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DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 4:36 pm

I understand the DOT as soon as this week will likely announce its decision regarding award of 4 new beyond perimeter slot pairs from DCA.

Since the previous threads are locked, I am starting a new one in anticipation of the award announcements.

In summary the air carrier slot request were as follows:
o Air Canada – 1x DCA-YVR A319
o Alaska Airlines – 1x DCA-PDX B738; 1x DCA-SAN B738
o Frontier Airlines – 1x DCA-COS A319 with continuing same plane service to SAN
o JetBlue – 1x DCA-SJU A320; 1x DCA-AUS E190
o Southwest – 1x DCA-AUS B738 with continuing same plane service to SAN
o Sun Country – 1x DCA-LAS B737
o Virgin America – 2x DCA-SFO A319

The DOT stated criteria for tje award is as follows.
A - Provide air transportation with domestic network benefits beyond the 1,250 mile perimeter
B - Increase competition in one or more markets
C - Not reduce travel options for communities served by small hub airports and medium hub airports within the 1,250 mile perimeter
D - Not result in meaningfully increased travel delays
E - Enhance options for nonstop travel to and from the beyond perimeter airports that will be served
F - Have a positive impact on the overall level of competition in the markets that will be served
G - Produce public benefits, including lower fares, higher capacity, and a variety of service options.


Related and to refresh everyone, 4 beyond perimeter slots were also awarded to incumbent carriers at DCA automatically. The carriers were free to select the markets which they desired to utilize the slots in. Below was their elections:
o American – 1x DCA-LAX B757 – effective Jun 14th
o Delta – 1x DCA-SLC B738/B757 – effective Jun 7th
o United – 1x DCA-SFO B737 – effective May 14th
o US Airways – 1x DCA-SAN A319/A320 – effective June 8th


I'm not sure for example how US Air selection of San Diego will hamper some of the the new entrants request which also asked to link the city in the DOTs eyes. Same with UA/VX in SFO.

Lets see now what the DOT comes up with.   

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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 4:43 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):

o Air Canada – 1x DCA-YVR A319
o Alaska Airlines – 1x DCA-PDX B738; 1x DCA-SAN B738
o Frontier Airlines – 1x DCA-COS A319 with continuing same plane service to SAN
o JetBlue – 1x DCA-SJU A320; 1x DCA-AUS E190
o Southwest – 1x DCA-AUS B738 with continuing same plane service to SAN
o Sun Country – 1x DCA-LAS B737
o Virgin America – 2x DCA-SFO A319

Purely my guesses :

AC - definitely no. too protectionist.
Alaska - PDX
Frontier - none, and COS is not a crucial destination
B6 - SJU
WN - AUS+SAN
Sun Country - probably not
VX - SFO
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 4:52 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Sun Country – 1x DCA-LAS B737
Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 1):
Sun Country - probably not

While I agree, I remember reading something a while back that SY was hoping to get this, as it might allow them to play with the timings of the MSP-LAN-DCA service. It seemed as though what they were hoping was that the extra slot would allow them to push back the departure time out of DCA to later in the afternoon to allow a better work day while in DC.

I can't seem to find it online any longer, but it was in an interview with the CEO.
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 4:58 pm

What about the Air 21 slots WN (OKC), F9 (SDF), and US filed for? Will those decisions come out as well?
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 4:58 pm

Will we also see the US-JAN (F9-SDF/WN-OKC) slot award decision this week too?
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 5:37 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
1x DCA-SAN B738
Yeaaaaahh !!!!!

Finally !

US Airways – 1x DCA-SAN A319/A320 – effective June 8th

Another Yeaaaah !!!!!

[Edited 2012-05-07 10:41:35]

[Edited 2012-05-07 10:44:55]
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 6:31 pm

Quoting jetmatt777 (Reply 4):
Will we also see the US-JAN (F9-SDF/WN-OKC) slot award decision this week too?

