taber00
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BUR To LAS?

Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:05 pm

Why does southwest dominate the BUR to LAS route? There is no other airline besides aloha air that offers direct service to las vegas.
 
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RE: BUR To LAS?

Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:08 pm

Why? Because if WN didn't fly BUR-LAS, nobody likely would.
 
futureualpilot
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RE: BUR To LAS?

Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:09 pm

Nobody else does, so they saw an opportunity to get a strong hold on it.
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flyboyaz
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RE: BUR To LAS?

Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:37 pm

It was a very good market for PSA, who started it and dominated it forever, until USAir gave it up. I don't think there was anyone else flew the route except for maybe America West at some point. I would have to check my timetables to be sure.
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bonanzaair
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RE: BUR To LAS?

Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:09 pm

Actually,

Pacific Airlines back in the 60's had that route. Used their "pilots with sweaty palms" to fly their 727's.

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txagkuwait
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RE: BUR To LAS?

Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:35 pm

You beat me to the punch, Bonanza...I was gonna mention that long before PSA was allowed to expand into interstate markets....that Pacific (then later Hughes Airwest) drove that route.
 
737-990
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RE: BUR To LAS?

Tue Oct 14, 2003 3:48 pm

Why? Because no one else can fly that route and make a profit. This is the typical southwest route, a high density, low yeild market (which is less than 500 miles) where only a low cost airline can make money. WN's only competition is the car. Aloha's flight is only once a day and it's just a stop over for its flight to Hawaii. Even America West which has a hub in Las Vegas doesn't fly there from Burbank.
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flyboyaz
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RE: BUR To LAS?

Wed Oct 15, 2003 1:29 am

Oh yeah! I forgot about the little guys! Thanks for clarifying that  Smile

It is a very low yield market. Before HP cancelled it's RJ orders with Mesa, they were planning a lot of point to point flights in places like CA and others. I'm sure they would have stuck a couple of flights in there.
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txagkuwait
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RE: BUR To LAS?

Wed Oct 15, 2003 10:44 am

Just FYI:

BUR-LAS generated an average of 1963 passengers/day for WN during Q4, CY2002.

It's 223 miles across there. WN collected an average fare of $63.19, for a yield of 28.34 cents.

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