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Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:40 pm

Hi Everyone !
Saw per 20 mins ago that SAT is stating they will have a BIG Announcement tomorrow 04/21!!!!

Any speculations or inside info!!
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:44 pm

Spirit
ORD & IND

AA & DL
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:47 pm

I think that the upcoming announcement is likely either (a) NK re-entering the SAT market with SAT being one of the top remaining destinations without NK service or (b) B6 adding service to SAT.

Other possibilities include
(a) DL announcing SAT-BOS and/or SAT-SEA nonstop service (seems unlikely with the cuts that DL is continuing to make at BOS and SEA during the pandemic),
(b) AS announcing SAT-PDX nonstop service,
(c) AA or UA announcing some point-to-point nonstop routes out of SAT (both have recently announced some p2p routes from some other non-hub cities), or
(d) G4 adding nonstop service to additional destinations from SAT.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:53 pm

Spirit loves to have big events to announce new cities and to do a social media pre-announcement the day before, so that seems most likely. SAT seems like it would definitely benefit from being in the NK network and seems to have been neglected by most airlines compared to the juggernaut up the road.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:54 pm

Midwestindy wrote:
Spirit

Do you have insight this is what it is?
Any route guesses?
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:02 pm

Somewhat hopeless wishes:

- PIT/JAX on Breeze
- RDU/BOS on AA/DL
- BOS/TPA on Frontier

But it's probably Spirit.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:04 pm

I'm guessing it's Spirit to LAX/LAS/FLL/MCO.

I would like to see PDX-SAT on Alaska, but since they just increased PDX-AUS to 2x daily, I don't see that happening for awhile.
Next:
AS: PDX-DEN-PDX
FI: PDX-KEF-PDX
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:09 pm

AC4500 wrote:
I'm guessing it's Spirit to LAX/LAS/FLL/MCO.

I would like to see PDX-SAT on Alaska, but since they just increased PDX-AUS to 2x daily, I don't see that happening for awhile.

Sides Alaska ever have a route Announcement with more then like four routes at a time ?
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:10 pm

Wneast wrote:
AC4500 wrote:
I'm guessing it's Spirit to LAX/LAS/FLL/MCO.

I would like to see PDX-SAT on Alaska, but since they just increased PDX-AUS to 2x daily, I don't see that happening for awhile.

Sides Alaska ever have a route Announcement with more then like four routes at a time ?

I was referring to Spirit for adding LAX/LAS/FLL/MCO, not Alaska.
Next:
AS: PDX-DEN-PDX
FI: PDX-KEF-PDX
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:25 pm

Maybe spirit to New Orleans from SAT would be nice too
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:31 pm

Maybe Spirit will make a go of it this time, if it is them....
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:43 pm

"BIG" announcement, eh? Sadly, what constitutes a BIG announcement for SAT is something that would largely go unnoticed for similarly-sized metropolitans. I've learned to temper my expectations when it comes to SAT air service. While I would love to see AS to PDX or B6/DL to BOS, I expect a low-cost carrier route to a leisure destination. Maybe Spirit to Pensacola twice a week or something like that.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:44 pm

DM'd SAT, announcement is at 10:00 AM CST
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:51 pm

I feel the airports always tease announcements if it’s allegiant or spirit like I have never seen other airlines do a tease the day before
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:53 pm

My money is on NK. They've entered PVR, STL, MKE, SDF, PNS, SNA, and BGA in 2020/2021. In 2019, they added AUS, IND, RDU, BNA, CLT, and SMF. (2019 cities came from this very good article that was a little off in its predictions: https://skift.com/2020/02/06/spirit-air ... -s-cities/).
Next flights:
Who knows? :/
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:03 pm

ryanrap1 wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
Spirit

Do you have insight this is what it is?
Any route guesses?


1. If it is a 10am CST announcement, it is most likely not G4 or B6
2. Teasers for Spirit announcements tend to put "BIG" in the release (a play on Spirit's "BIG" messaging), see below:
https://twitter.com/RDUAirport/status/1 ... 83136?s=20
https://twitter.com/FlyLouisville/statu ... 90594?s=20
3. Spirit is a perfect fit for SAT, since F9 pulled down SAT is lacking in ULCC service given the market dynamics of its metro

SAT-LAX/LAS/FLL/MCO seem to be safe bets, if it is in fact NK
ORD & IND

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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:09 pm

Midwestindy wrote:
ryanrap1 wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
Spirit

Do you have insight this is what it is?
Any route guesses?


