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Why No FLL-MCO On FL?  
User currently offlinejonathanxxxx From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 673 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

Hey guys,
I was just wondering as why FL doesnt have a flight from MCO-FLL. After all, MCO is a big hub for them and FLL a pretty big focus city. Surely they could have just put a maybe 3X daily 717? Yes I know that after the merger they'll get the route from WN but besides them it was just NK and Gulfstream as competition. So what are your thoughts?

[Edited 2011-04-28 04:49:21]

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User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2264 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

Southwest, Sprirt, and Gulfstream. I'm guessing AirTran did their research and decided with that many seats already available, it wouldn't have been a money maker.


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User currently offlineWABENNER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

plus while true that there could be some connection opportunities in MCO, those same connections also exist in ATL. Also I bet MCO isnt set up as a "banked" hub so connections on FLL-MCO might not be as much as you think

User currently offlinejonathanxxxx From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

Oh okay, but maybe with O&D could've drove the route; not just connections    . because remember FLL gets traffic from North Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, South Palm Beach (I know not an area but you know what I mean). So it could be enough especially since Gulfstream really didn't provide much competition it was just WN and NK.

User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2264 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 3):
Oh okay, but maybe with O&D could've drove the route;

I'd bet the AirTran folks considered O&D as well. If the money wasn't there, they had no reason tofly the route. They fly to make money, and for no other reason.



I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlineirish From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

At swa 95% from fll is transfers

User currently offlineUSXguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1041 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

irish - that's a little high. I used to frequent FLL-MCO and there were a lot of us who would take one of the late morning flights up and the 6pm-ish flight home. Back when WN had "club" seating, I recall seeing an entire bunch take up the exit rows and the few rows behind it. (I would typically take the 'crew rest' in the very back on the DEF side).

(which makes me miss the WN club seating config now...   )

but back on topic, I flew to MCO frequently to hop on the FL flights to TYS, and there were a few times that I wasn't the only one doing it.



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User currently offlinejonathanxxxx From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Exactly so i guess at least 2x daily 717 would justify it with connections, after all I think FL has some destinations out of MCO that it doesn't have out of ATL. Adequately timed they can be profitable.

User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

I was actually surprised that this route wasn't done back when they had their JetConnect services operated by Air Wisconsin. They were doing several intra-Florida routes, but MCO-FLL wasn't one of them.

User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2908 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

It isn't all that surprising that FL doesn't fly this route. MCO is a very big gateway for them, but many of the flights are sub-daily p2p routes. They seem to be more inclined to offer complementary p2p flights directly into FLL than have folks connect through MCO. The bigger question is why B6 doesn't link it's major focus cities at MCO and FLL together!


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