That decision should be coming soon as well. In my opinion, the slot should stay with US for DCA-JAN
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 8:04 pm

I tried to stage a big rally this weekend, I called it "Occupy Gravelly Point," demanding quick action on these decisions. I made signs that said "Slots Now!" and "Give Us Our Slots!" and my favorites, "I love you a slot!" and "Slots Amore!" Several people joined me and I was just thrilled until I figured out that they weren't A.netters but rather gambling addicts who wanted to tear down Mt. Vernon and build a casino there. We compromised and joined forces to demand slot machines on Sun Country's DCA-LAS outside-the-perimeter flights. Viva revo-slot-cion!!!!!!
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 8:06 pm

I can see VX definitely getting 1X DCASFO service, but not 2X. Just my $0.02...
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 10:15 pm

I think air Canada is the toughest sell but I really could see any of the other routes getting awarded and I wouldn't be too shocked. A case can be made for all cities so The criteria they use will probably decide it. I am gonna go out on a ledge here and predict that AS does not get two additional exemptions though when so many new airlines applied given what they already have
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 10:21 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
award of 4 new beyond perimeter slot pairs from DCA.

My guess;

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Air Canada – 1x DCA-YVR A319

Approve

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Alaska Airlines – 1x DCA-PDX B738

Approve

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
etBlue – 1x DCA-SJU A320;

Approve

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Southwest – 1x DCA-AUS B738

Approve
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 11:23 pm

Quoting SouthernDC9 (Reply 7):
I tried to stage a big rally this weekend

Thanks for making me chuckle.

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
D - Not result in meaningfully increased travel delays

How can this criterion be used to separate the different options? I don't understand.

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
C - Not reduce travel options for communities served by small hub airports and medium hub airports within the 1,250 mile perimeter

Again, how can this criterion be used to separate the options? Whether it's B6 to SJU, or AC to YVR, isn't the impact on small/medium hubs within the perimeter the same?

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
E - Enhance options for nonstop travel to and from the beyond perimeter airports that will be served

That would seem to go against SY to LAS or B6 to AUS.
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 11:24 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
In summary the air carrier slot request were as follows:
o Air Canada – 1x DCA-YVR A319
o Alaska Airlines – 1x DCA-PDX B738; 1x DCA-SAN B738
o Frontier Airlines – 1x DCA-COS A319 with continuing same plane service to SAN
o JetBlue – 1x DCA-SJU A320; 1x DCA-AUS E190
o Southwest – 1x DCA-AUS B738 with continuing same plane service to SAN
o Sun Country – 1x DCA-LAS B737
o Virgin America – 2x DCA-SFO A319

My guesses:
Air Canada: probably not; lack of competition would mean high fares
Alaska: DCA-SAN; not enough competition for PDX-DCA, so fares would be high
Frontier: no: COS is not a big enough airport to justify this service
JetBlue: DCA-AUS, maybe DCA-SJU
Southwest: DCA-AUS-SAN
Sun Country: DCA-LAS
Virgin America: DCA-SFO
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Mon May 07, 2012 11:27 pm

Quoting jporterfi (Reply 12):
Frontier: no: COS is not a big enough airport to justify this service

Probably true. OO does IAD-COS with a CR7 .
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 12:01 am

Quoting jporterfi (Reply 12):
Alaska: DCA-SAN; not enough competition for PDX-DCA, so fares would be high

There is no competition on some of the perimeter DCA routes so that doesn't exclude the route from being awarded. Two airlines serving PDX-DCA would be overkill. SEA-DCA is still only AS and up until they let AA add DCA-LAX, AS was the only one there too. US is the only airline out of PHX and DL out of SLC for example, so why would PDX need 2 carriers for it to be approved? I would be absolutely shocked if PDX-DCA on AS doesn't get approved. I don't think anyone on this forum has felt that AS won't get it.
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 12:05 am

Quoting jporterfi (Reply 12):
Air Canada: probably not; lack of competition would mean high fares
Alaska: DCA-SAN; not enough competition for PDX-DCA, so fares would be high
Frontier: no: COS is not a big enough airport to justify this service
JetBlue: DCA-AUS, maybe DCA-SJU
Southwest: DCA-AUS-SAN
Sun Country: DCA-LAS
Virgin America: DCA-SFO

Alaska asked for DCA-PDX for the first service and only if that service is approved for DCA-SAN. jetBlue did the same: DCA-SJU and only if that service is granted then DCA-AUS. PDX is now the largest unserved market from DCA, if I remember right. I expect it to be approved. Same with B6 DCA-SJU and WN DCA-AUS-SAN. DOT tends to spread out awards when it can, so as much as I'd like AS to get the DCA-SAN-HNL route, I think VX will receive a DCA-SFO authority instead.

