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Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 2:29 pm
by Blueknows
Looks like contour might be adding another city to west coast map

https://www.kpq.com/pangborn-still-sear ... -bay-area/

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 3:46 pm
by RWA380
Blueknows wrote:
Looks like contour might be adding another city to west coast map

https://www.kpq.com/pangborn-still-sear ... -bay-area/


The article states that G4 wants to know how many people in the Chelan/Wenatchee area have second homes in Arizona? It's odd because many of the homes at Lake Chelan are vacation homes from those that can afford it, from Seattle. If you are there, may as well see Leavenworth as well. It would be interesting to see if any new flights get added to EAT.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 3:47 pm
by flyoregon
Contour would be a good candidate for places like EAT, SLE, LMT, and MAYBE even ONP...maybe

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 4:46 pm
by BoeingGuy
Isn’t UA going to start SFO-EAT soon? I do agree the area is a bit underrated in terms of tourism potential. You have everything from Leavenworth to Lake Chelan to the Methow Valley to the Osoyoos B.C. wine region within a few hours.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:27 pm
by wedgetail737
I’ll believe when I see it.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:45 pm
by SeaDoo
wedgetail737 wrote:
I’ll believe when I see it.


I agree. United hasn't even announced EAT-SFO. The only schedule commercial passenger flights from EAT are on AS to SEA.

I think JetSuiteX to BFI has better potential.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:58 pm
by WA707atMSP
It will never happen, but I'd love to see a route from Wenatchee to Fresno, so people could go from EAT to FAT.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:05 pm
by wedgetail737
A little off the subject but I think LF will fly SJC-SBA next.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:14 pm
by MIflyer12
There's service to O&D markets, there's service to international hubs, and there's 2x weekly seasonal service (like what Allegiant might provide). If fares are too cheap for SkyWest I don't see how a hub codeshare/interline service can be expected. EAT-OAK can be nothing but an O&D route.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:30 pm
by SeaDoo
WA707atMSP wrote:
It will never happen, but I'd love to see a route from Wenatchee to Fresno, so people could go from EAT to FAT.


Good one. When I start reading Wenatchee to Fresno I thought you were going to imply that there are a lot of people traveling from Central Washington to California, or possibly use Fresno as a connecting point to Mexico, then I realized, you had a good pun.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:36 pm
by BoeingGuy
SeaDoo wrote:
WA707atMSP wrote:
It will never happen, but I'd love to see a route from Wenatchee to Fresno, so people could go from EAT to FAT.


Good one. When I start reading Wenatchee to Fresno I thought you were going to imply that there are a lot of people traveling from Central Washington to California, or possibly use Fresno as a connecting point to Mexico, then I realized, you had a good pun.


Actually it wouldn’t be a bad tourist flight. You have the aforementioned attractions on the EAT side and three National Parks near FAT. The closest airports to North Cascades NP are EAT, BLI, and PAE.

We’ve had past threads where the puns were tossed around. You can have fun with stuff like FUK, PUS, DIK, SUX, and so on. ;)

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:03 pm
by Blueknows
Is contour getting more planes? Thats the only way I see them doing this route. I do like the SBA-EAT idea

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:06 pm
by SANFan
Somewhat off-topic but I wonder if Contour is researching the potential of a SBA-SAN route?

I'm very sure nonstop service between the 2 cities would be viable; the drive continues to be more of a burden every year as traffic (particularly thru that big city halfway) gets worse and worse! (I remember when it took me right around 4-4.5 hours to make the drive...) Air connections are available via LA but that's... an ordeal.

I've hoped to see AAG start the route but who knows how they are looking at California these days. (They do seem to be doing okay with their SAN-FAT/MRY intra-state routes and SBA seems like a natural extension of local service from SAN.)

As an alternative, Contour's 30-seat ERJ seems like the perfect a/c to try out the route, especially as they seem to have a nice network centered in SBA these days.

Sorry for the detour -- the thread may now return to discussing OAK-EAT.

bb

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:43 pm
by 910A
It ridiculous to think LF would operate a off the wall route like that, besides they have more fish to fry in California first.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 12:45 am
by sprxUSA
910A wrote:
It ridiculous to think LF would operate a off the wall route like that, besides they have more fish to fry in California first.


