flynavy
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Panam And Travelocity? Help!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 12:18 pm

Hey everyone...

Today I was looking up fares from Orlando (MCO/SFB) to Baltimore/Washington (BWI). I found some interesting results...

Firstly, when searching MCO-BWI, PANAM showed up in the fare list! PANAM doesn't even serve MCO. But wait, the weirdness gets better...

When searching flights from SFB (Sanford-Orlando International) to BWI, PANAM came up again; this time as the only airline providing service between the two airports (as it should be). Nothing wrong there, until they requested I select my dates. I selected to leave on July 26 and return on July 29 and clicked continue. The page loaded and said that PANAM has no scheduled service between SFB and BWI on my selected dates! I tried two other sets of dates but recieved the same error message.

Being a loyal Travelocity customer, this annoys me. Does anyone know what going on with PANAM's reservations on Travelocity? I am happy to see PANAM on reservation websites, but it seems like they are defeating the whole purpose.

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.

Chris in Orlando
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RE: Panam And Travelocity? Help!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 12:22 pm

Pan Am has odd scheduling.... there are also certain days of the week they do not operate many of their routes. Check their own website for the most accurate schedules...

As far as Pan Am appearing on a search from MCO, SFB is a co-terminal I believe. If you do a search for any Washington airport, it'll sometimes show flights into all three. It's often the same with the many other cities that have multiple airports or are designated as co-terminals of each other.
 
flynavy
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RE: Panam And Travelocity? Help!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 12:27 pm

Seiple:

It's possible that MCO and SFB are co-terminals of each other. Keep in mind also that MCO is under the jurisdiction of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and that SFB is under Seminole Country jurisdiction. When I did the search on Travelocity.com from MCO-BWI using PANAM, the same error message appeared.

I wish PANAM would come to MCO. Most people in the Orlando area don't even know that SFB is served by any airline. It would put them in head-to-head competition with a lot of other carriers (FL, DL, just to name a few), but sooner or later, PANAM is going to have to show itself next to the big boys.

Chris in Orlando
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RE: Panam And Travelocity? Help!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 12:29 pm

Pan Am has their own market up in SFB. For one, Sanford is a lot easier to access from Daytona and north. It's also easier to use than MCO.
 
flynavy
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RE: Panam And Travelocity? Help!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 12:31 pm

I disagree. Orlando International is, in my opinion, the best airport in Florida. I've been to SFB. I hope to fly out of there in the coming weeks, so I'll guess I'll see just how much easier it is to use when compared to MCO.
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RE: Panam And Travelocity? Help!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:06 pm

Pan Am proved SFB to be quite efficient and they have successfully made it a hub, which makes it possible for SFB to be Orlando's second airport, and more airlines are coming to SFB!
Pan Am seems to be moving into larger airports, Newark, BWI, San Juan plus destinations in teh Caribbean, so we do see them with the majors now. I think we are a step closer that Pan Am will be a common sight at major airports!

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