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New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 3:04 am

Press Release

With the addition of three new Boeing aircraft in August, Southwest (NYSE: LUV) will add new daily nonstop service each way between the following cities beginning August 8, 2004:

* One flight between Las Vegas and Islip (Long Island's
MacArthur Airport)
* One flight between Las Vegas and Cleveland
* One flight between Phoenix and Cleveland

"Southwest is simply meeting the demand for service between all of these cities," said Joyce Rogge, senior vice president of marketing for Southwest. "We continue to listen to what our Customers want, and over the last several years, we have moved quickly to meet those needs. They asked for a smoother airport experience -- we added automated boarding passes, advance checkin via southwest.com, and earlier checkin availability. They asked for service to more cities -- we will begin service to Philadelphia with one wave of 14 flights beginning on May 9 and add 14 more flights in July."

In addition, Southwest will enhance the existing nonstop service with the following new roundtrip flights, also beginning August 8:

* One between Las Vegas and Orange County (for a total of four daily)
* One between Omaha and Phoenix (for a total of three daily)
* One between Nashville and Phoenix (for a total of four daily)

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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 3:05 am

I wonder if America West will continue retreating with capacity and frequency from Omaha...
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 3:30 am

Thanks for the update with the news today and those are great news with new nonstop from ISP-LAS is first time and it is competition with JFK/EWR-LAS.

Regards!
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 3:47 am

With the presence that WN has here at MSY, I still think an MSY-MDW nonstop would be a perfect fit. And, from the WN personnel I talk to here at the airport, it's only a matter of time.

Nonetheless, it's good to see WN continue to grow. And the July addition of PHL to our WN nonstops will be a big boost.

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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 3:52 am

ISP to LAS non stop! YEAAAAAA  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I have waited so long for that! WN I love you!
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 3:56 am

I'm curious as to why WN doesn't fly MDW-SAT. UA and AA fly out of ORD, and unless there is a system-wide fare sale, tickets are a little pricey.
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 3:59 am

AAJaxflyer.

Dont know if you know or not. But America West is scheduled to go all Express RJs to OMA in July or so when the last 737-200s are parked.

I fly that route several times year, and since I terminated my employment with HP to go back to college in Kansas, Southwest will be getting my business.(Nothing against HP, I dont like RJ's)

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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 4:03 am

Wow, WN expanding at CLE. I never thought I'd see the day. If memory serves me correctly, both these routes were Sat. only flights for some time, but it's good to see them as daily flights.
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 4:06 am

Yep! It is good news for WN make more flight out of CLE.
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 4:08 am

Never understood why New Orleans hasn't had service from Chicago either.

And Jackson does!
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 4:11 am

ISP-LAS is great news! My cousin flew to LAS twice (once last year and once this year). First time they dove all the way to JFK for a direct flight to LAS, they said the traffic was a nightmare. The second time they took a Southwest flight from ISP to LAS, (they live 20 minutes from ISP) but had to stop at BWI. They wanted a direct flight so they didn't like that to much either.
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 4:41 am

For all the PVD fans, we are finally getting our nonstop to LAS on Sept 13. Albeit Sat-only. This is in addition to the return of the Sat-only FLL starting then, as well. However with an average of 283 pax/day (3rdQ-2003) I can't see how they aren't starting us off with a daily, and giving ISP the weekend-only, given they only averaged 81. It's cool tho, I'm still excited.
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 7:53 am

Are you still anything else about more news with WN? It is good to hear for more new nonstop from ISP-LAS and but, why did not fly from ISP-PHX flight either. Which one is could not do it for them.
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 9:12 am

Oh yes, ISP-LAS non-stop is great news! I have to tell you. I live 5 minutes from ISP and though I love CO's service it still isn't non-stop!
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 9:15 am

When is WN going to come to MSP? I think they tried it up here many years ago, but they were run out by NW, I think that they should give it another shot being the change in public opinion of LCC.

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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 9:25 am

WingnutMN,

You have Sun Country there!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 9:37 am

>>>When is WN going to come to MSP? I think they tried many years ago, but they were run out by NW...

WN has run an occasional charter into MSP, but has never had regular scheduled service there for NW to run us out...
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 9:52 am

WingnutMN,

Not ready for new cities for this year with MSP either. You'll will find out about later.
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 10:09 am

In regards to MDW-MSY and MDW-SAT, I had heard that they were waiting for the new terminal to finish before adding new flights out of MDW. Now that it is finished anything is possible.
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 10:15 am

MDW-MSY is a no brainer. Roughly 900 pax/day between Chicago and New Orleans, with all the current service going to/from O'Hare. A couple of Midway nonstops would go out full year round without question. Hell if WN can fly MSY-IND and MSY-JAX they can fly MSY-MDW! If they don't add it, ATA will. It's just a matter of time.


