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Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:03 am

News release: http://www.thenational.ae/business/avia ... n-december

EK announces new daily nonstop flights from DXB to FLL effective 15DEC 2016 using a B777-200LR. Obviously the flights are partnered with B6-Jetblue.

A very well thought out move by EK to operate into this airport instead of MIA due to B6's large presence at FLL.

Flight schedule is as follows:

EK 213 Dep DXB 0300 Arr FLL 1025
EK 214 Dep FLL 2020 Arr DXB 1940+1
 
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Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:06 am

Congrats to EK and B6 and FLL. thats a long layover!
 
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Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:07 am

Look at what you've gone and done EK! Now we are going to be stuck with the "When will EK start MIA?" or "Will MIA be EK's next US destination?" threads for even longer.

I do agree with OP that this is a wise decision given the large B6 presence in FLL, congrats to FLL and EK. I'm willing to put $50 on this route not being 77L for too long. Guessing the 77L are being freed up from AKL upgauging to 388?
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Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:09 am

zkanz wrote:
Look at what you've gone and done EK! Now we are going to be stuck with the "When will EK start MIA?" or "Will MIA be EK's next US destination?" threads for even longer

On the contrary this may just put a full stop on such threads. Seems like a clear indication where EK's interests lie.
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:16 am

FLL is a very logical after MCO, it is one of the largest cruise destinations and many need to fly from various points around EK network to FLL.
Congratulations EK, FLL, and Florida.
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:20 am

Awesome to finally see Emirates in South Florida. Bold choice to choose FLL over MIA. Sucks for MIA, but will also make Etihad's eventual entry into MIA easier for it.

Regarding equipment, FLL can't handle the A380 and I don't think a 77W can take off from FLL and make it to Dubai, so no options to upgauge.

So much for the argument South Florida can't support more than one ME3 carrier.
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:47 am

Interesting start just 2 months after their announcement. Wonder how many cruise/travel companies they were able to sell blocks of tickets for to help move this along.

This is the 11th U.S. destination for Emirates. Take this for whatever it is worth but the Emirates brass, when we interviewed them at the U.S. Open when they came in with their sponsorship, was looking at "16 cities" for their longterm U.S. goal. That was 3 years ago. Take it for what it's worth.
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Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:09 am

Wonder how the relatively low yield destination will combine with the long turnaround for route profitability?

Elsewhere for other airlines you generally see only the higher yield destinations justify the plane sitting on the ground all day - e.g. GRU and JNB, whereas lower yield GIG and CPT the planes typically turn right around (except BA at CPT)
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:20 am

Where is ´Miami´ and his views on this? Congrads to B6! (whoops, forgot EK)
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:24 am

It's about time EK announced a new US destination, and I think FLL is a logical add with B6's prescience. Congrats to EK and FLL!
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Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:27 am

A 10 hour turnaround time in FLL seems awfully long. Does EK do this in any other US city?
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:29 am

WoW! that's interesting! REALLY interesting!
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:32 am

The route has been announced, but it doesn't seem to be loaded yet. Trying to book on emirates.com, all I get is connecting flights.
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:36 am

flylondon wrote:
Wonder how the relatively low yield destination will combine with the long turnaround for route profitability?

Elsewhere for other airlines you generally see only the higher yield destinations justify the plane sitting on the ground all day - e.g. GRU and JNB, whereas lower yield GIG and CPT the planes typically turn right around (except BA at CPT)



Miami area is not low yield, many economy pax will travel because of the cheap fares if they have, but lot of business and high yield pax in South Florida, just check how many airlines fly there, and on top of that a very big hub for Jetblue, so I think it's a great decision, even better than serving MIA.

MAH4546 wrote:
Awesome to finally see Emirates in South Florida. Bold choice to choose FLL over MIA. Sucks for MIA, but will also make Etihad's eventual entry into MIA easier for it.


