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Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:54 am

- Airline Expands Service from Las Vegas to Milwaukee,
Bloomington-Normal and Moline -

ORLANDO, Fla., April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a
subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI), announced today that it
will be expanding flight service between McCarran International Airport
in Las Vegas and General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee,
Wis.; Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal, Ill.; and
Quad City International Airport in Moline, Ill. The discount carrier
will offer a new daily flight to Milwaukee and four new flights per week
both to Moline and Bloomington-Normal.


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Wondering if this is that start of 73G service to MKE?

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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:02 am

Great news!

Heres the schedule:

Nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Milwaukee
From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Las Vegas Milwaukee 349 1:43 p.m. 7:11 p.m. Daily
Milwaukee Las Vegas 348 9:58 a.m. 11:43 a.m. Daily

Nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Bloomington-Normal
From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Las Vegas Bloomington-Normal 728 4:05 p.m. 9:50 p.m. T,Th,Sat
Las Vegas Bloomington-Normal 728 2:55 p.m. 8:40 p.m. Sun
Bloomington-
Normal Las Vegas 727 7:00 a.m. 8:25 a.m. M,W,F,Sun

Nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Moline
From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Las Vegas Moline 730 4:05 p.m. 9:25 p.m. M,W,F,
Sun
Moline Las Vegas 729 1:35 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Monday
Moline Las Vegas 729 7:00 a.m. 8:40 a.m. Tue, Thur,
Sat

I was worried about FL's MLI service when they cut us from 3x ATL to 2x ATL, but I read somewhere that they are bringing back the 3rd flight. For BMI, this is going to make already huge competition between BMI and PIA even bigger.
 
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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:04 am

Watch out Allegiant! Looks like someone's eyeing your bread-'n-butter...
And LAS-MKE? Is FL tired of waiting for YX to cave...?
Interesting moves by AirTran.  stirthepot 

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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:10 am

Well the first experiment with LAS p2p service failed, wonder how this one will fair
 
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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:16 am

Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 3):
Well the first experiment with LAS p2p service failed, wonder how this one will fair

That is true, but I would argue that the reason it failed was because the first experiment used red-eye flights.

I wonder if Delta is going to try to jump in on this like they did with FL's MLI/BMI - MCO service last year.
 
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:21 am

wow - I'm fairly surprised at this move. I think you can tell that FL is really looking around thier system for opportunities outside of ATL and Florida.
 
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:29 am

Quoting Vivavegas (Thread starter):
Wondering if this is that start of 73G service to MKE?

This will be the first scheduled 737 service in MKE. There are also two ATL departures in the June schedule.

Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 3):
Well the first experiment with LAS p2p service failed, wonder how this one will fair

MKE should do well with this one. There is plenty lift for AirTran to be able to hold their own in this market.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:30 am

Quoting Vivavegas (Thread starter):
Wondering if this is that start of 73G service to MKE?

Yes it is....and word has it that 2 of the daily ATL-MKE will go 737 also. Great day for rampers and runway watchers!

Though if AirTran had an earlier departure for LAS from MKE they'd be better positioned to battle YX.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:31 am

A logical move by FL. If you can't buy Midwest, compete till they cave in; FL has begun the process of pummelling them into submission like AA did to Braniff at DFW.
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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:33 am

I've been waiting for someone to finally run BMI - LAS. I think Air Tran can do very well on this route and could do better on the MCO flights if they would work to attract people from the far south suburbs of Chicago. (40-50 miles S).

I'm from a town 60 miles south of Chicago, and it takes me less time to drive farther to BMI then it does to get to ORD or MDW. BMI is also much more relaxing to travel into and out of. I love it!

Good Luck to Air Tran.

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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:36 am

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 7):
Though if AirTran had an earlier departure for LAS from MKE they'd be better positioned to battle YX.

Not a deal-breaker in my eyes, actually prefer the later departure. Avoid the early AM rush in MKE, get it before noon in LAS, can't check-in to hotel till after 2pm anyway. Ditto for the return, plenty of time to sleep in, return the rental car and get to the airport for a 1:43 departure.

They will have my business!

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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:37 am

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 6):
MKE should do well with this one. There is plenty lift for AirTran to be able to hold their own in this market.



Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 8):
A logical move by FL. If you can't buy Midwest, compete till they cave in; FL has begun the process of pummelling them into submission like AA did to Braniff at DFW.

Northwest tried with its big FF base and couldn't make it work. We shall see who pummels whom.
 
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:44 am

Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 11):
Northwest tried with its big FF base and couldn't make it work. We shall see who pummels whom.

