US to be down to 21 departures daily from LAS in Janary 2012

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    Sorry can't spell January very well, there should be away to modify thread titles :(

    I hate typing on iPad :)
     
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    Damn you, auto-correct!! ;)

    Or, in this case, the lack thereof. :oops:

    Sortof a shame to see a hub dismantled like this but not particularly surprising. The market in LAS is soft and there isn't really much need for hubs in PHX and LAS.
     
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    I have seen some signatures in the past few days that indicate "posting from my iPad using the Milepoint app," or something like that. I think I posted once or twice from the app, but I don't remember the signature showing up in my posts. It sure is a great disclaimer!
     
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    Sad news.... I've always thought with US's A321s that they've got competitive CASMs to operate LAX and SFO against UA and others. With CO's entering the picture with 757-300s this may not be the case.

    BOS is a shame and I really liked that flight. Possibly this flight could return as a seasonal Thurs/Fri flight
     
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    True (though Vegas' economic difficulties are typically cyclical... maybe this time worse due to the housing bubble), but America West seemed to make it work for quite a while. I remember connecting in LAS a few times in the middle of the night on a cross-country trip.
     
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    I don't know what the yields were, but I did LAX-LAS (onto DCA) a number of times over the past year, and the LAX-LAS flight was always packed.

    Kindof a shame to see, in the airline dork sense...by that I mean, I always like seeing the random US routes that don't fit the hub-spoke model...so LAS-DFW, for example is a fun route for me, since those are two airports you wouldn't think would have nonstop US service.
     
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    I flew US 49 LAS-DCA a couple of weeks ago, and the flight appeared to be full.
     
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    full doesn't mean profitable (or as profitable than another route the aircraft could be used on)
     
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    It must be doing reasonably well, since they're keeping it.
     
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    Oh, I interpreted your post as that flight being among the ones getting cut. But yes, DCA-anywhere-in-the-west is probably doing reasonably well due to lack of competition.
     
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    Not with current operating costs. A lot more things were possible with oil at $30/bbl.
     
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    Flights from the east coast to Vegas have nearly always been relatively inexpensive when compared to east coast flights to lax.

    There is a pretty decent arb, in fact, to fly point to point JFK-las, las-lax. Certainly if you want to sit in front (of in j on a three class flight), the stopping point-to-point fare will probably be close to half of the non-stops JFK-lax.

    Now, you'll probably blow your savings during your stopover in las, but that's a topic for a different thread.
     
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    How will these extra planes be used? Any chance there's an increase in frequency from LAS to PHL/CLT/PHX as a result of these cuts?
     
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    No increases in frequencies from what's shown in the schedule and most of the service being cut in LAS is already being served by other airlines i.e WN, AA, and UA.
     

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