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User currently offlineTLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 593 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

In the early 90's didn't UA consider MCO a small hub? Besides the flights that remain today (ORD, DEN, SFO, LAX and IAD), where else did they fly to from MCO?


Bill in ATL
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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

UA flew to some Florida cities from MCO in the early 1990s, but as far as I know MCO was never a sizeable operation for them... it was always such for EA and DL, though.

User currently offlineN777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

It may have been a "focus city", but it was never a hub. They had a much larger operation at Miami.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16870 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

They flew to EWR, LGA, DCA and BOS aswell as DEN, IAD, ORD, LAX, SFO.


Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Not too long ago, they used to have some pretty good capacity in MCO. 763 to DEN, ORD, LAX at various times if my memory is correct. Now they've scaled back. Well, they've scaled everything back.

User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

They flew MCO-MSY with a 733 for a short while.


Steve in N.O


User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

"Well, they've scaled everything back."

Understatement of the year, hehehe



buhh bye
User currently offlineGroundStop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

At one point in the early 90's, United Express (ACA) operated several J32's out of MCO to RSW, PBI, and a few others I'm forgetting.

JP


User currently offlineCre From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2192 times:

UA also flew MCO-MKE during that time, but it only lasted a short while.

User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2176 times:

I remember the UA mini hub at MCO but cant remember where they flew to. I do remember the schedules were set up for connections.
I think this was like 1990, 91 or 92.


User currently offlineOrd From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1382 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2174 times:

Miami was never as large as the Orlando mini-hub in terms of flights. I believe at its high point Miami had about 30 daily departures. Orlando at its peak had about 50.


User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

I always thought moving the South American flights from Miami to Orlando would have been a smart move. Keeps them away from AA and would allow the possibility of expansion.


My definition of cool ? Not trying so hard to be cool.
User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

They flew to all the cities listed above plus most major cities in Florida. And they did it with 757's. 757's nonstop from MCO to MIA/TPA/FLL and PBI!

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32783 posts, RR: 72
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

I always thought moving the South American flights from Miami to Orlando would have been a smart move. Keeps them away from AA and would allow the possibility of expansion.

Yeah, except there is absolutley no business traffic and yields would be horrendous. Like AA's failed MCO-GRU experiment, UA doing Orlando-LatAm would never have lasted more than a few months. Until then, United still has a 737-500 flying MIA-MCO daily to connect to Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Sao Paulo.



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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

**I always thought moving the South American flights from Miami to Orlando would have been a smart move. Keeps them away from AA and would allow the possibility of expansion.**

Keep in mind the market for Latin American flights. Orlando has a decent sized South American population, but no where near that of Miami. Orlando's largest Latin American population is Puerto Rican which is served multiple times daily by AA and ATA flying to Puerto Rico. I just don't think there would be much demand for a MCO to Buenos Aires or Santiago like there would in Miami. At most they could possibly fill up a A320 on 3x weekly flights. COPA only flies here 4X weekly on a 73G


User currently offlineOrd From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1382 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

DC-10s were also used on the intra-Florida flights. I was on a DC-10 from MCO-FLL on a few occasions.

User currently offlineUalisthebst From United States of America, joined May 2001, 79 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Believe it or not, United did fly MCO-MDW for a while in the late 80's as well.

I think that was my last flight in a 727-100.
-Ualisthebst


User currently offlineTLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

I remember in the early 90's, UA served SRQ with a 757 flight to MCO. I believe that flight continued from MCO to IAD. UA does not serve SRQ anymore.


Bill in ATL
User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

on weekends back in the late 80's, ua use to fly DC-10s to phl, ewr, bos and bdl, flight numbers in the 1980-1990 range signifying weekend only service.

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