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Horizon Air calling quits on Arcata, Redding

Times-Standard: As of April 17, 2011 Horizon Air will no longer offer flights out of Humboldt County.

  1. Mitch
    March 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Well, I’m hoping at least the County didn’t give Horizon a going away present, the way they did Delta.

  2. walt
    March 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Time to vote with our feet: drive, walk or take the train. . .or at least drive to SFO and fly out of there. When they cancel the flight from SFO when you come back, you’ll have to drive anyway.

  3. Doc
    March 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    This really sucks. Small and regional airports all around the US are losing out relative to the big hubs. Now we will be fully monopolized by the s&%tty United “service” to SFO. What will it be — $600 round trip tickets to SFO, with a 50-50 chance of cancellation or significant delay? If only we could start up a local cooperative service to Sacto or LA….

  4. March 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Perhaps CalTrans can realign the route to the airport.

  5. Ono
    March 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Perhaps the Journal will run a snarky cartoon about it.

  6. retired guy
    March 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Really interesting on the timing. Horizon has been advertising about $89 fairs to LA effective from March 15 through May 15. Typical of corporate America , don’t you think? What s friggin joke. Hey, I wonder if fueling up an airplane in Arcata is more expensive than anywhere else in America? Just a thought.

  7. Anonymous
    March 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Bummer. Big bummer.

  8. Anonymous
    March 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    This is another nail in the coffin for Humboldt County, IMO. Awful!

  9. wondering?
    March 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Where does that leave me and the two tickets I purchased to fly roundtrip to LA in September on Horizon?

  10. March 10, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Wondering?, call 1-800n alaska air or go to http://www.alaskaair.com

    This sucks. Humboldt had better air service under the Carter administration. Oh yeah, the airlines were regulated then.

  11. March 10, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Sorry Wondering? There is no N in the phone number. I am just n, n, nn, nnn, not that good of a typist.

  12. March 10, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Funny thing, Carter deregulated the airlines in 1978 and Reagan fired the air traffic controllers a few years later. That is about when the war on workers began.

  13. March 10, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Sorry to interupt. Massive 8.9 earthquake just off Japan. Tsunami warning for Hawaii. You might call anyone you know there to let them know to watch out.
    No warnings for mainland…..yet…as of 11:30pm
    Amazing videos on MSNBC chanel 17

    Many STRONG aftershocks > 7.3

  14. High Finance
    March 11, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Isn’t Horizon Air leaving a good thing ? Just one less evil corporation in Humboldt County ?

    You liberals are really confusing me !

  15. Anonymous
    March 11, 2011 at 8:13 am

    no horizon air leaving isn’t a good thing LOCAL people that work at our LOCAL airport are now going to be laid off and have a little over a month to figure out how they are going to support there families. This is tragic. It not only effects the employees that work for horizon air but, it also effects everyone that travels. There are now only flights to sf and sac have fun trying to get anywhere.

  16. March 11, 2011 at 10:02 am

    You’d think Horizon would have kept at least one flight NORTH to Portland since there is no competition. I would think there’s be more traffic that way than to LA. Sad day for Horizon employees.

    No, HiFi. This is one Arkley DID NOT do. At least I don’t think so.

  17. Mike
    March 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    $89 gets you to Martinez on a “plush”, nearly empty Amtrak bus, then an Amtrak train takes you to Oakland where you can take BART to SFO for another $10. It takes most of the day, but gets you to SFO by 5:00. The cost of gas/toll for me would be around $80. Just sayin.

  18. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    March 12, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Joel Mielke says:
    March 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm
    Perhaps CalTrans can realign the route to the airport.

    Response: Joel, now that was funny.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  19. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    March 12, 2011 at 7:13 am

    So, how is that $500k/$500K Delta gift working out now? So, how many more times do businesses get their hard earnings laundered away for LOCAL political insiders’ popularity practices? Not to say it, but I will – the precipice prior to an economic meltdown for which local businesses THROW THEIR MONEY AWAY LIKE LITTLE SCHOOL CHILDREN on those sugar coated ideas with respect to the ARCATA/EUREKA Airport.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  20. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    March 12, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Anonymous says:
    March 11, 2011 at 8:13 am
    no horizon air leaving isn’t a good thing LOCAL people that work at our LOCAL airport are now going to be laid off and have a little over a month to figure out how they are going to support there families. This is tragic. It not only effects the employees that work for horizon air but, it also effects everyone that travels. There are now only flights to sf and sac have fun trying to get anywhere.

    Response: Ye who TRUSTS is YE WHO LOSES! I suppose a contractual JOB GUARANTEE is too much to ask for longterm….back to college for another worthless piece of inked paper that most people will use as adornment of the imagination.

    JL

  21. March 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Both Amtrak and greyhound Go from airport stopping at towns along the way to Martinez, and continu==ing to Sacramento/and or Oakland –Comfort convenience –lunch stop
    –bathroom on bus//costs a fraction of flying to bay area//But I have flown both United and Alaska–To lose both would be a slap in the face- The airport and baggage handling has been upgraded–How do we support our connection to the rest of the world???

  22. Anonymous
    March 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

    21 comments. shows how lame this blog is

  23. Mitch
    March 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I count 22.

  24. Anonymous
    July 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Why aren’t we trying to get alaska air back? They were classy, cheaper, and had better routes. If we could get 2 daily LA flights and 2 to Portland and 4-6 to SF or Oakland we would be set. Sacramento would be nice but not needed. I think we would benifit from that airline more than any other. Why did they leave and what will it take to get them back?

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