Hey, if someone wants to waste money and give it to Contour to fly a dumb route, more power to LF.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 3:19 am
by BoeingGuy
sprxUSA wrote:
910A wrote:
It ridiculous to think LF would operate a off the wall route like that, besides they have more fish to fry in California first.


Hey, if someone wants to waste money and give it to Contour to fly a dumb route, more power to LF.


I think UA flying SFO-EAT on weekends with a CR2 might be a more intelligent route. The tourism potential needs to be well promoted.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:02 pm
by SBAer
SANFan wrote:
Somewhat off-topic but I wonder if Contour is researching the potential of a SBA-SAN route?



It was tried about 10 years ago on ExpressJet and didn't last all that long with the economy downswing. I'm sure Contour's smaller planes and business model would make this a route worth trying.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 7:05 pm
by dc10lover
"Contour's 30-seat ERJ"

I was wondering how many seats Contour would fly into Wenatchee. More likely to fill a 30 passenger ERJ than a 50 passenger CRJ. Still I would think airfares would be expensive. Still I think this will fail.

Pasco / Tri - Cities has 4 times the population than Wenatchee yet only has one non - stop United Express 50 - passenger flight to SFO. Spokane has 3 United Express 50 - passenger flights to SFO.

The Tri-Cities added a whole Walla Walla in less than a decade. And it's not slowing

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/nor ... 901fb.html

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:09 pm
by Blueknows
Looks like VIAair might have some planes for sale.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:14 am
by wedgetail737
I don't think LF will get larger aircraft. They are pretty satisfied with their 135s.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:29 am
by N174UA
dc10lover wrote:
"Contour's 30-seat ERJ"

I was wondering how many seats Contour would fly into Wenatchee. More likely to fill a 30 passenger ERJ than a 50 passenger CRJ. Still I would think airfares would be expensive. Still I think this will fail.

Pasco / Tri - Cities has 4 times the population than Wenatchee yet only has one non - stop United Express 50 - passenger flight to SFO. Spokane has 3 United Express 50 - passenger flights to SFO.

The Tri-Cities added a whole Walla Walla in less than a decade. And it's not slowing

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/nor ... 901fb.html


UA just added a daily year-round nonstop from PSC to LAX on March 31st. PDX doesn't have a nonstop, but PSC does! I moved to this area 3 years ago, and am amazed at how fast it's grown just since then. The airport was completely remodeled and is really nice to fly through. UA and DL have expanded here, but AS has barely remained stagnant in its options to fliers. AS started and stopped PSC-PDX twice now, and no sign it will be back, at least on AS. Generally speaking, folks here are starting and ending their journeys from PSC now, rather than making the drive to Spokane, or even to SEA or PDX. I would think in the next 5-10 years, we'll see ORD added, and maybe even ATL on DL (A220?).

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:54 am
by RWA380
N174UA wrote:
dc10lover wrote:
"Contour's 30-seat ERJ"

I was wondering how many seats Contour would fly into Wenatchee. More likely to fill a 30 passenger ERJ than a 50 passenger CRJ. Still I would think airfares would be expensive. Still I think this will fail.

Pasco / Tri - Cities has 4 times the population than Wenatchee yet only has one non - stop United Express 50 - passenger flight to SFO. Spokane has 3 United Express 50 - passenger flights to SFO.

The Tri-Cities added a whole Walla Walla in less than a decade. And it's not slowing

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/nor ... 901fb.html


UA just added a daily year-round nonstop from PSC to LAX on March 31st. PDX doesn't have a nonstop, but PSC does! I moved to this area 3 years ago, and am amazed at how fast it's grown just since then. The airport was completely remodeled and is really nice to fly through. UA and DL have expanded here, but AS has barely remained stagnant in its options to fliers. AS started and stopped PSC-PDX twice now, and no sign it will be back, at least on AS. Generally speaking, folks here are starting and ending their journeys from PSC now, rather than making the drive to Spokane, or even to SEA or PDX. I would think in the next 5-10 years, we'll see ORD added, and maybe even ATL on DL (A220?).


UA serves almost all of their NW destinations from LAX n/s, UA was not garnering much traffic with 4 other carriers flying PDX-LAX & now NK has come & gone, I think this market is at capacity or above, because I get daily alerts on the market & sub $150 r/t is very common.

PDX-PSC was timed for Hawaii connections out of PDX at the time all four Islands had flights arriving between 7-8pm, now that has changed & again AS is keeping marketshare in both PDX & SEA.

