You are correct that FLL
has added some late night flights......for example, both Song and America West have late flights out to Las Vegas nonstop from FLL
. Part of the trend is that FLL
is growing as an airport and some new destinations are being added, and FLL
is now served by several LCC carriers that offer a lot of frequency and fly there airplanes more hours each day. Is it a nationwide trend? I really dont think so, some carriers have cut back their last connection complex at hubs since pax dont really care for very late arrivals.
Re the JeBlue flight at 2230, its a popular choice for the condo-crowd in Fort Lauderdale and Boca heading back to New York - I understand its difficult to get a seat on that flight on Sunday and Monday nights. Spend the entire day in the sun, grab dinner and then head to the airport. Back in the days that Eastern and National ruled the Florida to New York routes, there were always late night flights out of FLorida back to New York......National had a 747 from MIA
and DC10s operating from MIA
- all departing at 2200 - the good old days.