Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 2):
That is really impressive. I didn't think the list was so extensive!
JFK exists purely for O&D. While, there are connections to be made on early morning flights from BOS, DCA, YUL and YHZ, and a few Transatlantic flights, JFK alone can generate enough O&D to fill many, many A300s a day to the islands (roach coach). One of the main reason AA doesn't fly so many is to maintain yields, and the fact they are relatively short on aircraft. So, given this fact, JFK is mostly centered on the first type of service, the VFR traffic, with heavy emphasis on very dense A300 routes flying multiple daily frequencies to the likes of PAP, SDQ, STI, etc. With that being said, JFK still has enormous leisure traffic as well to places like MBJ, STT, SXM, BGI, etc., but the volume and the yields are with the VFR.
Delta flies JFK-MIA non-stop as well. In addition, even though jetBlue doesn't fly MIA-JFK, their FLL-JFK flights effectively compete. They compete to the point where AA matches jetBlue's fares on MIA-JFK.
The best performing route in AA's entire Caribbean network might surprise some people: Miami-Providenciales.
AJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 737 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4481 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 9): The best performing route in AA's entire Caribbean network might surprise some people: Miami-Providenciales.
PLS really cleans up on the excess bag charges.
Turks Islanders come to Miami on massive shopping trips. They return with huge suitcases and coolers full of food. Lots of excess luggage and overweight bag charges, but it is still cheaper for them to shop in Miami.
N276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4321 times:
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. has U.S. Customs and Immigration. When you land there, you just disembark the aircraft and exit the terminal, it's only when leaving that you have to clear C & I.
A few years back, AA tested a new strategy where the first flight of the morning (757) to MIA would clear C & I in MIA instead of STT. This proved to be unpopular with the STT passengers, having to deal with the MIA crowds @ Customs, so it was discontinued and everyone now pre-clears in STT before leaving. I personally flew on one of those flights and I agree, it's easier getting it over with in STT (no lines) vs MIA.
AAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 916 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4245 times:
You would be surprised how many US Citizens do not realize you do NOT need a US passport to visit PR. Obviously you do if you are from another country. AA Has signs all over the airport now in SJU 'Hey US Citizens..you do not need a passport to visit PR'. I was almost embarrassed to read these banners..goes to show you...
UPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4226 times:
Quoting ElmoTheHobo (Reply 1): Santo Domingo
Port Au Prince
St. Lucia (UVF)
Bermuda (If you want to call it the Caribbean).
Service to Puerto Plata and Kingston were dropped over the past two years.
Did AA fly JFK-CUR in the past? if so when was it dropped?
CODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2472 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4157 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 11): AA does very well on EWR-MIA and carrier a significant amount of traffic on the route.
The bulk of AA's traffic on EWR-MIA is comprised of passengers connecting to AA's massive Latin American network out of MIA. That said, the O/D market to MIA is quite strong and higher-yielding than FLL, at least for Continental.
: I'm glad I wasn't the only one who did that! Actually, that doesn't surprise me at all - Provo is growing by leaps & bounds, lots of new hotel and co
: AA flew JFK-CUR, I beleive and someone correct me if I am wrong it ended in 2002.
: STX - St. Croix US Virgin Islands also has US Customs and Immigration, just like our friends on STT. We used to have direct JFK service back in the 90
: ROFL!! This is too funny. I needed the laugh. Back on topic, with the expansion to new/restarted routes (eg, JFK-UVF), it looks like AA is feeling th
: It has nothing to do with encroachment. AA has been returning a lot of service that was pulled because of construction at JFK. With one of the largest
: Which routes were pulled because of construction? UVF was definitely not one of those.