Today we started accepting bookings from March 14 through May 7, 2010. Party on, Spring Break! Hippity-hop, Easter! Hello, Passover! Time to plan a trip and book something. LET'S GO SOMEWHERE!
We're adding over a hundred weekday flights to our network. Some airports will see noticeable increases--Chicago gets 21 more daily flights, Baltimore gets 18, Orlando and Tampa each get 9 more flights. To be clear--we are NOT back into growth mode. We're able to add all these flights not by adding to our fleet, but by taking advantage of the seasonal decrease in flying time going from Winter into Spring. You'd be surprised how much extra time an average decrease of five minutes per flight, spread across 3,200 flights a day, can create!
Another interesting fact about our new March-May Schedule is how much more flying we're packing into the Saturday schedule. Saturday is the air travel equivalent of "Leisure Day," and we're really loading extra leisure-oriented flights into the Saturday schedule. For example--we're upping Orlando's daily departures from 104 to 129 on Saturdays. We're going to keep that Disney Express hopping on "Leisure Saturdays!" In fact, we're adding quite a number of Saturday flights to and from our Florida cities, as well as to/from Las Vegas.
As a nod to all of the "schedule geeks" out there--and I say that lovingly, because I am one!--we are publishing not one, but two of the market-based schedule frequency .PDF files on this. One is for weekday service, the other for Saturday service. Lots of changes--so enjoy!!!