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ABQ-SAN new route, where is the plane from?

Old Apr 9, 17, 4:49 pm
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ABQ-SAN new route, where is the plane from?

Just noticed AS added ABQ-SAN route. It might be there for a while but today is the first day I noticed it. The departure time caught me: 2:55PM is no where close to the other 4 ABQ routes. I assume 1 plane is SEA-ABQ-SEA, 1 plane is PDX-ABQ-SNA-ABQ-PDX and 1 plane is SFO-ABQ-SFO. But where is this 4th plane from? A phantom route?
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Old Apr 9, 17, 5:30 pm
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Maybe its staying on the ground overnight and used for a morning flight. SAN-ABQ gets in 7:15pm i don't see any departure after that. SFO/SAN-ABQ aren't scheduled as same plane turns.

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Old Apr 9, 17, 7:35 pm
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There was a thread on airliners.nut that mentioned there were a few "holes" in the schedule it seemed like with some of the E175 stations out further East like ABQ and MCI. Perhaps there's more to come?
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Old Apr 9, 17, 10:30 pm
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+1 possible more flights. Just like the strange PDX-ABQ schedule before SNA-ABQ was out. However, ABQ now has routes to all 5 major areas AS serves: SEA,PDX,SFO area, LAX area, SAN. I couldn't think of any other possible west coast markets. Maybe DAL-ABQ? That is only reasonable route but dominated by NW and I don't see any chance for AS.... RNO-ABQ and BOI-ABQ also possible but very unlikely...


Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
There was a thread on airliners.nut that mentioned there were a few "holes" in the schedule it seemed like with some of the E175 stations out further East like ABQ and MCI. Perhaps there's more to come?
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Old Apr 10, 17, 12:32 pm
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GEG-ABQ? Lol, I love trying to guess the next new routes.
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Old Apr 10, 17, 1:42 pm
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Here's the E175 schedule. Looks like the planes flow: SFO-ABQ-SFO, PDX-ABQ-SNA-ABQ-PDX:

PDX-ABQ 1145a arrival
SNA-ABQ 515p arrival
SAN-ABQ 715p arrival
SFO-ABQ 948p arrival

===

ABQ-SFO 715a departure
ABQ-SNA 1225p departure
ABQ-SAN 255p departure
ABQ-PDX 555p departure



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Maybe DAL-ABQ?
Doubt there's enough demand, and they'd have to get an E175 over there. My guess is you'll see another Bay Area flight from SJC or maybe something from LAX.
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Old Apr 10, 17, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by tusphotog View Post
Here's the E175 schedule. Looks like the planes flow: SFO-ABQ-SFO, PDX-ABQ-SNA-ABQ-PDX:

PDX-ABQ 1145a arrival
SNA-ABQ 515p arrival
SAN-ABQ 715p arrival
SFO-ABQ 948p arrival

===

ABQ-SFO 715a departure
ABQ-SNA 1225p departure
ABQ-SAN 255p departure
ABQ-PDX 555p departure





Doubt there's enough demand, and they'd have to get an E175 over there. My guess is you'll see another Bay Area flight from SJC or maybe something from LAX.
Too bad the fare rules don't allow an ABQ connection on a PDX-SNA fare
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Old Apr 11, 17, 8:49 pm
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Originally Posted by tusphotog View Post
Doubt there's enough demand, and they'd have to get an E175 over there. My guess is you'll see another Bay Area flight from SJC or maybe something from LAX.
Or an additional frequency in an existing market...
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Old Apr 12, 17, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by tatterdema View Post
GEG-ABQ? Lol, I love trying to guess the next new routes.
BOI-ABQ?
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Old May 31, 17, 5:34 pm
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Mystery solved. Another SEA-ABQ is there to build the perfect SEA-ABQ-SAN-ABQ-SEA cycle.

9:35 am
1:50 pm
3h 15m
SEA to ABQ
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7:59 pm
10:11 pm
3h 12m
ABQ to SEA
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Old Jun 1, 17, 12:03 am
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Originally Posted by John Wang View Post
Mystery solved. Another SEA-ABQ is there to build the perfect SEA-ABQ-SAN-ABQ-SEA cycle.

9:35 am
1:50 pm
3h 15m
SEA to ABQ
--
7:59 pm
10:11 pm
3h 12m
ABQ to SEA
--
Good find.

Crazy ABQ is doing so well...
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Old Jun 1, 17, 7:46 am
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My guess is the plane comes from Boeing or Embraer.
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Old Jun 1, 17, 11:01 am
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I loved figuring these schedules out since I was a kid -- using the old paper timetables. Bottom line is, if the schedule is unbalanced, there WILL be a schedule change.
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Originally Posted by pmblinn View Post
My guess is the plane comes from Boeing or Embraer.
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