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WN To RSW Confirmed!

Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:37 pm

Its confirmed so I figuired I'd start a new thread

Southwest website has a link for RSW PDF flight schedules.... no other information at this time.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:39 pm

Sorry folks... I will take the bow of shame.... perhaps its my 3 hrs sleep last night... I forgot about the codeshare...... Though for some reason.., when you click on it it is unavailable!
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:45 pm

Welcome to Fort Myers, Southwest Airlines!

Looks like Southwest will be using RSW's new terminal as shown in this picture?


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photo description: View of the new terminal that will be opened in 2005
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:16 am

It is official!

Just got an email from RapidRewards:

June 27, 2005
Dear Rapid Rewards Member:

New Service in the Sunshine State!
Southwest Airlines solidified its Florida presence today by announcing service to Fort Myers, FL, from Southwest Florida International Airport beginning in October 2005. Now our Southwest Florida Customers have to look no further than their own backyard for Southwest's legendary low fares and great Customer Service.

Southwest Florida International Airport will become Southwest's 61st airport systemwide and Southwest's sixth Florida city. Fares and flight schedules will be announced next month.


It'll be exciting to see this pan out!

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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:19 am

I notice they picked a city with no presence by Airtran. Interesting.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:21 am

Airtran has flights to ATL, DCA and BWI from RSW. Airtran is big in Southwest florida.
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:22 am

Thats weird I didn't get anything in my email and I am afrequent flyer with SWA. Yes I am also signed up with Rapid Reward.

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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:22 am

"I notice they picked a city with no presence by Airtran. Interesting"

Airtran has a decent presence at RSW. ATL, DCA, BWI, MKE are all RSW destinations on FL. DCA might be seasonal though.
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:29 am

FL operates PHL-RSW seasonally
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:33 am

Here is a link to the official press release.

http://www.southwest.com/about_swa/press/prindex.html
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:33 am

Southwest Airlines to Serve Fort Myers, Florida!
Monday June 27, 11:30 am ET
Airline Adds Sixth Florida City to Its Route Map


DALLAS, June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Airlines, the low-fare leader, solidified its Florida presence today by announcing service to Fort Myers, Fla., from Southwest Florida International Airport beginning in October 2005. Fort Myers will be Southwest's sixth Florida city. Fares and flight schedules will be announced next month.
"Fort Myers is a great addition to the Southwest Airlines Family, not only from a business standpoint, but from a Southwest Florida Customer standpoint as well," said Gary Kelly, Southwest's Chief Executive Officer. "Now, our Southwest Florida Customers have to look no further than their own backyard for Southwest's legendary low fares and great Customer Service."

With this announcement, Southwest Airlines continues to expand its commitment to the state of Florida. Southwest Florida International Airport will become Southwest's 61st airport systemwide. In Florida, Southwest currently serves Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa Bay, and West Palm Beach. Southwest Airlines is the largest intra-Florida carrier and transported more than 5.7 million Floridians in 2004.

"We are very excited about Southwest Airlines' decision to inaugurate service at Southwest Florida International Airport," said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Lee County Port Authority. "We have been working closely with Southwest for many years and are pleased they have selected Southwest Florida as their newest destination. We are confident this partnership will be successful and know travelers will enjoy this exciting new service option."

Historically, when Southwest enters a new city, fares drop dramatically and demand for travel increases. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in a 1993 study described the phenomenon as the "Southwest Effect." Statistics from Southwest's newest cities, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are a perfect example:


* Since Southwest Airlines entered the Philadelphia market in May 2004,
total Philadelphia traffic has increased nearly 30 percent.
* In just one year, Southwest Airlines has grown to capture nearly
10 percent of the Philadelphia market share.
* In the third quarter of 2004, the average one-way fare between
Philadelphia and Chicago Midway fell 46 percent, while traffic
increased by 137 percent. In addition, the average one-way fare
between Philadelphia and Chicago O'Hare (an airport that Southwest
Airlines does not serve) fell 44 percent, while traffic increased by
28 percent, showing that Southwest Airlines' arrival in new markets
benefits sister airports and other airlines.
* Since Southwest Airlines entered the Philadelphia market, one-way
fares between Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., have dropped 74
percent; one-way fares between Philadelphia and Phoenix have dropped
33 percent; one-way fares between Philadelphia and Los Angeles have
dropped 33 percent; one-way fares between Philadelphia and Las Vegas
have dropped 27 percent; and one-way fares between Philadelphia and
Tampa Bay have dropped 20 percent.
* Southwest, which began service from Pittsburgh on May 4 with 10 daily
nonstop flights to Chicago, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and Orlando, had
a total of 57,260 passengers, accounting for six percent of the
passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport, in its first month of
operations. Southwest was the fourth busiest airline at Pittsburgh
behind US Airways (570,168), Delta (65,228), and United (60,931) for
May 2005.

