|Quoting knope2001 (Reply 153):|
I would expect it to be seasonal. This Saturday-only addition in the current schedule
starting do the Sat-only flights a few years ago, there was debate as to whether they were actually "test" flights to see if a route was likely to be viable, or if they were just "weird" things that schedule planning came up with to use a plane creatively on Saturdays. Or maybe they were routes that WN
really felt only needed one flight a week. Or whatever.
has not had one of these for a long time except for STL
which sometimes kicks in for a schedule or 2 before or after the daily peak-season run of the flight. (And like everything surrounding SAN
, I have no idea what the purpose of a Sat-only flight in the market for a few months of the year is except as a reminder that WN does
serve the route!)
I do know that back when they started Sat-only flights, SAN
had a few and they all became year-round and permanent except SLC
which never took hold. So if SAN
is a being 'tested', hopefully it will pass!
Oh and the other question to me remains: if the flight is seasonal, what exactly is the season? How is that determined when, as I posted earlier, the PDEW is a very consistent ~100+ year-round, yet the slightly larger numbers -- a bit above 100 -- appear in Q3
. There are obviously factors beyond expected PDEW that determine a flight's frequency and seasonality, such as what else can the plane be used for, but that's for WN
to know and for me, well, not to!