Could NWA reinstate a flight?

Old May 24th, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Could NWA reinstate a flight?

Looks like NWA eliminated the second leg of our trip [flight # 1560]. The first leg flight # 194 is still available...so far.
Our trip is the end of Aug.
Meanwhile we are primed for our changed itinerary but I'm curious if #1560 could be reinstated.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 01:37 PM
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Since I don't know what #1560 is, I'll have to assume it was a flight from a hub to a small town.

If that's the case, then probably the flight won't be reinstated, as major airlines are downsizing and downsizing - not expanding.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 03:04 PM
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It's from DTW to Syracuse, NY. We've taken it several times and it was always pretty full.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 05:06 PM
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Full planes does not mean profitable...

I agree with Trekker5211, I doubt very much that this particular flight will be reinstated any time soon.

Small town to hub flights are known as "feeder" flights. It allows the airline to sell tickets and the airline doesn't really make any money of these flights. When times are good, it helps to feed the mainline service, internationally or domestic with passengers from smaller communities. With the fuel cost today, it doesn't make any economic sense to run these, as it was always a losing proposition, but now has probably doubled or tripled in the amount of $ lost.

Aa predicted, it will be the small towns that will feel the cutbacks first. Don't know how bad it will get before it gets better, but I have a feeling the government may actually step in and at least partially start regulating the airlines again, if they cut back too severly.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 06:37 PM
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AAFrequentFlyer - about the government...That's why I'm glad we have an EAS precedent so if downsizing becomes severe, there will be some action to make sure there are flights between some destinations.
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Unfortunately for katybird, I don't think Syracuse-DTW will be deemed an EAS in the foreseeable future.
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EAS = Government subsidizing people on short flights that can often be easily done by surface transport. Like the car, or the bus.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 04:29 AM
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I know that rkkwan, but at least we have something instead of nothing.
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