Well word on the street is that the flight schedule will be changing a bit. As it stands right now the flight will be the 4th RON in MKE, which FL has no room for. I have been told that it will be turning into a BWI-MKE-LAS flight on the way to Vegas and a LAS-MKE-BWI flight on the way back. Watch for a schedule change. FL and NW have vastly different cost structures, I think FL will be ok on this one. No slaughter for either party.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:48 am

Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 11):
Northwest tried with its big FF base and couldn't make it work. We shall see who pummels whom.

Air Tran is hitting up the average joe..not a specific target audience. I just wish Air Tran wasn't boxed in over there at E60/E61 they need another gate!

Notice the 7:11pm arrival time...great..right at the top of our 7pm block yippe! Please don't use E61 or some skyway ramper will push a 328 into them or push and have a 737 blocked in to where they can't turn around easily. It will be a nightmare over there ... it's skyway, something will break!
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:02 am

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 12):
Watch for a schedule change. FL and NW have vastly different cost structures, I think FL will be ok on this one. No slaughter for either party.

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Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:10 am

Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 14):
It is a good time.

Not when you can't accommodate the airplane it isn't. The times look great on paper, but from an operational standpoint they dont work.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:14 am

Great news for us here in BMI. I hope this flight can make it long term. Our BMI-MCO flight on FL seems to come and go.

Can anyone confirm this will be a 737? I thought I heard before that the 717 didn't have the legs for BMI-LAS.
 
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:15 am

I remember them dropping some of the LAS flights a while back due to the cost of fuel (or at least that was the reasoning I remember), correct me if I am wrong. Also, didn't they use to have a LAS-MLI route? Was it one of the ones dropped about a year or two ago.

Move definitely looks like it aimed at stemming Allegiants march toward the smaller markets. BMI should do well I think. Also, is this just the beginning for new routes out of MKE?
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:23 am

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 17):
Also, is this just the beginning for new routes out of MKE?

Nah...Air Tran has 2 gates that are in the corners which means their planes have to taxi though active ramps. No place to put any other airplanes. FL needs another gate!
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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:25 am

Yup, they did MLI-LAS before but as a red-eye. They have also done daytime LAS-FNT, LAS-DFW and LAS-CAK in the past.

As for Milwaukee, LAS is a huge market...around 850 passengers per day...and NW carried on average about 200 of them. With the NW nonstop MKE-LAS pulled as of 1/3/07, I figured we'd see AirTran in the market sooner than July.
 
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:20 am

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 12):
FL and NW have vastly different cost structures, I think FL will be ok on this one. No slaughter for either party.

If NW wasn't filling the planes on its LAS runs, I'm not sure how FL will. Lower costs certainly do not improve load (and NW sold quite a lot of DTW-MKE-LAS flights to fill the planes as much as they did).

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 13):
Air Tran is hitting up the average joe..not a specific target audience.

That's exactly what NW tried to do: stimulate the MKE market with fares under what YX offered. There was no 'target audience.' I'm still not sure what is different about FL. There's nothing magical about them.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:33 am

MLI-LAS
BMI-LAS
Made me go WHAT!?
There are plenty of other cities bigger (More O&D Traffic) in Airtran's system that would love to have FL XXX-LAS!
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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:33 am

Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 3):
Well the first experiment with LAS p2p service failed

who was that and what exactly is P2P? everytime i see it, i end up thinkin of Sony's PSP......

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 20):
If NW wasn't filling the planes on its LAS runs, I'm not sure how FL will.

um.....lower ticket prices?
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:39 am

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 12):
I think FL will be ok on this one.

I agree, FL should be able to get pretty decent loads on MKE-LAS. When NW used to have all of those flights from MKE, I think I remmember LAS was their best flight load factor wise besides the hubs. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:43 am

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 22):

and what exactly is P2P?

Point-to-point service. Usually when a carrier flies a route outside of its hub-and-spoke network.

As an example, F9 service from MEM-LAS, MEM-MCO, line stations to Mexico, etc.

In this case, FL flights that do not pass through ATL or one of its focus cities. All of these new routes by FL are point-to-point service.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:47 am

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 22):
what exactly is P2P?

point to point service (meaning you do not have to make a connection at a hub). Since neither LAS or the cities they will be serving are AirTran hubs, the flights are termed as point to point. Southwest is a good example of a point to point airline, since they consider themselves to have no hubs (although MDW, PHX and LAS vertainly seem like them with the number of flights SWA flies through there)
 
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:22 am

OK. So if YX hasn't gotten around to adding SAN-MKE, maybe now AirTran will!  stirthepot  After all, FL hasn't even started their SAN service yet and they already have 2 routes and 3.3 flights on the schedule!

