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Old Sep 23, 01, 8:10 pm
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Loads on the late-night flights, especially the 10PM bank from DEN to the west coast, and the 915PM bank from ORD westward have been extremely light. Even this past summer, unless there were irregular operations earlier in the day (creating a backlog),or a Friday or Sunday evening, the loads were very light. I worked some of the late DEN-SEA flights this past summer and I was continually amazed about how few passengers there were, compared to other summers.

When I talked with someone in aircraft scheduling, it was verified that these banks of flights have been extremely poor performers compared with years past. There was already talk weeks before the 9-11 disaster of pulling many of these flights down...

As all the carriers are losing vast quantities of money, you have to cut capacity where the demand is low.

[This message has been edited by basenji (edited 09-23-2001).]
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