|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 1):|
United's main problem at SBN in regard to Frontier is their pilot's scope clause in regards to Republic flying. In order to use an E170 flight to DEN which they would like to they can't because Frontier is part of Republic and Republic is the only ones flying the aircraft flying for them and their pilot's scope clause prevents the competition. Now when Skywest gets the E175's or when Frontier is cut loose from Republic it's a different story but SBN passengers are so used to the full sized A319 aircraft now it's probably to late. United would have to use A319's or B738's on the route which would involve a little ramp rebuild at their gates at SBN plus they would fly a lot of empty airplanes around on the route which wouldn't be good.
|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 5):|
It is a long way on comfort from the Caravelle that used to run ORD-SBN-FWA-EWR as United 246 back in the day but it's nice nonetheless.
|Quoting Tan Flyr (Reply 6):|
IF timed fairly well, ie an early AM departure to EWR with say a 8:30 ish arrival , then an early evening return with the aircraft and crew RON...thoughts? better scheduling ideas if we all we in charge ?? LOL!
|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 8):|
FEDEX will fly their last B727 flights on June 21st.
"Flight 1304 SBN-MEM departs 2343z that Friday and will likewise be replaced with a 757. Both flights are scheduled to arrive in MEM 14 minutes apart. It should be noted that 1304 originates at SBN and returns via FWA so that is an extra market that will share in this end of an era."
|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 10):|
Piedmont also used B727's in SBN on SBN-DAY-LAX flights.
|Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 11):|
I'm not sure, but I think Piedmont used either the 737-200 or the F28 into FWA from DAY. After the DAY hub was closed by US in favor of PIT, I think FWA got F100s to PIT
|Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 13):|
Saw MEM service in the early 90s on DC-9s,
|Quoting csturdiv (Reply 21):|
Last weekend I drove down to South Bend for a wedding, and while heading back to the northwest suburbs of Chicago and on the Indiana Toll Road (god I hate that highway) I noticed that F9 had some billboards on the westbound lanes advertising their SBN service. Not sure if it is from F9 or SBN or if it was aimed at people who might be heading to MDW/ORD from SBN area.
|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 15):|
United has cut their lost traffic numbers almost in half.
|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 30):|
I think CLE service ended last year sometime.
|Quoting capitalflyer (Reply 29):|
I just realized something, when did CLE service end? That may partially explain the crappy numbers for UA if this years numbers are being compared against last year if CLE was still being served.
|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 18):|
F9's loads have been really strong. Today's SBN-DEN flight has no seats available and a sample return flight next Thursday night has only 5 empty seats. Hope this keeps up through the summer.
|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 34):|
Talking to the folks in Denver when I flew to SBN at the end of January they said that load factors were down systemwide after the holidays.
|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 34):|
I also think that F9 is now drawing passengers from a broader area of Michiana. Maybe from AZO and even close to the GRR area.
|Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 37):|
The article states that 70% of FWA pax fly for business and that FWA is currently running a survey to decide what hub(s) that FWA should get service to next. The survey should be done soon.
|Quoting Tan Flyr (Reply 38):|
as if there are a lot of "reasonable" choices??? Come on! Obviously one would think that DEN could accommodate a daily R/T, like UA had decades ago. Morning departure out, evening back..simple. The other that would make the most sense, IMHO, is CLT. Once the new AA figures out exactly where to realign capacity there ought to be room for a couple of CLT round trips daily even if on a 50 seater.
Hubs..why would you want to put any eggs into the baskets of delay prone EWR or PHL..if anything...a return to a daily flight to NYC (LGA or even JFK) by either AA or DL seems to make more sense...here again..either an early morning to and later evening return from...or a very late afternoon/early evening to NYC with a mid AM return. I guess it would depend if that aircraft could then do a flight to ORD or DTW respectively.
|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 41):|
Allegiant since introducing PGD service is up a whopping 56% in Enplanements and 55% in Deplanements.
|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 43):|
Here is SBN's market share per Airline:
Enplanements: Delta 39.52%
Deplanements: Delta 39.10%
SBN's Overall Load Factor is 77% which is an increase over last year. This means little though as Allegiant and Frontier are beating that hands down.