SunValley
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Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:52 am

Big Sky Airlines will be announcing their schedule from Calgary to Kalispel & Spokane, along with service from Boise to Jackson WY.
Additionally they will be starting Boise-SunValley-Salt Lake City & Salt Lake City Jackson WY Service sometime in January
 
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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:00 am

Glad to hear it, I recently visited BIL and saw the Big Sky's parked on the ramp. Do you know if they plan to start service to Red Lodge?
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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:25 pm

I'm surprised with all of the Boise expansion. I'm rather happy about it, but just surprised. Why is Big Sky expanding Boise so much?

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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:07 pm

Quoting ATAIndy (Reply 1):
Do you know if they plan to start service to Red Lodge?

Good question. Though I'm not sure how the loads would do. I know it's atleast an hour drive from BIL to Red Lodge. I would think it would have to be an EAS city for GQ to fly there. And there isn't an extra a/c just sitting around to run a route like that. We're kinda tight on a/c at the moment, even though we just got an 8th Beech online.

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 2):
Why is Big Sky expanding Boise so much?

To be honest, I have no idea.

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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:12 pm

Quoting SunValley (Thread starter):
Additionally they will be starting Boise-SunValley-Salt Lake City & Salt Lake City Jackson WY Service sometime in January

Why would they take on OO and DL routes? During January DL is flying 733's daily on SLC-JAC. There must be other links up there they can fly instead.
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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:36 pm

Quoting DeltaMIA (Reply 4):
Why would they take on OO and DL routes?

Looks like DL's price from JAC to SLC is around $260 roundtrip (after the new year). If you want to fly a bit slower, methinks GQ could come a bit under that.

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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:01 pm

that is a bargain fare for SLC-JAC. I paid $560 on Orbitz a couple years ago, with a 4-week advanced purchase.

I'd rather fly a EMB-120 over a 1900D Big grin
 
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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:06 pm

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 6):
that is a bargain fare for SLC-JAC.

That's what the DL website gave me for mid-January.

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 6):
I'd rather fly a EMB-120 over a 1900D

Big baby.       Maybe we'll throw a Metro on that route just for you.   

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[Edited 2005-08-19 07:07:30]
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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:09 pm

I am pitching a story about Big Sky for the mag I work for but your PR people are S L O W.
 
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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:16 pm

Now now, no names. It could come back to haunt me.  Wink

Hmmmm. Maybe email me privately. What are we looking for? I most likely don't know the info you want, and it may be better for you to get it from our PR people. But ya never know.

I honestly think GQ is in a very interesting position right now. I'm kind of excited to see where we may go from here. Big grin

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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:37 pm

Quoting DeltaMIA (Reply 4):
Why would they take on OO and DL routes? During January DL is flying 733's daily on SLC-JAC. There must be other links up there they can fly instead.

They are not taking on OO and DL per say, it's more like they are opening up JAC to the likes of their code shares with HP and NW, with SLC as their connecting point.
 
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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:39 pm

NW flys their own metal into JAC, a daily A319 from MSP during the ski season.
 
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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:54 pm

clickhappy,
and during the off season nwa was running the jac-msp thru bil.....former coworker who now works for worldwide in jac(ground handler in jac for nwa) had at least half dozen to a dozen everyday get off in bil..and that was in the off season....good luck to big sky....
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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:35 pm

I always have this vision that NWA/Mesaba Holdings (or whatever their name is) will one day assign some CRJ's to Big Sky to operate as a new, lower cost (if that's possible) Airlink partner. Don't know if that would work, but I see that in the future.

Just my meaningless, uninformed two cents.

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RE: Big Sky To Serve Calgary & Jackson WY

Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:04 pm

ahh No surprise..

I was informed earlier the year that a US air carrier would commence flights to Montana and Big Sky seemed to be the carrier. I went to Montana a few months back and saw some Big Sky airplanes at their airports. Glad it is now a confirmed.
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I had hoped that a connection to Missoula would be on the list but Kalispell is close enough. (even though smaller)
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