Sounds like it's Spirit. They're the only LCC I know that is flying MD80's at all and they ARE slated for replacement in the near future.
is more or less NK
's hub, but they would be going head-to-head with NW
here, which could get very interesting..." Well, they've been going up against NW
for years anyway.
I would HOPE (and expect) that one of Spirit's routes out of PVD
would be to DTW
. Airfares to Boston are absolutely excruciating here in Detroit and PVD
would provide a good low-cost alternative. WN
is not a good option right now because you have to fly WEST to MDW
to connect to BWI
to connect to either MHT
. Either that or drive to Cleveland to get on WN
to fly to BWI
to connect to PVD
. Neither option is very attractive.
The other PVD
route I would expect NK
to fly would be to FLL