|Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):|
It has never been said that MIA and FLL are different markets. They aren't.
|Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4):|
|Quoting CitrusCritter (Reply 5):|
The same situation essentially occurs in Washington-Baltimore. BWI traffic will go to DCA or IAD to get a direct flight or an international flight. IAD/DCA traffic will go to BWI for a lower fare. It's very similar to FLL/MIA, but there's positively no way Washington and Baltimore are the same market. In fact, Dulles has its own market separate from DCA. There may be a lot of bleed (again, the MKE example), but it is possible to serve both FLL and MIA without gutting your own business. Both airports have catchement areas of sufficent size to support most duplication of service. If the airports' service offerings were similar, you would see much less bleed. As is, MIA is the n/s and intl airport, whilst FLL is primarily LCC oriented. That is why there is bleed in both directions.
|Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 9):|
If it was the same market AA would be fighting Spirit on the same airport...not 30 miles away...but AA has no real comp at MIA left now...it's long gone as shown in those rows of open gates....
|Quoting Sflaflight (Reply 11):|
AA is fighting Spirit because it is THE same market. If it were a different market, AA wouldn't give a rats ass about NK. AA is very worried about keeping NK in check because it is the same market.
|Quoting Sflaflight (Reply 8):|
Absolutely, there is a big difference in saying that IAD and BWI are the same market than saying FLL and MIA are the same market. The first pair are at 63.1 miles apart.
|Quoting CitrusCritter (Reply 12):|
Further, if I just change my example to DCA and BWI, then the mileage is much closer
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