jetblastdubai wrote:TW870 wrote:
Based on the lack of any non-stop flights to even the major Asian markets from MIA/South Florida, the secondary Asian markets must be extremely small and not worth chasing with a 6-hour transcon flight. Another consideration might be terminal congestion in SFO during the morning push. A local SFO person might have more info on that.
The early evening MIA/TPA departure does work well for people wanting to put in a full-days work in MIA/TPA and be back on the west coast at a reasonable hour.
Yeah the more I have thought about it, there is very little incentive to time these flights for the Asia bank out of SFO. A person who lives in South Florida and is willing to pay a high fare for convenient schedules in any market is probably already an elite on American. If they need to get to any primary or secondary market in Asia, they are going to fly on AA or partner metal. This 6-hour transcon only pays for itself with Mileage Plus elites who live in the vicinity in SFO and have business in Florida. Thus, the flight is perfectly timed dispute its relative lack of connectivity at SFO, as one can do a whole day of business in TPA/MIA and then fly home.