The current SAN
-NYC weekday schedule is:
2x daily 757 (going 3x daily in spring)
2x daily 320 (going 3x daily in spring)
3x daily 738
2x daily 738
Summer 2004 must have been killer for yields on SAN
-NYC. Eleven daily flights was something like a 90% increase over the year before. I'm glad Delta's pulling out--their flights aimed for O&D traffic that was already taken up by jetBlue and American. Perhaps if they had timed the service to connect with their JFK
hub, they could have made a go of it.
Delta pulling out of SAN
will hopefully mean better fortunes for AA
, and CO
. Unfortunately I don't expect AA
to put a 767 on SAN
ever again, which is a pity as I often used this very comfortable connection to New York and Europe. Recently, I've been connecting in LAX
more and more, simply because service and equipment options are better, and I think the Saab flight up there is kinda fun.
I actually have very high hopes for SAN
. Right now, I'm not sure that both American West and Alaska can survive on the route, but when one of them folds (in my opinion, America West will first), the other will enjoy a decent niche market. Remember, San Diego also didn't have service to Hawaii for 3-4 years, but since 2001 we've seen both SAN
surpass all expectations.