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Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:55 am

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 22):
um.....lower ticket prices?

NW was plenty cheap on this route (and most of the other focus city routes... the goal was to stimulate traffic with low fares).

Quoting Mke717spotter (Reply 23):
I think I remmember LAS was their best flight load factor wise besides the hubs. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

The flight load wasn't bad, but they were selling a lot of cheap connections from DTW, so I'm not sure how good the loads ex-MKE were.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:56 am

They will have no problem selling seats, as they have contracted with a major Tour Conslidator and have an almost guaranteed amount of $$$ for each and every flight.
 
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:12 am

I wonder if LAS-CAK will come back.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:16 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 29):

I wonder why they don't run a CAK - LAS late evening and a LAS - CAK red eye...for more utilization of aircraft
 
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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:27 pm

AirTran will be using the 137 seat B737-700 series aircraft for all three of the routes. The B717 has the legs out of MLI but does not out of BMI or MKE. BMI and MLI will have alternate days of service 4 times per week with all 3 cities having very good flight times going to and from LAS.
 
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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:23 am

I believe overall FL will do fine on these routes but it makes me wonder. They have added LAS routes all around MDW but not from MDW itself. Is FL really afraid to take on WN head on? Also, why not BWI-LAS? Again, are they really afraid to take WN head on on routes that overlap?
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:16 am

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 32):
I believe overall FL will do fine on these routes but it makes me wonder. They have added LAS routes all around MDW but not from MDW itself. Is FL really afraid to take on WN head on? Also, why not BWI-LAS? Again, are they really afraid to take WN head on on routes that overlap?

I'm not sure why they should go head to head in the current environment. Wouldn't that just end up encouraging money-losing fare wars on those routes? What's the gain?

Unless they can profitably serve a new route and if needed win passengers from incumbent airline (which includes the legacies), why bother.

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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:29 am

Finally we in the Quad Cities finally get our LAS flight back!!! Hopefully it'll work this time and FL won't pull the plug after a few months. Great news. Big grin
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:33 am

i believe the first go round for MLI-LAS service didnt do well for 2 main reasons. number one the flight was a red eye. number 2 AirTran really didnt give it enough time to see how the service would do. there were so many people that were angry when it left, as they didnt even know that we had the service until after it was over. I think adding these routes is a wise move by AirTran, and hopefully they will do well. Heck with 99 and 109 dollar fares for p2p 73G service ya cant beat it really. Also FL needed the place to put these 737's, especially since we have not yet acquired a midwest hub. im curious to see how delta will handle this.
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:43 am

I'm actually working for Comair at MLI again this summer. I'm still at school right now, so I haven't been able to talk to anyone to hear their reaction, but I'm curious to find out what, if anything, DL/OH will do to combat this move. Dare I say let the games begin? And just to make sure, the service on all three routes is for sure 737s? If so this is great! I know when FL had LAS the first time it really stretched the legs of the 717s. Great news, even though I am a DL fan and employee.
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:26 am

Quoting Acey559 (Reply 36):

yes 737s for all of the routes. I believe 737's will be new for all of these cities (except maybe for 200's) This will be a very nice change seeing different aircraft in and out of these airports. (MLI and BMI) --Acey thought you wanted to be a FL pilot???
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:45 am

Quoting SANFan (Reply 2):
And LAS-MKE? Is FL tired of waiting for YX to cave...?

That was my thought intitially. However, I'm not sure this makes a lot of sense. Is there that much O&D between MKE and LAS that they needed to do a P2P? Sure, you could grab a little of northern Illinois in your catchement area but still. Unless there are more flights feeding into MKE from other places (a la WN), there isn't a lot of potential service there. Of course, YX only runs 2 MD82s a day between MKE and LAS.

Now the thing that is odd is the Quad Cities (ie. MLI) and BMI. We all know that there isn't an O&D only market there. This whole thing is peculiar.
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:59 am

Quoting MLI717fan (Reply 4):
wonder if Delta is going to try to jump in on this like they did with FL's MLI/BMI - MCO service last year.

Why would DL jump in??? Is LAS an important focus city for DL like it is for MCO??? Does BMI-LAS traffic threaten the ATL hub??? yeesh....

Looks like FL is going after Allegiant in PIA, it just looks that way but I doubt they are.


