US adds non-stops for Super Bowl

 
Old Jan 25, 13, 11:12 pm
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US adds non-stops for Super Bowl

US has added a couple of direct flights from BWI and SFO to/from MSY for the Super Bowl:

http://www.usairways.com/en-US/specials/thebiggame.html
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Old Jan 26, 13, 1:29 pm
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I'm surprised they're mentioning it on the website.

Seems like they do this routinely for special occasions like Presidential inauguration, Final Four basketball, Madri Gras, NASCAR, what have you.... when demand is high.
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Old Jan 26, 13, 2:41 pm
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Feb 1

US615 10:00 AM SFO 4:11 PM MSY 4h11m A321 $1,613 in Y

US624 12:30 PM BWI 2:35 PM MSY 3h5m A320 $658 in Y, $1,064 in F
US1538 7:30 PM BWI 9:35 PM MSY 3h5m A320 $588 in Y, $1,064 in F

Feb 4
US615 9:45 AM MSY 12:43 PM SFO 4h58m A321 $1,793 in Y
US616 2:30 PM MSY 5:30 PM SFO 5h0m 757-200 $1,793 in Y, $2,408 in F

US1537 8:30 AM MSY 11:55 AM BWI 2h25m A321 $1,144 in Y
US1538 12:30 PM MSY 3:55 PM BWI 2h25m A321 $1,144 in Y
US1539 4:00 PM MSY 7:25 PM BWI 2h25m A321 $1,144 in Y
US1540 6:55 PM MSY 10:20 PM BWI 2h25m A321 $1,054 in Y, $1,244 in F

And to compare the added hub-hub; CLT-MSY on a random Friday chosen (22 Feb) shows 3x 734, 1x 319, 2x CR9, 1x E75, where the 1st gets 2x 734, 4x 321, 1x E75; same comparison dates for PHL-MSY, the random Friday shows 1x E70, 2x E90, and the 1st gets 1x E70, 2x 319

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Old Jan 27, 13, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by kudzu View Post
I'm surprised they're mentioning it on the website.

Seems like they do this routinely for special occasions like Presidential inauguration, Final Four basketball, Madri Gras, NASCAR, what have you.... when demand is high.
Just like they add extra late night banks during high demand (summer and holidays) periods.
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Old Jan 27, 13, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by McGowan06 View Post
US has added a couple of direct flights from BWI and SFO to/from MSY for the Super Bowl:

http://www.usairways.com/en-US/specials/thebiggame.html
I'm shocked
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Old Jan 27, 13, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by formeraa View Post
Just like they add extra late night banks during high demand (summer and holidays) periods.
US Airways has banks?
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Old Jan 27, 13, 4:12 pm
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Hey out of the blue I like the idea. I am not a fan of either team and plus I live in CLT.

Nice for the publicity but since neither team are hub cities see below.


Great for US taking a chance by running a special flight for each teams fans who can afford last minute flight:.

This flight is an great example of supply vs demand and please see your college Prof.
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Old Jan 27, 13, 4:29 pm
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I guess they are matching JetBlue which added the BWI flight last week.

http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/n...uper-bowl.html
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Old Jan 27, 13, 6:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Ejote View Post
US Airways has banks?
Yes, and they're particularly noticeable at CLT and PHX, where the airports can vary from nearly empty to mobbed when the gates are full and people are heading to their connections.
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Old Jan 27, 13, 6:29 pm
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Old Jan 28, 13, 10:26 pm
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Was curious and just looked at all the seatmaps for these flights--they are PACKED. Only looks to be a single digit number of seats left on some of the flights. If US actually filled those planes at the prices quoted above, they just made a killing on this.
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Old Jan 28, 13, 10:41 pm
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Originally Posted by DCdeacon View Post
Was curious and just looked at all the seatmaps for these flights--they are PACKED. Only looks to be a single digit number of seats left on some of the flights. If US actually filled those planes at the prices quoted above, they just made a killing on this.
According to flightstats.com, all the return flights are sold out!
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Old Jan 29, 13, 6:01 am
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According to flightstats.com, all the return flights are sold out!
Leaving the SB is always more difficult than getting there. People arrive on different days during the week but most leave on Monday. Some may stay a little longer in NOLA if they think their liver and GI track can handle it.
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I wonder how much money the airlines really make. After that plane flies BWI-MSY, it has to go somewhere else. Empty planes cost a lot of money.

I remember at some point that for some special event here in DC, one of the airline offered a get out of town fare so as to make sure the planes leaving special events had some passenger load.
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Old Jan 29, 13, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by ITRADE View Post
I wonder how much money the airlines really make. After that plane flies BWI-MSY, it has to go somewhere else. Empty planes cost a lot of money.

I remember at some point that for some special event here in DC, one of the airline offered a get out of town fare so as to make sure the planes leaving special events had some passenger load.
Good point!

I'm imagine that US uses the aircraft to go directly to a hub from MSY.
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