SY has given us some nice new adds this past year & early this year, I wonder if we will see any new seasonal adds for winter? UA & DL have added seats, increased fequency in some markets & extended the season on LHR, but no new routes as of late. I can se DL offering controlled increases here as the years pass & they further try to entrench themselves as a PNW carrier.

AS stated that their growth was going to be very low this year, gladly for shareholders they are paying off debt & still have a nice lump of cash in the bank. Their assets are increasing, the ASM's will hopefully increase back to pre-merger percentages with the network trimming & combining that has taken place.

IMHO, AAG long missed the boat with expanding places like RDM, MFR, EUG, PSC & GEG, they kept expecting their passengers to be happy with connecting via SEA & PDX, now they don't need to. Just in that, you may have your answer as to why, PSC-PDX no longer exists.

When I lived in Hermiston, we sold the heck out of the early DL flight from PSC on their 72S. I flew it once from there, but I was going to PDX a lot & flew NPA flying as UAX on their J-31's. DL has PSC & Eastern Washington locked up. AAG should have continued to expand beyond SEA & PDX.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 6:38 am
by WN732
SeaDoo wrote:
WA707atMSP wrote:
It will never happen, but I'd love to see a route from Wenatchee to Fresno, so people could go from EAT to FAT.


Good one. When I start reading Wenatchee to Fresno I thought you were going to imply that there are a lot of people traveling from Central Washington to California, or possibly use Fresno as a connecting point to Mexico, then I realized, you had a good pun.


There actually is some traffic between the two believe it or not. Due to the agricultural ties to both areas several companies have traffic (not a ton) between the two cities. But that is serviced through YKM.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 8:30 pm
by dc10lover
Jetsuitex possible?

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 3:27 am
by wedgetail737
RWA380 wrote:
N174UA wrote:
dc10lover wrote:
"Contour's 30-seat ERJ"

I was wondering how many seats Contour would fly into Wenatchee. More likely to fill a 30 passenger ERJ than a 50 passenger CRJ. Still I would think airfares would be expensive. Still I think this will fail.

Pasco / Tri - Cities has 4 times the population than Wenatchee yet only has one non - stop United Express 50 - passenger flight to SFO. Spokane has 3 United Express 50 - passenger flights to SFO.

The Tri-Cities added a whole Walla Walla in less than a decade. And it's not slowing

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/nor ... 901fb.html


UA just added a daily year-round nonstop from PSC to LAX on March 31st. PDX doesn't have a nonstop, but PSC does! I moved to this area 3 years ago, and am amazed at how fast it's grown just since then. The airport was completely remodeled and is really nice to fly through. UA and DL have expanded here, but AS has barely remained stagnant in its options to fliers. AS started and stopped PSC-PDX twice now, and no sign it will be back, at least on AS. Generally speaking, folks here are starting and ending their journeys from PSC now, rather than making the drive to Spokane, or even to SEA or PDX. I would think in the next 5-10 years, we'll see ORD added, and maybe even ATL on DL (A220?).


UA serves almost all of their NW destinations from LAX n/s, UA was not garnering much traffic with 4 other carriers flying PDX-LAX & now NK has come & gone, I think this market is at capacity or above, because I get daily alerts on the market & sub $150 r/t is very common.

PDX-PSC was timed for Hawaii connections out of PDX at the time all four Islands had flights arriving between 7-8pm, now that has changed & again AS is keeping marketshare in both PDX & SEA.

SY has given us some nice new adds this past year & early this year, I wonder if we will see any new seasonal adds for winter? UA & DL have added seats, increased fequency in some markets & extended the season on LHR, but no new routes as of late. I can se DL offering controlled increases here as the years pass & they further try to entrench themselves as a PNW carrier.

AS stated that their growth was going to be very low this year, gladly for shareholders they are paying off debt & still have a nice lump of cash in the bank. Their assets are increasing, the ASM's will hopefully increase back to pre-merger percentages with the network trimming & combining that has taken place.

IMHO, AAG long missed the boat with expanding places like RDM, MFR, EUG, PSC & GEG, they kept expecting their passengers to be happy with connecting via SEA & PDX, now they don't need to. Just in that, you may have your answer as to why, PSC-PDX no longer exists.