"Southwest is thrilled to begin operating out of a new, state-of-the-art facility," Kelly said. "The new terminal will be a great home for Southwest, and Fort Myers will be a fantastic addition to our strong 61 city network."

For more than 34 years, Southwest has been in the business of connecting people -- whether they are business executives looking to "close the deal" or loved ones gathering for a special occasion. Southwest boarded more than 70 million Customers in 2004 on its young fleet of Boeing 737s.

Southwest has reported 32 consecutive years of profitability, and earlier this month celebrated its 34th year in business. Based in Dallas, Southwest operates a fleet of 432 Boeing 737s with an average age of nine years -- among the youngest pure jet fleets in the domestic airline industry. Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 60 airports in 31 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,000 flights a day and has 31,000+ Employees systemwide.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:34 am

airTran will also be launching daily RSW-IND in November.

And don't be surprised to see ATA pull out of RSW with WN coming in.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:35 am

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 6):
Thats weird I didn't get anything in my email and I am afrequent flyer with SWA. Yes I am also signed up with Rapid Reward.

I guess I'm just special.  spin 

Just kidding....I'd put more money on your email server just running a bit behind (and me being special in the special ed kinda way  Wink )

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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:37 am

I was just going to bring up the topic of ATA pulling out of RSW, but ya beat me to it. I wish someone would anouce new service for SRQ.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:40 am

did they say when they will release cities wtih service?
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:41 am

I would guess the schedule to look something like this..

2x MDW
3x PHL
3x BNA
1x BHM or MSY
2x MCO
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:44 am

The cities served and frequencies will be announced next month. WN has been doing this lately with their new cities, they announce the city and then the details at a latter date. I'll guess PHL, BWI, MDW, BNA, and HOU. ISP is also a possibility.
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:44 am

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 15):

No BWI or ISP??
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:46 am

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 15):
I would guess the schedule to look something like this..

2x MDW
3x PHL
3x BNA
1x BHM or MSY
2x MCO

I don't think they are going to waste fuel flying to Orlando. They launched PBI-MCO when they started PBI service, figuring that they could get a handful of local travelers (PBI and MCO are too close to bother with flying), and then connect the rest. The flight performed terribly. RSW-MCO is even shorter.

My predecition:

-2x Midway
-2x Philadelphia
-1x Indianapolis (IND-RSW is a huge market; for some reason, people in Indiana love Southwest Florida)
-1x Nashville
-1x Islip
-1x Las Vegas or Phoenix
-2x Baltimore
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:53 am

LAS or PHX may be real possibilities. In an article in last months Air Transport World, the airport director said they were really pushing for service out west. I believe the furthest west any airline flies is F9 to Denver.
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:56 am

This is great news, gives me more options now to fly to my condo, Thank You WN. I Cant wait until the RSWs new terminal opens, though I like the old one, its a great size for me.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:56 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 18):
people in Indiana love Southwest Florida

Same with Central Ohioans, although I doubt they'll start off with a CMH route. Maybe in a few years.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:56 am

Okay.. I forgot about PHX.. let me change mine..

I believe it will start with 10 flights..

3x PHL
2x MDW
1x PHX
3x BNA
1x BWI
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:57 am

Certainly BWI will have service. SW Florida seems to be a hot spot for folks from the Baltimore area.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:01 am

Quoting FI642 (Reply 23):
Certainly BWI will have service. SW Florida seems to be a hot spot for folks from the Baltimore area.

Southwest FL is seemingly an immensely popular area for anyone east of the Mississippi. It is the Arizona of the east, only with hurricanes and humidity  Smile

On an aside, I think FL terminated their MKE service from RSW.

NW has seasonal n/s, as does YX, for 4 daily r/t between the 2 carriers. More than enough capacity I think.

I think WN would possibly add MCI, just a guess though.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:04 am

Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 12):
I guess I'm just special.

Just kidding....I'd put more money on your email server just running a bit behind (and me being special in the special ed kinda way )

I got it!!! Finally, now I feel special  Silly haha

Congrats WN and RSW, and can't wait to fly them down to RSW next yr, i visit RSW quite alot now especially in the summer with our timeshare, and we usually flew DL out of BNA, and now AA, but with WN I will switch to Southwest.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:05 am

Quoting Bluejackets (Reply 21):
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 18):
people in Indiana love Southwest Florida

Same with Central Ohioans, although I doubt they'll start off with a CMH route. Maybe in a few years.

