Allegiant already dropped SJU from RDU, as well as from CVG and PIT. They’re supposed to start mid-December for the season but never did, it just wasn’t loaded months ago. For the other two, I’ve heard there were other factors, but I haven’t heard anything about RDU. Frontier started SJU in April 20...Jump to post
LightChop2Chop wrote:is there really traffic on SJU-SDQ?
With that being said, it does appear that SJU-CVG/PIT/RDU routes are not returning this winter. What I've heard is that they'll be loaded in mid-October. But the schedules for the other routes are already loaded and there are no SFB-RDU-SJU-SFB/opposite routings like there were last year, and it's ...Jump to post
Just curious, is there any impact to slots when there's a diversion like this?Jump to post
CLT-BOS already exists, so it would just be adding flights to the route. Honestly didn't expect it but I'm not surprised either. They are kind of weak in NC. Although I am surprised that they never restarted any CLT-Florida as they grew their Latin American connections at MCO and FLL. Maybe they don...Jump to post
It isn't even much of a hub for B6. They serve a whopping three island markets from SJU with about a half-dozen daily flights. The flights to PUJ have to be operated to prop up loads on the SJU-mainland U.S. flying because the O&D has to be practically nil. JetBlue hasn't been the type of carri...Jump to post
Wow! That’s truly a very thorough synopsis. Bravo. When I travel through RDu tomorrow, I’m gonna see if there are any Delta gates with A220 painted. I know it doesn’t mean they will be arriving any time soon, but it would be nice to know. :) A couple gates I've seen have them painted, they're label...Jump to post
The monopoly is the reason it is the largest airport in the world. You take that away and the airport will lose traffic to better placed alternatives. I mean who in their right mind want to fly for 2-3 hours extra just because Delta push all their traffic through ATL. If the monopoly goes away you ...Jump to post
BWIAirport wrote:Still trying to figure out some itineraries from the early 2000s when I was only 5-10 years old. Would a CLT-SJU flight be included in domestic databases?
Southwest could open a hub in FNT because FNT does not have a hub and is in close proximity to Detroit. Also DTW is on the southern end of Detroit so FNT could be a hub for the people who live in the north. People who live in the north of Detroit fly. And sometimes they go to Chicago. And sometimes...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:Once again CLT to GRU was tried and failed.
Once the 767 is fully retired at AA, I can see the occasional rotation of a 772 from MIA in between long hauls but overall, the A321/738/78M will become the mainstay of what's left of AA's operation at SJU and specifically, on the MIA-SJU route. A330s will more likely be flying from PHL and CLT tha...Jump to post
All of this on a subsidized route with little to no connecting traffic that uses a 777 for the cargo as much as the passengers. Not bad . Remember they upgraded this flight in 2017 for a 777-2 from a 767. I thought the whole thing with the subsidy was that it was available but not necessarily being...Jump to post
ShinyAndChrome wrote:It's cute. B6 typically does special liveries well. For those with more knowledge of Puerto Rico, what's the significance of the kites on/near the tail?
The same folks who deign to do some simple research are the same ones lamenting about the aircraft (CR2). What a lot of folks on here seem to have “conveniently” forget is a little bit thing called 9/11. If it wasn’t for the CR2 and DoJet328 and J41s and EMB-120s (then 135s, etc...) most of your ci...Jump to post
AC doesnt fly YYC-IAH and YVR-SAN with CRJ-200s. CRJ705s or CRJ900s. Delta flew to Puerto Rico on CR7s not CRJ2s They’re showing as CRJ-900 for me in October. Also I don’t see why you’re so adamant about only talking about the -200? You’ve replied to at least three people saying this, including me ...Jump to post
AA and UA/CO flew GSO-DFW and GSO-IAH, respectively, although I can't remember the exact aircraft used. Now DFW is the only one operating and it's on an E175. Both are about a thousand miles long. Delta also flew from Atlanta to Aguadilla and Ponce in Puerto Rico, both using CRJs. Air Canada also ha...Jump to post
Next year, they'll get four more in Concourse A . Why does AA have to wait until next year? The other airlines have moved to A North except for DL who is also getting more gates here. The article I linked says that Delta has half the A gates while the other half are renovated, and then they’ll take...Jump to post
No way CLT has 87 gates. B and C and D are 40 gates. (I know the above numbers aren’t right, but that is the format I was seeking) B, C, and D at Charlotte are 47 gates (with one gated shared with Lufthansa). Including the American Eagle flights out of Concourse E, AA controls 87 gates and stands. ...Jump to post
AA is nearly 90% connecting traffic traffic. It’d be ridiculous to believe DL is interested in CLT. I read an article recently saying CLT was 75% connecting traffic. I'm not sure if that was 75% just on AA or on all carriers; if that number was for all CLT airlines, AA has about 80% connecting traf...Jump to post
I would like to see a comparison of the major airline hubs and how much tax is on fuel at each one. No sales tax on jet fuel in North Carolina at least, as of a couple years ago. The tax only applied to the fuel that was spent in North Carolina (so flights departing to the south immediately paid ba...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:Didn’t WN once fly CKT-MCO then discontinue it?
