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Old February 8th, 2009, 04:48 PM   #121
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You're probably right or close to it but I think they still have their San Diego and Oakland non-stops. Kind of dumb that they'd let United and AirTran own that route when they control BWI.
Yeah actually that's something I haven't really understood. The Oakland flights aren't there but San Diego has remained the whole time. San Diego can be distinguished in that the route has no competition to that greater metro area (unless you count LAX), but with fares (per mile, I suppose) still being low relative to their short routes, I still don't know why it's around. It's nice to have it though.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #122
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US Airways is cutting the one BWI-Las Vegas flight that it operates from July 8. The route will only be operated by Southwest.

...according to http://airlineroute.blogspot.com/200...las-vegas.html
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Old February 16th, 2009, 04:38 PM   #123
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Bill introduced to allow slots at BWI-Marshall Airport
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8:48 AM EST, February 16, 2009

With the bidding process off to a shaky start for five slots parlors in Maryland, a state delegate has introduced a bill to place slots inside BWI-Marshall Airport, WBAL-AM reports.

The bill would allow a slots parlor to be opened inside the airport terminal with up to 3,000 machines. Voters would have to approve it as an amendment to the state constitution.

Potential operators would have until April 2011 to apply for a license with the Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission.

The bill is sponsored by Democratic Delegate Eric Bromwell of Baltimore County. It has 10 co-sponsors, all of but one from Baltimore County. The airport is located in Anne Arundel County, but no Anne Arundel lawmakers have signed onto the bill.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/loc...,5930661.story

I'm assuming this won't be like in Las Vegas where the slot machines are dispersed throughout the terminal. They'd probably be confined to one area, segregated from the rest of the terminal activities...I think. If this ever happened though, it'd be years down the road, so really I'd have no idea what would be planned.

I think Amsterdam Schiphol has a casino set aside?
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Old February 17th, 2009, 02:28 AM   #124
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mccarran airport in vegas has this the baggage claims section (slots @ the airport). i think it's pretty cool!

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Old February 17th, 2009, 03:35 AM   #125
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whether i like the idea or not, slots at the airport would probably do really well...and a lot of the money wouldn't be coming from in-state either
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Old February 17th, 2009, 03:44 AM   #126
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Amsterdam Schiphol
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Behind the guy is an area for the casino...I think they only have a hundred or so slot machines there, so I'd wonder how 3000 would fit at BWI.
http://www.schiphol.nl/web/show/id=73518/langid=42
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:53 AM   #127
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I think this is a great idea. They should be behind security, in rooms that would hold at most, 100-200 machines each, with maybe 1 or at most 2 parlors on each pier. 3000 would be overkill, I think. But O'Malley has already shot it down...it's only a good idea if he thinks of it first, I guess.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 04:33 AM   #128
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Southwest is reportedly announcing service to Boston Logan...watch for a possible set of flights from Baltimore...

http://www.boston.com/business/artic...ming_to_logan/
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Old February 19th, 2009, 04:48 AM   #129
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Any chance that Jet Blue will ever fly into BWI?
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...that would be bad news for Manchester, N.H. I'm sure most of the flights from BWI to there would shift to Logan.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 05:28 AM   #131
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Any chance that Jet Blue will ever fly into BWI?
I wish! I have no idea if BWI and jetBlue have ever been talking...but with jetBlue developing its Dulles presence over the years, it seems less likely jetBlue will want to face-off against Southwest and AirTran.

Also, this might not have been mentioned on this thread earlier, but Southwest is considering a couple BWI flights when it starts up LaGuardia service not too long from now. I don't think I've heard anything set in stone yet though.

If BWI were to get the LGA flights then it would only be one or two dailies probably, with the rest going to Chicago Midway. I think they only got slots for 7 daily flights...

No slots problem at BOS though so it could be any number of flights, if at all.

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Old February 21st, 2009, 08:57 PM   #132
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Southwest is reportedly announcing service to Boston Logan...watch for a possible set of flights from Baltimore...

http://www.boston.com/business/artic...ming_to_logan/
While flights from Baltimore to Boston sound like they'd make sense, AirTran and Delta already have 6 flights each going to Logan. Then again, Southwest does have a large presence in Providence so maybe they'd choose to transfer some flights to Logan.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 02:36 AM   #133
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While flights from Baltimore to Boston sound like they'd make sense, AirTran and Delta already have 6 flights each going to Logan. Then again, Southwest does have a large presence in Providence so maybe they'd choose to transfer some flights to Logan.
Yeah three airlines on that route was looking like a bit much. I think the route is actually a good performer for AirTran (according to one person's statistics for Q3 2008 http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo....main/4294939/) so it would definitely hurt to have Southwest go in there. Maybe Delta would be the first to drop out.
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Nov/Dec 2008 Stats

The airport site got a little stats happy recently.

November numbers: http://www.bwiairport.com/pdfs/stats...8.pdf#zoom=100
December numbers: http://www.bwiairport.com/pdfs/stats...8.pdf#zoom=100

Calendar Year 2008
Total Passengers: 20,488,881 (-2.64% over 2007)
Total International Passengers: 411,679 (-22.46% - a nearly full year without Icelandair's numbers to pad the total, and North American quit West Africa from BWI)

Individual Airlines
Southwest: 10,634,476 (-3.72%)
AirTran: 2,865,235 (+15.21%)

British Airways: 109,939 (-4.61%) - roughly 78% load factor average; cargo grew 9.1%
Air Jamaica: 99,937 (-7.07%)

Other Airports
Dulles: 23,703,729 Total Passengers (-3.4%)
Reagan: 18,019,584 (-3.5%)
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At least AirTran is up...
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but hey, what do you expect? BWI's percent drop is better than a lot of major US airports. Las vegas is down 7% and O'Hare is down 8.5%, but to my surprise, several major world airports saw an increase in passenger traffic over 2007 as of Dec 1., 2008 (Wikipedia's most recent info...), but that leaves out the holidays and people cut way back on holiday travel:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%2...senger_traffic
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 11:39 PM   #137
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It's time to worry if we fall behind National. Seems like it's safe to assume BWI is doing better than Dulles domestically.
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That's 60,000,000+ passangers between the 3 airports. Wow.

National had a larger decline than BWI, so the gap in actual numbers widened.
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It's time to worry if we fall behind National.
lol....this will never happen. i'll stop flying from bwi the day this ever happens.
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Hey do you take your gun on the plane? Do you go through the other line?
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