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Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:22 am

Nobody believed me when I mentioned that maybe Horizon would start to complement the LAX operation with CR7 a/c out of LAX, and just announced was Horizon's new SMF flight and the added LAX flight. Can't get a link, can somebody help with that. Flight effective July 1
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:45 am

Good news for GEG - does this mean there will be 2 daily flights to LAX (one AS, one QX)?

I'm a bit puzzled about SMF though - seems like SFO would make a lot more sense, given that it currently doesn't have any service from GEG.
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:46 am

It's great to see Horizon expanding in another city in the Pacific Northwest..Good job Spokane!
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:20 pm

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 1):
I'm a bit puzzled about SMF though - seems like SFO would make a lot more sense, given that it currently doesn't have any service from GEG.

Doesn't UA Express fly between SFO and GEG?
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:33 pm

RwSea. Though surprised no SFO service was added, SMF doesn't surprise me. I have a feeling that SMF is going to reflect the size of BOI at some point with Horizon. QX has mentioned building a California hub and also a the possibility of a new maintenance base. *cough SMF cough* maybe!

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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:35 pm

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 4):
Doesn't UA Express fly between SFO and GEG?

No, although WN has a GEG-OAK nonstop.
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:05 pm

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 6):
No, although WN has a GEG-OAK nonstop.

It's been performing very well, so they are adding a second daily n/s this spring as well.
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:11 pm

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 4):
Doesn't UA Express fly between SFO and GEG?

I wonder why?
They used to once upon a time....

Quoting AS739X (Reply 5):
QX has mentioned building a California hub and also a the possibility of a new maintenance base. *cough SMF cough* maybe!

I have always thought SMF would be a perfect place for a regional hub....centrally located, lots of room, inexpensive to operate from, growing area...it all fits.
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:19 pm

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 1):

I'm a bit puzzled about SMF though - seems like SFO would make a lot more sense, given that it currently doesn't have any service from GEG.

I'm reasonably certain that that WN served SMF-GEG at one point...anyone with more info on how that worked out?
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:00 pm

This is defiantly a good thing. There are alot of excited people at the GEG station with this announcement. Especially since it was decided to keep the AS flight to LAX instead of replacing it with a CR7 as well.
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:05 am

I would like to see GEG grow with alot more flights. Seems like you have to fly through SEA to get some where. LAX i thought was needed since AS x1 flight. The CRJ 700 will do fine on this route. What about a GEG-YVR non-stop? Robert NWDC10
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:10 am

Quoting ASMD11 (Reply 10):
Especially since it was decided to keep the AS flight to LAX instead of replacing it with a CR7 as well.

That makes a whole lot of sense. AS appears to get good yields on the flight and there is sufficient traffic between the two cities to make it work.
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:17 am

Quoting AS739X (Reply 5):
Doesn't UA Express fly between SFO and GEG?

Surprisingly not, even though they offer service to SEA, DEN, and ORD.

Quoting AS739X (Reply 5):
RwSea. Though surprised no SFO service was added, SMF doesn't surprise me. I have a feeling that SMF is going to reflect the size of BOI at some point with Horizon. QX has mentioned building a California hub and also a the possibility of a new maintenance base. *cough SMF cough* maybe!

AS/QX actually has a larger presence at SMF than one would think. There are quite a few frequencies to SEA and PDX, plus the LAX/BOI/PSP flights. All of this is in competition with WN as well.

Quoting Stirling (Reply 8):
I have always thought SMF would be a perfect place for a regional hub....centrally located, lots of room, inexpensive to operate from, growing area...it all fits.

Perhaps, just keeping in mind the competition from WN. However, AS doesn't seem to have as much trouble competing with them as the other carriers.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 12):
That makes a whole lot of sense. AS appears to get good yields on the flight and there is sufficient traffic between the two cities to make it work.

