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Apple Vacations/F9 Starts BDL - PUJ  
User currently offlineboeing71234567 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 66 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Front page in the Hartford Courant this morning. There was a small ad from the Hartford Courant (front Page) today. A charter flight (Apple Vacation) will be departing from BDL to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on every Saturday night from February 2, 2013 until April 20, 2013. What are your thoughts? Is this only the beginning for BDL? Are there any other airlines that are likely to start service out of BDL? If so to where?


[Edited 2012-10-29 21:30:06]

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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2800 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

I'm not sure what BDL really has to offer that you couldn't get in BOS or NYC. As much as I like BDL there just isn't really any need for much more service. You have Florida covered well, SJU by B6 and most of the major hubs across the country. I suppose a west coast flight to SFO or LAX could be in the cards. But DL couldn't make LAX work a couple years ago.

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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4676 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

BDL and PVD for that matter used to have a lot of charters like these back before the economy tanked. CUN, AUA and PUJ stand out as previous destinations. BDL-CUN used to be a Mexicana charter back in the day. I think BDL had 3-4 destinations for these types of charters at the peak in the early 2000's

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User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

LOoks like F9 is the next USA3000

User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25323 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1577 times:
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Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 3):
LOoks like F9 is the next USA3000

Based on the a mount of work they're all doing for Apple Vacations this winter, you could say that Airtran (Southwest) and Sun Country are the next USA3000 as well.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8903 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 2):
BDL-CUN used to be a Mexicana charter back in the day.

Delta still runs seasonal BDL-CUN service on Saturdays. This upcoming season it appears to be on a 737-800.

DL497 Lv BDL 830a Ar CUN 1208p B738
DL498 Lv CUN 100p Ar BDL 539p B738

User currently offlinecrj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Pretty much doing charter flights is a win-win situation for the airline. Apple Vacations is the one who has to sell the tickets and loses if they don't sell enough. Regardless if the plane has 1 or 150 people the airline will still get paid so it would be foolish to turn down gaurenteed money.

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