tnair1974 wrote:kwp302 wrote:tnair1974 wrote:UA will pull the plug on CVG-SFO in early January 2020 just after the end of the Christmas/New Years rush.
But customers in northern Kentucky/Cincinnati will still have both DL and F9 on this route.
Any chance UA launches SDF-SFO? Less competition but similar catchment area
I wonder that SDF-SFO may be a little too long and thin for even a UA A319. Wouldn't mind being wrong, though. AA's SDF-LAX seems to be doing better than expected, although I have not heard about their overall loads (and yields).
Maybe United Express SDF-SFO might succeed, as they have relatively long flights such as MSN-SFO and from time to time STL-SFO on E75 jets. But would SDF-SFO cause the E75 to take a payload hit, especially with strong headwinds going west?
MSN - SFO : 1,772 mi
STL - SFO : 1,735 mi
SDF - SFO : 1,990 mi