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Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:32 pm

New expansion service by NK...

http://marketing.spirit.com/traveldeals/air.php?s=781&mw=1

Schedule for Spirit’s Phoenix/Mesa (AZA) – Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) service effective March 22, 2012:

Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
From Phoenix/Mesa to Dallas/Fort Worth 12:45 am 5:00 am 972* 0 Daily
From Dallas/Fort Worth to Phoenix/Mesa 10:55 pm 11:10 pm 971 0 Daily
*Effective March 23, 2012.
Schedule for Spirit’s Phoenix/Mesa (AZA) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective March 22, 2012:

Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
From Phoenix/Mesa to Fort Lauderdale 12:45 am 9:35 am 972* 1 Daily
From Fort Lauderdale to Phoenix/Mesa 8:00 pm 11:10 pm 971 1 Daily
*Effective March 23, 2012.
Schedule for Spirit’s Phoenix/Mesa (AZA) – Las Vegas (LAS) service effective February 9, 2012:

Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
From Phoenix/Mesa to Las Vegas 12:23 pm 12:28 pm 623 0 Daily
8:50 pm 8:55 pm 949 0 Daily
From Las Vegas to Phoenix/Mesa 9:38 am 11:43 am 480 0 Daily
6:05 pm 8:10 pm 520 0 Daily
Note: departure and arrival times at Phoenix/Mesa will be one hour earlier effective March 11, 2012.

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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:42 pm

I actually had to look up what that airport code was as im sure tons will need to. Its Phoenix Mesa airport.

Spirit has quite a few times picked the bigger airports like MCO, LAX, O'hare, LGA, BOS over smaller and cheaper options but im sure they have a strategy.
 
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:33 pm

Must have been a good deal. IWA has been after new entrants for quite a while. Any idea who may be next???
 
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:55 pm

Quoting flyingcaT (Reply 2):
Must have been a good deal. IWA has been after new entrants for quite a while. Any idea who may be next???

I would be surprised if any more airlines start IWA in the short term. The current terminal is quite crowded with just G4 using it. I flew out of AZA last August on a G4 flight , and in addition to my flight there were about 4 other flights set to depart as well. The terminal just didn't seem very well laid out for that many people.
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:06 pm

Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 1):
Spirit has quite a few times picked the bigger airports

They've used this strategy before - they fly into LBE for their PIT service, as well as IAG and PBG in place of YYZ and YUL. So this is not unprecedented - they've used this strategy before and seem to have made it work.
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:14 pm

If you look at AZA-FLL right now in May, some of the days you essentially pay taxes only ($0.01 fare) - and you don't even have to be a member of the $9 fare club. A transcontinental deal for $46 r/t seems too good to be true!
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:40 pm

Quoting globalflyer (Thread starter):
Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
From Phoenix/Mesa to Dallas/Fort Worth 12:45 am 5:00 am 972* 0 Daily
From Dallas/Fort Worth to Phoenix/Mesa 10:55 pm 11:10 pm 971 0 Daily
*Effective March 23, 2012.
Schedule for Spirit’s Phoenix/Mesa (AZA) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective March 22, 2012:

Are they going to take a DFW-LAS freq away. Those flight numbers are currently they late night dep and return to/from LAS.
 
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:44 pm

Quoting airstatdfw (Reply 6):
Are they going to take a DFW-LAS freq away. Those flight numbers are currently they late night dep and return to/from LAS.

Nope, it changes to 469/217 and 817/470
 
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:56 am

Quoting Midex461 (Reply 4):
They've used this strategy before - they fly into LBE for their PIT service, as well as IAG and PBG in place of YYZ and YUL. So this is not unprecedented - they've used this strategy before and seem to have made it work.

NK could use that logic by using HUF to serve both IND and CMI/BMI without paying IND's (high) rates or suffering from Central Illinois airport fragmentation.

