M180up From El Salvador, joined May 2006, 403 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8924 times:
reading my bulletins yesterday we got a new one saying service to KIN and SDQ from FLL will be dropped if i remember correctly on september 9th, any info about this? there wasn't more info on the bulletin, is still pending
Kkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8574 times:
Really a shame. US Airways strategy has shifted with management shifts and quite frankly AA wasn't going to allow another legacy to come into their territory. We will see if NK can make it for the long haul on these routes or if eventually they pull back as well.
I do have to say though if an airline cannot make FLL-KIN work, they aren't trying hard enough. While most people from Latin America and Carribean prefer MIA even if they live in Broward, the Jamaicans that I know in Miami-Dade prefer FLL and obviously so do the Jamaicans in Broward. I guess US is just pulling the plug on FLL altogther, so hopefully they'll give up some gates and allow Jet Blue or WN to expand.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33594 posts, RR: 71
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8249 times:
Quoting PVD757 (Reply 4): How about FLL-CUN? I heard that is going away too but isn't listed here...
The route is staying. I don't expect FLL-CUN to be discontinued, but never say never. FLL-CUN was existed before the US Airways' minihub.
Also the latest wild (and I won't believe it until I see a PR) rumour going around is that US might be doing some minor international expansion out of MIA when the new Star terminal comes around. We'll see, I don't buy it, but it has been going around.
I am sorry. I meant to say Delta just started this route out of ATL, not FLL. I said it might be great for Delta because they have a big prescence in florida and can route the FLL pax up to ATL and down to KIN.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
Ualcsr From United States of America, joined May 2006, 487 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8076 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 12): Also the latest wild (and I won't believe it until I see a PR) rumour going around is that US might be doing some minor international expansion out of MIA when the new Star terminal comes around. We'll see, I don't buy it, but it has been going around.
The rumor I've heard is that per agreement with Miami-Dade County, Star must have minimum 35 flights out of the new terminal. I 've counted the following (although I could be off by a few):
Total - 30, provided RG stays afloat. As it's unlikely that any international carrier would add flights to reach the 35 minimum, it would be up to UA or US. Given that I'm a former MIA UA employee, all my rumors come from UA sources and I've heard that UA might make up the slack with a few TED flights out to the West Coast. Again, all pure speculation.
MD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8039 times:
Well US should just give up on the FLL focus city, they've basically just given up on it.
Actually at one point the focus city looked like it had a bright future as a point where US could fly to points that relied on O&D traffic that couldnt be served elsewhere in the US system. Also for people in the South Florida region who wanted a alternative to AA and MIA..
So, if you reduce the 5 flights (and 1 to LAS), and make adjustments for RG's and AC's changing schedule, we're talking about 23 to 26-ish Star flights from MIA. If the 35 flight rumor is true, who do you think would pick up the flights? UAL bringing back MIA-SFO would be great, and I could see an additional IAD given the expansion there.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33594 posts, RR: 71
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7759 times:
Quoting Ualcsr (Reply 21): So, if you reduce the 5 flights (and 1 to LAS), and make adjustments for RG's and AC's changing schedule, we're talking about 23 to 26-ish Star flights from MIA. If the 35 flight rumor is true, who do you think would pick up the flights? UAL bringing back MIA-SFO would be great, and I could see an additional IAD given the expansion there.
Well, UA could definitley beef up. It is pathetic they only have two dailies to IAD and ORD in the first place. They should be at least 3x daily each. DEN could probably handle a third daily as well. Bring back LAX and SFO, and boom, UA is at 11x.
NADC10Fan From United States of America, joined May 2005, 165 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7269 times:
I must say, as a regular flier out of FLL, I regret this news. I've flown US from here on a variety of occasions, and the experience has always been good. For the airline industry, I suppose that reduction of capacity is necessary thing - but I can't say as I really want to see it in my home. In fact, from US I was hoping for the opposite, so I could perhaps catch some of their more 'interesting' aircraft. Ah well, will just have to do that in other ways, I guess ...
: Well... this dramatically decreases my options for SDQ. My family owns a house outside of SDQ and now it looks like we will be left with just a week o
: I meant strictly out of FLL. You won't fly NK??? It's a 321.. can't be that bad!
: its the same flight that is coming from kin, the routing is kin/fll/lga checked my bulletin just a few seconds ago, its sep 5th, but we still have in
: So did I, DL is rumored to start international flights from FLL in the near future. Overall the flight may not be that bad but arriving in FLL on a 3
: i just sent an e-mail to scott kirby our vp of marketing on this. i really hope they do not f-up the sdq service. at least move it to daily service ou
: The problem is that there are much higher yiuelding markets that these aircraft would be better utilized on. KIN and SDQ are both leisure and VFR mark
: SDQ and KIN are not leisure markets. There is very little tourist traffic to the airports, hence they have limited US service. PUJ and MBJ, respectiv