Old Jul 8, 17, 12:48 am
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gengar
 
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Originally Posted by Centurion View Post
Back in the America West and US Air days you could fly from Vegas to Phoenix at 10pm, 11pm and 1:30am and even later. I really miss those late night flights. Is there a conspiracy with the Casinos to ground people in LAS?
US' two night banks were a holdover from HP's glory days in the 90s, when HP's low-price, low-cost expansion was based on doing things like using LAS as a night hub (these flights were a whopping 50% connecting traffic - LAS today, by comparison, is more than 90% O/D). Obviously not sustainable through oil spikes as FWAAA mentioned, and I doubt would be sustainable in today's LCC climate.
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