When I lived in Hermiston, we sold the heck out of the early DL flight from PSC on their 72S. I flew it once from there, but I was going to PDX a lot & flew NPA flying as UAX on their J-31's. DL has PSC & Eastern Washington locked up. AAG should have continued to expand beyond SEA & PDX.


AS tried several routes from SJC to EUG and LAX-MFR. Other airlines like QQ tried SJC-RDM. Remember when PSA flew 146's all over the PNW from SFO like YKM, PSC, RDM, etc.?

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 4:54 am
by BoeingGuy
wedgetail737 wrote:
RWA380 wrote:
N174UA wrote:

UA just added a daily year-round nonstop from PSC to LAX on March 31st. PDX doesn't have a nonstop, but PSC does! I moved to this area 3 years ago, and am amazed at how fast it's grown just since then. The airport was completely remodeled and is really nice to fly through. UA and DL have expanded here, but AS has barely remained stagnant in its options to fliers. AS started and stopped PSC-PDX twice now, and no sign it will be back, at least on AS. Generally speaking, folks here are starting and ending their journeys from PSC now, rather than making the drive to Spokane, or even to SEA or PDX. I would think in the next 5-10 years, we'll see ORD added, and maybe even ATL on DL (A220?).


UA serves almost all of their NW destinations from LAX n/s, UA was not garnering much traffic with 4 other carriers flying PDX-LAX & now NK has come & gone, I think this market is at capacity or above, because I get daily alerts on the market & sub $150 r/t is very common.

PDX-PSC was timed for Hawaii connections out of PDX at the time all four Islands had flights arriving between 7-8pm, now that has changed & again AS is keeping marketshare in both PDX & SEA.

SY has given us some nice new adds this past year & early this year, I wonder if we will see any new seasonal adds for winter? UA & DL have added seats, increased fequency in some markets & extended the season on LHR, but no new routes as of late. I can se DL offering controlled increases here as the years pass & they further try to entrench themselves as a PNW carrier.

AS stated that their growth was going to be very low this year, gladly for shareholders they are paying off debt & still have a nice lump of cash in the bank. Their assets are increasing, the ASM's will hopefully increase back to pre-merger percentages with the network trimming & combining that has taken place.

IMHO, AAG long missed the boat with expanding places like RDM, MFR, EUG, PSC & GEG, they kept expecting their passengers to be happy with connecting via SEA & PDX, now they don't need to. Just in that, you may have your answer as to why, PSC-PDX no longer exists.

When I lived in Hermiston, we sold the heck out of the early DL flight from PSC on their 72S. I flew it once from there, but I was going to PDX a lot & flew NPA flying as UAX on their J-31's. DL has PSC & Eastern Washington locked up. AAG should have continued to expand beyond SEA & PDX.


AS tried several routes from SJC to EUG and LAX-MFR. Other airlines like QQ tried SJC-RDM. Remember when PSA flew 146's all over the PNW from SFO like YKM, PSC, RDM, etc.?


That PSA expansion was relatively short lived before the US gutting, wasn’t it? PSA also flew to BLI.

I do remember when Air West had a DC-9 SFO-PSC in the 1970s.

I agree that AS world seem the logical carrier for direct routes from California to secondary cities in the PNW but seems to pass it up. They also started and dropped SJC-GEG. Now WN flies it.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 4:56 am
by BoeingGuy
dc10lover wrote:
"Contour's 30-seat ERJ"

I was wondering how many seats Contour would fly into Wenatchee. More likely to fill a 30 passenger ERJ than a 50 passenger CRJ. Still I would think airfares would be expensive. Still I think this will fail.

Pasco / Tri - Cities has 4 times the population than Wenatchee yet only has one non - stop United Express 50 - passenger flight to SFO. Spokane has 3 United Express 50 - passenger flights to SFO.

The Tri-Cities added a whole Walla Walla in less than a decade. And it's not slowing

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/nor ... 901fb.html


I don’t think they population base is the target of a potential flight to EAT. The area has great tourism potential that could possibly support a flight if marketed well.

I would thing a UA CRJ SFO-EAT has a better chance of working.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 6:24 am
by RWA380
wedgetail737 wrote:
RWA380 wrote:
N174UA wrote:

UA just added a daily year-round nonstop from PSC to LAX on March 31st. PDX doesn't have a nonstop, but PSC does! I moved to this area 3 years ago, and am amazed at how fast it's grown just since then. The airport was completely remodeled and is really nice to fly through. UA and DL have expanded here, but AS has barely remained stagnant in its options to fliers. AS started and stopped PSC-PDX twice now, and no sign it will be back, at least on AS. Generally speaking, folks here are starting and ending their journeys from PSC now, rather than making the drive to Spokane, or even to SEA or PDX. I would think in the next 5-10 years, we'll see ORD added, and maybe even ATL on DL (A220?).


