FLYi Load Factor

 
Old Aug 3, 05, 8:31 am
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FLYi Load Factor

79% for July - and fares seem to be going up...
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Old Aug 3, 05, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by fwfdan
79% for July - and fares seem to be going up...
Does anyone know any of the following numbers?

LF for all carriers out of IAD in July.

LF for all carriers in the US in July.
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Old Aug 3, 05, 12:58 pm
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Yeah, try booking IAD-BOS, even with the new 'sale.' US out of DCA is cheaper in some instances.

There will be a point of diminishing returns with fares this high.
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Old Aug 3, 05, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by MFLetou
Yeah, try booking IAD-BOS, even with the new 'sale.' US out of DCA is cheaper in some instances.

There will be a point of diminishing returns with fares this high.
I'm seeing $39 ow to BOS. It all depends on your travel days - flexibility is needed.
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Old Aug 4, 05, 5:49 am
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Hopefully those fares are up. But I wonder what % of their passengers are connecting passengers. I am willing to bet they still fly too many connecting passengers, who they lose a lot more money on than O&D pax from IAD. I bet they still have too many connecting pax flying on too low fares to come close to breaking even operationally.
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Old Aug 4, 05, 11:08 pm
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I dunno.

I'm happy to have FlyI around since they keep the fares out of IAD (which I fly out of almost exclusively) low.

I'm going to be giving them a lot of business this winter to BOS. A big part of the reason is that I have a pretty regular schedule that I can plan far in advance and the fares on those days are super-cheap.

Another plus is the use of the B terminal at IAD. Sure beats taking the moon buggies to C terminal to catch a UAL flight.
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Old Aug 4, 05, 11:11 pm
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Originally Posted by GWU ESIA STUDENT
LF for all carriers in the US in July.
LF info won't be released until later this month.
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Old Aug 5, 05, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by GWU ESIA STUDENT
Does anyone know any of the following numbers?

LF for all carriers out of IAD in July.

LF for all carriers in the US in July.

Well, Southwest reported an all time record load factor (80.8%) for July.
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050803/daw013.html?.v=19

Airtran was also 80.8%
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/050802/airtr...ffic.html?.v=1

Jetblue was 91.1%
http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/050804/83317.html

US was 81.9%
http://biz.yahoo.com/cbsmb/050803/77...fa7b.html?.v=1

United was 86.4%
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/050803/unite...ffic.html?.v=1

So, while DH's load factor was up significantly, it remainded the lowest of all carriers with a significant presence in DC.
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