Ahlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1334 posts, RR: 5 Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1072 times:
I have seen many reports of TWA starting service to Antigua (ANU) from JFK, but I can;t find any concrete info at TWA's website. As the flights are rumored to start Nov. 11, once a week, when is TWA going to announce these flights and post the schedules and make them available for reservation?
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 997 times:
Al, you sure? I don't see any press announcement regarding Antigua service and ANU hasn't been added to the Route Map. Also I can't seem to find any traces of this JFK-ANU flight on the "Flight Schedules"
ACVITALE From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 921 posts, RR: 11 Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 995 times:
Yes I am sure. The JFK-ANU service is a scheduled flight but, majority of the seats are sold thru tour operators. There are many flights in the first three months where the tour operators have already bought ALL the seats. The other few examples of this flight I have found show only a handful of seats (ie 8 or less) available and many of those at full F and Y fares.
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 988 times:
Thanks, found it. Terrific timing, unlike that EWR-BQN flight that leaves Puerto Rico at like 4 in the monring!
Anyway, I know (prob. from you Al ) that TW does this type of risk-shairing on a number of its Carribean services. I think all the EWR flights (to CUN, BQN, and PUJ) and the PLS, POP, CUN service are sold through large agencies.
What does this mean for the airine? By shifting risk to the travel agencies they probably make much less than on a regularly scheduled service because the agencies undoubtedly get the seats for very little. Also, did the agencies have any influence in picking these destinations and their origin airports, like EWR. I can't imagine TW would add flights from EWR on their own. Gracias.
Incidentally, Albert, best wishes on your new endeavor, but the website is completely password protected.