Yes. The general trend is that people on the coasts perfer South Florida, while people in the Midwest perfer Southwest Florida and Tampa. You can compare air service between the two and generally see it. There are some exceptions (Chicago the biggest), but that's the general trend.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:10 am

I wonder what will happen with ATA then. :/

I predict-

Houston, Phoenix, Nashville, Baltimore, Philadelphia.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:10 am

Guessing:

BWI 3
MDW 2
PHL 1
BNA 1
ISP 1
PIT 1
MCI or STL 1

PVD/MHT BDL could see 1 flight in 2006...

[Edited 2005-06-27 18:13:08]
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:13 am

Quoting Stlgph (Reply 27):
I wonder what will happen with ATA then. :/

I'm wondering the same thing...

Will ATA become WN International branch.. with flights to Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, and large airports that WN doesn't fly (LGA, DCA, etc)?

Seems like it might work.. with ATA based out of MDW, PHX, LAS..
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:17 am

iv seen quite a few people mention STL, I didn't realize the demand was there? I admit our AA RSW-STL flight was booked full. We will see if WN thinks STL-RSW is feasible enuff.

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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:29 am

I don't think we'd see RSW-HOU or RSW-MSY initially.

Of course I'd love to see a RSW-MSY-HOU flight, or something of the sort, but i'm not certain that the RSW-MSY leg would fill up consistently. The big Florida markets from MSY are the usual suspects: MCO, MIA, FLL, and TPA only. Not so big to PBI/RSW/JAX, although if WN can make JAX-MSY work, then I guess RSW-MSY could potentially have a chance. After all, this is WN we're talking about here, an airline which has been known to stimulate demand in basically any market.
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:45 am

Congratulations RSW on landing WN. Almost have all of FL served with WN.
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:45 am

Carrying over from the other thread im thinking...

BWI-4
MDW-2
PHL-2
IND-1
The its a toss up ..but either 1x to LAS ISP or PIT
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:40 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 26):
The general trend is that people on the coasts perfer South Florida, while people in the Midwest perfer Southwest Florida and Tampa.

Add Boston as a place that has a good bit of traffic to Southwest Florida -- probably in part due to the Red Sox being in Fort Myers for Spring Training each year.

I'm still just a bit surprised to see RSW added as a destination given the lack of suitable short-haul destinations (FLL, PBI, TPA, and MCO are all too close) and the extreme seasonality of traffic to the area (September passenger counts are about 1/3 the March numbers). Perhaps they feel the market has matured enough to support their sort of operation.

My best guess, at least initially, would be:

3x BWI
2x PHL
2x MDW
1x ISP
1x PIT
1x BNA
1x IND (if ATA pulls out; I'm astonished that there are 420 daily O&D passengers in this market!)
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:46 am

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 29):
Will ATA become WN International branch.. with flights to Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, and large airports that WN doesn't fly (LGA, DCA, etc)?

I wouldn't put it past them. I remember before they went into BK they had plans to go internationally. I don't remember exactly, but it was a secondary European destination (no offence meant) like Glascow. Please help me out there.....

ATA is better suited right now for the long hauls. The way things are shaping up, I wouldn't be too surprised to hear of an ATA international destination in the next couple months and shortly after that, possibly a WN codeshare on that flight.

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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:14 am

I've heard that the MCO-SJU TZ flight will be the next codeshare flight. That will leave AUA and CUN without codeshare service...
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:14 am

Quoting ScottB (Reply 34):
The general trend is that people on the coasts perfer South Florida, while people in the Midwest perfer Southwest Florida and Tampa.

Add Boston as a place that has a good bit of traffic to Southwest Florida -- probably in part due to the Red Sox being in Fort Myers for Spring Training each year.

Yes, definitley heavy traffic from Boston to SW Florida, though Bostonians perfer South Florida.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:52 am

I'd throw in MSY just because it seems many West Coast WN flights seem to touch down there first before heading onto Florida.

I could envision PHX, just as easily could see a couple of 1-stops just to see what loads are like initially.
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:12 am

With the addition of life vests to the fleet (using the Q routes across the Gulf), I think it highly probable that there will end up being a PHX or LAS nonstop from RSW during the initial round of flights.

There will definitely be BWI, PHL and MDW nonstops.. probably at least 2 each. My predictions:

3 BWI
2 PHL
2 MDW
1 PHX or LAS
1 BNA
1 MSY

and maybe a JAX or two.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:16 am

I really hope they will start RSW-ISP!!!!



