USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4343 times:
Also glad to see the expansion...
US had briefly considered serving SJO (San Jose, Costa Rica), from CLT I believe, it appeared as a future destination on their route map in the Attache magazine a few months ago but has since been removed...any news on whether they will try to start it again and why it was canceled/postponed in the first place?
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Pzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1402 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4322 times:
I wonder if there is enough traffic for MEX-CLT.... I guess it will all be connecting flights... But is that really needed???? Isn't it enought PHL... I think the airline is not in the situation to try new "promising"! routes, but real and heavy ones.
Ryefly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4271 times:
You would be surprised by the size the mexican population is in the Carolinas. Mexicana Airlines announced they wanted to serve CLT also. With this news I don't know if they will do that now or not. For US Airways, to have plenty of connecting traffic to insure that A319 remains full would seem to be an advantage. Keep in mind for those not fimilar or who have never flown into CLT, that it is not a regional airport, it's a major hub airport just as important as PHL offering just as many flights or often more for US Airways and US Airways Express. I think CLT and PHL should share more international flights together. For the company, it is better not to put all your eggs in one basket. As a passenger, it would be much better to have the option to try and connect at another US Airways hub incase your flight gets canceled or there is a weather related problem at one hub instead of being completely stranded.
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3623 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4172 times:
A good reason why PHL is the dominant Transatlantic hub as well as a caribbean hub is not only does it have many connecting paxs, but has many O&D paxs as well. CLT cannot support as many O&D paxs as PHL and thats why they only have 2 or 3 transatlantic flights.
While we are on the subject does anyone know what city has more weekly caribbean flts PHL or CLT? I know they have around the same number of destinations but its hard to tell because some destinations are only served 2 or 3 times a week.