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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 1:17 am

Quoting texan (Reply 15):
PDX is now the largest unserved market from DCA, if I remember right.

Not to quibble, but by metro area -- according to Wikipedia -- it's (1) SFO (2) SAN and (3) PDX -- which doesn't diminish the commercial importance of service to any of those cities.
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 1:27 am

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 16):

Not to quibble, but by metro area -- according to Wikipedia -- it's (1) SFO (2) SAN and (3) PDX -- which doesn't diminish the commercial importance of service to any of those cities.

Ah but to quibble...if you notice he excluded SFO and SAN because they now have service to DCA.

SFO by UA, and SAN by US Airways.

So if PDX is next in line he would be correct to say that PDX is in fact the largest unserved market from DCA.

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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 1:43 am

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 14):
I would be absolutely shocked if PDX-DCA on AS doesn't get approved. I don't think anyone on this forum has felt that AS won't get it.

I have gone as far to say, this route out of all the slots requested will be assured for AS, I'd be way more than surprised if AS does not get this award.  
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 4:11 am

AS has loaded DCA-SAN-HNL in the GDS. I booked it for a family of six today.
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 4:15 am

Mods, I think the title of this thread should be changed. It leads people to believe a dicision has been made rather than being labled as potention decisions.
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 4:21 am

You might want to double check. What I can see is DCA-SEA-HNL.

Would be illegal for them to market a flight which they do not hold authority for. Go ask AirTran which accidentally published and sold some MDW-CUN tickets prior to gaining the authority from the DOT.

Quoting 9lflyguy (Reply 20):
Mods, I think the title of this thread should be changed. It leads people to believe a dicision has been made rather than being labled as potention decisions.

The decision is due out any day..... that is what this discussion topic is about as explained in opening thread.
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 4:26 am

Quoting Rookinla (Reply 19):
AS has loaded DCA-SAN-HNL in the GDS. I booked it for a family of six today.

If that holds up, then congrats to AS on receiving two new DCA routes!

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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 4:33 am

I just went to Alaska's website. The flight is not listed. But I can assure you that what was ticketed today was Alaska DCA-SAN-HNL round trip direct...one flight number and no plane changes. Whether AS will be in trouble for this is another matter entirely.
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 5:02 am

Just found it as well.....Flight 897 DCA-SAN-HNL starts service on August 13th. Seems that AS knows something the rest of us don't? Did a search for DCA-PDX....nothing. Could it be that AS was awarded SAN and NOT awarded PDX?
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 5:38 am

COS is not far from DEN but also its own distinct market. I am not sure how much traffic there is to the DC area, but COS is a military heavy city.

I know it's not a big city, and I am in the minority here, but I am rooting for F9 to get this approved.
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 5:43 am

Quoting HiFlyerAS (Reply 24):
Just found it as well.....Flight 897 DCA-SAN-HNL starts service on August 13th.

Huh? I don't see it. I went and searched those same days and all I see are one stops through SEA. Can someone take a screen shot?
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 5:59 am

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 26):
Quoting HiFlyerAS (Reply 24):Just found it as well.....Flight 897 DCA-SAN-HNL starts service on August 13th.
Huh? I don't see it. I went and searched those same days and all I see are one stops through SEA. Can someone take a screen shot?

Please let me know ASAP so I can let the AS.com guys know (assuming this was an error).
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 6:19 am

Quoting atrude777 (Reply 17):
Ah but to quibble...if you notice he excluded SFO and SAN because they now have service to DCA.

Oh ! Right you are.