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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:24 am

It will be interesting to see how WN progresses in RSW, this appears to be the same type of market as PBI in that PBI caters to the NE US residents, while I foresee RSW catering to the Midwest residents. As a side note, WN started service to PBI in Jan. 2001 with 13 daily flight to:

TPA x 6
MCO x 3
BNA x 2
BWI x 2

Their current schedule from PBI is 11 daily flights to:

TPA x 4
BWI x 4
PHL x 1
ISP x 2

I foresee WN doing ten flights from RSW initially:

MDW x 3
BNA x 3
PHL x 1
BWI x 2
IND x 1

I am assuming WN will replace ATA in RSW.
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:58 am

Quoting IslipWN (Reply 40):
I really hope they will start RSW-ISP!!!!

Forgot about that.. they might do one daily and only 2 BWI's
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:22 am

I've heard that PVD might be in the running for a 1X daily flight. Of course the rumors always fly around the station when they announce a new city, so we'll see...
 
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:17 am

to anyone who says PHX or LAS...I would be suprised...it took FLL 9+ years to get WEEKEND service to one of them....although LAS has PIT service, so it wouldn't be TOO Suprising!

My guesses:
MCO/TPA 1-3X (lots of connecting traffic)
JAX 1X
BWI 3X
BNA 1X
PHL 2X
IND 2X
ISP 1X
MSY 2X
HOU 1X weekend
MDW 3X
LAS 1X weekend
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:16 pm

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 30):
iv seen quite a few people mention STL, I didn't realize the demand was there? I admit our AA RSW-STL flight was booked full. We will see if WN thinks STL-RSW is feasible enuff.


USA 3000 also flies STL-RSW several days a week. I do think there's a market in STL for more service to RSW. Back when TW was around they'd have four flights STL-RSW in season, and one of those was a 757. Right now there's only one daily AA flight plus the semi daily USA 3000 flights. Seems a lot of people in the St. Louis area visit SW Florida.

Let me put it this way, STL will get it before MCI does.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:49 pm

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 10):
* Since Southwest Airlines entered the Philadelphia market in May 2004,
total Philadelphia traffic has increased nearly 30 percent.
* In just one year, Southwest Airlines has grown to capture nearly
10 percent of the Philadelphia market share.
* In the third quarter of 2004, the average one-way fare between
Philadelphia and Chicago Midway fell 46 percent, while traffic
increased by 137 percent. In addition, the average one-way fare
between Philadelphia and Chicago O'Hare (an airport that Southwest
Airlines does not serve) fell 44 percent, while traffic increased by
28 percent, showing that Southwest Airlines' arrival in new markets
benefits sister airports and other airlines.
* Since Southwest Airlines entered the Philadelphia market, one-way
fares between Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., have dropped 74
percent; one-way fares between Philadelphia and Phoenix have dropped
33 percent; one-way fares between Philadelphia and Los Angeles have
dropped 33 percent; one-way fares between Philadelphia and Las Vegas
have dropped 27 percent; and one-way fares between Philadelphia and
Tampa Bay have dropped 20 percent.

WN haters? You there? Oh right, this is something that goes completely against your "WN kills competition and raises fares" thought

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 15):
1x BHM or MSY

Here's another for MSY

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 31):
The big Florida markets from MSY are the usual suspects: MCO, MIA, FLL, and TPA only. Not so big to PBI/RSW/JAX, although if WN can make JAX-MSY work, then I guess RSW-MSY could potentially have a chance.

Thing is, unlike most Florida markets that rely more on incomming than out going, MSY is a place where lots of Floridians like to go (same stinking weather, more fun than most of Florida) for a quick, cheap break. I would not worry so much about people on the MSY side filling the flight as I think the Florida side would hold up their end quite well.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:42 pm

I'm not so sure on BWI service. HDQ has deliberately slowed down our growth at BWI until we can get our staffing levels up to par and smooth out the kinks in our new baggage system. I think the next schedule only shows us adding two flights to an unknown destination, and the blocked times are too short to be hopping down the coast to S. Florida.

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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:00 pm

PHL-3
ISP-1
PVD-1
MDW-2
ISP-1

WildCards:
BUF
CMH
IND
MSY
HOU

I have a friend at WN who added some credence to this line of thinking today in a conversation we had:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 46):
MSY is a place where lots of Floridians like to go (same stinking weather, more fun than most of Florida) for a quick, cheap break. I would not worry so much about people on the MSY side filling the flight as I think the Florida side would hold up their end quite well.
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RE: WN To RSW Confirmed!

Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:51 pm

One thing I think we will see with RSW is alot of Sat/ Sun only flights. Since WN is not well known for adjusting their schedule on seasonality, I think in the winters and spring we will see sat/ sun only service to places like PVD BDL PIT STL and maybe MHT. RSW probably has the largest seasnality shift just an example, they did just over 400,000 pax in August 2004, and over 1,000,000 pax in March of 05. I cant think of any airport even close to that percentage of a shift.
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