I saw in the SF chronicle this morning an advertisement from ATA. They were promoting their new SFO-Newark service and also it stated that in Jan 2004, a non-stop to LGA. Anyone have any info on this? Maybe a misprint or a jump of the gun.
SFO-LGA? What happened to the 1500-mile perimeter at LGA that forced HP to abandon LGA entirely when they smashed their CMH hub? (yes, I'm well aware that US is now flying LGA-LAS nonstop on Saturdays, a route that I travel fairly often for business)
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The service is direct via Indianapolis to skirt the perimeter rule. The routing will be LGA-IND-SFO-HNL on a 757. Separately, ATA is launching daily EWR-SFO non-stops at the end of this month. All of this is a part of the Honest Growth campaign announced at the end of July.
You cannot fly into LGA from beyond Denver on any day except Saturdays, it must be a miss print.
ATA is launching new nonstop service to EWR from SFO, besides the FAA I think the Port Authority would have a problem with a carrier flying trans-con from LGA. Trans-Cons from NY fly out of EWR and JFK, LGA is for shorter segments.
That is very exciting to hear this. They did not annouce it in a press release which makes me wonder if it is a mis-print. From what I hear the SFO-EWR are filling up nicely. That was a smart move for ATA now I wonder what will be next. They seem to be letting lots of other routes get snatched up like SFO-BOS. I hope they finally do SFO-MCO as there would be little competition on that route.
I think that SFO-MCO and maybe SFO-FLL could come to be soon. It looks right now like they are expanding SFO-Northeast. Maybe if slots could be found, there would be a SFO-DCA. I think that maybe TZ could expand the SFO-Mexico market, to go head to head with AS. How is the CUN flight doing? I also think another one could be SFO-SJU.
Flight Details for: American Trans Air Flight # 9
Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time Aircraft Type
New York 12:45PM San Francisco 3:55PM
San Francisco 5:30PM to Honolulu 9:01PM
SFO-SJU (not going to happen anytime soon), but other routes that I could see them operating out of SFO are to MIA or FLL, MCO .
MCO-SFO I'm sure would work out, only United flies the route nonstop and Olrando needs a low fare carrier on the route.
ATA's schedule shows them offering one nonstop flight each way on Sundays as well. The website shows sold out for them but it is on there. Is this possible that there is Sunday LGA-SFO nonstop service?