Does the plane overnight at the aiport or does it fly in from the hub for the early flight??
I used to live near a small regional airport with two (yes, two!!) carrier choices. Each carrier had two flights out (one early and one mid-day) and two in (one mid-day and one late). The hubs each carrier served were equal and to get anywhere taking the early flight was usually a necessity. The difference was reliability. One carrier overnighted the plane at the regional airport while the other flew the plane up from the hub each morning for the early flight. It seems like the weather thresholds for taking off are a bit lower than landing so, as you would guess, often times the overnight plane would depart on schedule whereas the other carrier would have to cancel the flight because they could not land (usually snow or fog visibility). Being a preferred customer helped to get on this flight – which was often overbooked since all the locals knew which carrier to take in the winter.
Usually my biggest travel challenge is getting to the airport where key elements include four wheel drive, tire chains, and being alert enough to dodge elk, deer, antelope, cows, sheep, and wild horses on the highway. It will nice to be more effective once I actually get to the airport!!! I’m looking forward to the subway cast – it’s interesting to see how the other half lives and the variables they need to handle as the effectively manage along!!
Keep up the great work!