Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
US Applies For DOT Slots To PNS,MOB...  
User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7085 posts, RR: 23
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

USAirways has applied for the six "in-perimeter" slots that were abandoned by Spirit and Midway.

US has requested 1x daily DCA-MOB, 1x daily DCA-PNS and 1x daily DCA-SAV. All flights would be with an RJ.


Of course, the DOT would prefer these slots to go to low-fare or new entrant carriers, so it seems unlikely that US will get the slots. However, it would really kick ass to have nonstop flights from PNS to DCA. I would definitely be on that flight.

5 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4647 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

That's a pretty sharp political move on US Airways' part. Apply for the slots to serve smaller cities. But....one frequency each for an O & D route? That wouldn't be terribly convenient for business travelers, who would still have to connect for their return flight. I can't help wondering if those slots, if awarded to US, would soon wind up serving additional frequencies to places like BOS or CLT.

Did AirTran or JetBlue apply?


Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)
User currently offlineSeiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

US Airways Express flies to JAX in that neck of the woods... one midday ERJ from DCA. It does fairly well.

A non-stop oneway is better than a connection both ways.

User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7085 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

One flight a day isn't much, but for all three of these markets the DC area is a top three destination. Plus, DCA offers a decent number of connecting opportunities. In the case of the PNS schedule, you would leave PNS in the morning (6am) and then the flight returns in the evening which would work for business pax. The MOB and SAV schedules aren't quite as business friendly.

I don't think JBLU or AAI have applied yet. I don't think JBLU will even apply as DCA doesn't really fit in their current route system. I would expect AAI to apply very soon.

User currently offlineAmtrakGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

I do hope US doesn't get it...I rather see the slots go to the LCC...like BlueJet, AirTrans, or Southwest (yeah, I know they won't..but hey...it won't hurt to try to beg them).

Is there a way for the public to put a pressure on DOT to give the slots to one of the airlines I mentioned above?

And, where do we go on DOT website to see who applied for the slots?


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

I don't think US Airways will get the slots. Delta applied for similar routing several years ago, with ASA operating the flights, and were turned down, and those slots went to Frontier, Midway, Spirit, and ATA.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
AirAsia Applies For The Right To Fly To Singapore posted Wed Sep 6 2006 07:27:42 by Zarniwoop
Airtran Applies For DCA Slots posted Mon Mar 20 2006 18:31:05 by Jlp123
HP/US Applies For BDA Authorities posted Wed Oct 5 2005 05:12:09 by BigGSFO
Qantas Applies For Cargo Capacity To ORD! posted Fri Oct 24 2003 05:57:17 by VH-BZF
Congressman: Only US-blt A/c For DCA Slots? posted Tue Jun 24 2003 01:50:16 by Timz
JetBlue Applies For Slots At O'Hare posted Wed Oct 4 2006 17:34:54 by Charlipr
Northwest To Pay US$1 Award For Inflight Accident posted Sat Sep 23 2006 04:30:20 by Carnoc
UA Applies For Service To Qatar posted Thu Aug 10 2006 11:30:20 by Pbb152
Transit Visa Requirement For AI Pax To YYZ /US posted Mon Aug 7 2006 17:01:20 by TRVYYZ
Mexicana Applies For Stockton To GDL posted Tue Dec 6 2005 06:17:50 by FATFlyer