barney captain wrote:Jshank83 wrote:AmericanAir88 wrote:
Why doesn't SWA offer that flight to NYC customers? I know people who would love Southwest flying "direct" from LGA. It is not like you would miss your connection since its the same plane.
I personally prefer connections. (More planes, exploration, and footage).
A perimeter rule prohibits nonstop flights to or from points beyond 1,500 miles (2,400 km), but exceptions to the perimeter rule are flights on Saturdays and flights to Denver.
There might be other exceptions I don’t know about but that’s the gist of it. LGA-LAS would only be allowed on Saturday’s. They could fly to EWR or JFK but since they don’t serve those airports it isn’t an option
They're asking why it isn't sold as a direct through flight, not as a non-stop flight. They are willing to put up with the stops just to have the option. The perimeter rule is not an issue in this case.
And in fact, flight 370 is listed as a bookable option LGA-LAS with two stops.
I just saw that. If I was on SWA's marketing team, I would definitely try to advertise this route. LAS is a competitive market from NYC. AA, DL, UA, B6, F9, and NK all offer direct flights. If airlines really want to start trouble, just imagine SY offering a EWR-LAS.
WN does have a lot of connectivity though. I wonder if they will expand in LGA.