|Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1):|
BFL, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, can't seem to get one.
|Quoting Airlinebrat (Reply 4):|
Instead of Jetblue further saturating an already saturated east coast market with more service. Why don't they take the west coast more seriously? United is shrinking their west coast schedule and WN and AS only care about big markets. Jetblue could have a field day using EMB-190's in cities such as GEG, PUW, BLI, BOI, EUG, MFR, RDM, BIL, MSO, ACV/RDD, SMF, MRY, FAT, BFL, RNO, SJC, SLO, SBA, YUM etc etc. Their traditional 1-2 flights a day would meet the needs of many of the above cities. I would love to see QX add service at this magnitude but they will not have enough Q-400's to really expand to markets that could use more service to more destinations. Now all we need is to figure a good centrally located hub for all this new service. SMF would work however winter fog would be a problem. How about RNO? It was a great hub in the past and currently has lots of empty gates.......
|Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 5):|
There's a reason that no airline flies large aircraft to/from places like PUW, BLI, EUG, MFR, RDM, ACV/RDD, MRY, BFL, SBA and YUM. Once upon a time, most of these places actually had mainline jets. Way before regional airline partner networks were nearly as extensive as they are today. Airlines were losing lot's of money flying to these places but did it anyway, simply to provide a vast network. Today, airlines are less inclined to subsidize a money losing route simply to say they fly to a lot of cities. They go where the money is. If there were money to be made in these cities, they would be there.
Horizon is adding a fair amount of service up and down the coast just recently. From LAX they fly nonstop to EUG/MFR/RDM/BOI/SUN/RNO and soon to STS. I imagine, as they add more Q400's, you'll start to see more destinations from LAX added and possibly even some more intra-California services. Nobody will ever cover the west coast again like Hughes AirWest used to.
|Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 5):|
Once upon a time, most of these places actually had mainline jets. Way before regional airline partner networks were nearly as extensive as they are today. Airlines were losing lot's of money flying to these places but did it anyway, simply to provide a vast network. Today, airlines are less inclined to subsidize a money losing route simply to say they fly to a lot of cities. They go where the money is. If there were money to be made in these cities, they would be there.
|Quoting UnitedFlyer (Reply 8):|
I wonder if a 737 or an Airbus would be functional for the UAX route to DEN?
|Quoting TMBishop7 (Thread starter):|
People from Jackson, Jospehine, and Klamath county use MFR...a population of over 300,000.
|Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):|
wonder if a 737 or an Airbus would be functional for the UAX route to DEN?
Continental once ran it route with a 727 didn't work for them, of course apparently not much work for them in the late 80"s.
|Quoting UnitedFlyer (Reply 10):|
Perhaps now with the increased passenger flow this route could handle a larger aircraft
|Quoting AirCop (Reply 12):|
I used to work for OO in MFR back when there were two daily 50 seat CRJs flights to DEN. They were going out with a 80% plus load factor - and then UA pulled one. We were told that they needed the airplanes out east to fill in the holes that ASA/Independence left. In the meantime DL, also operated by OO, came in with two 50 seaters and before UA could catch a break MFRs eastbound passengers were flying via SLC.
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