atrude777
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Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:23 am

Hey folks....We have been discussing it to death here. Where will AirTran go next? Well folks, they have been listening to us!!! There is a survey at airtran.com where they ask what city u want them to serve next, and they have a list..

http://airtran.com/atlanta/

go there and choose the city. Maybe for once they will listen to us!!! I sure wish Southwest did.

I chose STL naturally....what did you guys choose?

Alex.
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JeffM
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:35 am

Who cares is more like it?

Seriously....what is the big deal?
 
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:36 am

I chose a write-in of CAE. After Air South left 6 years ago it's time again for an LCC. Granted it won't happen because we'd have to fly into ATL probably, which is DL territory and DL would probably start a fare war like they did to KBB when the started getting more customers on the CAE-ATL route. However, I can certainly hope for an LCC serving us soon.
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zona8
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:45 am

If AirTran starts service near me I would most likely use them but I would want status. Does anyone know if they comp status (I am American and DL platinum)
 
garnetpalmetto
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:47 am

The big deal is the ability to have a greater choice in fares and a greater choice in airlines. Most importantly, the ability to save money by having a low-cost alternative to major airlines. After all, not all of us have money to blow on First Class.

Who should care? People on a budget (like my fellow college students), individuals at poorly served airports, people at airports that completely lack any LCC presence.
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kimmykun
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 4:58 am

Did a write-in of BQN. Yeah, won't happen, but what the hell.
 
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 5:16 am

Damn, Vienna wasnt on the list!  Nuts
 
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 5:17 am

I picked SDF... They were here before the Everglades crash of ValuJet and would love to see the low fares back to ATL.

John
 
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 5:30 am

I would love to see them in SAN. I enjoyed flying FL when I was in Florida a couple years back. We need some more LCC variety in SAN. I know I am along with lots of others sick of WN.
 
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 6:10 am

i would love to see them in Portland, Oregon.....
 
mawelsh
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 7:12 am

CMH (Columbus, OH). We need another LCC (we have SWA) but have lost ValuJet, TWA, Delta Express, most of America West and Midway in recent years.
 
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 7:14 am

Canada! YYZ or YHM. So many Torontonians already drive the 90min to BUF for Air Tran flights.

We need 717's in YYZ. It legitimizes my handle.  Big grin
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 7:28 am

I'd like to see AirTran go for the ATL-PHX against Delta and
AirTran JetConnect start ATL-CHA.
 
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 7:33 am

Montreal YUL: we are collectively too poor to afford regular air fares to the US so service from Montreal has very little if any growth potential left. Most people take the bus everywhere. It's the poorest big city in North America, a natural draw for discount carriers. Those of us who can afford to fly usually go to Toronto and use their Mega hub (soon to be Canada's Mega Mega hub) to get anywhere because service from YUL has very limited opportunities and we are way over served for our pathetic little market as it is now.. So a carrier like Air Tran would be a welcomed site at Dorval but hey if they serve Toronto YYZ then that would also be good because we could still use them like we do now and I guess that would make way more sense given Toronto's enormous GDP, massive population base and tremendous limitless overall potential. Montrealers could at least fill up the back of the plane if there are any empty seats left out of Pearson. So YYZ or YUL..
 
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 8:27 am

I dont know about you, but I think theyd be great in Atlanta


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yyz717
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 8:48 am

Carib....it's nice to see some balance on YUL opportunies from FLYYUL's orgasms to your death spirals......in between lies the truth somewhere.

 Big grin

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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 10:12 am

Atrude,

I'm with you on STL.
 
GSPITNL
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 10:24 am

I would love them to go to GSP (Greenville, SC) But will prob never happen seeing that ATL is 2 hours away by car.

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caribb
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 10:36 am

Carib....it's nice to see some balance on YUL opportunies from FLYYUL's orgasms to your death spirals......in between lies the truth somewhere.

LOL, yeah I agree. I'm only joking of course. It would be nice to see Air Tran in Canada and likewise for Westjet into the US.. Valuejet did do a Montreal-Washington run for a very short period of time but ultimately failed. Papers at the time here speculated on Valuejet's bad marketing and misunderstanding of both the international market and the differences in the French Canadian market relative to the American one. Who knows but in the end they quickly pulled the plug and left. I'm not so sure they'd be so quick to return here. Perhaps Toronto would really be the best place in Canada for them to start.

Doug
PS: I'll keep the death spirals amusing in future...

 
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 10:37 am

I'd like to see them in TYS or BNA. They would be welcome in Knoxville and they can probably do well with JetConnect.
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yyz717
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 10:46 am

I'm only joking of course.

I know...I was laughing.  Big grin

As for YUL.....I doubt any of the same mgmt team from Valujet remain with Air Tran. I'm sure the prior poor results for IAD-YUL would not impact any future YUL analysis.

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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:20 am

Of the list of choices listed on the site, the following are ex-Valujet or AirTran cities:

CLT
CHA (Flightlink service by Grayhound)
CMH
DTW
BDL
SDF
BNA
DSM
IND
OMA
TYS
CVG

I voted for SLC, I'd like to see AirTran enter another Delta hub city.
 
727LOVER
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:29 am

http://airtran.com/atlanta/

SRQ
SRQ
SRQ
SRQ
SRQ

If the city was listed, does that mean it has a better chance?
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bmia330
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:31 am

I voted for PHX!

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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:49 am

Cool, didn't know that was on our site, good way to get some cheap marketing info.. My vote to CUN and CLT.
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 12:13 pm

I would like to see Air Tran expand out here in the mid-section of the country, STL included. I would like to see Air Tran or Jetconnect between ICT and DFW.
 
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 12:23 pm

Lets see them here in SAN! Id love their A-320 or 717 here, especially now that the BA 777 slot is open.
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atrude777
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 12:29 pm

Glad to see some peole suporrt STL. However, I believe that OKC is more deserving to get AirTran. But STL has more yields, so its a tie I guess, who knows but if it was to be a midwest city, I would guess STL would be next, as almost everything else has been served, excluding BNA and MEM, and OKC.

Alex.
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 1:51 pm

Oh yeah, did I mention ORD?  Big thumbs up
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:01 pm

I wrote in for Atlantic City, with WN in PHL AC needs to lure another carrier and that's FL.
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phxmkeflyer
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RE: Where Do You Want AirTran To Fly To Next?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:17 pm

Naturally, I would have to say PHX  Big grin