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Topic: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: shadez
Posted 2012-04-13 08:01:49 and read 7155 times.

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/p...o-raleigh-fort-lauderdale/671046/1

1x daily 738 effective Nov. 4 with a second season flight during the winter.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: jonathanxxxx
Posted 2012-04-13 08:18:17 and read 7070 times.

Good, nice to see UA finally acknowledging the South Florida market. Although aren't they going to be competing with NK and B6?

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: mogandoCI
Posted 2012-04-13 08:22:09 and read 7047 times.

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 1):
Good, nice to see UA finally acknowledging the South Florida market. Although aren't they going to be competing with NK and B6?

True, but 1x daily won't trigger any price wars, and UA has a large enough base to work with.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: TOMMY767
Posted 2012-04-13 08:23:46 and read 7048 times.

Oh we all KNEW this was coming. It's been too long! Well done again, UA.

What year did UA drop IAD-FLL/PBI?

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: jetpixx
Posted 2012-04-13 08:29:19 and read 6989 times.

In the column, the last sentence says 'United will be the only carrier flying nonstop between Dulles and Fort Lauderdale'.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: MAH4546
Posted 2012-04-13 08:29:23 and read 6989 times.

This is the third try in as many years. CO tried IADFLL not long after the merger.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: TOMMY767
Posted 2012-04-13 08:34:33 and read 6944 times.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 5):
CO tried IADFLL not long after the merger.



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I'm not sure if this is true.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: flyiguy
Posted 2012-04-13 08:57:09 and read 6853 times.

In the column, the last sentence says 'United will be the only carrier flying nonstop between Dulles and



This is true since B6 will be consolidating its ops at DCA with the exception of their west coast cities, JFK and BOS

Fly

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: United787
Posted 2012-04-13 09:20:05 and read 6745 times.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 5):
This is the third try in as many years. CO tried IADFLL not long after the merger.

I know CO started ORD-FLL and DEN-FLL just after the merger...but didn't they cancel DEN-FLL recently?

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: rdh3e
Posted 2012-04-13 09:21:43 and read 6745 times.

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 1):
Good, nice to see UA finally acknowledging the South Florida market. Although aren't they going to be competing with NK and B6?

UA also has never had (until the merger) access to a partner on the other end. But with Silver Airways, formerly Gulfstream, having their base there, they should be able to draw some higher yielding connections onto those flights. Mostly into Jamaica and the near Caribbean type places.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: TOMMY767
Posted 2012-04-13 09:40:41 and read 6654 times.

Quoting United787 (Reply 8):

Seasonal -- it still operates:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...4/history/20120412/1930Z/KFLL/KDEN

According to wikipedia, UAEX has a "hub" at FLL for Silver Airways which as stated leads to some high yield connection opportunities. Wonder if a LAX-FLL or SFO-FLL is next considering ORD, CLE, IAD, EWR, IAH, and DEN are already served?

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: washingtonian
Posted 2012-04-13 10:06:18 and read 6552 times.

Very nice to see them return!!

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 1):
Although aren't they going to be competing with NK and B6?

Not from IAD. I suspect B6's withdrawal from FLL-IAD is the reason they are entering the market again.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: enilria
Posted 2012-04-13 10:09:03 and read 6538 times.

Quoting shadez (Thread starter):
http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/p...o-raleigh-fort-lauderdale/671046/1

1x daily 738 effective Nov. 4 with a second season flight during the winter.
Quoting jetpixx (Reply 4):
In the column, the last sentence says 'United will be the only carrier flying nonstop between Dulles and Fort Lauderdale'.

It's truly amazing that the route was going to be unserved. Makes sense for UA.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: United_fan
Posted 2012-04-13 11:42:37 and read 6266 times.

Quoting United787 (Reply 8):
...but didn't they cancel DEN-FLL recently?

That was UA MIA-DEN,I think.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: hiflyer
Posted 2012-04-13 11:56:19 and read 6224 times.

UA had Gulfstream/SIlver as a codeshare...not Express...from FLL and MIA and TPA and MCO back prior to Chapt 11. IADFLL on CO never started. Route will be run with 738...s-co metal as of now.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: iadbudd
Posted 2012-04-13 13:13:22 and read 5976 times.

This will be good for the Cruise ship traffic out of FLL and the deadheading UA crew members that fly out of IAD and still live down in the long since closed MIA crew base. It just basically picks up the slack of Jet Blue dropping IAD-FLL.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: kgaiflyer
Posted 2012-04-13 13:18:17 and read 5929 times.

Quoting washingtonian (Reply 11):
Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 1):
Although aren't they going to be competing with NK and B6?

Not from IAD. I suspect B6's withdrawal from FLL-IAD is the reason they are entering the market again.

NK flies from DCA -- with additional FL/WN service from BWI

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: jfklganyc
Posted 2012-04-13 13:28:36 and read 5861 times.

Makes you wonder why B6 is axing the route.

Oh wait...they bid for slots without the aircraft to fly them! My bad...almost forgot

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: SWALUV
Posted 2012-04-13 13:38:26 and read 5775 times.

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 17):
they bid for slots without the aircraft to fly them!

