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itsnotfinals
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:08 pm

Quoting Rbgso (Reply 99):
Side question - what is service on Allegiant like?

Very similiar to SX. no assigned seats unless you pay extra (but you can pick an acutal seat instead of just pre-boarding like SX offers), you pay for food and drinks, and they serve smaller airports also. All tickets can only be bought on the G4 website, etc.
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:16 pm

Quoting Itsnotfinals (Reply 100):
Very similiar to SX. no assigned seats unless you pay extra (but you can pick an acutal seat instead of just pre-boarding like SX offers), you pay for food and drinks, and they serve smaller airports also. All tickets can only be bought on the G4 website, etc.

True, but G4 also seems to have a very positive company attitude. Most of the upper management was at ValuJet, and you can tell the ValuJet on-board spirit is something they have taken to G4. In my experience Allegiant has had very friendly on-board staff, but at the outstations they outsource ticketing.
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:23 pm

Quoting CitrusCritter (Reply 101):
In my experience Allegiant has had very friendly on-board staff, but at the outstations they outsource ticketing.

Similiar to SX also. Every one I have spoken to that have flown on SX say the experience has been good and employee's are friendly and not pushy in selling on board items.

Living by IWA I am looking forward to G4 service launching this week!
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:05 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 23):
I'm sure flight loads aren't their problem. Cheap fares are easy to fill. I have a hard time believing that they are making much money, especially on longer runs, on $10-$50 fares. Also, the internet is awash in horror stories about them.

People that are satisfied rarely posts stuff....it's the people that have bad experiences, no matter what the ratio compared to good experiences, that will lash out on the internet.....for every bad experience posted, I'm sure there are hundreds of people that had postive experiences.
 
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:20 pm

Quoting Quagmire123 (Reply 103):
People that are satisfied rarely posts stuff....it's the people that have bad experiences, no matter what the ratio compared to good experiences, that will lash out on the internet.....for every bad experience posted, I'm sure there are hundreds of people that had postive experiences.

This is very true, I read a book once that said if your happy with something you tell like one or two people, if you are not happy it is something like ten people who you tell.
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:28 pm

The local business journal said that SX will base up to three planes at GSO. Will that cover all of the daily destinations they are planning?
 
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:00 pm

Quote:
The local business journal said that SX will base up to three planes at GSO. Will that cover all of the daily destinations they are planning?

It said base 3 planes initially. I think one will be based in Portsmouth, one in Burbank, three in GSO and six in Columbus.

I also read in another paper that by spring, Skybus plans 1 daily (well 5 to 6 days per week) to the Bahamas from the new focus city and Columbus.

And before you people starting dumping on GSO to the Bahamas, how will that work. Take a look at loads from CLT to the Bahamas or the old direct flights from RDU. Then you can answer your question.

But GSO would have to bring the old passport control station out of storage from the Air Canada days.

As for service on Skybus, another guy at work took them to Columbus and drove up to Findlay (used to take a connection from Dulles/Chicago to Toledo. More than satisfied with the service. So, I have heard 10 good things about Skybus service and 0 bad so far. Same with Allegiant.
 
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:04 pm

Quoting Gsoflyer (Reply 106):
And before you people starting dumping on GSO to the Bahamas, how will that work. Take a look at loads from CLT to the Bahamas or the old direct flights from RDU. Then you can answer your question.

Hopefully we will hear an official announcement from SX on the new Caribbean routes in the near future
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:09 pm

Quoting Gsoflyer (Reply 106):
I also read in another paper that by spring, Skybus plans 1 daily (well 5 to 6 days per week) to the Bahamas from the new focus city and Columbus.

And before you people starting dumping on GSO to the Bahamas, how will that work. Take a look at loads from CLT to the Bahamas or the old direct flights from RDU. Then you can answer your question.

But GSO would have to bring the old passport control station out of storage from the Air Canada days.

Since you do customs clearance in the Bahamas why would you have to bring out the passport control from the Air Canada days?
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:29 pm

Quoting Gsoflyer (Reply 106):
Take a look at loads from CLT to the Bahamas

...which are 80+ percent connecting passengers.
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:11 pm

I am not talking connecting from CLT, I am talking the O&D on the "charters" which are more glorified bi-daily flights.

And they only do customs clearance in the Bahamas out of certain cities. Nassau for sure, but will Skybus fly into the main airport or a smaller one?
 
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:12 pm

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 108):
Since you do customs clearance in the Bahamas why would you have to bring out the passport control from the Air Canada days?

There never was any kind of passort control or FIS during the days of AC service at GSO because you pre-cleared US Customs and Immigration before you got on the plane at YYZ.
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:16 pm

Quoting Gsoflyer (Reply 110):
I am not talking connecting from CLT, I am talking the O&D on the "charters" which are more glorified bi-daily flights.

Who flies those?
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:56 am

Quoting RSWA330 (Reply 25):
Sarasota/Pt. Charlotte/Ft. Myers is an extremely popular second home destination. How do you know that this added service won't increase demand. If SX offers cheap fares, maybe those with second homes will take trips more often thus increasing the O&D. I will say though that two dailies to GSO might be a bit much. We shall see though. North Carolina is very popular with Floridians.

Delta can't fill a single CMH flight into RSW the worst months of the year so how is SX going to double this factor into PGT? I don't think SX can do it unless they offer the seats at $0.99 per seat. The demand just isn't there 7 months per year!
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RE: Skybus Reportedly Picks GSO As New Focus City

Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:26 am

Quoting BillReid (Reply 113):
Delta can't fill a single CMH flight into RSW the worst months of the year so how is SX going to double this factor into PGT? I don't think SX can do it unless they offer the seats at $0.99 per seat. The demand just isn't there 7 months per year!

you might want to say" IMHO " here since this is only your opinion and has no fact befind it.
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