rdh3e From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 2338 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7372 times:
Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 1): Good, nice to see UA finally acknowledging the South Florida market. Although aren't they going to be competing with NK and B6?
UA also has never had (until the merger) access to a partner on the other end. But with Silver Airways, formerly Gulfstream, having their base there, they should be able to draw some higher yielding connections onto those flights. Mostly into Jamaica and the near Caribbean type places.
According to wikipedia, UAEX has a "hub" at FLL for Silver Airways which as stated leads to some high yield connection opportunities. Wonder if a LAX-FLL or SFO-FLL is next considering ORD, CLE, IAD, EWR, IAH, and DEN are already served?
iadbudd From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6603 times:
This will be good for the Cruise ship traffic out of FLL and the deadheading UA crew members that fly out of IAD and still live down in the long since closed MIA crew base. It just basically picks up the slack of Jet Blue dropping IAD-FLL.
JasonCRH From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 313 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6074 times:
Incorrect. CO metal never served IADFLL after the merger. They started ORDFLL but never IAD. This will be the first UA service since UA discontinued in 2008
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MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 30282 posts, RR: 78
Reply 5, posted Fri Apr 13 2012 12:29:23 your local time (6 hours 22 minutes 45 secs ago) and read 1534 times:
This is the third try in as many years. CO tried IADFLL not long after the merger.
NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5770 times:
Quoting iadbudd (Reply 15): This will be good for the Cruise ship traffic out of FLL and the deadheading UA crew members that fly out of IAD and still live down in the long since closed MIA crew base.
Indeed! I was beginning to feel a little sorry for those UA crewmembers; B6 was somewhat a "UA crew shuttle" between So. Fla and IAD...
As for UA's business, any guesses on whether this route will be sustainable now that UA will have zero competition on IAD-FLL? From my experience, B6's loads have usually been pretty healthy between those two airports year-round, but I couldn't tell you how the yields were; I'm guessing DCA-FLL is knocking them out of the ballpark (or is about to).