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User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

just like the topic says the most traveled route domestic route in the USA was

Fort Lauderdale - New York

with 3.25M people.

what made this route so popular?

for more information: http://www.transtats.bts.gov/

I did a search but could not find anything.

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User currently onlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6882 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

New Yorkers like Florida, but MIA is too expensive?

That would be my guess.

Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2741 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

The major reason is that many, many, many, many old people - ahem, make that "senior citizens" - that spent nearly their entire childhood and working lives in the NYC metro area decide to move to Florida because of the appealing climate once they retire. However, given the fact that all of their family ties are still in the region, either they or their families frequently travel back and forth.

In fact, I've often heard the West Palm Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Miami area referred to as New York's "sixth borough".

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7228 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

As always, you need to remember that when those stats say "New York" they mean LGA + EWR + JFK, when they say "Chicago" they mean ORD + MDW, and so on. But when they say "Los Angeles" they mean LAX only, and when they say "San Francisco" they mean SFO only.

Also, they don't include Hawaii.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34614 posts, RR: 70
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

It is even busier when you combine Miami and West Palm Beach, which nearly doubles the figure to around 6M passengers a year.

There are various reasons. There is a ton of VFR traffic. Just about everyone in Miami has relatives in New York and visa-versa, and this is not an exageration. They are also top vacation destinations in both directions - Miamians love New York vacations, New Yorkers love South Florida vacations. And, as a result of the strong family ties, there is a huge amount of business traffic on this route.

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