Contour is owned by Corporate Flight Management. They have a robust Charter/Corporate flying portfolio. Their EAS service is just a small portion of their portfolio.
I doubt they'd want to base the Jetstream out on the west coast so far from their maintenance base in Smyrna, TN.
Let's just nip this in the bud before it comes up as an issue, since it happens every time - SCASD is not the same thing as EAS! Money better spent to service more people than the EAS money pit. Let the market determine where airlines fly to. With the pilot shortage, its a waste of crew personnel t...Jump to post
It appears UA has consolidated on concourse C of Terminal B (I don't see any departures from A today). UA moving wouldn't help anyone. Maybe WN could move to the low C Eagle gates if they were reconfigured and AA could take their gates and thus get out of C. But that would require reconfiguration an...Jump to post
I flew Delta Shuttle on ORD-LGA almost exclusively because of the MAT. I guess I won't anymore.Jump to post
LOL. There are things called essential services. Without it, the US would be several states shy of the present day 50. In other words, states entered the US confederation based on certain guarantees that the federal state would provide. Air service can hardly be considered "essential." Su...Jump to post
The only military bases primarily served by EAS are Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri (served directly - TBN) (nearest unsubsidized airport is SGF 93 miles away) and Ft. Drum in New York (served by ART) (nearest unsubsidized airport is SYR 80 miles away)Jump to post
hz747300 wrote:Missing from the list? Safford, Arizona (KSAD)... It last had air service in the 50s or 60s I think. 3/3.5 hours from Tucson and Phoenix, 4 hours from El Paso.
I think he's wondering if legacy AA's cert system is superior. Personally I think it is. It makes F more special and also actually gives low level elites a chance when applying certs on little-used or short flights where higher level elites don't "waste" their certs.. If he's simply hoping...Jump to post
Yes, this is what most of the US carriers did on flights within North America and what WOW does and it works for them. Icelandair would just be matching WOW, other than that they would still include a regular sized carry-on, which is probably OK considering they use the 757 and 767 for most routes, ...Jump to post
Yeah, they should have just bit the bullet and said they are charging for checked bags except on Flex and Saga fares if they were going to go the bag fee route. You have your checked bag also on economy standard, not on economy light. Right, what I'm saying is that if they wanted to start charging ...Jump to post
Kearney and Scottsbluff will get waivers because they are currently up for bid.
Clarksburg will get a waiver since they already have a new carrier under contract.
the gap between the furthest west two T1 concourses is huge - larger than the existing gap between B an C in T1 and I imagine most of the ops there will be RJ's, so I don't imagine a huge traffic flow problem. The only limitation is that all traffic will have to exit south, but there should be enoug...Jump to post
Runway reconfiguration is nearly complete. It has drastically changed the flows from 5-6 years ago. Now the only non East-West runway routinely used is 22L/4R (and that is primarily just used as an extra departure route for flights going south or east as 22L).Jump to post
In short, the route requires an A330. During the season when the route would perform the best, the A330 fleet can make more money by adding capacity over the Atlantic than adding a long and thin DTW-HNL route. It's possible they could add it during peak holiday season like Dec 20-Jan 7, when there's...Jump to post
Basically, when OO launched ORD-DLH and AVL back in 2009, it was with the understanding that they would be guaranteed the opportunity to fly it "pro-rate" for a certain period of time, I believe 36 months. After that UA can ask for the route back and put it under CPA FWA and SGU are tricky...Jump to post
Most of the cities you'd serve out of a new "focus city" are already UA hubs - UA has some of the largest O&D hubs in the US. So a UA "focus city" is really just a city with service to every hub.Jump to post
US-China has unused frequencies on the Chinese side, so HU can pretty much add and drop frequencies as much as they want as long as they have the requisite slots for slot controlled airports.Jump to post
I think that HU was intentionally and knowingly overserving these markets in order to gain awareness and trial (obviously, HU is not a well known airline in the US).
