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User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

Fly First Class is the name of a public charter carrier operating an all-First Class (56 seat) 737-200 between Ft. Lauderdale and Nassau.
http://www.flyfirstclass.us/

Any picks on how long this one will last?

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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32776 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

Very intresting. I don't think it will last, but interesting to say the least. How they will offer all this first class service, when the plane is at crusing for only about 20-25 minutes is beyond me.

I wonder what the fares are like, though. The SFL-NAS market is extremely expensive. Average fares are in the $225-$250 range for the 300 mile flight, though Bahamasair usually offers fares in the high-$100s, despite the fact there are about 50 daily flights on four airlines. Airlines can charge it because it is a vital route for the Nassau community. Bahamians frequently travel to Miami to shop, see doctors, visit family, do business, and vacation, and it carries a lot of cargo. It is rare to find a Bahamaian resident who does has not visited South Florida. On the other side, Miamians flock to Nassau for weekend vacations all year long, and seem to have no problem paying the fares.

[Edited 2004-08-09 15:26:34]


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User currently offlineEALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3225 times:

$300 FLL to NAS??? I'm ok with an AE ATR72 thank you very much! If it were out of MIA though, the prices could become comparable at times!

User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

I bet they wont even be able to serve you a meal before landing in NAS. Really stupid idea.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32776 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

$300 FLL to NAS??? I'm ok with an AE ATR72 thank you very much! If it were out of MIA though, the prices could become comparable at times!

FLL-NAS fares are not lower than MIA-NAS. They are averaging about $240 round-trip. AA recently ran a fare sale on Ft. Lauderdale-Nassau. You could purchase a round-trip for $209, a bargain for that route. The American Eagle ATR you are okay with will cost you not much less. Neither will a Continental Connection 1900. The only airline that offers low fares on this route, as I mentioned earlier, is Bahamsair, and even those low fares are high for such a short route.



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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

From experience, a long time ago, there used to be regular 'Gambling' flights between MIA and NAS. I wouldn't mind betting that the NAS Casinos may offer Vouchers to the punters, which might be given out as Boarding Cards on embarking in FLL, or even kickbacks to the airline for bringing in the punters!

I'm not a gambler, but some years ago a group of friends and I took an evening dinner cruise out of Miami, and we moored just outside the three mile zone, and let the fun commence! All I did was keep topping up my girl friend's purse with more playing money. Well, the Scotch was good!





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User currently offlineJc2354 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 582 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

From their website:

Fares From Ft. Lauderdale,Fl. to Nassau,Bahamas

One way fares from $169.00
Roundtrip from $299.00



If not now, then when?
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2987 times:

Looks like they've picked up a really old 737-200 with a corporate layout from some bankrupt company who used to fly sports charters (maybe "Fly First Class" - which sounds suspiciously like an a.net username - won the damn thing in a poker game) and it's cheaper to fly it every day to Nassau and back with 56 occupied seats than it is to refurbish the aircraft. I don't know how long it'll last either, but with one old 737-200 (non-Adv, I bet), no-one's trying to be the next jetBlue either. This is a few old cowboys making a few bucks. Enjoy it while it lasts. I just hope the plane doesn't get wet.


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