MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31107 posts, RR: 74 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1686 times:
Depending on governent approval, USAirways will offer Saturday non-stop service between Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Hamilton, Bermuda between 7 June 2003 and 3 September 2003. If succsessful, the A320 service will become year-round and likely with increased frequency during the summer. It is about time that Miami had non-stop service to Bermuda! USAirways chose to fly out of FLL as opposed to MIA because they will not be paying any landing fees for the new service. Hope USAirways luck!
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 5966 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1659 times:
Interesting to see US expand out of FLL, they are really snatching these leisure routes. Im prety sure the flight should work out since this will be the only nonstop service between Bermuda and South Florida, and they have the added convenience of an exemption of landing fees.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1648 times:
Yes, of course and this is exactly willing be non stop from FLL-BDA on Saturday Only. Interesting kept expand out of FLL for more new cities. But, I do like it for more new islands flight there, too. Keep it up really need stepped it up more new caribbean flight soon. Well, talk ya later!
This is very good move for US Airways now has sixth cities of US from CLT, BOS, PHL, LGA, DCA and now at FLL. Hope you will have very interestings flight of US Airways on the popular caribbean vacations. Well, talk ya later!
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31107 posts, RR: 74 Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1422 times:
Thanks for the PR link Scotty. I have no doubt this flight will be a huge hit, and will not be surprised to see it make it year-round (and I will also not be surprised to see AA file for MIA-BDA if USAirways makes this a serious, year-round attempt). It's about time South Florida and Bermuda got connected! In addition to plenty of O&D to fill an A319, there's all that traffic that Tyco can bring. Tyco is an international electronics conglomerate (I am not even exactly sure what they do, but they are a huge multi-billion dollar company) based in Hamilton, Bermuda, mainly for taxing purposes. Outside of that, however, most of their operations are done out of the Miami area. That should help fill up F easily. The Bermuda Government is guaranteeing the sale of at least 60 seats per flight.
Boeingfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 385 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1413 times:
Good news, until the repo man shows up. Did US restructure the missed payment already on some of their A319/A320 and A321 aircraft leases? They have another two days to rectify the leases? Hope so, or maybe they will be de mothballing some aircraft out of the dessert?
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3993 posts, RR: 23 Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
The missed payments is posturing...and like I stated above they paid them. Here is the press release from U:
ARLINGTON, Va., March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways announced today that it has made payments on its 2000-1 and 2000-3 pass through trust related to Airbus aircraft. These payments, totaling $64.2 million, were due on Feb. 20, 2003, and March 3, 2003, respectively, and were made prior to the end of the applicable cure periods.
This includes both the 320 Family & 333 aircraft.
Any opinion/comment posted is that of my own and not that of Southwest Airlines Co.
FLLflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 14 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1295 times:
It would not surprise me to see American respond with MIA service. Its been brutal for us to get to Bermuda from So. Florida, particularly in the winter. Usually, through JFK or BOS. The DL service through ATL is not convenient for a business traveler. Kudos to USAirways, but we need daily service to BDA from either airport.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31107 posts, RR: 74 Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1271 times:
US will probably be happy with the results and increase it to a daily service eventually
Very true. But AA will very likely respond with MIA-BDA, and AA has the upperhand in this market, which would probably limit how many flights USAirways can offer (I don't think AA will kick them out). Lucky for US, the US/Bermuda billatteral is extremely restrictive.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1254 times:
Yes, it true about AA likely with the new nonstop from MIA-BDA first time ever and it's been gone for the very long time and I've never been went to Bermuda trip either. Anyone who did flies to Bermuda flight once before? Please leave with the postings for us. Thanks!!