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Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07

Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:58 am

http://www.bangordailynews.com/news/...s.aspx?articleid=152174&zoneid=309

"BANGOR —Allegiant Air LLC announced Wednesday that it would begin air service to Orlando Sanford International Airport from Bangor International Airport on Nov. 7.

The airline will offer two flights per week — Wednesday and Saturday— on 150-passenger MD-80 jets. Flights will depart BIA at noon and arrive at Orlando at 3:20 p.m. Flights departing Orlando for Bangor will be at 8:15 a.m. Arriving at BIA at 11:25 a.m."
 
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RE: Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07

Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:09 am

I wonder whether on the lightest days they'd consider flying a single MD-80 to Pease and then up to Bangor before coming down in the other direction?

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RE: Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07

Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:22 am

Some good news for BGR. Yesterdays news from AA wasn't so good. Good luck BGR!!
 
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RE: Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07

Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:42 am

When I saw in the other BGR thread that a new carrier was going to be announced today, I had a gut feeling it was going to be Allegiant.

Hopefully this will work better than BGR's last foray at SFB flights - about 4 years ago, they had Pan Am 727s running BGR-SFB, but of course, this current version of Pan Am is well known for the lack of reliability - in one market one day, gone the next.
 
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RE: Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07

Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:49 am

You are right about the current version of Pan Am. They really needed to stick to box cars instead of 727s. It is sickening to think that the once-proud Pan Am logo adorns more railroad cars than aircraft.

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RE: Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07

Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:12 am

The Allegiant Press Release:

Allegiant Adds BGR To SFB

http://www.allegiantair.com/aaNews20070718a.php
 
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RE: Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07

Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:29 am

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 1):
I wonder whether on the lightest days they'd consider flying a single MD-80 to Pease and then up to Bangor before coming down in the other direction?

Not sure that would be feasible as you would have to somehow limit the number of tickets sold to 150 total in both cities as G4 does not overbook flights or offer one stop flights currently.

It's a moot point regardless because I don't think Allegiant is going back to Portsmouth period. Pease officials have removed Allegiant from the list of carriers that serve the airport (http://www.peasedev.org/pease/airlines.asp) and one is unable to book a ticket from Portsmouth to Orlando on the G4 website.

As far as the new Orlando service goes, this is great for the people in Bangor. Hopefully direct flights to Tampa and future Allegiant destination cities are in the not too distant future.
 
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RE: Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07

Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:16 am

wow...I was not aware that they had given up on Pease. But then again, it's a fair statement that Allegiant is a real 'nomad' of the airline world. In other words, airports shouldn't get used to having them around (unless your airport is called 'Sanford'). Kinda like Pan Am (or Boston & Maine, which is what they are 'officially' called now I believe).

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Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:26 am

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 7):
In other words, airports shouldn't get used to having them around (unless your airport is called 'Sanford')

...Which is why they've been pulling out of numerous markets left and right....right?
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RE: Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07

Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:34 am

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 7):
...I was not aware that they had given up on Pease. But then again, it's a fair statement that Allegiant is a real 'nomad' of the airline world. In other words, airports shouldn't get used to having them around (unless your airport is called 'Sanford'). Kinda like Pan Am (or Boston & Maine, which is what they are 'officially' called now I believe).

That is not an acurate statement, and I totally disagree. We at CID have had service from them for 3 years and counting, along with many, many other cities. They are in no way shape or form anything like PanAm. The number of cities served by them for a long period of time FAR outnumbers the cities where they have pulled the plug on. Anyways, I thought I had read somewhere that PSM was going to be seasonally only??
 
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RE: Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07

Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:59 am

G4 operates stations that fill the plane. Their airline is essentially a break-even operation, so if the plane is not close to full, they are losing money. They make their money on selling hotel rooms, rental cars, and tour packages. So needless to say, if you're not on the plane, you're also not buying a hotel room from them. They will pull-down stations that don't perform...they're not in the business passenger business trying to build loyalty over the long-term.
 
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Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:08 am

 
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RE: Allegiant Adds BGR-SFB Eff. 11/7/07

Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:52 am

If you go to The Boyd Group's web site, they are taking credit for BGR getting this route. Can they bend steel in their bare hands, too?

Chris in NH

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