MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31778 posts, RR: 73 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3054 times:
American Airlines is apparently pleased with the performance of MIA-MAN, despite word that the flight started off weak in profits (loads have been healthy, though), which is futher demonstrated by the cheap fares to be found.
However, they have uploaded the flight for sale for next winter season. It will re-start 30 October 2005. This is likely in an attempt to get advanced holiday planners to book on the flight, nothing is set in stone, but as of now, it is resuming.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31778 posts, RR: 73 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3000 times:
Any info on type or flight #? Probably a 763 or 777.
777s are reserved for high-yielding flights since they have an F cabin. MIA-MAN definitley doesn't fit this criteria.
Schedule and flights numbers are unchanged.
. Any idea if this flight will start to operate at a reduce frequency during summer 2006?
Unlikely, however AA has also put no end date on the seasonal service when it resumes, which means it is infinitely bookable (up to 331 days in advance) at current. Though they will more than likely put an end date on the service as we get closer to the start date.
Also will MAN-BOS operate at a reduced frequency next winter?
While it has been talked about, and this is more likely than MIA-MAN operating year-round, it is unlikely. BOS-MAN has done very, very well, but Boston-Europe is also a heavily seasonal market that sees considerable more demand during the summer than the winter.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31778 posts, RR: 73 Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2976 times:
Any chance of DFW-MAN resuming?
There is no point, because with few exceptions, all the major connecting oppurtunities offered through DFW can be made through MIA/ORD/BOS. And one of the most important markets is Manchester-Caribbean, which MIA and BOS offer and DFW doesn't. There is also very minimal O&D on the route.
BHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1332 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2918 times:
Glad to see another option to MAN sticking around. I non-revved on this flight on 30 Nov and while the Y cabin was about 80-85% full, J class had maybe 10 pax in the 29 pax cabin. I almost had too much attention from the F/A...
I'm sure premium loads and yields will improve with time...
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31778 posts, RR: 73 Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2707 times:
If they could make the Montevideo nonstop flight year-round, I´d be very very happy. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wouldn't be surprised...loads have exceeded expectations and yields are excellent (no surprise, MVD has always been a strong yielding market). Of course, there is a lot of additional holiday traffic right now, but the flights done well none the less. The few flights so far have been going out near packed, and advanced bookings are strong. Look for MIA-ASU to go non-stop too.
Billy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 8 Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2657 times:
I did mention on an earlier thread that the GLA opportuntity went away as AA felt the competition was too hot for next year. The route was forecast to lose a heap of cash even with Scottish Exec funds. BHX fell into this camp too. A very interesting project at AA is being explored for next summer. Announcement in January if it comes off.
More transatlantics are under evaluation for 2006 including STN.
Richardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3732 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2627 times:
I was at MIA in November and this route was advertised on Billboards as you drove into the airport.
With bmi doing MAN-LAS and AA doing MAN-MIA, this is good news for Manchester travel agents and tourists.
Aacun From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 479 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
You´re certainly right on that. I was on the inagural, and the loads were defenitely surprising. Asu would probably work, but I´m not sure if to the extent of MVD. The sales people in Uruguay are certainly doing a great job pushing the sale of this flight. They are so excited to finally have their own nonstop, and they certainly want to keep it, with eyes towards making it daily and year round.