Yeah, it's a wet dream (for now), but NK has done strange things in the past...
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:05 am

Finally somebody is liberating PHX from the high fare tyranny of US and WN 
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:31 am

Quoting RushmoreAir (Reply 5):
A transcontinental deal for $46 r/t seems too good to be true!

It probably is  
 
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:40 am

Quoting catiii (Reply 10):

180 Y seats in a A320..... think I pass!
 
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:28 am

Am I missing something or is the AZA-FLL and back same plane service stopping in DFW. No nonstops. It's interesting they're marketing it as a new route if that's the case.
 
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:51 am

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 9):
Finally somebody is liberating PHX from the high fare tyranny of US and WN

More like a friendly gesture to AA wishing them well in their bankruptcy!   

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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:17 am

Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 1):
Spirit has quite a few times picked the bigger airports like MCO, LAX, O'hare, LGA, BOS over smaller and cheaper options but im sure they have a strategy.

Then again, service to those airports was started before the adoption of the ULCC odel.

Quoting Midex461 (Reply 4):
They've used this strategy before - they fly into LBE for their PIT service, as well as IAG and PBG in place of YYZ and YUL. So this is not unprecedented - they've used this strategy before and seem to have made it work.

Additionally, ACY also serves Philadelphia, TLC serves Mexico City, and OAK serves San Francisco. It looks like they're taking a page from the Skybus playbook by focusing on alternate airports. Fortunately, they're actually making money at it!

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 8):
NK could use that logic by using HUF to serve both IND and CMI/BMI without paying IND's (high) rates or suffering from Central Illinois airport fragmentation.

Yeah, it's a wet dream (for now), but NK has done strange things in the past...

Then again, with so many airplanes coming in, anything is possible.

Quoting catiii (Reply 10):
It probably is

Keep in mind that you can avoid the passenger usage fee of $8.99 to $16.99 per customer, each way, by booking your flight in person at the airport. If it's on this page, the fee is optional: http://www.spirit.com/OptionalFees.aspx

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 12):
Am I missing something or is the AZA-FLL and back same plane service stopping in DFW. No nonstops. It's interesting they're marketing it as a new route if that's the case.

Perhaps if it does well, it will be upgraded to a nonstop flight. LAS-FLL is another route that is currently only served via DFW.
 
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:26 am

Great more contract rampers coming to steal our lav truck and chocks because they don't have the sufficient equipment to run 2 gates in DFW. Looks like I'll be hiding our equipment.

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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:18 am

So the Phoenix area to Vegas now has WN, US, G4 and NK on it. It's becoming like LAX to LAS.

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 8):
NK could use that logic by using HUF to serve both IND and CMI/BMI without paying IND's (high) rates or suffering from Central Illinois airport fragmentation.

After the thread the other day about MYR offering subsidies to IND I was thinking NK might be able to take the MYR subsidies to start IND and quickly add RSW (a route I think WN will give up as it takes over FL). But that's a different discussion.
 
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:25 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 14):
Perhaps if it does well, it will be upgraded to a nonstop flight. LAS-FLL is another route that is currently only served via DFW.

NK operates FLLLAS non-stop most of the year, flight 777.
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RE: Spirit Announces AZA-FLL/DFW/LAS

Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:01 am

Quoting xdlx (Reply 11):
180 Y seats in a A320..... think I pass!

Many LCCs around the world have them in this configuration. Still, you're entitled to not fly them.

Quoting catiii (Reply 10):
Quoting RushmoreAir (Reply 5):
A transcontinental deal for $46 r/t seems too good to be true!

It probably is

Not it's not, if you are flexible about when you travel and if you don't require further add-ons. For example, I would try very hard not to take checked luggage and I would ensure my carry-on fitted beneath the seat in front. Of course, if that's impossible, you'd have to pay those fees. The point, of course, is to determine, based upon what you want or need, what the total to pay amount is compared to alternative offerings, together with schedules, duration, comfort, FFP, whatever.

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