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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 10:43 am

Southwest is already doing well with the service they offer between MSY-MDW. If you look at the one stop service between MSY-MDW you will see that these flights are providing additional frequencies to cites like BNA, BHM, HOU and IND. It is possible that MSY could not support all those flight to the cities I just mentioned if those planes were not half full of through Customers on the way to MDW. Off the 900 a day you mentioned, how many are flying UA or AA to catch a flight to somewhere else. Of course its always nice to fly non-stop but sometimes you have to stop along the way to drop and pick people up to make the route successful.
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 10:46 am

This route really has a lot of potential. So good luck to them.
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 10:51 am

Jeffinbwi, I see what you are saying, so that's why no more than one or two nonstops are needed in the market. But we need to have some nonstop service. There are several one stop flights per day that is true, but the difference between one stop and nonstop is huge in the consumers eyes. United and American don't exactly offer "stellar" service between the cities in terms of flights/capacity. A nonstop or two to Midway is not unrealistic.


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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Wed May 05, 2004 10:55 am

I agree. If it were up to me you would have three a day.  Smile
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Fri May 07, 2004 5:36 am

Some other flights added, but not announced besides the Saturday onlyt PVD-LAS, PVD-FLL (again), PVD-MCO (5th frequency) are:

PHL-SAN (sat. only)
PHL-OAK (sat. only)

I almost fell off my chair to see the new PVD flights (albeit Sat. only) and it looks like the PHL expansion continues as well...
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Fri May 07, 2004 5:41 am

Hopefully, TZ will fill an MSY-MDW void with the 717s. Unfortunately, we can't get them overnight.

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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Fri May 07, 2004 5:45 am

Also, BDL gets an extra Saturday-only flight to LAS.
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Fri May 07, 2004 10:03 am

You got to love WN! $99 each way from ISP to LAS! Now that is what I call a good fare! Will be using that flight quite a bit!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Fri May 07, 2004 10:13 am

PVD757,

Where did you get those information about PHL will flying with Sat. only nonstop to SAN & OAK? How did you know about them?
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Fri May 07, 2004 1:41 pm

Anyone want to know about more cities on October with PHL-SAN & OAK?
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Fri May 07, 2004 3:19 pm

The new PHL-SAN/OAK flights are now up for booking.

WN 1221 OAK 0800-1630 PHL Sa
WN 1429 PHL 1700-2025 OAK Sa

WN 969 PHL 1640-1945 SAN Sa
WN 1484 SAN 0800-1610 PHL Sa
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Fri May 07, 2004 4:59 pm

WN has a habit of "dipping their toes in the water" with these Saturday only flights, but these seem like fairly large markets (esp. OAK - PHL) NOT to succeed.

OAK also had a Saturday-only flight to HOU at one time IIRC, which I see is not currently being operated. Wonder why that one didn't pan out?
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Fri May 07, 2004 5:29 pm

WN doing scheduled service to/from MSP?? Very fat chance of that happening. Too many NW loyalists living in MSP. The majority of the MSP residents think that only one airline serves MSP and thats NW, red tails everywhere!!
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Fri May 07, 2004 5:41 pm

I for one would love to see WN fly in and out of MSP, I fly to PHX many times a year, always on HP. It would be kind of nice to try WN once in a while, nothing against HP, I would just like to try WN. And yes, we do have Sun Country here, but, I personally do not like SY at all, I flew them to LAS in March, and was not impressed one bit. The price was as expensive as NW, or HP would have been. Very disappointing experience. And being an aviation fan, I enjoy being able to walk around the Lindbergh Terminal, and see all the hustle, and bustle. The Humphrey Terminal, is just plain boring. WN, just seems like a good fit, looking at the flight routes, they fly over Minnesota on four occasions, and with all of the "snow birds" in Minnesota, going to PHX, and LAS they would be a natural fit here. Just my opinion.
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Sat May 08, 2004 3:08 am

I think if PHL is a success you will see Southwest in places you never would have thought of  Big thumbs up
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Sat May 08, 2004 3:12 am

I've wondered why WN hasn't started service to BDL or PVD from ORF, to compete with FL's nonstops to BOS from PHF. Current non-stops out of ORF on WN are to JAX, MCO, LAS, and BWI.
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Sat May 08, 2004 3:13 am

Hey MAH4546,

Can you anyone tell me when is start nonstop from PHL-OAK/SAN? Is that goes on October 2004? I know about US Airways has no nonstop from PHL-OAK either. I am still hope how is they was doing on their way to OAK for this fall. I can see alot of those news are come in for this summer. Well, talk ya later!

Regards!
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Sat May 08, 2004 4:31 am

The PHL-OAK/SAN flts were loaded in the schedules, that's at least how i found out about them. They both start on Sept 18th.
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Sun May 09, 2004 4:04 pm

I've wondered why WN hasn't started service to BDL or PVD from ORF...

Umm WN currently flies to BDL and PVD...Just an FYI.
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Sun May 09, 2004 11:19 pm

I think he meant nonstop between PVD/BDL and ORF... There is a sizeable market there, but perhaps better suited for a smaller sized aircraft than WN's 137 seaters.
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Sun May 09, 2004 11:22 pm

When will they announce service to Anchorage?

When when when?


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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Sun May 09, 2004 11:37 pm

Usairways85,

Thanks for the date begin new nonstop from PHL-SAN & OAK, too. Also, I am still hope how is they was doing and might will get daily flight to OAK/SAN.

L-188,

I don't think WN will not go to ANC either. They are competition with AS & other airlines was flying to ANC into this summer.
 
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RE: New Southwest Flights Just Announced

Mon May 10, 2004 2:16 am

New cities for Southwest?
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