Strange RJ in flight schedule for 19 Mar

 
Old Mar 16, 05, 12:12 am
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Strange RJ in flight schedule for 19 Mar

If you look in the current flight schedule, you'll see a special RJ scheduled on te 19th of March. It leaves IAD early in the morning, then does a loop of IAD-GSO-MCO-IAD (the only nonstop RJ that does MCO-IAD). It's not bookable on the website, but I saw it in the printed schedule.

Any comments on what this is? I thought it was a March Madness charter until I realized the schools wouldn't know where they were going that far in advance to make the printed schedule. Plus, I can't imagine the basketball players fitting in an RJ.
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Old Mar 16, 05, 1:59 am
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My Guess...

The guys that make the schedules pay attention to when a flight gets full and there is still demand to buy tickets to that particular market. I know that for several times during March they saw that a couple of the A319 FL routes were full, but there was still demand to buy tickets, so they decided to run an extra section flight to handle the demand. I bet you this is an extra section flights to handle an overflow of spring-breakers trying to get home / go to FL.
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Old Mar 16, 05, 6:38 am
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Same thing from SWF. One extra flight, one time only.

It is bookable. I'm assuming it's an extra flight due to the heavy spring break demand.
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Old Mar 19, 05, 10:58 pm
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Wow! An airline that actually takes the initiative to make extra money and serve its passengers. What a new concept!
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