I was looking forward to Frontier starting PWM in a few weeks. I wanted to try them out to get to California. However, the itinaries completely suck...Do any of their other new routes have such crappy travel times that using them is a waste of time to save $100
The choice is offered to you before you book, the short connections (sometimes) and the long connections (more usually) - it's up to you whether you accept them or not.
It isn't rocket science.
Thank you for telling me what I already know. No kidding. Thats why I won't be booking. I've never seen an itinerary on any other airline with a 12 hour middle of the night layover, and the connecting flight on the same reservation leaving the next day. Essentially leaving the passengers stuck in a closed down terminal all night.
Just don't see the logic of this flight when connections aren't realistic. Are there really enough people flying PWM-DEN to reliably fill an A321 three days per week? Seems like the chances for the success of this flight would be much greater if people could realistically connect in DEN.
Wanted to know how many other flights they have like this to smaller cities. Flights that are essentially dependent on O/D passengers, as connections aren't feasible.
Filling an A321 shoudn't be a problem considering that they are using an A320 on the PWM-DEN route.
Also, there are some decent connections available (in terms of layover time, not in terms of time of the day) The PWM flight arrives in DEN at 9pm, and flights departing to LAX, SFO, LAS, SEA, and PDX all leave between 10pm and 10:20pm (SLC and ABQ (on Tu/Th/Su)/ ONT (Mo/We/Fr/Sa) have departures that leave during this window as well, but do not have arrivals into DEN early enough to connect to the PWM outbound), meaning a layover of 1 hr-1 hr 20 min in DEN. Eastbound connections back to PWM are possible with layovers in DEN of less than 2 hours as well, although they take place at highly undesirable times of the day. Flights from LAX, SFO, SEA, LAS, and PDX all arrive in DEN between 4am and 4:30am, with the departure to PWM leaving at 6:10am. Like I said, extremely undesirable and obnoxious times of the day, but also not 12 hr layovers in DEN.
It appears that they have actually built a little set of connecting banks in DEN based around this schedule. Flights from a lot of their small eastern destination arriving in DEN in the evening, flights to the five western destinations mentioned above, which I would imagine are probably five of the most popular destinations people are looking to connect to, departing around 10pm, arrivals from those western destinations arriving around 4am-4:30am, and departures to the small eastern destinations leaving around 6am. It is most definitely not an ideal setup, given that they are all at horrid times of the day, and only a few destinations are available to connect to (SAN, PHX, SNA and SLC seem to be the biggest destinations for which reasonable layovers are not available).