|Quoting doug_Or (Reply 4):|
Doesn't OO still fly SFO-RDD? What is the purpose of flying very high CASM aircraft to a secondary airport in competition with them? How will they attract a premium by saying "we'll fly you on a smaller airplane to and outlying airport"?
/UAX still flies SFO
, though cutting 4 > 3 per the OAG posting.
I don't expect Boutique to be flying that route other than by charter. There was an announcement back in March on Boutique (4B) flying between Arcata/Eureka CA
) and RDD
. Here is a clip from the Eureka Times-Standard, 02MAR2012:
".......a smaller airline company has already started taking reservations for charter services that will begin next week. Boutique Air, a San Francisco-based company that started in 2007, offers mostly charter and air taxi service through www.boutiqueair.com.
Boutique Air CEO Shawn Simpson said the company will offer four round-trip flights from the Arcata/Eureka Airport to Redding and Eugene, Ore. Tickets for one-way flights from Arcata to Redding start at about $220 and one-way flights from Arcata to Eugene, Ore., start at about $400.
Simpson said most of the planes carry four people but that they're working to expand to larger planes that can carry about nine passengers.
”We're pretty tiny but growing,” Simpson said. “Our goal is to serve a need, and we'll adjust things as we see fit to cater to the demand.”
He said one of the nice things about flying on smaller planes, under 30 passengers, is that the FAA doesn't require people to go through Transportation Security Administration-level security, so they don't have to arrive hours before their flight to navigate long security lines."
It's very unlikely that many will be flying ACV
as it's a 3-hour drive, and the $220/ow price is insane. For those going to Shasta Medical Center, you have to get a car at RDD
(which is in Cottonwood) and back-track to the NW
side of Redding proper. QX
flew round-robins that included ACV
as part of 1-stop service to PDX
, with almost nobody flying just the local leg. What is really needed is ACV
(American Eagle, come back, come back!!), and ACV
north to PDX
or more SMF
, so we don't have to go through bloody SFO
and allow for all the delays and cancellations SFO
generates. Of course with Boutique not going through TSA
security, you can't go into the secure terminals for easy interline connections...which is the problem with SeaPort at PDX
Worked for WestAir, Apollo Airways, Desert Pacific, Western, AirCal and American Airlines