UA serves almost all of their NW destinations from LAX n/s, UA was not garnering much traffic with 4 other carriers flying PDX-LAX & now NK has come & gone, I think this market is at capacity or above, because I get daily alerts on the market & sub $150 r/t is very common.

PDX-PSC was timed for Hawaii connections out of PDX at the time all four Islands had flights arriving between 7-8pm, now that has changed & again AS is keeping marketshare in both PDX & SEA.

SY has given us some nice new adds this past year & early this year, I wonder if we will see any new seasonal adds for winter? UA & DL have added seats, increased fequency in some markets & extended the season on LHR, but no new routes as of late. I can se DL offering controlled increases here as the years pass & they further try to entrench themselves as a PNW carrier.

AS stated that their growth was going to be very low this year, gladly for shareholders they are paying off debt & still have a nice lump of cash in the bank. Their assets are increasing, the ASM's will hopefully increase back to pre-merger percentages with the network trimming & combining that has taken place.

IMHO, AAG long missed the boat with expanding places like RDM, MFR, EUG, PSC & GEG, they kept expecting their passengers to be happy with connecting via SEA & PDX, now they don't need to. Just in that, you may have your answer as to why, PSC-PDX no longer exists.

When I lived in Hermiston, we sold the heck out of the early DL flight from PSC on their 72S. I flew it once from there, but I was going to PDX a lot & flew NPA flying as UAX on their J-31's. DL has PSC & Eastern Washington locked up. AAG should have continued to expand beyond SEA & PDX.


AS tried several routes from SJC to EUG and LAX-MFR. Other airlines like QQ tried SJC-RDM. Remember when PSA flew 146's all over the PNW from SFO like YKM, PSC, RDM, etc.?


You are correct, AAG has tried multiple routes from EUG, MFR, PSC & GEG. I remember hearing they did a one season only M-80 SEA-RDM-LAX service in connection with Mt Bachelor.

PS was round robin SFO-MFR-RDM-SFO also SFO-PSC-YKM-SFO - http://www.departedflights.com/PS021788.html

Pacific Express as well - http://www.departedflights.com/VB120183.html

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 6:29 pm
by AirFiero
wedgetail737 wrote:
RWA380 wrote:
N174UA wrote:

UA just added a daily year-round nonstop from PSC to LAX on March 31st. PDX doesn't have a nonstop, but PSC does! I moved to this area 3 years ago, and am amazed at how fast it's grown just since then. The airport was completely remodeled and is really nice to fly through. UA and DL have expanded here, but AS has barely remained stagnant in its options to fliers. AS started and stopped PSC-PDX twice now, and no sign it will be back, at least on AS. Generally speaking, folks here are starting and ending their journeys from PSC now, rather than making the drive to Spokane, or even to SEA or PDX. I would think in the next 5-10 years, we'll see ORD added, and maybe even ATL on DL (A220?).


UA serves almost all of their NW destinations from LAX n/s, UA was not garnering much traffic with 4 other carriers flying PDX-LAX & now NK has come & gone, I think this market is at capacity or above, because I get daily alerts on the market & sub $150 r/t is very common.

PDX-PSC was timed for Hawaii connections out of PDX at the time all four Islands had flights arriving between 7-8pm, now that has changed & again AS is keeping marketshare in both PDX & SEA.

SY has given us some nice new adds this past year & early this year, I wonder if we will see any new seasonal adds for winter? UA & DL have added seats, increased fequency in some markets & extended the season on LHR, but no new routes as of late. I can se DL offering controlled increases here as the years pass & they further try to entrench themselves as a PNW carrier.

AS stated that their growth was going to be very low this year, gladly for shareholders they are paying off debt & still have a nice lump of cash in the bank. Their assets are increasing, the ASM's will hopefully increase back to pre-merger percentages with the network trimming & combining that has taken place.

IMHO, AAG long missed the boat with expanding places like RDM, MFR, EUG, PSC & GEG, they kept expecting their passengers to be happy with connecting via SEA & PDX, now they don't need to. Just in that, you may have your answer as to why, PSC-PDX no longer exists.

