MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31730 posts, RR: 72 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2280 times:
Cayman Airways has been approved the fly to Boston. They will operate a sesonal non-stop service between Boston and Grand Cayman once a week with a 737 (-300, I assume). Service starts 5 November 2004, and runs through 2 April 2005. Flights arrive Friday evenings, and depart Boston on Saturday morning.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8818 posts, RR: 12 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2228 times:
Thanks for the heads-up. I'll try and capture this bird sometime in December...right now, I am either heading up to BOS on either the 10th or 11th of December, so I might have to head up Friday night to catch this bird.
Caymanair From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2004, 856 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2048 times:
the route is year round. it goes GCM-BOS on friday evening and overnights in boston then leaves saturday morning BOS-GCM and the same evening GCM-BOS where it overnights again. it returns sunday morning.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31730 posts, RR: 72 Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
the route is year round.
No it isn't. You cannot book it past 2 April. It might go year-round, eventually, but it isn't yet. Even their DOT application said it was seasonal. Also, you are correct that it will operate twice a week, though res systems are only showing the Saturday evening/Sunday morning flight during peak holiday periods.
A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 46 Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1964 times:
US: 1x CLT; SaSu PHL
US is 8x weekly to CLT.
But, this would be the only current non-stop service to GCM..... Unless, UA, US, or DL wanted to step in and copycat the service like they seem to do other places when a new service starts up.
GCM is one of the destinations US has been likely considering out of BOS, but US has the problem of connecting pax at BOS, and international arrivals being in a different terminal. (This already affects their MBJ and CUN flights.) Now that AUA has seen an increase in frequency, I think that STT would be an "easier" new destination than GCM or SXM.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
Stock1985 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 82 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
Why doesnt AA consider adding a GCM nonstop from DFW or ORD, I am sure that the connecting traffic alone could support it, as for most of us GCM is a two connector through MIA. I would think that the traffic would be there, and the yields are good from this market.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31730 posts, RR: 72 Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1923 times:
Why doesnt AA consider adding a GCM nonstop from DFW or ORD, I am sure that the connecting traffic alone could support it, as for most of us GCM is a two connector through MIA.
AA simply doesn't care to operate Caribbean services from DFW or ORD. The only Caribbean flight from either is to their San Juan hub (and AA also flies DFW-NAS, though Nassau is not in the Caribbean). The two-connection problem is going to be slowly elimated, because AA is building up their domestic network out of MIA very heavily.