|Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 4):|
There was a rumor going around about PLB a couple of years ago, but I just don't see it happening. They've got 4 A320s just across the lake at Burlington.
True but at the same time, Lake Champlain can actually be a pain in the ass to cross unless you've got a boat or get on a boat
The only road across is is thru grand isle on Route 2 and up to Rousse point (the border) and back down I 87. Mappoint makes you take a ferry and claims it takes 1h4min to go 29.3 miles. That's assuming the ferry is there waiting for you.
Two things about PLB
. First, PLB
would allow B6
to tap into the Adirondack Mountain area and St. Lawrence Seaway cities like Massena/Cornwall/Ogdensburg.
The other thing is that while BTV
is close to Montreal, it still can be hike and an almost 2 hour ordeal. It's 45 minutes north on I 89 to the border from BTV
. Then unfortunately, the Quebec gov't never finished the highway from the border never finished half of Hwy 35. then, it's another 10 minutes down Hwy 10, then the Champlain bridge (and for those of you in MTL
, you all know about the possible nightmare there.) BTV
is great for me, as I'm on the south shore (Brossard) at the junction of Hwy 10 and Hwy 30. But for people going to the island or the affluent west end, PLB
will be much closer. 20 minutes to the border and another 20 minutes to the city. The only thing is that the PLB
border can be much busier than the BTV
I don't think it would be such a bad move. I just tried booking to BTV
for travel next week and flights are almost all full. PLB
could easily handle the overflow. I mean B6
do serve other co terminals such as OAK
. As far as I know, PLB
expansion and conversion is still happenning and I'm sure they would salivate at have a tenant like B6
there to get them started. I know I would bend backwards for them.