Sorry about that.   
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 6:19 am

Quoting texan (Reply 15):
Alaska asked for DCA-PDX for the first service and only if that service is approved for DCA-SAN. jetBlue did the same: DCA-SJU and only if that service is granted then DCA-AUS

Not quite. You are correct about B6's bid (first SJU, and only if that is approved, then they would like AUS.) You are incorrect about AS's application: PDX was listed first ("and foremost") but not as a necessity for them to accept SAN. Here's a quote from AS's original application:

Quote:
Alaska Airlines, Inc. (“Alaska”) proposes to operate the first nonstop flights between Reagan Washington National Airport (“DCA”) and Portland (“PDX”), Alaska’s number one priority, and between DCA and San Diego (“SAN”). Alaska proposes one daily B-737-800 roundtrip flight to each city and therefore requests the allocation of four slots.

I am pretty confident that AS would be happy to get either, but thrilled to get both!

Quoting Rookinla (Reply 19):
AS has loaded DCA-SAN-HNL in the GDS. I booked it for a family of six today.

Perhaps you could check the times of the flights; we know what AS's proposed fligth schedule is for the service so that should help with this quandry.

I had hoped we would have gotten a decision from the DOT last week but I think May 14 -- another week -- is pretty much the deadline.

I'm not changing my prediction: AS gets both PDX and SAN, WN gets AUS, and VX gets their "second" SFO choice (the morning departure from DCA turning to the afternoon SFO-Reagan flight.)

Quoting HiFlyerAS (Reply 24):
Just found it as well.....Flight 897 DCA-SAN-HNL starts service on August 13th. Seems that AS knows something the rest of us don't?

Very interesting! I've just been looking and couldn't find anything.... (Can anyone find times for "flight 897"?)

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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 6:24 am

Quoting SANFan (Reply 29):
Very interesting! I've just been looking and couldn't find anything.... (Can anyone find times for "flight 897"?)



Flight 897 DCA-HNL
DCA 4:10 PM
SAN 6:55 PM

SAN 8:25 PM
HNL 11:30 PM

Flight 896 HNL-DCA
HNL 9:35 PM
SAN 6:10 AM (next day)

SAN 7:10 AM
DCA 3:10 PM
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 6:35 am

Quoting ASAFA (Reply 30):
Flight 897 DCA-HNL
DCA 4:10 PM
SAN 6:55 PM

SAN 8:25 PM
HNL 11:30 PM

Flight 896 HNL-DCA
HNL 9:35 PM
SAN 6:10 AM (next day)

SAN 7:10 AM
DCA 3:10 PM

Just to clarify: this info is from where? Is this from the application or from AS's DRS? Because these ARE the times from the application but there was no flight number there! Hmmmmmmm........

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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 6:43 am

Quoting SANFan (Reply 31):
Just to clarify: this info is from where? Is this from the application or from AS's DRS? Because these ARE the times from the application but there was no flight number there! Hmmmmmmm........

And I'm not finding this on AS.com...
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 6:57 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 32):
Quoting SANFan (Reply 31):
Just to clarify: this info is from where? Is this from the application or from AS's DRS? Because these ARE the times from the application but there was no flight number there! Hmmmmmmm........

And I'm not finding this on AS.com...

Sent you a message that will explain how I was able to find it.
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 10:02 am

At least we have some drama pre announcement adds some excitement  

If you were allowed to book I'm guessing it's just a mistake they can't sell seats to a route they haven't been awarded yet. They probably had the tech guys do some work and never meant to release that or something? For the record I tried everything here and nothing so maybe some temporary glitch showed that and they have it pre made ready to release and sell seats if they get the exemption.
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 10:04 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 32):
And I'm not finding this on AS.com...

It's bookable on Travelocity, so it's in SABRE.
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 10:42 am

Quoting ScottB (Reply 35):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 32):And I'm not finding this on AS.com...
It's bookable on Travelocity, so it's in SABRE.

AS.com doesn't pull from SABRE, but ITA.

However I did access it in native SABRE and you're correct, it does appear to be loaded.
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 11:11 am

Can anybody access OAG? I tried but my previous entry into their schedules doesn't work anymore...

I sure hope we hear something "o-fish-ul" soon... like today for example!

  

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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 1:05 pm

Where is DCA going to fit Virgin America or any new carriers? Can WN share with AirTran at this point? Last time I saw A it was getting crowded...
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 2:07 pm

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 2):
none, and COS is not a crucial destination
Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 13):
no: COS is not a big enough airport to justify this service
Quoting klwright69 (Reply 25):
COS is a military heavy city.

