UA should get the DCA transcon slots. Too bad America West wouldn't run DCA-LAX; they'd offer lower fares and stimulate traffic on a valuable business route.
Wilax From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 465 posts, RR: 3 Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1814 times:
If ever there was a perfect route for an A321. I could also envision an all business class flight much like the LH DUS-EWR BBJ; some sort of a US-transcon-Concorde flight. If this is such a business-traveler's-delight, why not DCA-SNA or DCA-BUR--both of which would be firsts.
ONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 574 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1794 times:
Give AS or F9 another beyond parameter slot (HP has 3!) and at least try to give FL a few regular slots. United already has hourly flights to ORD and they can connect someone just about anywhere in their system from there. AS and F9 would never be able to reach their hub without a beyond perimeter slot. Besides... UA does have a hub just 20 min away.
SNA's runway is only 5,700 feet. The a 757 would take a substantial weight restriction. Ever wonder why no one operates SNA-JFK... (ok I know CO flies SNA-EWR, but that's on 73Gs)
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 12559 posts, RR: 64 Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1723 times:
DCA has a "perimeter rule" where no carrier may have nonstop service to or from any point further than 1,250 miles away. There are certain exemptions that have been given occasionally, such as HP's PHX and LAS service.
TW once held such an exemption, allowing them to fly LAX-DCA. When TW filed for Chapter 11 and had their assets purchased by AA, the exemption (which is NOT transferable from one carrier to another) went up for grabs. It was awarded to AS, who used it to provide SEA-DCA nonstop service.
FYI, New York/LGA has a perimeter rule as well, but theirs is 1,500 miles. HP recently submitted a proposal to the DOT to allow them an exemption for PHX-LGA nonstop service. It's still pending review.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
ONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 574 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1635 times:
Today's (Sept. 20) Aviation Daily is reporting that there are now 6 airlines applying for National's beyond perimeter slot. (HP, DL, F9, UA, US, and AA) Both HP and F9 has offered to use up the slot temporarily while the DOT examines the airlines applications. Both UA and AA want the slot for DCA-LAX, DL for a DCA-SLC, F9 for DCA-DEN, and for some reason both HP and US applied to get a DCA-LAS. Out of all destinations on the west coast, why would US pick LAS?
"The world is run by C students"-Harry Truman
25 Architect: "Besides... UA does have a hub just 20 min away. " I'd really like to see you get there in 20 minutes - in the afternoon when you can't use 66 because
26 ONT 737: Architect "I'd really like to see you get there in 20 minutes - in the afternoon when you can't use 66 because you're driving yourself... Try about an
27 Republic: According to the DOT, the applicants are: US Airways said it wants the slots for Las Vegas service. America West wants them for a second daily Las Veg
28 Lowfareair: F9 should get it. HP has enough; US has nothing to connect to in Vegas; DL has hubs in DFW, ATL, and CVG, all within the perimeter rule; AA has ORD, S