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Non stop flights cancelled after Jan 5, 2020 (OAK/PVR market)

New Arrival

I tried to book flights in January and there are no non-stop flights listed all through March 6, 2020.  When I called reservations, she had no clue and told me there were never any in which I told her I've been flying this market for 2 years now.  I've searched the website and can't find any details if they are stopping the non-stop flights, all I can find is HOU/PVR non-stop.

 

Does anyone know if they are actually cancelling NS or if the are still loading flights?

 

TIA!

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Re: Non stop flights cancelled after Jan 5, 2020 (OAK/PVR market)

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I suspect that all changes have been loaded. You could check tomorrow to see whether or not I am wrong.

 

I suspect you non stops are gone. By next year, SW will be short about 85 planes due to the MAX grounding and a few other things. It has to make hard decisions aobut how to use a fleet that is 85 planes less than it was supposed to have.

 

When the MAX grounding is lifted, some things that went away are likely to return.

 

 

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Re: Non stop flights cancelled after Jan 5, 2020 (OAK/PVR market)

New Arrival

That is what I was suspecting as well, sad because just this year by end of year I'll have flown that market, non-stop 4 times, since the Max 8 issue.  Too bad, I think they're going to loose a lot of business in this market as the planes are always full.  Total bummer as I was working on getting the companion again for 2020...  Oh this sure changes things.  Looks like I'll move onto Alaska Air or United from SFO and pay full price.  

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Re: Non stop flights cancelled after Jan 5, 2020 (OAK/PVR market)

New Arrival

LAX flight to PVR is gone too. That is a shocker. Also, even with the connection through Denver, they are only going twice a week in High Season

 

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Re: Non stop flights cancelled after Jan 5, 2020 (OAK/PVR market)

New Arrival

I found Saturdays there are OAK/PVR connect through SAN, perhaps LAX would have the same connectiion.

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Re: Non stop flights cancelled after Jan 5, 2020 (OAK/PVR market)

New Arrival

well what i was saying is that there was a flight from LAX. Now that one is gone. It is not just the OAK NS. The changes are major. Fewer days  flights from fewer cities. Although if I had to connect, I'd rather conect through SAN. Coming back into the LAX International terminal majorly sucked. I just did that a few weeks ago. Terrible line and then hard to get to the terminal with connecting flights. SAN is much smaller and approachable, like OAK.

 

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Re: Non stop flights cancelled after Jan 5, 2020 (OAK/PVR market)

New Arrival

I  heard there was an article somewhere that there are fewer flights to PVR because of the new flight to Hawaii. I have not seen it though.

Maybe it is just speculation or rumor.

Re: Non stop flights cancelled after Jan 5, 2020 (OAK/PVR market)

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Southwest cut something like 20 non-stops. MAX aircraft remain grounded, and all new planes Southwest had on order were also MAX, meaning they're at a significant loss of aircraft right now. Cutting "under-performing" routes allows them to continue to grow where demand is strong, such as Hawaii. Unfortunately, things will be this way until the MAX are flying again -- and that might not be until sometime into next year.

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Re: Non stop flights cancelled after Jan 5, 2020 (OAK/PVR market)

Rising Star

@rhodesengr wrote:

I  heard there was an article somewhere that there are fewer flights to PVR because of the new flight to Hawaii. I have not seen it though.

Maybe it is just speculation or rumor.


One of many articles here: https://news.yahoo.com/southwest-airlines-cuts-nonstop-routes-155758915.html#


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Re: Non stop flights cancelled after Jan 5, 2020 (OAK/PVR market)

New Arrival

I joined this forum to try to get an answer to this question! Customer service had no clue. I am bummed.