Don't count out COS. When I was a defense contractor working in the D.C. area I had to travel to COS three or four times per year on various jobs. There are a ton of influential people in D.C. who would love to have that nonstop. I think it would find a market. And, the fact that it continues on to SAN (another military-heavy city) would even expand the potential market.
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 3:17 pm

Quoting ScottB (Reply 35):
It's bookable on Travelocity, so it's in SABRE.
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 36):
However I did access it in native SABRE and you're correct, it does appear to be loaded.

Wow, the plot is thickening like grandma's homemade gravy! Whether an inadvertent mistake, a leak, or a really bad joke, something seems to be going on here.

This is certainly the new age of instant access, transparency, and leaks! The DOT better OFFICIALLY announce their decision in the case pretty soon or it might not need to bother... Amazing.

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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 4:51 pm

Quoting BryanG (Reply 39):

Don't count out COS. When I was a defense contractor working in the D.C. area I had to travel to COS three or four times per year on various jobs. There are a ton of influential people in D.C. who would love to have that nonstop. I think it would find a market. And, the fact that it continues on to SAN (another military-heavy city) would even expand the potential market.


COS is not a huge market to DCA, but it could work because of all the defense related interests in the "Springs."

Thank you for agreeing with me...
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 9:01 pm

Quoting SANFan (Reply 40):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 36):
However I did access it in native SABRE and you're correct, it does appear to be loaded.

Wow, the plot is thickening like grandma's homemade gravy! Whether an inadvertent mistake, a leak, or a really bad joke, something seems to be going on here.

I passed it on to our CRC folks and they've pulled it. File it under "agent error," most likely.
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 9:36 pm

If they don't announce these slots soon I'm going to set myself on fire. Maybe. Probably not. Absolutely not, really, I would never do anything so melodramatic but I very much want to know who gets what, the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!! (Plus I'm planning a trip to SAN in the fall and I want to know if I'll be able to fly AS non-stop!!!)
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Tue May 08, 2012 11:53 pm

Quoting SouthernDC9 (Reply 43):
(Plus I'm planning a trip to SAN in the fall and I want to know if I'll be able to fly AS non-stop!!!)

You can fly DCA-SAN nonstop on US....
 
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Wed May 09, 2012 1:12 am

Quoting smoot4208 (Reply 44):
Quoting SouthernDC9 (Reply 43):
(Plus I'm planning a trip to SAN in the fall and I want to know if I'll be able to fly AS non-stop!!!)

You can fly DCA-SAN nonstop on US....

Right, but I want to fly Alaska.
What does AA/US merger mean for CLT/JFK/PHX/North America/Southern Hemisphere/God's Plan for the Universe
 
SANFan
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Wed May 09, 2012 1:48 am

Quoting SouthernDC9 (Reply 43):
I'm planning a trip to SAN in the fall and I want to know if I'll be able to fly AS non-stop!!!
Quoting SouthernDC9 (Reply 45):
I want to fly Alaska.

I can tell you 'DC9 that a lot of people feel the same way!

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 42):
I passed it on to our CRC folks and they've pulled it. File it under "agent error," most likely.

Somebody just wanted to see how it looked "live" and didn't stop in time! At least I'm encouraged by the fact that flight numbers are already assigned.  

Oh well, back to waiting and dreaming...

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SYfan100
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Wed May 09, 2012 4:40 am

Here is what I am thinking.
JetBlue to SanJuan
Air Canada to Toronto
Air Canada to Montreal
SunCountry to LasVegas
Alaska to Portland
 
rgreenftm
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Wed May 09, 2012 5:23 am

Quoting SYfan100 (Reply 47):
Air Canada to Toronto
Air Canada to Montreal

Neither of these were in the AC application - The DOT can't approve what isn't applied for.
 
ouboy79
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RE: DOT DCA Slot Award Decision

Wed May 09, 2012 5:25 am

Quoting SYfan100 (Reply 47):
Here is what I am thinking.

Double check the first post in the thread to see what actually was applied for.  

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