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  1. Andrew
    Andrew at |

    “Apparently US Airways has decided to not apply for an additional beyond perimeter slot. They already have service to Phoenix and Las Vegas but it is still somewhat surprising that they haven’t tried for more.”

    Whaaat? I’m 99% sure that this is just flat wrong. US Airways is guaranteed (and has already been given) one of the four “incumbent” slots, but they just haven’t made their intentions known yet. The deadline yesterday was only for the non-incumbent applicants. There is no approval required for the routes the four incumbent carriers choose to fly, so US can announce service to any beyond-perimeter city at any point with the slot they’ve been given.

  2. DL
    DL at |

    A bit off-topic, but it’s insane to me that we’ll see nonstop competition DCA-SFO before we get it on EWR-SFO.

  3. Scottrick
    Scottrick at |

    Perhaps we can expect an expansion of United’s p.s. service to SFO/LAX-DCA in addition to the existing JFK routes.

  4. Andrew
    Andrew at |

    @Seth, what you’re saying in your comment is not the same thing you said in the post. Saying “Apparently US Airways has decided to not apply for an additional beyond perimeter slot” suggests that there is an application process and that US Airways chose not to apply for one of the slots. There is in fact no application process for the slot that US Airways has been given. They simply haven’t announced where they’re going to fly yet. What you wrote in the post leads the reader to believe US Airways needed to apply for a beyond perimeter destination (and implies they needed to do it by the 3/12 deadline given to the non-incumbents) and that they chose not to do this, which is incorrect.

  5. LAX
    LAX at |

    Didn’t AA just announce a route expansion from LAX-DCA beginning in June of this year. Does that leave them with one less slot to vie for?

  6. JL
    JL at |

    Does Alaska not count as a legacy carrier?

    It’s also worth noting that Alaska is the only airline that currently offers transcon service from DCA (to LAX and SEA).

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  8. Andrew
    Andrew at |

    “Apparently US Airways has decided to not apply for an additional beyond perimeter slot.” Might want to update the post: Route from DCA-SAN just announced: http://www.usairways.com/en-US/travelplanning/planning/destinations/new-service.html

    And again, to reiterate, they didn’t have to apply.

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