Fact they are doing this with day trips and not red eyes tells me that FL has waaaaay wayyyyyy too many planes.
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:59 am

Quoting Callsigncitrus (Reply 37):
yes 737s for all of the routes. I believe 737's will be new for all of these cities (except maybe for 200's) This will be a very nice change seeing different aircraft in and out of these airports.

Very exciting.. I've always want to see some 73Gs at MLI.

Quoting InnocuousFox (Reply 38):
Now the thing that is odd is the Quad Cities (ie. MLI) and BMI. We all know that there isn't an O&D only market there. This whole thing is peculiar.

Perhaps the will route customers ATL-BMI-LAS or ATL-MLI-LAS, like I've seen United do with ORD-MLI-DEN and ORD-CID-DEN
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:18 am

Quoting Callsigncitrus (Reply 37):
Acey thought you wanted to be a FL pilot???

I did for a long time, and I definitely would still love to fly for FL one day because the 717 (the whole DC-9 series, actually) is my favorite plane. However, after working for OH last summer and this summer, I've wanted to fly for DL. Although, who knows where I'll end up in the whole scheme of things, and I could very well end up with FL. Either way, as long as I'm flying I'll be happy  Wink
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:08 am

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 32):
Again, are they really afraid to take WN head on on routes that overlap?

Yes. There are numerous examples including

BWI-RDU (but they fly BWI-CLT)

MDW-RDU (they fly MDW-CLT)

BUF-BWI (they fly ROC-BWI)

HOU-BWI (they fly DFW-BWI)

IND-LAS (they fly IND-LAX and IND-SFO)

BUF-TPA (though they do fly BUF-MCO, BUF-FLL, and ROC-TPA)
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:13 am

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 32):
They have added LAS routes all around MDW but not from MDW itself.

They've done the same thing here in IND. The price of tickets to LAS from here have really gone up because of the lack of seats to our number one destination. You'd think that would be a hot target. But then again I think FL has lost interest in IND.
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:24 am

Quoting InnocuousFox (Reply 38):
Is there that much O&D between MKE and LAS that they needed to do a P2P?

In a word: yes. Milwaukee loves its Vegas. It's one of the largest O&D markets period. Midwest alone offers around 450 seats/day in the market.
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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:39 am

Quoting InnocuousFox (Reply 38):
Is there that much O&D between MKE and LAS that they needed to do a P2P? Sure, you could grab a little of northern Illinois in your catchement area but still. Unless there are more flights feeding into MKE from other places (a la WN), there isn't a lot of potential service there.

Plenty, see below.

Quoting Knope2001 (Reply 19):
As for Milwaukee, LAS is a huge market...around 850 passengers per day



Quoting InnocuousFox (Reply 38):
Of course, YX only runs 2 MD82s a day between MKE and LAS.

three actually, for a total of 441 seats (2 daily on saturdays)
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:24 pm

Quoting Callsigncitrus (Reply 35):
i believe the first go round for MLI-LAS service didnt do well for 2 main reasons. number one the flight was a red eye. number 2 AirTran really didnt give it enough time to see how the service would do.

IIRC it was announced but never started. I think G4 increasing CID service around the same time as well as oil prices skyrocketing scared FL away. I flew CID-LAS on G4 last Thursday and I noticed at the check-in counter in CID that quite a few people had an IL driver license. This might hurt Allegiant if FL sticks around this time. I might drive to MLI this summer and fly to LAS on FL if the fares are right, G4 is getting to the point where paying $2 to check your bags, paying a $7.50 "convenience fee" and your seat not even reclining is not that cheap or fun anymore.
 
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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:14 pm

Quoting Mli717fan (Reply 40):
Perhaps the will route customers ATL-BMI-LAS or ATL-MLI-LAS, like I've seen United do with ORD-MLI-DEN and ORD-CID-DEN

That's quite likely. It wouldn't take much to disect the schedule... but I don't have it handy nor have the patience/time at the moment.
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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:29 pm

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 46):
IIRC it was announced but never started.

The route was started, but was only around for summer and was dropped. From what I heard, bookings weren't too bad, and advance bookings were okay, but evidently they weren't the numbers FL were looking for. I do believe, however, that FL has a winner on the MLI-LAS route, especially with the right times, price, and equipment on the route. I can't wait to see how they do on the route.
 
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RE: Airtran Adds LAS-MKE, BMI, MLI

Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:43 pm

skyxramper should quit skyx he obviosuly cant stand the company -- does he have another source of income ? somone must be paying his bills

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