MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32736 posts, RR: 72 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3430 times:
American Eagle will discontinue weekend service between Raleigh/Durham and both Nassau and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood. Service to Nassau ends abruptly on 10 October 2004. Service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood ends on 31 October 2004. The flights operated twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays only, using ERJ-135s.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3397 times:
AA dropping the RDU-FLL weekend service is a surprise - I would think that the FLL flights would be successful based on cruise traffic alone! Isnt it odd that these "beach routes" are being dropped in advance of the winter season?
Hurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3066 times:
I'm not at all surprised that NAS didn't work out...not enough O/D to the Bahamas, same as the failed SJU route.
But FLL is a relatively large market from here, and, IIRC, was one of Midway's more popular routes. It couldn't be competition from DL that drove AA out, could it? They're the only other airline to fly RDU-FLL, and it looks like they only run 3 ER3s every day...