When I lived in Hermiston, we sold the heck out of the early DL flight from PSC on their 72S. I flew it once from there, but I was going to PDX a lot & flew NPA flying as UAX on their J-31's. DL has PSC & Eastern Washington locked up. AAG should have continued to expand beyond SEA & PDX.


AS tried several routes from SJC to EUG and LAX-MFR. Other airlines like QQ tried SJC-RDM. Remember when PSA flew 146's all over the PNW from SFO like YKM, PSC, RDM, etc.?


Hmmm. I don’t remember anyone flying SJC-RDM

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 8:44 pm
by BoeingGuy
AirFiero wrote:
wedgetail737 wrote:
RWA380 wrote:

UA serves almost all of their NW destinations from LAX n/s, UA was not garnering much traffic with 4 other carriers flying PDX-LAX & now NK has come & gone, I think this market is at capacity or above, because I get daily alerts on the market & sub $150 r/t is very common.

PDX-PSC was timed for Hawaii connections out of PDX at the time all four Islands had flights arriving between 7-8pm, now that has changed & again AS is keeping marketshare in both PDX & SEA.

SY has given us some nice new adds this past year & early this year, I wonder if we will see any new seasonal adds for winter? UA & DL have added seats, increased fequency in some markets & extended the season on LHR, but no new routes as of late. I can se DL offering controlled increases here as the years pass & they further try to entrench themselves as a PNW carrier.

AS stated that their growth was going to be very low this year, gladly for shareholders they are paying off debt & still have a nice lump of cash in the bank. Their assets are increasing, the ASM's will hopefully increase back to pre-merger percentages with the network trimming & combining that has taken place.

IMHO, AAG long missed the boat with expanding places like RDM, MFR, EUG, PSC & GEG, they kept expecting their passengers to be happy with connecting via SEA & PDX, now they don't need to. Just in that, you may have your answer as to why, PSC-PDX no longer exists.

When I lived in Hermiston, we sold the heck out of the early DL flight from PSC on their 72S. I flew it once from there, but I was going to PDX a lot & flew NPA flying as UAX on their J-31's. DL has PSC & Eastern Washington locked up. AAG should have continued to expand beyond SEA & PDX.


AS tried several routes from SJC to EUG and LAX-MFR. Other airlines like QQ tried SJC-RDM. Remember when PSA flew 146's all over the PNW from SFO like YKM, PSC, RDM, etc.?


Hmmm. I don’t remember anyone flying SJC-RDM


Reno Air flew it with an MD-80. The other poster remembers correctly.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 9:01 pm
by RWA380
BoeingGuy wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
wedgetail737 wrote:

AS tried several routes from SJC to EUG and LAX-MFR. Other airlines like QQ tried SJC-RDM. Remember when PSA flew 146's all over the PNW from SFO like YKM, PSC, RDM, etc.?


Hmmm. I don’t remember anyone flying SJC-RDM


Reno Air flew it with an MD-80. The other poster remembers correctly.


Here you go, QQ route map showing RDM - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ051895.html

At the same time, Reno Air Express served MFR & LMT - http://www.departedflights.com/QQexpress010395.html

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 9:04 pm
by MIflyer12
BoeingGuy wrote:
I agree that AS world seem the logical carrier for direct routes from California to secondary cities in the PNW but seems to pass it up. They also started and dropped SJC-GEG. Now WN flies it.


It's not going to be WN, with it's nothing smaller than a 737-700 fleet. AS, with Q400s and E75s, is a logical choice. UA with the SFO hub may be the best hope for secondary PNW to (any) California hub.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 9:16 pm
by BoeingGuy
MIflyer12 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
I agree that AS world seem the logical carrier for direct routes from California to secondary cities in the PNW but seems to pass it up. They also started and dropped SJC-GEG. Now WN flies it.


It's not going to be WN, with it's nothing smaller than a 737-700 fleet. AS, with Q400s and E75s, is a logical choice. UA with the SFO hub may be the best hope for secondary PNW to (any) California hub.


That’s not what I suggested. I was adding to another comment about PNW routes that AS previously flew. AS tried SJC-GEG. WN now flies SJC-GEG. That was my WN reference.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:46 pm
by AirFiero
RWA380 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
AirFiero wrote:

Hmmm. I don’t remember anyone flying SJC-RDM


Reno Air flew it with an MD-80. The other poster remembers correctly.


