Boston92
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Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:34 am

Just what the topic says, seems like it what do really well.
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:36 am

I doubt the MD-80s can make it. I know DL uses its MD-88s on ATL-TUS/PHX runs occasionally, and those are barely making it in, and that flight is a lot shorter than LAS-SFB, which is over 2000 miles.
 
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:41 am

they concentrate on small markets which is not served or with expensive connecting flights by the others. Orlando-Vegas is served by other airlines already, they don't want to get into US Airways/America West territory.
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:47 am

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 1):
I doubt the MD-80s can make

There MD 83's could make it with about 650 miles to spare.
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:47 am

Delta and US Airways run it now...The DL flight out is about as good as any nightclub in Vegas....
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:54 am

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 3):
There MD 83's could make it with about 650 miles to spare.

They couldn't make it in either direction with a full load. They run charters from Florida all the time and they fuel stop in LA, TX or OK.
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:59 am

The MD87 might not make it, but the 83 has a range of 2500nm, LAS to sanford is less than 2000nm.
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:19 am

I beleive WN also has a flight in there too.
 
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:15 am

First of all, the other flights are into MCO not SFB, which really doesn't make a difference.

I think the flight would to excellent, as it could provide additional connections between hubs. There is alot of O/D Traffic with Allegiant as LAS and SFB are both popular destinations, and I'm sure they could make a great connection from a western city to Florida.
 
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:16 am

Quoting Bnamaxx (Reply 7):
I beleive WN also has a flight in there too.

Yep, WN started a daily N/S flight LAS-MCO this summer. If Allegiant started LAS-MCO they would also have to compete with an HP and DL red-eye.
 
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:09 am

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 6):
The MD87 might not make it, but the 83 has a range of 2500nm, LAS to sanford is less than 2000nm.

The planes struggled to make it on TOL-LAS...cost them way too much in fuel and had to yank it. I could only imagine what SFB (not MCO) to LAS would be like with all the competition out of MCO.
 
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:37 am

Even though they reduced to 150 seats they can't make it routinely on a full load...fuel stop required. Plus it's not their profile to fly from major point to major point....grin.
 
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:25 pm

Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 4):
Delta and US Airways run it now...

With better, more viable 737/A320 aircraft with the range capabilities I would imagine...
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:28 pm

Does Allegiant have any "direct" flights between the two cities at all (not non-stop)?
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:10 pm

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 13):
Does Allegiant have any "direct" flights between the two cities at all (not non-stop)?

I dont think so. All O&D. You could book it yourself, 2 r/t.
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RE: Why No Orlando-Vegas On Allegiant?

Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:15 am

Allegiant is a vacation airline, and they are "fly over states" friendly. So flying Las-Orl doesn't make sense because they bring people to these points not connect them. They make money by flying into 2nd rate airports, and I guess it works. I don't know how popular flying is over these areas, I guess Vegas and Orlando might be in the midwest, but I can tell you that the 3 airports they fly into California, airports are based at cities with very little air traffic, except for maybe Fresno but still small. I guess they know something other airlines don't because they are having a lot of success and with the gas guzzling MD80 too. Oh wait never mind, I just thought the fact that they pay their employees regional airline wages.

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