Wneast wrote:SANFan wrote:I wonder about the recent upgrade (to mainline) or downgrade (in freq) of the BOI-SAN route -- what was the reason for the change? It's certainly nice to see a 739 flying daily from SAN but it seems to me the daily-double service previously offered (on EMJs) offered more time choices for travelers. Of course ideally we will someday soon see a couple of flights a day including at least one of them on mainline equipment! (And it does seem that AS chased WN off the route temporarily but it looks like they're coming back next month... I guess that may have just been a COVID-suspension by WN.)
Ironically, AS did the same thing with SAN-GEG -- took it from 2 EMJs/day to a single Airbus r/t. Same reasoning as with BOI (whatever that may be?)
In the case of BOI, I thought, perhaps AS is gate-constrained and they decided to reduce the number of flights at BOI by cutting the flights in half from SAN (and perhaps other cities?) Can anyone up there in Idaho confirm my thinking -- or deny it?
It is nice to see BOI getting more well-deserved growth from AAG! It will be interesting to see how long it takes to see ORD and/or AUS upgraded to mainline a/c -- I'm betting it won't be long!
I’m wondering that too they made the lax flight a mainline airbus Also
It could be as simple as AS is currently EMJ constrained. They are starting to cycle some of the frames through BNA for maintenance plus all the new regional adds and EMJs being used where mainline use to be might be pushing utilization. Solution, put a mainline on a double daily EMJ.