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User currently offlineDoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 851 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 881 times:

Local leaders in Birmingham where trying to get American to offer nonstop service to Miami.Has anyone heard of any developments on this?

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User currently offlineCannedSpam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 775 times:

BHM-MIA......I doubt AA would even consider it.

User currently offlineDoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 770 times:

Apparently they have.Birmingham's exec's and politicians welcomed Continental a year or so ago and they showed them around and expressed their interest in having Continental add Birmingham to their route system and they did.The same pitch is being made for American.Some of the business community are explaing about the work that they do in South America and so on,and the need for Birmingham to have better access to Latin America.So in some shape or form American will explore the opportunity.

User currently offlineBHMAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 140 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 769 times:

I'm not sure what kind of load factor they would get on this route. But I welcome the new service if in fact they do implement it. My question is would the service be on an RJ? I wonder what kind of loads AA is getting on their 3 F-100 trips to DFW daily. Also, new info, UA is pulling its 2 daily nonstops to ORD on June 7th which will be replaced with 2 RJs. TWE has also announced it will cease service completely to BHM sometime in March. Bad news for BHM lately.

User currently offlineDfw-man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 768 times:

If it did start and that is a big IF it would be rj's or fokker's

User currently offlineStlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 751 times:

Right now with American's only service to DFW, (with F-100's) increased service to MIA would be welcomed. Whenever I walk by the American gate in BHM the load factors seems to be pretty high, I wonder how the load factors on the proposed MIA service would be? Currently southwest flies to a few cities in Florida and Comair flies to Orlando so Miami would be a welcomed addition. Now that TWE is leaving on March 2nd I think Southwest has a bigger presence in BHM, soon it will only be southwest and Delta if we dont watch it..  By the way its nice to see someone else here is from Birmingham.... "BHMAL"

Regards

Brian


User currently offlineTomindc From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 738 times:

Seems like BHM is some kind of strange market dominated by DL? I know the local leadership convinced CO to come in with large jets and I think they cut back to RJs when load factors didn't develop. Then I was really excited with the US RJ service from DCA to BHM but then soon that was dropped in favor of Metrojet from IAD, which I'm not sure is still flying? Avoiding ATL becomes a full time job in traveling to AL.

Tom


User currently offlineDoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 739 times:

The more news that i hear from Birmingham the more it seems unlikely of the route ever developing.Birmingham will have to make some sort of pitch for it to start.

User currently offlineBHMAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 140 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 742 times:

I think BHM could definitely support at least an RJ to MIA on a daily basis. My guess is CO has the big market share to Latin America now via IAH. US is also scaling back service in BHM. Summer sked shows 1 trip to PHL down from 2 and 2 trips to LGA down from 3. I'm sad to see United go. I remember flying them nonstop to LAX in the early 80's. NW is increasing its service to MEM by one flight this summer. They seem to be doing well. I've flown their BHM to DTW nonstops several times this year and they generally seem to have good loads. The late trip back from DTW is sometimes a little light. Also good to see someone else from BHM on here!!

User currently offlineStlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 726 times:

Tomindc,

no I believe that the MetroJet left town only after a few months of direct non stop service to Washington. US Air had gotten TWE's old gate in the B concorse and they were hoping for high load factors but like mentioned above the city officials talked an airline into getting certain service, and then the city couldn't support it.

BHMAL, Is United dropping their 737 service from Chicago or were you refering to the LAX service?

Regards

Brian


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