Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11697 times:
Iberia will give up MIA's hub according to the spanish newspaper "El Mundo".
The newspaper says:"Habrá un nuevo Hub en Centroamérica" (there will be a new hub in CentralAmerica) and "Las fuertes medidas de seguridad ahuyentan a Iberia de EEUU" (the big security's measures in USA frighten away to IB)
Many pax have complain about MIA's hub.
Iberia will seek a new hub in Central America.Cancún,Panamá and Costa Rica are candidates
What do you think about this notice?
Ushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2932 posts, RR: 17 Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11518 times:
I agree with Stefan.
And to be honest, I think that is the way to go. If a country treats you and your business bad, look for an alternative. I am also pretty sure that a smaller market country will do EVERYTHING that Iberia want.
A smart move if they do it, just sad for the spotters at MIA.
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11494 times:
Interesting, but I wonder which city will get IB's business if they go forward with this plan... MIA has two advantages, it is centrally located as a door to Latin America and has the benefit of an AA domestic and international hub. Lets see if their new plans work well!!!
Stefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11424 times:
Why should IB care an AA hub when they have their own hub there?
As much as I know there were lots of angry passengers who dislike US hubs and when it's possible to use another hub, they can do. There are much more centrally located places in the caribbean I think.
Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 15 Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11376 times:
In my opinion...this latest report is more than anything a scare tactic to the U.S. DOT to improve transit conditions at MIA AP. Moving the HUB to another city just doesnt make sense...there is no the feeder traffic that MIA produces. If you stick the HUB in Cancun for example...you will not get the same amount of feeder traffic to the other central american destination as you would in MIA. IB needs MIA to fill up the seats that are not sold in MAD. Then again...this whole...IB will move thing has been going on for years....who knows how long it could be before anything actually happens.
Tavve From Sweden, joined Sep 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11289 times:
It's a logic move.
A related question:
I'm not a frequent flyer but I've noticed a few things. When flying from A to C via B, where both A & C are non US cities but B is a US city, you have to enter B's country (USA)!!! Why? Is this system used at all international airports in the USA or just a few? What about MIA? Is that system used in any other country?
Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 15 Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11225 times:
Unfortunately this system was implemented post 9/11 due to "Terrorist" security concerns. Before 9/11 pax transiting through MIA would go to a transit lounge and wait there until the connecting flight was ready for boarding. Simply the burocracies of this country.
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11171 times:
Cuba would be a great hub for them. In view of the future political changes there, by establishing itself in Havana now, IB will be well anchored in the Carribean, could definitely (then) support Cubana, and become a major force, when "things finally change"...
ORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10997 times:
I can completely understand why IB would yank MIA as a hub. No airports in the U.S. have sterile concourses that allow foreign pax transiting the country to do so without clearing customs and immigrations. That is a huge waste of time for people that are only going to be in the country to change aircraft.
25 LatinAviation: SAP - Small outdated airport Small, yes. Outdated? Nope. It was overhauled in the late '90s with a new passenger terminal, jetbridges, etc. Very comfo
26 Flymia: I dont think so. First Miami has sp much O/D market and i dont know if they want to use the facilities in those Central American cities. Cancun is not
27 Juanr: It would be great if they choose BOG as their new hub instead of MIA, that would mean access not only to Central American destinations but also to Bol