Don't forget the connections to Mexico as well - the current AS flight is timed to meet those flights. This flight will be more about O&D.
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:43 am

RwSEA - correction, SMF doesn't and hasn't ever had service to LAX on Horizon
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:00 am

A bit off topic..But why doesn't AA fly into GEG? I mean would be great to have GEG-DFW and/or GEG-ORD service.
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:34 am

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 7):
It's been performing very well, so they are adding a second daily n/s this spring as well.

The new WN flights provide better connections to ATA's Hawaii flights.
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:42 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 12):
AS appears to get good yields on the flight and there is sufficient traffic between the two cities to make it work.



Quoting RwSEA (Reply 13):
Don't forget the connections to Mexico as well

Also, don't forget about cargo. AS 204 takes alot of cargo to LAX every morning.
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:04 am

It seems GEG SFO on Skywest..probably a CRJ-200 would work.. I am surprised not to see this flight already. Not sure what UA and OO are waiting on...probably a equip. shortage issue more than anything..
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:17 am

If QX is looking at building a hub (small or big) in California (besides LAX), I wonder if some of those Q200's will work their way down there.
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:13 am

The Dash-8/200 are being retired from the Horizon fleet. There plan is to go to CR7 and Q400 only. SMF or FAT seemed like prime cities for more QX flights, thats for sure.

The GEG-LAX flight is going to be a real headache. We have no gave availablity at that time. But who knows what the summer shcedule has in hand.

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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:13 am

With the additional planes Horizon will be recieving, does the airline plan to add service to PDX as well in 2007?
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:19 am

Off topic, is Horizon ever gonna restart San Diego to Boise??
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:28 am

Quoting AS739X (Reply 20):
The Dash-8/200 are being retired from the Horizon fleet.

Really? I'll have to get on one soon.
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:37 am

Out of curiosity, how many O&D pax travel between GEG and SMF every day? I didn't think it would be high enough to warrant a nonstop flight.

And on another topic, does anyone think that GEG could support N/S service to a large east coast hub such as: EWR/JFK (CO/B6), IAD (UA), BWI (WN), ATL (DL)?
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:02 pm

Quoting AS739X (Reply 20):
There plan is to go to CR7 and Q400 only. SMF or FAT seemed like prime cities for more QX flights, thats for sure.

I've been hearing about possible more flights and destinations from FAT since QX started here a few years ago.
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:24 pm

Hocky55....Nope, highly doubt it. It did very poorly and had no real connections on either end.

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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:10 pm

Quoting LGAtoIND (Reply 24):
And on another topic, does anyone think that GEG could support N/S service to a large east coast hub such as: EWR/JFK (CO/B6), IAD (UA), BWI (WN), ATL (DL)?

Of that group, ATL would make the most sense. DL seems to do pretty well on their flights to SLC.

Currently, GEG has service to ORD and MSP, but nothing east of there.
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:16 pm

Quoting AS739X (Reply 20):
The Dash-8/200 are being retired from the Horizon fleet. There plan is to go to CR7 and Q400 only

any idea when this will start and finish?
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:36 pm

Hockey55Dude - not many others remember that service too much, SAN-BOI. Came at a time when Horizon tried a BOI buildup all over the west with flights already to LAX, service was added to SAN, PHX, SFO I think as well.
 
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RE: Horizon Announces GEG-SMF/LAX

Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:47 pm

Quoting Xpfg (Reply 18):
It seems GEG SFO on Skywest..probably a CRJ-200 would work.. I am surprised not to see this flight already.

I agree. I fly to GEG about 5 times a year and would love a non-stop from SFO. IIRC, UA used to send mainline SFO-GEG. Now everything is via SEA/PDX unless we go from OAK.

Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 15):
A bit off topic..But why doesn't AA fly into GEG? I mean would be great to have GEG-DFW and/or GEG-ORD service.

I could definitely see GEG-DFW (and a resumption of BOI-DFW on mainline). UA already operates 1 daily GEG-ORD. Not sure if Chicago could carry any more traffic.