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W Coast - Caribbean N/S?  
User currently offlineORBITJFK From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1779 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)?

Thank you,
ORBITJFK

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User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

not sure when it starts, but this summer, AA is going LAX-SJU

User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

did Air Jamaica ever, or do they still, fly an LAX - Jamaica flight (not sure MBJ or KIN)?

User currently offline4jaded From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Air Jamaica used to have LAX-MBJ nonstop. It was a wonderful flight. I took it twice and it was rather full... The potential is there I assume its all about price and marketing.

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1716 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.  Smile


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9652 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1713 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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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1715 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.

-Copa


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Alaska Airlines flies a daily LAX-CUN flight with the 739.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Correct! I know both flight was flying out from LAX-CUN with AS & MX, too. It is already 1 daily nonstop from LAX-CUN with Mexicana Airlines, too.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1652 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.
Chepos  Smile



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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

I think JM dropped PHX. When they did fly to PHX didn't it stop in ATL or somewhere on the east coast?

User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32799 posts, RR: 71
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

I think JM dropped PHX. When they did fly to PHX didn't it stop in ATL or somewhere on the east coast?


They did drop PHX, but it operated non-stop from MBJ.



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

I believe this is AA's longest domestic flight.

Not even close.

ORD-HNL is nearly 1000mi longer.... and then there's DFW-HNL, et al.


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