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American Eagle RJs To The Caribbean (MIA-LRM)  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32898 posts, RR: 71
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6048 times:

American Eagle's first RJ service to the Caribbean (the Bahamas isn't the Caribbean) is launching on April 5th. American Eagle will offer daily ERJ-145 service between Miami and La Romana, replacing current 2x weekly 737-800 service, as well as the to-be-discontinued ATR service from San Juan.

AA 3584 MIA 1305-1520 LRM ER4 Daily
AA 3590 LRM 1555-1835 MIA ER4 Daily

I don't really foresee this becoming common. La Romana is an extreme niche destination with minimal demand, and a privately owned airport, to which I believe AA's service, the only scheduled service from anywhere in the United States, is privately backed. It is only 70 miles from Santo Domingo.


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User currently offlinecommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11712 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6012 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
I don't really foresee this becoming common. La Romana is an extreme niche destination with minimal demand, and a privately owned airport, to which I believe AA's service, the only scheduled service from anywhere in the United States, is privately backed. It is only 70 miles from Santo Domingo.

Not to mention the most important thing: because the plane can hug the chain of islands/airports from Florida to the Bahamas to the Turks & Caicos to Haiti and the D.R. into La Romana, a non-overwater-certified Eagle RJ can fly it.

I personally don't foresee RJs becoming common for AA in the Caribbean, either.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16878 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5992 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
I don't really foresee this becoming common.

I don't know, there might be a couple more opportunities for ERJs from MIA, especially in light of the continued draw down of the Eagle operation at SJU. A couple possible routes I thought of are;

MIA-Tortola 1128 mi.
MIA-Virgin Gorda 1138 mi.
MIA-Mayaguez 989 mi.
MIA-Anguilla 1221 mi.
MIA-Nevis 1282 mi.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32898 posts, RR: 71
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5946 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
I don't know, there might be a couple more opportunities for ERJs from MIA, especially in light of the continued draw down of the Eagle operation at SJU. A couple possible routes I thought of are;

MIA-Tortola 1128 mi.
MIA-Virgin Gorda 1138 mi.
MIA-Mayaguez 989 mi.
MIA-Anguilla 1221 mi.
MIA-Nevis 1282 mi.

Only MIA-MAZ is actually possible on the RJs, which need to hug coastlines. Any routings outside of Hispanola/Puerto Rico route the plane too far north of hugging island chains.

More viable would be islands like Cayman Brac or Grand Turk, but at that close distance you just use an ATR.

[Edited 2011-01-12 17:55:16]


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User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3098 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5946 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
A couple possible routes I thought of are;

How about MIA-DOM, or is that too far overwater?


User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6186 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5877 times:

MIA-CZM? A MIA-BZE RON might work....maybe MIA-MID....jump the pond at the Yucatan Channel.


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User currently offlineflyby519 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5412 times:

I wonder if AA had a 100 seater if they could make it work in some of those longer segments from MIA to the ex-ATR destinations.


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User currently offlinejetsetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5322 times:

Does DL have special equipment on the CR7s that allows them to operate ATL to BZE and RTB?

User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2455 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5268 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
MIA-Tortola 1128 mi.
MIA-Virgin Gorda 1138 mi.
MIA-Mayaguez 989 mi.
MIA-Anguilla 1221 mi.
MIA-Nevis 1282 mi.

Unlikely- runway lengths (& types):

Tortola TUPJ Rwy 07/25 4640'
Virgin Gorda TUPW Rwy 03/21 2530' - dirt
Mayaguez TJMZ Rwy 9/27 4990'
Anguilla TQPF Rwy 10/28 5420'
Nevis TKPN RWY 10/28 3980'



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User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6186 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5109 times:

Quoting jetsetter629 (Reply 7):
Does DL have special equipment on the CR7s that allows them to operate ATL to BZE and RTB?

DL operates CR9 to BZE.....I believe the are over water equipped.



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