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TLH After AirTran

Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:22 pm

There was an interesting article about AirTran's departure from TLH in Sunday's Tallahassee Democrat:

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/local/9236932.htm

I especially like the part where USAirways commented that they contacted the City stating that they will re-structure their fares to/from TLH. Sure they will! I am sure under the new plan TLH-WAS advanced purchase fares will be $500 instead of $250.

I hope fares stay reasonable to/from TLH. I have lived here for six years and before AirTran came to town, fares were through the roof.

Delta has been flying 738s in here from ATL. I wonder if those will continue or if they will be downgraded to MD88s.

Bill in ATL
 
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RE: TLH After AirTran

Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:03 pm

Sure they will! I am sure under the new plan TLH-WAS advanced purchase fares will be $500 instead of $250.

They are probably talking about GoFare'ing the city. GoFares are very well priced. Well, for the passenger, not US.

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RE: TLH After AirTran

Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:16 pm

Delta has been flying 738s in here from ATL. I wonder if those will continue or if they will be downgraded to MD88s.

Why do you consider changing a 738 to an M80 a downgrade? There's not that much of a seating difference.  Confused
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RE: TLH After AirTran

Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:52 pm

Sure they will! I am sure under the new plan TLH-WAS advanced purchase fares will be $500 instead of $250.

They are probably talking about GoFare'ing the city. GoFares are very well priced. Well, for the passenger, not US.


Again, if a US route has no competition (mainly from a LCC); GoFares will NOT apply.
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RE: TLH After AirTran

Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:24 pm

Why do you consider changing a 738 to an M80 a downgrade? There's not that much of a seating difference

There really isn't a tremendous difference in terms of seating, but DL has been using the ex-Shuttle 738s which have really nice interiors and extra legroom. The 738 just seems like a more comfortable plane than the MD88. However, the flight from TLH to ATL is so short that I guess it really doesn't matter too much.
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RE: TLH After AirTran

Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:28 pm

Depending on how much DL raises fares and how much traffic declines, I imagine TLH will see a reduction in DL mainline service to TLH. Keep in mind that DL added mainline flights to compete with Airtran. With Airtran gone, I can see a few of those flights going elsewhere.

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