quickmover
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Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:23 pm

Use em or lose em. Looks like not enough people took advantage of having competition in town. Fares will go higher now

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/local/9203391.htm
 
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:27 pm

Quickmover,

You forgot the < >s.

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/local/9203391.htm

Obviously, TLH travelers made the same mistake as PIT travelers did when FL offered PIT-PHL and PIT-LGA service a few years ago.
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:29 pm

I wondered why the link wasn't working.
thanks PHLBOS.
 
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:34 pm

Dont blame the passengers for this mistake - thats like COKE blaming the customers for not buying their products. Basically the FL product offering didnt suit the TLH market.
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:35 pm

I wonder if it would suit the passengers to pay twice as much to get to ATL?
 
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:50 pm

The passengers will be begging for FL's return when they have to pay $505.00 Roundtrip to get to and from Atlanta.
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:14 am

I have to agree. You often see fares matched on routes like this, but if you don't fly airtran they'll pull out and the fares and frequencies will go back to normal.
 
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:45 am

Add TLH to the list of cities FL has been unable to make work. That a slightly disturbing trend makes.

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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:51 am

I think they just have bigger fish to fry. The fleet has to be stretched with the removal of 10 RJs and it probably came down to a choice of where to get the jets. I'd much rather see DFW-LAX or DFW-LAS than ATL-TLH if you had to choose one or the other.
 
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:25 am

Well,

I doubt many people flying out of TLH are just going to ATL....Id gather a majority are bound for points beyond ATL....probably some cities that AirTran didnt serve. You always have to consider that Delta with their frequent flyer program was a factor in keeping travellers from migrating to AirTran. I am not saying that AirTran is bad, I just think that Delta could afford to match a lots of the fares (altho not sure how due to their financial situation) and offer many more destinations.
Good maybe this will allow AirTran to free up aircraft where they can use them and MAKE money, not waste it. No use in beating a dead dog....
As first said..Use it or lose it....

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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:28 am

Simply put, there are probably more profitable routes to serve and better aircraft utilization. It's a business..
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:35 am

From what I've been hearing, MCO is booming this year. I don't know when the high season down there ends, but adding a couple more ATL-MCO, DFW-MCO, or BWI-MCO might make more money than anything.
 
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:39 am

It still sucks overall for TLH. DL will stick it to TLH like they've done before.  Big grin
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:18 am

AirTran does a good job of when a market is not pulling its weight, it leaves
that market. FL realizes that it is a business, not a charity.
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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:48 am

The prob with FL in TLH was not the travelers, but what FL offered. DL has daily non-stops to PBI and FLL from TLH, without having the incovenience of going north to Atlanta for about an hour, wait an hour for the connecting flight, then another, say, hour and a half to go to MIA/FLL. Even when flying via ATL to MIA/FLL/PBI on DL the flight from ATL to TLH was a breeze, 'cause of the 738s. Too bad that of course DL will increase the $$$. But anyway, I never liked FL. Those CRJs are too damned cramped (I know DLs are too, but they send a lot of 738s). Plus the first time I was flying FL on the TLH-TPA-MIA route, the A/C broke down. They had us for about TWO friggin' hours in the A/C, then they told us to go on DL, and of course, DL were like WTF? Finally we left and got to MIA THIRTEEN hours delayed. We got a voucher for a free roundtrip, which was a nightmare to get because the CSA just gave the vouchers out without actually making a note in the computer or wherever it is you have to record that you gave a voucher. Finally got my free flight, which was, btw, delayed too!

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RE: Airtran Pulling Out Of TLH Entirely

Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:52 am

DL has daily non-stops to PBI and FLL from TLH,

Not to mention DL flies MIA-TLH, MCO-TLH, TPA-TLH, DFW-TLH, and CVG-TLH. I am honestly in shock that they are not flying DCA-TLH as well.
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