ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2179 times:
I don't know why American operated MCO-JFK in the first place. JFK is no hub for American, just an airport where it has considerable operations heavily if not totally dependent on O&D traffic. American didn't belong in the MCO-JFK market (are you sure the MCO route was not operated out of LGA?) and this is precisely one of the many things that is wrong with the airline industry. Too many airlines serving the same place. Why would AA bother with MCO, a market it has no real leverage in, unlike JetBlue, Delta, and Continental, all of which cover it well from the NY area.
Hpa318 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 124 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1892 times:
The flights will be cut from JFK but will go to LGA instead , if you check the flt schdl starting May1, we will have 6 daily LGA-MCO-LGA flights, the slots come from the 3x LGA-PBI that is discontinued APR30. I heard through the grapevine that LGA-FLL will go 757 for the summer season, yet to see.
YV136C From Venezuela, joined Mar 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1781 times:
Aggghhh, bad news for the SJU route from CCS, although I never quite understood the economics of it.
Flyguy, indeed there is no direct JFK flight from CCS, however CO flies to EWR almost daily (5x a week I think), which is not a bad alternative. The CCS-JFK that AA flew had terrible loads, that´s why they ended it.
I´m glad to hear AA will have it´s 5 daily flights to MIA back, that route was having troubles with the general strike that lasted 2 months back in December of last year, VH had 3 daily flights and they´re only doing one now.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 56 Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1644 times:
This is exactly what's RIGHT with the airline industry. Competition is a good thing, from a consumers standpoint, because it keeps airfares low (or lower than they would be).
It's not right when no airline can make money because of a saturated market. Competition is good, but when it becomes too much to the point that there are no winners (except for the consumer), it's not good. Airlines need to make money at the same time as attracting customers.
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UN_b732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4286 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1629 times:
Delta flies JFK-MCO, jetBlue flies JFK-MCO. And once you got Blue and DL in a route, your most likely not spelling a route to success. Plus it's a point-to-point service, which American doesn't feed any connections on. The cut of the SJU-CCS will probably begin spelling the way for intra-carribean services by US. Right now US serves PHL,PIT,CLT-Carribean, but i could see A319s going within the Carribean, or E145s, if their financial status gets better.
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MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31109 posts, RR: 74 Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1533 times:
The cut of the SJU-CCS will probably begin spelling the way for intra-carribean services by US
I don't see what the two have anything to do with each other. SJU-CCS is being cut only until 14 June. Then it resumes as a daily 737-800. The main purpose of the flight is to serve wealthy Venezuelans who love to vacation in the Cairbbean.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 15 Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1473 times:
you have to pick and chose the routes where you want to compete vigorously. Trying to do it when an established player (DL) with a pending low cost arm, and a highly successful low cost airline already in that market is a recipe for failure. American has no business serving MCO from either JFK or from LGA, except to serve its loyal FF base. Other than that, it does not need this route or this market.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 5966 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1452 times:
The infamous CCS-SJU suspended again, does it surprise me? Not at all.
I believe a daily 737-800 (which I think continues to MCO)is to much capacity for that route, AAEagle evaluated the route a couple of years ago (not quite sure if they indeed operated the route). But it's a route AAEagle would have no problem operating it with the ATR72, even on a daily basis.
Fleet service From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 622 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1400 times:
American has no business serving MCO from either JFK or from LGA, except to serve its loyal FF base. Other than that, it does not need this route or this market.
The passenger demand for the route is there,the flights from LGA and JFK are always heavy.Once the summer peak travel season is over three of the MCO flights will in all probability be shifted back to JFK.
Not having a presence in the NYC-FLA market is detrimental to the marketing of the product as a whole.Airlines tout their networks,if your network doesn't give you the option of going to see the Mouse without an OAL connection your network is lacking and is vunerable.
As for the comment about feed,the JFK feed is indeed lacking with the drawdown of the majority of the Eagle flying there,but Eagle at LGA provides a sizeable ammount of feed.
I see connection bags from many Eagle cities on the MCO flights on a daily basis,as well as a decent number of OAL connection bags.
Yes, I actually *do* work for an airline,how about you?