Most of Air Canada's leisure destinations are operated by Rouge, so I was wondering why they have yet to shift SJU. San Juan isn't high-yielding, and has only ~14,000 passengers nonstop per year. Definitely not advocating for them to switch the flights, but I was curious as to why, especially now th...Jump to post
Of course, G4 serves PIE-GSO just across the bay, so it's not new service for the market. Right, don't know how I forgot that. For some reason I thought their other route was PGD, but they haven't operated that in a long time. I'd bet GSO's bleed is more to RDU than to CLT, at least for Florida, an...Jump to post
Great, a return to MCO and FLL -- two big unserved airports in already served markets. They were served by Frontier and Allegiant, respectively, though they dropped them a few years ago. Plus the connection opportunities on Spirit finally provide some LCC competition to lots of Caribbean/Latin Ameri...Jump to post
Once IB went back into SJU, the writing was on the wall for UX. Yep, definitely. Air Europa only entered because Iberia left, and two carriers on SJU-MAD is too much. Also, Iberia's load factors were generally better than UX's, with a few exceptions in certain months. I don't know what yields were ...Jump to post
Good reason to book directly with them. So many complaints at NK come from people that book via 3rd party sites. Wouldn't NK have the power to pull their information from 3rd parties if they cared enough about the accuracy of information? I think they care more about the money than about the accuracyJump to post
What about SJU also? What about SJU? The mainline hub needed the Eagle hub and the Eagle hub needed the mainline hub. Eagle is gone, and the mainline ops are down to the hubs, minus JFK. It's LCC territory, AA couldn't compete and has much less of a reason now that JetBlue and Seaborne have picked ...Jump to post
FSDan wrote:Source? It makes sense to me, but around here you need proof for a statement like this
I think systems like Santo Domingo and San Juan do it well (although there are a lot of reasons why they wouldn't function any other way). The major airports (SJU, SDQ) have both international and domestic/Caribbean flights and the smaller airports (SIG, JBQ) have service to smaller airports. For th...Jump to post
Love of tax breaks and/or fear. North Carolina did the same for AA. I'm not sure about what Georgia's bill would do, but NC had an incredibly small fuel sales tax -- airlines would only pay up to a certain value and even then, it was only for fuel used in NC airspace. AA could fuel up an entire A330...Jump to post
Southwest at Ponce is certainly possible, but considering they have more important destinations unserved I doubt it'll come soon. Also they wouldn't cannibalize their SJU service, and MCO/FLL are really the only possible destinations -- each have several daily flights that could be moved to PSE or B...Jump to post
This is great news, and surprising too. Iberia's load factors are generally better than Air Europa, although they're still low (I don't know what LF Iberia needs on the route, it's just lower than most other carriers). Their LF has been improving since their return. I'd love to see someone (BA?) res...Jump to post
RDU-SJU starts April 11, that's soon. I wonder if this means Allegiant won't be coming next winter season. They launched it as seasonal before canceling it. Allegiant has no competition on any of their other San Juan routes. Also Frontier's service is only twice weekly. Hopefully they'll increase it...Jump to post
I think IAD-SJU was served at some point - maybe when B6 was experimenting with its short-lived attempt at an IAD focus city. I don't believe so. AA did back during their SJU hub days but I can't recall JetBlue doing so. In their presentation to get the DCA-SJU slots they showed ticket prices befor...Jump to post
If you search for a roundtrip, it's reduced to $1204 -- less than half of the absurdly priced one way fare.
https://www.google.com/flights/#search; ... 0;s=0;so=t
CLT-PHX is hub to hub for American. I doubt Southwest would start that route (and there are definitely not 500,000 O&D passengers flying between Charlotte and Phoenix -- most of that is definitely connections). They don't even fly Charlotte-Florida, even though it has focus cities there and Amer...Jump to post
I was quite shocked with the announcement of their first international routes, named by Christian Melhus, NAA's CEO, namely "Cape Town, Cancún, Cartagena de Indias, Chicago, Copenhaguen, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Johannesburg, Kiev, Istambul, Stockholm, Málaga, Milan, Moscow, Oslo, Pu...Jump to post
It sounds like a way to try to rebrand as "Raleigh/Charlotte International Airport" without actually doing so. Maybe it's part of an attempt by the PTAA to attract Spirit -- branding GSO like a Ryanair city in Europe? I hope they keep the old "Piedmont Triad International Airport"...Jump to post