What US Routes/Destinations Would You Like To See

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  1. Sean Colahan
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    I am starting this thread as a wish list (possible customer feedback to US) of destinations and routes we would like to see added to their schedule.
     
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    I would like to see a PHL to SLC seasonal service to help us right coast skiers get to SLC w/o a PHX connection or having to fly DL. A 8 am departure from PHL would get to SLC at 11 am (ish), allow for connections from most east coast cities, and allow for an afternoon of skiing. On the return, a 3pm departure from SLC would allow for a morning of skiing before having to fly back east and be able to connect to most east coast cities. Currently I am stuck flying DL on a 6:30 am flight BOS-SLC and a 5pm flight back to BOS (very convenient flight times which allow for skiing on both travel days) but are not allowing me to fly US for points/eqm's/upgrades/loyalty. I think this flight could do well as a seasonal service as those flights I mentioned on DL are always packed with skiers.
     
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    A return to flying out of LAS. (Yeah, I know.)
     
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    I flew through LAS last year on a MR and was sad to see one of the gate concourses gated closed and the rest of the US occupied gates very sparse. I think the US space at LAS is great! It is vegas retro (taking you back to a by-gone era) yet still very open, bright, and spacious with decent concessions. At least add a few more transcon's to east coast cities and bring back the lounge.
     
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    AVP-DCA.
     
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    It is a long shot that that might happen if the slot-swap ever goes through.
     
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    I am nostalgic for EA's AVP-DCA route. [​IMG]

    I would actually love to see DCA-LAX, which is a shorter shot if the swap goes through.
     
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    I'm not as fond of the current interior at LAS; the whole concourse is kind of dingy and it's a depressing place to spend more than an hour or so, but I also feel very sad to see the whole other concourse gated off. It would be nice if another carrier came in there and brought some life back into the Ghost Town. But it would also be nice if US could hang onto that space till the LAS economy starts coming back, and goes back to more service and more destinations from LAS. We connected through LAS on our way home from YVR about 18 months ago and it was just fun (as always) to taxi in and see the Strip, even more fun knowing we were too far away from the casinos for them to steal our money :D

    Anyway back to destinations we'd like to see: if the perimeter rule is relaxed (and things look pretty decent on that front) and US gets more exemption slots, I'd like to see service DCA-SFO. I think this is the most realistic west coast destination from DCA simply because AA already has service to LAX and AA will fight hard against anyone competing on that route, but UA will have a harder time fighting as they already own IAD-SFO. I'd imagine if they put up a fight saying that US running DCA-SFO would threaten their IAD-SFO traffic, then they themselves couldn't fight too hard for the identical route. What's good for the goose and all. DCA-SAN is another possibility that I'd love to see.

    I would love to see the return of DCA-ATL and DCA-MDW nonstop service; I'd rather have a nonstop to MDW than take a connection to get to ORD, and with UA's dominence on DCA-ORD I'd put that as a long shot for US.

    And the return of YVR-LAS would make me very happy, as the schedules on YVR-PHX are pretty crappy especially when you're coming home from a transpac. Making a 7am departure with customs/immigration pre-clearance at YVR means you're going to the airport at 4:30am. They could always just run this flight a little later, but YVR-LAS means you can bypass PHX all together :D
     
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    CLT-OMA.

    Anywhere in Asia (so most likely PHX-NRT if the slot swap would ever go through).

    Would also love to see the PHL-PEK route that was scheduled to get going in '08 (I think) but was delayed and then cut once the economy tanked get put back on the table.
     
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    I think you mean Alaska here and not AA?
     
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    Does US even have an aircraft with the range to fly that route? I seem to recall this being part of the issue, as well. I do not expect that we will hear an announcement for PHL-PEK any time soon.....especially not with fuel prices this high.
     
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    It was based on US intention to change an A330 order to A340, or place a new order entirely. Then economics struck, of course. Second delay request denied by DOT though and pulled the route from the plans in late 2009.

    While fuel remains high I'm not even going to give my own wish list. Serious growth just isn't happening with high fuel and high fares.
     
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    I believe US was going to lease a pair of A340's (from Air Canada if I recall correctly) in order to make this route work.
     
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    There is a third YVR-PHX flight on certain dates this summer. YVR-LAS was nice but due to low cost competition I doubt had a high yield - Westjet/AC from YVR and Alaska/Allegiant out of Bellingham. I definately preferred that more than the PHX flight - and it was one of the last LAS routes to be cut, so there must have been some economic reason. Would be real nice to have the YVR-PHL redeye back though.
     
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    PHX-FRA or PHX-MUC would be great.
     
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    Agreed... Maybe we should start a "What US Routes/Destinations Would You Like To Save" Thread...
     
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    Both EZE and SCL would be nice. They could even start it out and fly CLT-EZE-SCL until the loads build up. Asia would be nice too, but I see that as less likely.

    Domestically, more non-stops from DCA would be great. DEN, LAX, SFO would all be great.
     
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    All of them. [​IMG]
     
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    AC is just starting PHX-YUL service. Maybe they're beating US to the punch.

    Would be nice to bring back PHX-MSY
     
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    Building back up LAS of course. And maybe a few more flights to Latin America out of PHX? Ie. PHX-TGU, PHX-PTY ?
     
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    Anywhere in Australia preferably BNE!
     
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    Bring back CLT and/or PHL to HNL. Some more competition out of BOS would be nice. Maybe to Carribean destinations.
     
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    I doubt that US would ever try CLT-HNL again.
     
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    PHL-CPH would be nice and be something I'd use, though SK has never seemed that interested in working together with US for Star connections - I think past attempts at ARN and OSL in part bear that out, though the drop of OSL this year seems more due to overcapacity in the market from the NE US. IST would also be interesting, as would one of the Moscow airports, at least seasonally.

    With more and different planes years down the road, S Pacific destinations out of PHX would be nice. A second TLV frequency would also be handy.
     
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    Why do you say that?
     

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