msp747 wrote:SANFan wrote:wedgetail737 wrote:Oh...that's too bad.
I personally would rather see double-daily QX service to SAN instead of a single mainline flight. Apparently the traffic is not yet at the level to support 2 flights where at least one of them is mainline. Twice the time options is more important AFAIC. (I also think part of the equation is what WN is doing in the market; there's no way WN could run double daily service with their a/c.)
GEG-SAN is a similar market where we seem to see either a single mainline flight - currently a 739! - or sometimes we'll have 2x daily EMJ service. WN seems to have abandoned this market for now.
Looks to me like BOI is heading for Focus City-status pretty quickly with AS! Great to see AAG taking advantage of the success they're having in BOI!
I agree that multiple flights is better and I'm happy to see the second SAN flight return. More flights/destinations is always better, even if it's not mainline. It was more just wishful thinking on my part.
Honestly, I like their strategy at BOI of adding new destinations, even to markets that were already served, to give their loyal FF base a lot of options. They've found success on crowded routes like LAX, SAN, and SJC. Apparently even ORD is starting strong. The AUS flight was unexpected and is apparently also off to a good start.
From my experience this week, they could probably add a third BOI-GEG flight too, especially since WN does not appear to be returning to that route.
A third GEG-BOI flight would also provide potentially better connecting opportunities.