Lrgt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 711 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3308 times:
To which of these cities is the O&D market to Bermuda the best?
I know BOS, EWR, and PHL each have 2 daily round-trips:
BOS: 1 on DL B738, 1 on US A319
JFK: ??? (AA I beleive flies this)
EWR: 2 on CO B73G
PHL: 2 on US (a/c varies)
I know that US PHL-BDA is their shortest 767 flight and they are the only wide-body from the USA to Bermuda, but some of that may be connecting traffic, so I am not so sure if PHL is REALLY the best O&D market for Bermuda.
ALSO....why are the fares so damn expensive? !!! ($600+ always)
It is interesting, but I beleive Bermuda is actually closest to BOS!
For one, Bermuda is a country with a very high cost of living. I've gone there several times on vacation and I believe, and correct me if I'm wrong, the number of flights there are generally restricted by the government so the island does not become overrun with tourists. Usually if you're visiting there it is best to get a vacation package deal.
[Edited 2005-04-25 06:58:17]
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AC787 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3090 times:
The flights to Bermuda from Canada can usually be found at a good price. I've been able to get tickets, generally, for under 500$... and thats Canadian currency. Although at some peak seasons those good prices are scarce.
BAW716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2030 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3068 times:
Fares to Bermuda are high due to the relative few flights in and out on a daily basis.
This may change somewhat with the entrance of JetBlue in May; although what I have found with JetBlue is that they open with low fares, but their fares can be as high as anyone else's on those routes; all they have to do is charge the going rate - $30 to $40 and their planes are jammed. Since they only send one plane, it really doesnt affect the market that much.
In addition, those that go to Bermuda have the money to afford it. Bermuda is a beautiful place, but it is not cheap. This is part of the reason that relatively few people go to Bermuda...few can afford it; hence the high fares.
David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
FA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3047 times:
Quoting BAW716 (Reply 5): This may change somewhat with the entrance of JetBlue in May; although what I have found with JetBlue is that they open with low fares, but their fares can be as high as anyone else's on those routes
Since when were we starting service to BDA in May??
Sebwhite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
Don't forget all the other flights!
Air Canada (Halifax, Toronto)
American Airlines (Miami, New York JFK)
British Airways (London Gatwick)
Continental Airlines (Newark)
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, Boston)
Northwest Airlines (Detroit)
US Airways (Boston, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, New York LaGuardia, Orlando, Philadelphia, Washington National)
USA 3000 (Baltimore/Washington, Newark)
United Airlines (seasonal service to Chicago O'Hare -- did this disappear?)
A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2902 times:
Will there be many 762's available for domestic service in the summer with PHL-Venice and Barcelona starting?
No. US has 10 of them, and will be flying PHL-AMS/MUC/FRA/DUB/SNN/GLA/BCN/VCE with 8 of them. One spare will fly PHL-CLT-LAS-CLT-CUN-CLT-PHL (with the LAS-CLT a redeye), and the other spare will fly PHL-BDA-PHL. The A330 spare will fly PHL-SJU-PHL, as always.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33516 posts, RR: 71
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2804 times:
Quoting Lrgt (Reply 14): I am also shocked to find that there is no service from BDA to ORD (or MDW)!
I am surprised that neither AA or UA do this! I guess most of the CHI-BDA traffic goes through PHL?
United Airlines operated ORD-BDA last year. The route performed miserably. Bermuda also acts as an "east coast" destination, and, more specificlly, a Northeastern's destination. The biggest gap in Bermuda's route network had always been Miami, though AA fixed that this past March.