So is this the reason they are stopping IAD-MCO?  

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: JasonCRH
Posted 2012-04-13 14:54:12 and read 5447 times.

Incorrect. CO metal never served IADFLL after the merger. They started ORDFLL but never IAD. This will be the first UA service since UA discontinued in 2008



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Reply 5, posted Fri Apr 13 2012 12:29:23 your local time (6 hours 22 minutes 45 secs ago) and read 1534 times:

This is the third try in as many years. CO tried IADFLL not long after the merger.


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Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: OB1504
Posted 2012-04-13 15:53:23 and read 5169 times.

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 1):
Although aren't they going to be competing with NK and B6?

To an extent, but UA will probably be targeting passengers connecting onward from IAD. NK's fare structure means that they compete more with Greyhound than they do with other airlines on their routes.

Quoting hiflyer (Reply 14):
UA had Gulfstream/SIlver as a codeshare...not Express...from FLL and MIA and TPA and MCO back prior to Chapt 11.

I believe the flights were marketed as Continental Connection and United Express, though the aircraft themselves did wear CO colors. Indeed, the new 3M colors displayed a clear influence.


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Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: NASBWI
Posted 2012-04-13 15:56:33 and read 5143 times.

Quoting iadbudd (Reply 15):
This will be good for the Cruise ship traffic out of FLL and the deadheading UA crew members that fly out of IAD and still live down in the long since closed MIA crew base.

Indeed! I was beginning to feel a little sorry for those UA crewmembers; B6 was somewhat a "UA crew shuttle" between So. Fla and IAD...
As for UA's business, any guesses on whether this route will be sustainable now that UA will have zero competition on IAD-FLL? From my experience, B6's loads have usually been pretty healthy between those two airports year-round, but I couldn't tell you how the yields were; I'm guessing DCA-FLL is knocking them out of the ballpark (or is about to).

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: United787
Posted 2012-04-13 17:30:49 and read 4801 times.

Would anyone dare to call FLL a focus city? I am surprised that that UA can compete at FLL since it is such a LCC airport...

I will definately explore UA ORD-FLL-Bahamas for my next winter vacation...

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: canyonblue17
Posted 2012-04-13 18:36:55 and read 4563 times.

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 10):
Wonder if a LAX-FLL or SFO-FLL is next considering ORD, CLE, IAD, EWR, IAH, and DEN are already served?

FLL to SFO and LAX are currently served by Virgina America

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: doulasc
Posted 2012-04-13 18:50:07 and read 4520 times.

So JetBlue is dropping their IAD to Florida service but will keep IAD-BOS/JFK and west coast?

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: FSDan
Posted 2012-04-13 23:35:20 and read 4032 times.

Quoting canyonblue17 (Reply 23):
FLL to SFO and LAX are currently served by Virgina America

True. And FLL-LAX also has AA and NK. I don't think they'll be jumping on that one in a hurry.

Edit: Oh, and I forgot B6.

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Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: NASBWI
Posted 2012-04-14 00:56:45 and read 3962 times.

Quoting doulasc (Reply 24):

So JetBlue is dropping their IAD to Florida service but will keep IAD-BOS/JFK and west coast?

That's correct. BOS-IAD will also be dropping in frequency, but there's still a market for the west coast that seems attractive to B6. Once the pull-down is complete, B6 will be operating 2-3x daily IAD-BOS, 2x daily IAD-JFK, and 1x daily each IAD-LGB/OAK.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: OB1504
Posted 2012-04-14 20:36:50 and read 3106 times.

Quoting canyonblue17 (Reply 23):
FLL to SFO and LAX are currently served by Virgina America
Quoting FSDan (Reply 25):
True. And FLL-LAX also has AA and NK. I don't think they'll be jumping on that one in a hurry.

Edit: Oh, and I forgot B6.

B6 also flies FLL-SFO, and a few miles down I-95, we've got AA on MIA-SFO and DL also on MIA-LAX.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: STT757
Posted 2012-04-15 08:15:32 and read 2886 times.

Quoting United787 (Reply 22):
Would anyone dare to call FLL a focus city?

UA definitely has the best digs at FLL. B6 and NK's terminals are lousy.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: TOMMY767
Posted 2012-04-15 10:08:49 and read 2818 times.

Quoting canyonblue17 (Reply 23):

I could see FLL-SFO with a 73G or 738 eventually....maybe.

Quoting STT757 (Reply 28):

Plus they got a United Club too that is relatively new.

Topic: RE: UA To Resume FLL-IAD
Username: OB1504
Posted 2012-04-19 22:09:57 and read 2504 times.

Quoting STT757 (Reply 28):
UA definitely has the best digs at FLL. B6 and NK's terminals are lousy.

Agreed. UA flies out of Terminal 1, which opened less than ten years ago, while B6 and NK use the 1980s-era Terminals 3 and 4, respectively. B6 used to fly out of Terminal 1 until they started flying internationally from FLL, which necessitated a move closer to Terminal 4 which is the only terminal that can process international arrivals (Gates H2, H4, H6, H8, H9, and H10) for when the aircraft are towed back, and now they have an entire concourse to themselves.


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