ORBITJFK From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1807 times:
Do you think a West Coast - Caribbean flight could work? I know TWA operated a Daily 757 from Los Angeles to San Juan, but was it profitable? Maybe a once weekly Los Angeles or San Francisco to Punta Cana or Aruba flight could work. Or is it E Coasters go to the Caribbean and W Coasters go to Hawaii and Mexico (generally speaking, of course)?
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1744 times:
I know AirJamaica flys MBJ-PHX. I know back in the 70's, DL used to fly LAX-SJU with DC-8's. On again, off again. The same with TW as well as AA. It just seems to me, it's just more of a seasonal route IMHO.
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RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10122 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1741 times:
The wealthier people on the west coast go to Hawaii or Tahiti (or other south Pacific Islands) and others go to Mexico. It takes so long to get to the Caribbean that it is often not worth it. Most of the interesting islands (such as Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Thomas) take 2 or 3 flights and at least 10 hours to get to today. Mexico and Hawaii are a straight shot, and in general are just as nice (and expensive). Of course there are many exceptions, but it is more about proximity and convenience to those that travel.
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Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1743 times:
JM still flies LAX-MBJ. I wish they would start weekend service to SFO, that would be great. AA is offering LAX-SJU right now, they started last year. I would love to see an SFO-AUA flight on TZ, or maybe SFO-SJU on AA, both would be cool. However, I don't think the demand exists.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6260 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1680 times:
Actually AA started LAX-SJU this past winter 3 times a week and it's going up to 5 weekly for the summer operated with a 767-300- I believe this is AA's longest domestic flight. As it has been mentioned above Air Jamaica still flies between MBJ and LAX.