|Quoting Geg2rap (Reply 10):|
yyc is where mesaba has avro heavy mtx done, seen lots of msp-rap-yyc over the years.
|Quoting AirRyan (Reply 13):|
NW is making a big mistake here!
|Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 14):|
If both those ARJ's go out completely full every day, then you might have a point. However, if there are any empty seats at all on the planes, it doesn't make sense to offer more capacity. NW is in no economic position to dump extra capacity on random markets for the sake of "frequency"
|Quoting AirRyan (Reply 15):|
Your right, frequency isn't quite the correct word - they simply won't offering enoguh avaialble seats with just two ARJ's! AUS can fill up 3 A319's just fine but there is no way SAT needs 3 A319's to AUS's 2 ARJ's!
|Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 16):|
So you know for certain that all MSP-AUS and (AUS-MSP) flights go out completely full? I find it difficult to believe that NW would do this at random.
|Quoting AirRyan (Reply 18):|
I'd like to see the tangible data as well that those that be used to make this decision, AUS has a very lucrative and booming economy and population (Dell, 3M, Samsung, AMD, UofTexas,) and it doesn't make sense why they would be willing to concede AUS if they weren't willing to do so with SAT.
|Quoting Pilottim747 (Reply 20):|
ARJs are great for routes with lots of business travelers but fewer leisure travelers. ARJs, DC9s and A319s all have the 16 first class seats. Maybe NW wants the first class capacity but doesnt need a whole tons of seats in coach.
|Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 23):|
Other scenario had the 2 CRJ's returned, flying only Saabs, and "working with MAIR to purchase other aircraft".
|Quoting LUVRSW (Reply 30):|
Mesaba sueing NW didn't do them any favors. NW should axe all the AVROS, yank back the CRJ's, and let them fly SAAB's only.