Here you go, QQ route map showing RDM - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ051895.html

At the same time, Reno Air Express served MFR & LMT - http://www.departedflights.com/QQexpress010395.html


Son of a gun. The thanks for the trip down memory lane. :)

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:47 pm
by AirFiero
BoeingGuy wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
wedgetail737 wrote:

AS tried several routes from SJC to EUG and LAX-MFR. Other airlines like QQ tried SJC-RDM. Remember when PSA flew 146's all over the PNW from SFO like YKM, PSC, RDM, etc.?


Hmmm. I don’t remember anyone flying SJC-RDM


Reno Air flew it with an MD-80. The other poster remembers correctly.


That comment was about my failed memory ;)

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:18 am
by RWA380
AirFiero wrote:
RWA380 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:

Reno Air flew it with an MD-80. The other poster remembers correctly.


Here you go, QQ route map showing RDM - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ051895.html

At the same time, Reno Air Express served MFR & LMT - http://www.departedflights.com/QQexpress010395.html


Son of a gun. The thanks for the trip down memory lane. :)


You'd be amazed some of the gems I found researching my "Oregon cities with air service, where & who flew it" list. I am missing information about Advantage Air & I need to find a source of solid info on their Oregon operations, like cities served, routes flown etc ... I am always looking for input & additions, I just had to recreate it, luckily I had posted it in part 3 of the Oregon thread & so I took screen shots & rebuilt.
Plus I did additional research & found even more info, got to add a couple more destinations in the State.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:39 am
by BoeingGuy
AirFiero wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
AirFiero wrote:

Hmmm. I don’t remember anyone flying SJC-RDM


Reno Air flew it with an MD-80. The other poster remembers correctly.


That comment was about my failed memory ;)


Do you remember COS and Laughlin from SJC also? :)

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:13 am
by AirFiero
BoeingGuy wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:

Reno Air flew it with an MD-80. The other poster remembers correctly.


That comment was about my failed memory ;)


Do you remember COS and Laughlin from SJC also? :)


Yes!

Do you remember, what was it, Western Pacific to COS?

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:22 am
by wedgetail737
LF (or maybe others) would do it if the money is right, kind of like OAK-CEC.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:34 am
by BoeingGuy
AirFiero wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
AirFiero wrote:

That comment was about my failed memory ;)


Do you remember COS and Laughlin from SJC also? :)


Yes!

Do you remember, what was it, Western Pacific to COS?


Yeah but I was thinking of when QQ also did SJC-COS.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:38 am
by Wingtips56
LF was drawn to OAK-CEC for the subsidy. And later to PGA for that subsidy. But the rest of the flying they are doing in the West is at risk, and that seems to be going well. They are now running a second SBA-OAK-CEC return 4 days a week with no subsidy, plus adding SBA-SMF and I think a second SBA-LAS 4 days. I don't see EAT possible without a subsidy, however. If LF expands more, it's either going to be with a subsidy or to more prominent at risk markets that don't have competition. There is a need for SMF-ACV/CEC, which would probably work if done as a ACV-CEC tag like UAx used to. Folks from CEC won't mind the short bounce at ACV if they can stay on the plane. Currently it's two remote counties with a fair amount of state business having no connection to the Capital.

Unsubsidized EAT-OAK might only work if there were connections over OAK, but that's unlikely with WN being the major player, and the other majors constantly shrinking in OAK.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:58 am
by RWA380
BoeingGuy wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:

Do you remember COS and Laughlin from SJC also? :)


Yes!

Do you remember, what was it, Western Pacific to COS?


Yeah but I was thinking of when QQ also did SJC-COS.


Actually, from everything I'd seen QQ served COS via LAS only, maybe one stop from SJC, but here it is, their n/s operated a short time - http://www.departedflights.com/COS95p1.html

Here is the BHC proof also - http://www.departedflights.com/SJC95p1.html

May 1999 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ050199.html
May 1997 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ052297.html
May 1995 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ051895.html

I never knew they served MCI until I was digging for this - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ042993.html

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 5:12 am
by AirFiero
BoeingGuy wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:

Do you remember COS and Laughlin from SJC also? :)


Yes!

Do you remember, what was it, Western Pacific to COS?


Yeah but I was thinking of when QQ also did SJC-COS.