1. If it is a 10am CST announcement, it is most likely not G4 or B6
2. Teasers for Spirit announcements tend to put "BIG" in the release (a play on Spirit's "BIG" messaging), see below:
https://twitter.com/RDUAirport/status/1 ... 83136?s=20
https://twitter.com/FlyLouisville/statu ... 90594?s=20
3. Spirit is a perfect fit for SAT, since F9 pulled down SAT is lacking in ULCC service given the market dynamics of its metro

SAT-LAX/LAS/FLL/MCO seem to be safe bets, if it is in fact NK

Everyone's going to jump in and say it's Breeze but yeah, it's more thank likely NK. Those routes you listed definitely seem like good starters. Maybe TPA too.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:57 pm

I’m going to guess it’s an announcement by VivaAerobus or Volaris.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:02 pm

alohashirts wrote:
I’m going to guess it’s an announcement by VivaAerobus or Volaris.


Nothing wrong with that but why u say that?
Neither of them typically do press releases at airport
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:12 pm

Ishrion wrote:
DM'd SAT, announcement is at 10:00 AM CST

Their Facebook event says 1 PM tomorrow
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:19 pm

ryanrap1 wrote:
alohashirts wrote:
I’m going to guess it’s an announcement by VivaAerobus or Volaris.


Nothing wrong with that but why u say that?
Neither of them typically do press releases at airport


VivaAerobus just did one for Harlingen last week with their MTY-HRL announcement.

ryanrap1 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
DM'd SAT, announcement is at 10:00 AM CST

Their Facebook event says 1 PM tomorrow


That's interesting. I checked a few hours ago and the published livestream even said 10 AM CDT. Guess they've changed it.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:20 pm

Ishrion wrote:
ryanrap1 wrote:
alohashirts wrote:
I’m going to guess it’s an announcement by VivaAerobus or Volaris.


Nothing wrong with that but why u say that?
Neither of them typically do press releases at airport


VivaAerobus just did one for Harlingen last week with their MTY-HRL announcement.

ryanrap1 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
DM'd SAT, announcement is at 10:00 AM CST

Their Facebook event says 1 PM tomorrow


That's interesting. I checked a few hours ago and the published livestream even said 10 AM CDT. Guess they've changed it.



Can hat make a difference in what carrier it is ?!?
In past they’ve mentioned air service , this time just big announcement
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:21 pm

If there is an outside chance that it's AS, maybe they will go to SAN.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:25 pm

ryanrap1 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
ryanrap1 wrote:

Nothing wrong with that but why u say that?
Neither of them typically do press releases at airport


VivaAerobus just did one for Harlingen last week with their MTY-HRL announcement.

ryanrap1 wrote:
Their Facebook event says 1 PM tomorrow


That's interesting. I checked a few hours ago and the published livestream even said 10 AM CDT. Guess they've changed it.



Can hat make a difference in what carrier it is ?!?
In past they’ve mentioned air service , this time just big announcement


That's true, it might not even be a new flight. The livestream that showed 10 AM said it would be located at SAT CONRAC Rental Car Facility. Not sure if the location was related to the announcement.

But the sudden change in timing slightly reminds me of Harlingen swapping their announcement from Friday to the following week for VivaAerobus. Just a random thought.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:36 pm

Vivaaerobus has already really ramped up their schedule here since interjet stopped. They have constant flights in and out of SAT!
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:37 pm

Ishrion wrote:
ryanrap1 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:

VivaAerobus just did one for Harlingen last week with their MTY-HRL announcement.



That's interesting. I checked a few hours ago and the published livestream even said 10 AM CDT. Guess they've changed it.



Can hat make a difference in what carrier it is ?!?
In past they’ve mentioned air service , this time just big announcement


That's true, it might not even be a new flight. The livestream that showed 10 AM said it would be located at SAT CONRAC Rental Car Facility. Not sure if the location was related to the announcement.

But the sudden change in timing slightly reminds me of Harlingen swapping their announcement from Friday to the following week for VivaAerobus. Just a random thought.


They just completed the new rental car facility and parking garage projects right before covid !
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:38 pm

AC4500 wrote:
I'm guessing it's Spirit to LAX/LAS/FLL/MCO.

I would like to see PDX-SAT on Alaska, but since they just increased PDX-AUS to 2x daily, I don't see that happening for awhile.


