InTheSky74
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USAirways Backs Off BOS-BUF Route...

Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:00 am

After stating that they would add additional flights on the BOS-BUF route in response to JetBlue's arrival in the market....

USAirways has removed the additional BOS-BUF flights and is only going to be flying 3 RJ's per day.... (and less on weekends)....

I guess they decided that with only 150 passengers per day (on average) flying between those markets currently, SO many new flights would not be necessary....

Rob
 
jetbluefan1
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RE: USAirways Backs Off BOS-BUF Route...

Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:35 am

Very interesting, and even surprising as those additional flights weren't supposed to start until June. Nevertheless, it's nice to see that they aren't throwing capacity in a needless fashion. I bet this has something to do with fuel at $75/bbl.

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RE: USAirways Backs Off BOS-BUF Route...

Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:19 am

I knew this was gonna happen. 7 daily jungle jets is too much for that market IMO.  Smile

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HPRamper
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RE: USAirways Backs Off BOS-BUF Route...

Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:11 am

I agree, even if they are RJs, there are still better ways to utilize them than flooding a single market.
 
CentPIT
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RE: USAirways Backs Off BOS-BUF Route...

Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:28 am

Maybe they are going to use the aircraft in PIT and CLT now that jetBlue is moving into both markets.

US Airways now has B6 and/or WN at PHL, PIT, and CLT!

PHL-WN
PIT-B6 and WN
CLT-B6 (hopefully soon to be WN)

I wish the best of luck to US in CLT!
Pittsburgh International: US Airways---160 daily departures! (52 destinations)
 
skoker
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RE: USAirways Backs Off BOS-BUF Route...

Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:46 am

As a BUF denizen, I can say on paper the idea sounds great, but to people it's not very good. Us Buffaloians need choices in the BOS market  Cool
 
PSA727
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RE: USAirways Backs Off BOS-BUF Route...

Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:58 am

Smart move by US !

With the price of oil going up, let B6 lose the money on this
route. Higher prices will mean higher ticket prices...which will
lead to a decrease in demand. Adding capacity in this current
environment does not make much sense right now. US should
use this aircraft on more profitable possibilties.

3 RJ flights per day is enough for US (remember: B6's E-190s carry
twice as many pax than an ERJ or a CRJ). Plus, there's plenty of
connection possibilities with US at BOS for a flight to/from BUF.
fly high, pay low...Germanwings!
 
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RE: USAirways Backs Off BOS-BUF Route...

Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:12 am

Quoting PSA727 (Reply 6):

They sholdn't lose money on this route. They are going for over priced routes now that have potwential. B6 has build up in BOS and BUF so it is a good route for them to do. It should be great.

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