Now that they've been around for a year they probably don't feel that's necessary anymore during the slow season.
UA seems to be doing far better these days on ORD-FLL than AA. A real turn of events from ten years ago when AA beefed up capacity and UA dropped the route to Ted and then pulled out altogether. NK in those days had a single daily. Now up to four or so. B6 single daily to my knowledge not yet a fac...Jump to post
I think someone else will try Florida service from there at some point in the future again. But with AA, DL, and UA all at CAK I don't see any of them going to YNG. The unmitigated failure that was the YNG-ORD service didn't help. It doesn't matter that it was unbranded service. Branding can't make ...Jump to post
The Smith Terminal was still there because WCAA had their offices there. The Berry Terminal was still there because USCBP had their offices there (and also it wasn't THAT old of a building (built 1974) and had a fairly open modern terminal floorplan, so there were some people who argued it could be ...Jump to post
So on August 23 it showed up on ch-aviation that an airline called Global Ghana Airlines was planning on beginning service on ORD-ACC on Nov 1. This is somewhat insane. First, ORD has never had service to West Africa like this. Why of all places did they pick ORD? There is no significant West Africa...Jump to post
I think they see PAH as having a separate catchment area from CGI despite the fact that they are so close. It's actually 68 miles and nearly 90 minutes by road from PAH to CGI and they have data from the flyers flying out of PAH and probably see that there are very few tickets sold to Missouri resid...Jump to post
Air Canada also ordered A340's since it met their long-haul needs better, unlike United or Northwest. AC only ordered the 747 for the range. Only recently has it been able to make use of an aircraft with its seat count the (77W).Jump to post
Yeah, DL pulled the route seasonally last winter as well. With SU 3x on it, DL doesn't really need to fly it on their own metal when it's nearly empty and those that are on board are paying rock-bottom fares.Jump to post
STL has a more vast catchment area than IND and is also a larger city. STN, while also being a London airport, is the preferred airport for many of the towns North and East of London. There is currently no reasonable way to reach STN from the US on a single booking, so this is a very welcome addition.Jump to post
Whenever it finally arrives, I think that most EAS operations that can't support a 70 seater (markets like CMX, COD, EAU, and CIU probably can), will see service from the Tecnam P2012. The only routes where that's an issue is ones that realistically require pressurization due to stage length or terr...Jump to post
I think it will come with time. One thing you have to consider is that travel to Canada from European points of sale isn't super strong and on the Canadian side you have Air Transat and now Westjet already offering LCC service across the Atlantic. I think it will come with time though. I think the f...Jump to post
Simply, Air Wisconsin was able to give United a better CPA rate for the 50 seat flying than Skywest was since it was clear they were getting dropped by AA, they needed to find flying or else they would be out of business. Thus CPA Skywest Group 50 seater flying is going away (there will still be CP...Jump to post
Simply, Air Wisconsin was able to give United a better CPA rate for the 50 seat flying than Skywest was since it was clear they were getting dropped by AA, they needed to find flying or else they would be out of business. Thus CPA Skywest Group 50 seater flying is going away (there will still be CPA...Jump to post
The market is for Venezuelans abroad to buy tickets for their family members to get them out of the country.Jump to post
1x MCO is a joke. 2x JFK maybe can work because of the international feed. They must think the interline feed flying is profitable because they actively seek it, but I'm surprised because they have no JV's so all of those flights the revenue is split based on the tariff rules. They should seek a JV ...Jump to post
Given that Frontier tried exactly this and then pulled it down about as quickly as they put it up, I'm gonna go with "no." You can't completely compare the Frontier situation. First of all, when Frontier did it it was a much more challenged environment and they were a "new" ULCC...Jump to post
You'd want to focus on PHL routes that are still legacy dominated. You'd want used low-cost equipment (I recommend used A320's in a two class configuration similar to that used by AirTran - basically copy AirTran's soft product). The other option, see if you can get a deal on some CRJ-1000's and fit...Jump to post