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Spirit To End Turks & Caicos Service  
User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

http://blogs.usatoday.com/sky/2006/09/spirit_cuts_car.html

"Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines ended its service to the Turks and Caicos on Sept. 3, Travel Weekly (free registration) reports. The airline first started flying to the Caribbean destination from its Fort Lauderdale hub in February ..."

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User currently offlineBelizexp From Belize, joined Dec 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

Quoting FA4B6 (Thread starter):
Spirit Airlines ended its service to the Turks and Caicos on Sept

What about Grand Turks service?



Belize my home sweet home...
User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4878 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

If it's not working...fix it or dump it. Glad to see NK isn't overflowing with testosterone on this one.


Next Up: STL-TPA-BWI-PWM-BWI-STL
User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2633 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

Quoting Belizexp (Reply 1):
What about Grand Turks service?

It was a tag-on with the PLS service, so no GDT either.

Boy, we kept this so quiet, I didn't even know it until now!! Oh well, if it doesnt work, dump it!!!



next flights ACY-TPA-ACY on NK, ACY-ORD-DEN-IAH-ACY on UA
User currently offlineAirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 548 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Quoting Nkops (Reply 3):
Oh well, if it doesnt work, dump it!!!

Great words. Flying profitable routes seem to always help the bottom line.  Smile Needless to say, NK still has a great Caribbean operation out of FLL.

Cheers


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

Turks is a very small market that unless you have a large route map in which to fill your flights I can see why it has been dropped. Surprised not to see it go as a seasonal destination though?


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 729 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

I am surprised this did not work for NK.

There is a lot of shopper traffic between T&C and S. Florida... Shoppers who normally bring back tons of excess luggage.

Several regular AA passengers from GDT had left AA MIA-PLS in favor of NK direct flights to GDT. I have been asked many times when Eagle was going to begin the MIA-GDT route so they could come back for their miles.

AJMIA



Lady it's a jet... not a kite.
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32176 posts, RR: 72
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Quoting AJMIA (Reply 6):
I have been asked many times when Eagle was going to begin the MIA-GDT route so they could come back for their miles.

It's been looked at closely lately, AFAIK, along with MIA-CYB.



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User currently offlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 729 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 7):
It's been looked at closely lately, AFAIK, along with MIA-CYB.

So do you think NK pulling out will help the chances of AA starting the MIA-GDT route or remove the urgency?

It looks like MIA-PLS will be 2X 757 instead of 3X 737 going forward.

Do you know how NK is doing on FLL-PUJ? AA beefed up MIA-PUJ when they started that route.

AJMIA



Lady it's a jet... not a kite.
User currently offlinePCEX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

Spirit is doing good FLL-PUJ. For the low season they kept 5 daily flights a week while other carriers are flying twice a week. They will be flying around for a while in PUJ.

User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2071 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 2):
Glad to see NK isn't overflowing with testosterone on this one.

They've got a few other "testosterone" fueled route choices still like ATL-LAS. This is another route they should rethink as they will be hosed on it by DL, FL, and US (HP). I thought they were flying or wanted to fly ATL-MCO but I can't seem to substatiate that, anyone know?


User currently offlineIndio66 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Kind of surprising given the growth of the T&C.

Any word on whether they are going to expand the PLS airport? I was there in July and it was the most crowded I have ever been in an airport waiting to depart. Also, it took forever to get through immagration going in.

The airport was the only thing I did not like about the T&C.


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2633 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 10):
I thought they were flying or wanted to fly ATL-MCO

They will be doing ATL-MCO and ATL-TPA seasonally starting in Nov. We'll see how it goes!!



next flights ACY-TPA-ACY on NK, ACY-ORD-DEN-IAH-ACY on UA
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32176 posts, RR: 72
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Quoting AJMIA (Reply 8):

So do you think NK pulling out will help the chances of AA starting the MIA-GDT route or remove the urgency?

It depends, I don't know how they did on the GDT sector, but lack of feed probably killed it. I think AA is better suited for the market with more feed and a more appropriate aircraft.

Quoting AJMIA (Reply 8):
It looks like MIA-PLS will be 2X 757 instead of 3X 737 going forward.

AA has gone back and forth with this all the time, between 2x 757 and 3x 738, for the past six years. It will go back to 3x 738 when the aircraft are available, but with 19 757s going away, and other schedule changes, they can't do 3x right now. MIA-PLS has one of the highest CASMs in AA's entire route network.

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 10):

They've got a few other "testosterone" fueled route choices still like ATL-LAS. This is another route they should rethink as they will be hosed on it by DL, FL, and US (HP).

ATL-LAS should do well because it originates/terminates in FLL with same plane service. Though the time will come when the flight will simply become FLL-LAS.



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User currently offlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 729 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 13):
MIA-PLS has one of the highest CASMs in AA's entire route network.

Why? Because of the short stage length?

AJMIA



Lady it's a jet... not a kite.
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32176 posts, RR: 72
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Quoting AJMIA (Reply 14):
Why? Because of the short stage length?

Sorry, I didn't mean CASM. I meant the fare to stage length ratio. The route is very short, but the average fare is a $360+ round-trip. PLS prints money as quick as KIN and PAP.



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User currently offlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 729 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 15):
Sorry, I didn't mean CASM. I meant the fare to stage length ratio. The route is very short, but the average fare is a $360+ round-trip. PLS prints money as quick as KIN and PAP.

Ah OK... and when you figure in the excess baggage charges that almost everyone ends up paying it is even better. Those coolers full of food are heavy!

AJMIA



Lady it's a jet... not a kite.
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