|Quoting tomaheath (Thread starter):|
With most air travel on weekdays why isn't there Saturday only flights at smaller airports and at lager airports to destinations that can't handle daily flights but maybe once weekly.
|Quoting zkncj (Reply 6):|
There is allot of costs involved with an 1x weekly service, especially if the airline is having to invest into ground equipment.
|Quoting mtnwest1979 (Reply 8):|
Add in a lot of ski market locations. although many have become more than just Sat only over the years.
|Quoting twaconnie (Reply 18):|
I found the only trouble with Saturday only flights, is you have to return on Saturday, if you want, a non-stop.
|Quoting flygbear (Reply 28):|
Saturday only schedules are really a disservice to the vacation travelers who might not be able to afford an entire week at the destination. Let alone if a traveler gets ill, or an emergency at home requires a quicker return.
tomaheath wrote:So it seems that most "Saturday only" flights are hub to smaller vacationing destinations.
tmu101 wrote:Just curious how does it work for airline crews when there is a Saturday only flight that would exceed duty times? Something like a Saturday only Europe to Caribbean Island flight? I know US carriers do lots of USA-Caribbean Saturday only flights and they fly the return leg (I'm assuming?) but what about my hypothetical situation above? Do crews spend the whole week waiting to fly the return leg the following Saturday? Do they deadhead on another carrier back home immediately or wait a few days? Just curious how the different airlines do it (I find airline logistics such as scheduling fascinating). Thanks so much!
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