A388
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US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:29 am

I regularly check flights on the website of Aruba's international airport and to my surprise saw the following flights of US Airways to Aruba on Saturdays:

US477 Philadelphia ARR: 12:57
US673 Charlotte ARR: 13:15
US285 Boston ARR: 13:58
US653 Philadelphia ARR: 14:43
US979 Charlotte ARR: 15:19
US261 New York ARR: 15:34

This really amazed me, is there any other Caribbean island that is being served by US Airways so often on a single day (besides SJU of course)?

Is US Airways doing so well on the AUA flights?

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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:44 am

I checked the loads for next Saturday and all are at least 3/4 full...looks like they are doing pretty good.
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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:54 am

Yeah, it's amazing. I remember when AA used to dominate the Aruban market but they are losing marketshare with almost all major U.S. carrier flying to AUA nowadays. When looking at the number of flights each day I think US is coming very close to AA now.

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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:08 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 2):
Yeah, it's amazing. I remember when AA used to dominate the Aruban market but they are losing marketshare with almost all major U.S. carrier flying to AUA nowadays. When looking at the number of flights each day I think US is coming very close to AA now.

A388

Is that really true? The post above shows a Saturday schedule when US has lots of flights into AUA, but on other days of the week, there are only two US flights out of AUA, one to the PHL hub and the other to the CLT hub.

In any case, the days of AA more or less having the caribbean to itself are over.
 
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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:15 am

Jamaica and the Bahamas are served quite well by US as well. A lot of their Carribean flights actually connect through FLL.
 
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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:33 am

Quoting Mah584jr (Reply 4):
Jamaica and the Bahamas are served quite well by US as well. A lot of their Carribean flights actually connect through FLL.

Huh?...US only has 1 FLL-KIN, 1 FLL-MBQ, 2 FLL-SDQ, 1 FLL-CUN. A those are mainly there for O&D paxs, not connections considering the other airports US serves from FLL are PHL, CLT, DCA, LGA, BOS

compare that to Spirit at FLL who flies FLL-SDQ, SJU, STT, KIN, CUN, PUJ, NAS, SAL, GCM, PLS
 
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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:41 am

STT is pretty well served Saturdays

LGA x1
PHL x2
CLT x2 767

also PUJ:

BOS x1
PHL x2
CLT 2x A321

CUN:
PHL x4
FLL x1
CLT x3
PHX x1

MBJ:
CLT x3
PIT x1
DCA x1
BOS x1
PHL x2
FLL x1
LGA x??
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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:42 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 3):
Is that really true? The post above shows a Saturday schedule when US has lots of flights into AUA, but on other days of the week, there are only two US flights out of AUA, one to the PHL hub and the other to the CLT hub.

In any case, the days of AA more or less having the caribbean to itself are over.

That's true, that's why I said that US is coming closer to AA frequency-wise speaking. AA still dominates that market but it has become less with all these U.S. carriers flying there now. After AA, US is the largest operator to AUA and they haven't been flying to AUA so long, right? Not more than 10 years, right?

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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:43 am

Quoting Supa7E7 (Reply 6):
MBJ:
CLT x3
PIT x1
DCA x1
BOS x1
PHL x2
FLL x1
LGA x??

DCA? MBJ doesn't have preclearance, do they?
 
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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:51 am

PHL-STT gets a daily 762 in the winter
 
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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:40 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 7):
After AA, US is the largest operator to AUA and they haven't been flying to AUA so long, right? Not more than 10 years, right?

Its more than 10 years - I flew with AA to Aruba in 1980 (my first visit to Aruba). The flight was operated with a DC-10-10 with a JFK-AUA-Curacao-JFK triangle routing.....thats 26 years ago and think AA has been serving the route ever since it took over Transcaribbean in the early 1970s. Back in 1980, that was the only AA route to Aruba.....EA was flying the MIA-AUA route and AA's SJU hub had not yet developed.
 
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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:42 am

IMO, for what it's worth, now that JFK is a station in the US network, they should move the Carib flights there from LGA and make them daily.

Then they would be a serious contendor in the NY area.

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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:00 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 10):
Its more than 10 years - I flew with AA to Aruba in 1980 (my first visit to Aruba). The flight was operated with a DC-10-10 with a JFK-AUA-Curacao-JFK triangle routing.....thats 26 years ago and think AA has been serving the route ever since it took over Transcaribbean in the early 1970s. Back in 1980, that was the only AA route to Aruba.....EA was flying the MIA-AUA route and AA's SJU hub had not yet developed.

Hi Dutchjet, I was referring to US. I know AA has been flying to AUA for a long time as I lived in CUR for the most part of my life Big grin

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RE: US Airways To Aruba, Doing Well?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:55 pm

US has been flying to AUA since 2000. They started with service from PHL and then added CLT in 2001. BOS and LGA were added in 2002, I believe.
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