UA and IAD

Captainzero1

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If UA goes TU, who would be in the best position to capitalize in IAD?
 

Minimaniac

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I am not sure who would really want to dive into Dulles. At one point US Airways wanted to build up a presence there, but not large enough to really make a dent in United's traffic. Dulles just has too many issues, in my eyes. Besides the motivated local work force, you have some of the highest landing fees in the nation, and no good public transit to connect passengers to Washington, DC. Metro is years away from connecting to Dulles, and the handful of buses that run there are usually empty. I see Dulles keeping some international flights, but without a major carrier to connect to, some of the foreign operators will pull out or reduce service. I think Dulles could become another Pittsburgh.
 

crj567

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Song!

-We all knew that airline was still crouching in the bush-lying in wait.... Just ready to pounce on the first opportunity!

-Be the first to fly a lime-green spermliner into the nation's capitol-they even have TV in the back of the headrests!
 

Volasl

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If you lose your job who would capitalize on your house?
 

F/O

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Whoever it would be would really need to look closely at the C and D concourses there. Totally overloaded with pax, very claustrophobic, not enough seating at the gates, during boarding the lines trail out into the middle of the concourse where people are trying to walk by, bad air conditioning, etc.

All part of the superlative UAL travel experience. Damn, I haven't even got started on Mesa yet...
 

JimmyKool

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Whoever it would be would really need to look closely at the C and D concourses there. Totally overloaded with pax, very claustrophobic, not enough seating at the gates, during boarding the lines trail out into the middle of the concourse where people are trying to walk by, bad air conditioning, etc.

All part of the superlative UAL travel experience. Damn, I haven't even got started on Mesa yet...

supposedly C and D are "temporary structures" owned by the airport and so UAL or anybody else can't change them much. they are total crap for concourses.
 

chppr5

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I am not sure who would really want to dive into Dulles. At one point US Airways wanted to build up a presence there, but not large enough to really make a dent in United's traffic. Dulles just has too many issues, in my eyes. Besides the motivated local work force, you have some of the highest landing fees in the nation, and no good public transit to connect passengers to Washington, DC. Metro is years away from connecting to Dulles, and the handful of buses that run there are usually empty. I see Dulles keeping some international flights, but without a major carrier to connect to, some of the foreign operators will pull out or reduce service. I think Dulles could become another Pittsburgh.

This is why you fly airplanes. Northern VA was the fastest growing area in the country as of 2007. Still growing (havent seen the numbers for '08). Loudoun Co average salary is $94k a year, Faifax not far behind. I don't think Pit had the following Fortune 500 Companies in the local area (not to mention the US Government and Government contractors).


D.C.'s Fortune 500 companies are:
Northern Virginia's Fortune 500 companies are:
  • Freddie Mac (No. 54)<LI sizset="101" sizcache="33">General Dynamics Corp. (No. 87) <LI sizset="102" sizcache="33">Capital One Financial Corp. (No. 130) <LI sizset="103" sizcache="33">Computer Sciences Corp. (No. 170) <LI sizset="104" sizcache="33">AES Corp. (No. 183) <LI sizset="105" sizcache="33">SLM Corp. (No. 286) <LI sizset="106" sizcache="33">Gannett Co. Inc. (No. 332)
  • NVR Inc. (No. 464)
Suburban Maryland's Fortune 500 companies are:
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. (No. 57)<LI sizset="108" sizcache="33">Marriott International Inc. (No. 197)
  • Conventry Health Care (No. 266)
  • Host Hotels & Resorts (No. 440)
 
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