Midsize Markets Suffer Airline Neglect

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  1. uggboy
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    || Midsize Markets Suffer Airline Neglect ||

    In some smaller markets, it's getting tight, and I mean really tight.:mad:
     
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    Was there nothing on Southwest?
     
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    Actually he mentioned Southwest.

    However, since I live in Tucson and am familiar with the fact that there are no eastbound flights after about noon (usually because the eastbound flights would arrive after curfew in the eastern cities).

    He should have taken one the United Flight from TUS-LAX, then he would have a variety of overnights to Houston.

    Those of us in "underserved" markets have learned that there are always options that do not include non-stops.
     
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    I can see that now. My connection seemed to be having some residual Amazon no westbound before noon packet problems.
     
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    Midsize markets have lost 25% of their seats over the last 2 years? Damn. I had no idea​
     
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    Ever since deregulation in the late '70s there has been an ebb and flow of flights to small/midsize markets. Many are simply not economical, but others could work in the right network. New airlines like Allegiant and feeders (at least those that are profitable) may reopen routes someday if they can make money doing it. Subsidies are rightly controversial in when there are big deficits and uneven economic growth.
     
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    I assume those seats weren't profitable.
     

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