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Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 11:17 am

So I have heard about WN starting operations at Dulles soon. Does anyone know how soon they are planning to open it up? Also what would be the top 5 destinations we could see WN start right away from IAD?

Any thoughts or comments are appreciated.
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 11:22 am

Top five destinations? Well maybe:

BDL, ISP, FLL, LAS, and MDW?
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 11:44 am

I'm thinking that one of the IAD destinations may be RDU. Isn't there as high-tech corridor near Dulles with lots of technology businesses? Since RDU is also a city with lots of high tach businesses there may be a potential for lots of business traffic between the two.

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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 12:01 pm

If I was to guess:
LAS,PHX,MDW,FLL or MCO, PHL(maybe).

Quoting OOer (Thread starter):
Does anyone know how soon they are planning to open it up?

Plan is for service to start sometime this fall. I would expect destinations announced within the next two months.
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 12:07 pm

Quoting JetBlueAUS (Reply 1):
Top five destinations? Well maybe:

PHL,MDW,MCO,LAS,PIT

Service will start some time this fall....


WN asked for 2 Gates in IAD
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 12:33 pm

I would assume sometime in the first two weeks in October.

As for initial destinations, I will say MDW, MCO, MHT, BNA, and PVD. Maybe one LAS flight,too.
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 12:47 pm

Wait, are these for sure? This would be so sweet if PIT was/is included!

I am going to guess the following routes:

IAD-MDW
IAD-LAS
IAD-PHX
IAD-DEN
IAD-MCO
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 12:51 pm

Quoting WN57787 (Reply 4):
PHL,MDW,MCO,LAS,PIT

Service will start some time this fall....


WN asked for 2 Gates in IAD

Are these routes for sure or just your thoughts? I forgot to put this quote in the above post.

Let me know WN57787!
 

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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 2:29 pm

look for southwest to turn IAD into another BWI. they will own the east coast in a matter of just a few years.
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 3:58 pm

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 6):
Wait, are these for sure? This would be so sweet if PIT was/is included!

I am going to guess the following routes:

IAD-MDW
IAD-LAS
IAD-PHX
IAD-DEN
IAD-MCO

If I were a betting man, I'd go with your picks. Only add a few more destinations in the Sunshine State.

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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 5:23 pm

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 7):
Are these routes for sure or just your thoughts?

thoughts.
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 6:23 pm

If past practice is any guide, I would guess IAD-MDW, IAD-MCO, IAD-TPA, IAD-LAS, and IAD-PHX.
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 7:29 pm

what about doing IAD-BNA,
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 7:59 pm

Quoting ScottB (Reply 11):
If past practice is any guide, I would guess IAD-MDW, IAD-MCO, IAD-TPA, IAD-LAS, and IAD-PHX.

my guesses exactly plus I'd add in PVD as well.

MDW: 4
MCO: 2
TPA: 1
LAS: 1
PHX: 1
PVD: 3
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 10:40 pm

Quoting WN57787 (Reply 10):
thoughts.

Oh, ok! I hope PIT has a chance then!

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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 11:13 pm

I am not sure where, but when I was at the American Association for Airport Executive conference in San Diego last month, a lady from the Washington Airport Authority in a round table large hub meeting said that Southwest was going to be starting this summer some time.
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sat May 27, 2006 11:32 pm

If WN was to go IAD-FLL they'd break the "gentleman's agreement" with B6. However, B6 is breaking the agreement with BUR-LAS...IAD-FLL is a much more important route, and if WN picked that route, not only would it be stupid with 2 competing carriers, one of which a LCC as well as a competiting carrier out of DCA, but it could lead to an all out war between B6 and WN. As far as LAS is concerned, yes B6 flies there, but WN has proven that 1X daily does not effect the operations of other airlines on the route, so I do not think that would be an issue.
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 12:03 am

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 16):
If WN was to go IAD-FLL they'd break the "gentleman's agreement" with B6. However, B6 is breaking the agreement with BUR-LAS...

There is no such "gentleman's agreement" when it comes to business, if so it would be called collusion!
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 3:26 am

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 14):
Oh, ok! I hope PIT has a chance then!

WN is adding a gate in PIT , and adding staffing.... UA,US has service to DCA/IAD and BWI and DH had 8 flts to IAD I think pit has a chance to get 2 flts to IAD but we will see what WN decides to do..
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 3:39 am

I would imagine IAD-ORF. Lots of military/military familiies traffic in spite of a short hop.
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 3:42 am

Quoting Planeloco (Reply 19):
I would imagine IAD-ORF. Lots of military/military familiies traffic in spite of a short hop.

too close dont see that... wn shortis rout is RSW-MCO
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 4:06 am

hey what do all of you guys think of IAD-LAX??....
I go there often using southwest and I would love not to drive that horrible hour to BWI.....
Uhhh What?
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 4:19 am

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 21):
hey what do all of you guys think of IAD-LAX??....

mabey direct.. 1 stop service same a/c
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 6:51 am

Quoting WN57787 (Reply 18):
WN is adding a gate in PIT , and adding staffing.... UA,US has service to DCA/IAD and BWI and DH had 8 flts to IAD I think pit has a chance to get 2 flts to IAD but we will see what WN decides to do..

So now WN will have A1, A3, and A5, or are they going to add A7?



I am excited for the announcement of the cities that will be served from IAD and i'm not quite sure why.

I think IAD-DEN could do really well!
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 7:02 am

This would really hurt BWI this plus five years from now whenever the metro reaches Dulles...A big blow.
Uhhh What?
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 7:51 am

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 24):
This would really hurt BWI this plus five years from now whenever the metro reaches Dulles...A big blow.

How so? when the BWI metro reaches Dulles it will mean there is even more people wanting to fly and traffic if you're trying to get from the IAD area to BWI.. so I would think BWI and IAD would be totally different markets. I want to say it almost is now, however when there was Independence Air out of IAD it did hurt BWI some.
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 8:14 am

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 25):
How so?

I know a few people who drives all the way up to BWI specifically to fly Southwest and their "cheap" fares.....

How metro affects the whole thing? I don't know but I do know that BWI is also pushing for metro to reach them they say it will affect their competitiveness (saw in on the news)
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 8:22 am

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 23):
I think IAD-DEN could do really well!

It would get very interesting if they tried this, UA will be very protective of their hub-hub routes. Same goes for the IAD-LAX mkt.

Quoting LoneStarMike (Reply 2):
Since RDU is also a city with lots of high tach businesses there may be a potential for lots of business traffic between the two.

Given WN's small presence at IAD (at least in the beginning) I don't see them flying to RDU from IAD initially.
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Sun May 28, 2006 8:54 am

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 23):
So now WN will have A1, A3, and A5, or are they going to add A7?

Right now WN has A1 and A3 will be adding A5

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 24):
This would really hurt BWI this plus five years from now whenever the metro reaches Dulles...A big blow.

Adding Service to IAD will not hurt BWI I think it will inhance the Washington Service.
 
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RE: Southwest At IAD?

Mon May 29, 2006 12:41 am

Quoting Planeloco (Reply 19):
I would imagine IAD-ORF. Lots of military/military familiies traffic in spite of a short hop.

I doubt it. They already run ORF-BWI.
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