CMHtraveler wrote:Hi all, long time lurker/first time poster. Thank you all for the frequent Ohio updates! Two CMH questions:
1. Does anyone know how the new(ish) WN CMH-HOU Route is performing overall? I just returned from a round trip on this route and the outbound flight was ~75% full (to be fair it was Valentine’s Day) and the inbound flight was packed with standby pax left at the gate in HOU. I presume the regular scheduling of -800s and MAX8s on the route is a good sign. If so, I wonder if this route is a candidate for an additional daily flight at some point?
2. Does anyone think at least one of the CMH-MSY flights will eventually go daily? I know MSY is a seasonal, primarily leisure market but find it hard to believe that a city pair of that size can’t sustain 1x daily on WN or NK. The current hodgepodge seasonal scheduling on both airlines is rough for business travel. Having connected through MSY before on WN, I would think that between connections, business, and leisure, they would be the more likely candidate for a daily flight but I don’t know the actual PDEW numbers. Thoughts?
1. I was just on the outbound HOU flight myself last week and it had 70 open seats. But it's also middle of winter so hoping that day wasn't indicative of how the flight is normally performing. As mentioned, the flight does seem to be on an -800 most of the time, so hoping that's an indication of booking trends. Regardless, it's nice to have that alternative for people transiting through Houston. For UA, that's a 3hr flight on an ERJ and definitely feels cramped after about 2hrs.
2. I'd like to know the PDEW here as well. I'm not sure about being able to sustain daily service between these two markets, even during the summer. But, upping to 3-4x/week on NK would be nice to see. Speaking of NK, I don't know who will jump on it first (them or WN), but I'd also like to SAN added to the mix. I'd have to think by now, CMH could sustain summer seasonal.