Remarks: Pushing back for LAS. During the summer of 2007, Frontier had a decent-sized operation out of SFO. On top of the 6 flights to DEN, Frontier also flew 3 daily SFO-LAS flights and Republic flew 5 daily SFO-LAX flights on behalf of Frontier. By the end of the summer, everything except DEN was dropped.
Remarks: I wonder if after this scheme came out, the thought dawned on any of the execs, "NWA...wait...". Too late at that point I suppose. At any rate, this one is taxiing out for the 3:30pm MSP flight I used to take all the time. Since it would arrive at 9 or 10pm, there would be barely any opportunity for passengers to connect in MSP, so it was pretty much just local traffic. Never got a middle seat on this one!
Remarks: Delta used to fly a daily 767-400 from SFO-HNL. I hear employees loved it because it was always wide open, but management, not so much. Delta pulled out of the SFO-HNL market shortly after this photo was taken and hasn't flown the 767-400 into SFO since. After the DL/NW merger, Delta inherited Northwest's daily 757-300 SFO-HNL flight and is again in the market.