RICguy
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FL Sees A Turnaround @ RIC

Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:50 am

Hey, it looks like things are picking up for FL at RIC. Great news for them and RIC.

http://www.richmondtimesdispatch.com...icle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149191438309
 
stlgph
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RE: FL Sees A Turnaround @ RIC

Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:52 am

Beverley "Booty" Armstrong, Chairman of the Capital Regional Airport Commission.

my mind spins for promotional tie-ins
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RE: FL Sees A Turnaround @ RIC

Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:54 am

LOL...

I could just see it now.. Booty! Booty! I need to see you, Booty! LOL...
Aiming High and going far..
 
mk777
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RE: FL Sees A Turnaround @ RIC

Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:50 am

too bad i just moved out of richmond...i liked RIC a lot.
come fly with me
 
wjcandee
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RE: FL Sees A Turnaround @ RIC

Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:53 am

Quoting STLGph (Reply 1):
Beverley "Booty" Armstrong, Chairman of the Capital Regional Airport Commission.

my mind spins for promotional tie-ins

Sadly, "Booty" is a guy. Eeeeeeeew.
 
RICguy
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RE: FL Sees A Turnaround @ RIC

Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:39 pm

Here is the expanded article that appeared in the Richmond Times Dispatch today. Great news for both Air Tran and jetBlue.

http://www.richmondtimesdispatch.com...icle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149191445270
 
Midway2AirTran
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RE: FL Sees A Turnaround @ RIC

Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:44 am

Sounds good. It just takes time to come in as a new entrant (even LCC), fill the planes and develop a steady following; especially when some competition is trying to blanket your frequencies and dump seats with a B757.  Wink

Both FL and B6 offer superior products of good value and luckily it appears that passengers are starting to notice in RIC.

You've got to give credit to the marketing efforts of both carriers who are continuing to fight the up-hill battle to win over passengers and find new ones.
"Life is short, but your delay in ATL is not."
 
Evan767
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RE: FL Sees A Turnaround @ RIC

Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:56 am

Quoting Midway2airtran (Reply 6):
Sounds good. It just takes time to come in as a new entrant (even LCC), fill the planes and develop a steady following; especially when some competition is trying to blanket your frequencies and dump seats with a B757.

Sounds like the complete opposite to me... Airtran and Jetblue came in trying to blanket the legacies' frequencies, namely Delta.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
 
RICguy
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RE: FL Sees A Turnaround @ RIC

Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:45 pm

Quoting Midway2airtran (Reply 6):
You've got to give credit to the marketing efforts of both carriers who are continuing to fight the up-hill battle to win over passengers and find new ones.

This past week, I have seen several jetBlue commercials during the 11pm news casts promoting their service from RIC to BOS and JFK for $49.00 each way. I haven't checked it yet online, it must be during the week.

I am very happy to see that the LCCs are doing better. This is what we all wanted in the first place. I still think FL should consider service to MDW in the not too distant future. I know Chicago is like the 3rd most popular destination out or RIC. I can't imagine anyone wouldn't jump at the opportunity to avoid ORD. Except for their frequent flyer miles I suppose

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