That didn’t last long, if I remember correctly.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 5:19 am
by AirFiero
RWA380 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
AirFiero wrote:

Yes!

Do you remember, what was it, Western Pacific to COS?


Yeah but I was thinking of when QQ also did SJC-COS.


Actually, from everything I'd seen QQ served COS via LAS only, maybe one stop from SJC, but here it is, their n/s operated a short time - http://www.departedflights.com/COS95p1.html

Here is the BHC proof also - http://www.departedflights.com/SJC95p1.html

May 1999 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ050199.html
May 1997 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ052297.html
May 1995 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ051895.html

I never knew they served MCI until I was digging for this - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ042993.html


I wish someone would hub at SJC again.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 5:23 am
by RWA380
AirFiero wrote:
RWA380 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:

Yeah but I was thinking of when QQ also did SJC-COS.


Actually, from everything I'd seen QQ served COS via LAS only, maybe one stop from SJC, but here it is, their n/s operated a short time - http://www.departedflights.com/COS95p1.html

Here is the BHC proof also - http://www.departedflights.com/SJC95p1.html

May 1999 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ050199.html
May 1997 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ052297.html
May 1995 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ051895.html

I never knew they served MCI until I was digging for this - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ042993.html


I wish someone would hub at SJC again.


Both AS & WN are sure trying, but as a main base? I wonder if it'll happen, it's a good question.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:35 am
by Blueknows
If they can get a codeshare with someone like B6. They could see numbers go through the roof. Especially to SBA they would see numbers soar

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:59 am
by MIflyer12
WN is the only carrier at OAK big enough to matter and they don't interline with anybody. That's why I think EAT-OAK is a particularly poor route idea - it gets nothing but EAT-OAK/(SFO?) O&D traffic. EAT-SFO gets the same O&D traffic and could interline to UA.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:45 pm
by AirFiero
RWA380 wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
RWA380 wrote:

Actually, from everything I'd seen QQ served COS via LAS only, maybe one stop from SJC, but here it is, their n/s operated a short time - http://www.departedflights.com/COS95p1.html

Here is the BHC proof also - http://www.departedflights.com/SJC95p1.html

May 1999 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ050199.html
May 1997 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ052297.html
May 1995 - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ051895.html

I never knew they served MCI until I was digging for this - http://www.departedflights.com/QQ042993.html


I wish someone would hub at SJC again.


Both AS & WN are sure trying, but as a main base? I wonder if it'll happen, it's a good question.


It doesn’t have to be a main base, just a secondary hub or a focus city with timed banks. With the 5+1 new gates (jetways and 1 ground boarding gate) coming online this summer, I’m wondering if some carrier (*cough*, AS) might take advantage of the new gate capacity and SJCs geographic location. Imagine AS using a combination of mainline jets and regional jets to tie all the smaller markets like STS, FAT, SBA etc to Hawaii, Mexico and eastern cities like DAL, EWR and JFK. Since we are talking AS and not AA at DFW, 10-12 gates should work which is what is currently available there.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:16 pm
by wedgetail737
Wingtips56 wrote:
LF was drawn to OAK-CEC for the subsidy. And later to PGA for that subsidy. But the rest of the flying they are doing in the West is at risk, and that seems to be going well. They are now running a second SBA-OAK-CEC return 4 days a week with no subsidy, plus adding SBA-SMF and I think a second SBA-LAS 4 days. I don't see EAT possible without a subsidy, however. If LF expands more, it's either going to be with a subsidy or to more prominent at risk markets that don't have competition. There is a need for SMF-ACV/CEC, which would probably work if done as a ACV-CEC tag like UAx used to. Folks from CEC won't mind the short bounce at ACV if they can stay on the plane. Currently it's two remote counties with a fair amount of state business having no connection to the Capital.

Unsubsidized EAT-OAK might only work if there were connections over OAK, but that's unlikely with WN being the major player, and the other majors constantly shrinking in OAK.


Yes...I agree that any EAT-OAK would definitely have to heavily subsidized. However, I don't think LF will go to ACV because of the proximity of CEC. I think there is some traffic that CEC is seeing is coming from ACV, since it's only an hour or so away.

I still think it would be natural to see LF fly the SBA-SJC route eventually.

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 5:08 pm
by AirFiero
wedgetail737 wrote:

I still think it would be natural to see LF fly the SBA-SJC route eventually.


Nobody is flying the route currently, correct?