Dominion301 wrote:FYI AC have cancelled all transborder flying until late May. I suspect it will be extended beyond that though.
AC has been running a 77W between YYZ and BOS in the evening (I saw it on approach Friday). Not sure if that's for cargo or what.
SierraPacific wrote:Intel already have a service much like you are describing with multiple ERJ's shuttle employees around different campuses on the west coast every day. I can't imagine it is profitable with salaries/maintenance but it obviously works well enough to stick around.
The cost/benefit of the INTC shuttle flights isn't just about the direct operating cost of those flights. Intel can run a shuttle bus directly between their campus and the INTC shuttle terminal at the nearby airport, timed to arrive just before boarding and depart just after arrival. They save time dealing with the TSA and navigating the airport. Also, Intel's offices/fabs in Oregon are on the opposite end of the Portland metro from PDX, and U.S. 26 can be an awful mess at rush hour -- going from HIO saves at least an hour each way. Similarly, Intel's campus in Folsom is maybe a 15-minute ride from MHR as opposed to nearly an hour from SMF.
When the company is paying its employees upwards of $100/hour, including benefits, saving a couple of hours of travel time on a day trip to another campus adds up for a shuttle carrying 30 or 40 employees.