I’d second this guess. After their last batch of adds, I’d argue that SAT is one of the most noteworthy cities missing from Spirit’s network (along with SLC). I’d say the four cities you guessed are the most likely, with outside chances of ATL/MSY/TPA.
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:40 pm

SAT airport confirmed its air service related
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:41 pm

F9LASDEN wrote:
AC4500 wrote:
I'm guessing it's Spirit to LAX/LAS/FLL/MCO.

I would like to see PDX-SAT on Alaska, but since they just increased PDX-AUS to 2x daily, I don't see that happening for awhile.


I’d second this guess. After their last batch of adds, I’d argue that SAT is one of the most noteworthy cities missing from Spirit’s network (along with SLC). I’d say the four cities you guessed are the most likely, with outside chances of ATL/MSY/TPA.


If it’s Spirit and they add ATL and/ or MSY
I’m booking tomorrow !!
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:45 pm

SAT Facebook also said we will likely know of news sooner than 1 but they had to bump event back due to “ logistics “
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:35 pm

It’s JetBlue.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:54 pm

ryanflyer wrote:
It’s JetBlue.

Do you have a source ?
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:58 pm

Boutique 3x day to AUS.
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:21 am

ryanflyer wrote:
It’s JetBlue.

If it’s JetBlue then this has to part of a bigger route announcement I’m guessing
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:23 am

There’s someone that works at SAT airport on here. Any hints ?
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:23 am

It has to be NK. SAT, along with CVG and SLC are their biggest holes now.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:31 am

ryanflyer wrote:
It’s JetBlue.

How do you know ? You seem pretty confident if your stating it
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:09 am

Wneast wrote:
ryanflyer wrote:
It’s JetBlue.

How do you know ? You seem pretty confident if your stating it

Exactly
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:29 am

ryanrap1 wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
Spirit

Do you have insight this is what it is?
Any route guesses?


The same as their other announcements. LAX, LAS, MCO, FLL (and maybe MSY - Just a random tossup I threw in there)
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:02 am

I'm starting to seriously lean towards Breeze. They've been releasing teasers lately and it sounds like the announcement could be this week.

There's been reports of Breeze planning a Texas destination and (I think) their network is expected to involve "neglected" airports. SAT instantly comes to mind because of its leakage to Austin.

I believe BOS/PIT/RDU/JAX are some of the largest unserved markets from SAT on the East Coast.

- SAT-PIT could be a possibility.
- SAT-JAX as a Florida destination (once served by Frontier)
- SAT-RDU, sure. (once served by Frontier)
- SAT-CHS, throwing it in here, because why not.
- SAT-PVD as a BOS alternative? Probably not.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:19 am

It is B6.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:46 am

alohashirts wrote:
It is B6.
is this confirmed by a reliable source or is this just hopping there is a lot of people are stating that it B6?
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:13 am

I’d be shocked if it’s B6. I’m leaning towards Spirit or Breeze.
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:21 am

hbernal1 wrote:
I’d be shocked if it’s B6. I’m leaning towards Spirit or Breeze.

Idk if that means anything but looks like JetBlue followed SAT
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:28 am

I think it might be JSX. Its their Birthday this week and they were doing alot of giveaways (ex: $5 fares). Plus on SAT twitter it said "You asked. You Waited" which might signify something highly requested (but this logic could also apply to someone like B6)

All speculation though. I have my money on JSX, B6, or NK
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:33 am

If this is B6 is this maybe part of a bigger route announcement for them or just adding SAT they for sure have a pending route announcement I would think
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:36 am

British Airways may fly nonstop to London LHR B787 this fall or winter. I guess.

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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:42 am

This might come as an (oddly?) massive surprise to the avgeek crowd or the spotty boi crowd here, but there are those of us present on a.net that are VERY integrated into our respective airlines that know things you’d all kill to know. And sometimes we drop you breadcrumbs. Think about that with respect to some of the more recent posts...
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:43 am

airportugal310 wrote:
This might come as an (oddly?) massive surprise to the avgeek crowd or the spotty boi crowd here, but there are those of us present on a.net that are VERY integrated into our respective airlines that know things you’d all kill to know. And sometimes we drop you breadcrumbs. Think about that with respect to some of the more recent posts...

What you know ? You should drop some hints
 
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Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:13 am

Didn’t Spirit use the same BIG announcement when they opened service to SDF (Louisville)?

(Or rather, SDF used it to later announce Spirit service)

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