New Route: SJC-LAX

Old Feb 7, 13, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by SJC ORD LDR View Post
I'm thinking that DL is starting there service in order for connections to their Hawaii, Australia, and Asia routes out of LAX and that only a few people will use LAX as their final destination.

I don't get why VX is going to join this bloodbath. For them, they have to compete with WN on price and convenience. WN has 65 weekly SJC - LAX flights and VX is going with 4 flights a day (28 per week). If you are going to fly VX, would you drive to SFO and fly SFO - XXX or fly SJC - LAX - XXX on VX?
I live 15 minutes from SJC. Personally, all else being equal, I would always chose a non-stop out of SFO rather than SJC-LAX-XXX. But don't underestimate the amount of O&D demand between SJC and LAX. SJC officials (admitably a biased group) consider this route to be underserved, even with the new additions.
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Old Feb 7, 13, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by SJC ORD LDR View Post
If you are going to fly VX, would you drive to SFO and fly SFO - XXX or fly SJC - LAX - XXX on VX?
Depends on where I am going... XXX-XXX-XXX is basically what WN does anyways if you are trying to go anywhere on them. People have flown JFK-SFO-LAS on VX...it happens

ps....if its the same price yes I am taking VX with 1 carryon
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Old Feb 8, 13, 1:37 am
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Originally Posted by SJC ORD LDR View Post
I'm thinking that DL is starting there service in order for connections to their Hawaii, Australia, and Asia routes out of LAX and that only a few people will use LAX as their final destination.
Can see that- but AS does have decent coverage to Hawaii for SJC/OAK to all the outlying islands with daily service to all major islands. (It drops to alternating days for LIH & KOA this summer but still decent nonstop coverage)

With Australia & Asia I can understand DL wanting its own feed.

Originally Posted by SJC ORD LDR View Post
I don't get why VX is going to join this bloodbath. For them, they have to compete with WN on price and convenience. WN has 65 weekly SJC - LAX flights and VX is going with 4 flights a day (28 per week). If you are going to fly VX, would you drive to SFO and fly SFO - XXX or fly SJC - LAX - XXX on VX?
It gets the foot in the door- but really there's better less served routes they could have selected. SJC-SFO would have been fun
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Old Feb 8, 13, 1:42 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
but really there's better less served routes they could have selected. SJC-SFO would have been fun
Actually, this routed is pretty saturated with Caltrain providing service 264 times a week

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Old Feb 21, 13, 6:36 pm
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I'm not sure that SJC-LAX can support six carriers (AA, DL, UA, QX, WN, and VX), even if four of them are operating regional equipment.
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