That will be interesting if EY starts flying to MIA because EY and AA have a very good relationship but QR is in Oneworld, so it will be interesting to see what AA does.

EK keeps avoiding ATL, but sooner or later the situation will be cooler and DXB-ATL will be a new one in EK's network.

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This is the 11th U.S. destination for Emirates. Take this for whatever it is worth but the Emirates brass, when we interviewed them at the U.S. Open when they came in with their sponsorship, was looking at "16 cities" for their longterm U.S. goal. That was 3 years ago. Take it for what it's worth.


So, ATL, DTW, DEN, LAS and....
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:40 am

FLL isn't all that surprising. The B6 feed alone far outweighs any downside of FLL vs. MIA.
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:44 am

behramjee wrote:
News release: http://www.thenational.ae/business/avia ... n-december

EK announces new daily nonstop flights from DXB to FLL effective 15DEC 2016 using a B777-200LR. Obviously the flights are partnered with B6-Jetblue.

A very well thought out move by EK to operate into this airport instead of MIA due to B6's large presence at FLL.

Flight schedule is as follows:

EK 213 Dep DXB 0300 Arr FLL 1025
EK 214 Dep FLL 2020 Arr DXB 1940+1


One explanation for the 8:20PM departure is the lower temperature late in a hot South Florida day.
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:56 am

MAH4546 wrote:
Awesome to finally see Emirates in South Florida. Bold choice to choose FLL over MIA. Sucks for MIA, but will also make Etihad's eventual entry into MIA easier for it.

Regarding equipment, FLL can't handle the A380 and I don't think a 77W can take off from FLL and make it to Dubai, so no options to upgauge.

So much for the argument South Florida can't support more than one ME3 carrier.



Whoever said that?

What I DO remember is certain folks saying that EK would NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER serve FLL

The forums are littered with these statements. :lol:
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Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:03 am

wow i really didnt expect that! but what kind of pax does this flight suppose to carry? i wonder if its asian VFR or maybe leisure traffic to the caribbean...
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Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:16 am

Wow...

I didn't really think this would happen.
I even went online to see if it was bookable. I like the matrix of pricing based on flight selected ($820 r/t FLL-DXB in January).

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Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:19 am

Is it me or does a 10 am arrival makes some connections to Latin America and the Caribbean already impossible or unattractive?

BOG: departs 8am X
SJO: departs 8 am X
MEX: departs 8 pm so a 10 hour layover might not be that attractive
LIM: departs 5 pm; again, a very long loayover
CUN: 2 pm ---> ok
CTG: departs 11:30 am --> tight connection
KIN: departs 6:50 am X and 4:50 pm --> long layover
MDE: 9 pm departure --> long layover
PUJ: 11 am departure --> tight connection
UIO: 7 pm departure --> long layover

I missed a ton of cities, I know. However, those are probably the majority of the major cities served by B6 at FLL and the schedules do not look attractive at all.
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:25 am

I knew they'd go for it!
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:27 am

Wow where is "Miami"? I just entered to check if he had written anything :)

In addition to the obvious B6 and cruise stuff already mentioned, FLL is also closer to Boca Raton, Palm Beach and those "posh" areas. I wouldn't be surprised some wealthy Middle Easterns or Indians like those areas (property, holidays, etc)
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:33 am

To everyone who said this would never work or was "too low yield", NEVER SAY NEVER! I will admit, this did surprise even me, but hey I'm not complaining :)
 
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I can not wait for this to inevitably go A380 and this forum freaks out.
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:48 am

coolian2 wrote:
I can not wait for this to inevitably go A380 and this forum freaks out.


You can bet it will, but probably only after MCO is upgauged. Of course, they will have to make the necessary infrastructure improvements, but can you imagine an A380 taking off from FLL!!! That would really be something!
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:59 am

DAL763ER wrote:
The route has been announced, but it doesn't seem to be loaded yet. Trying to book on emirates.com, all I get is connecting flights.


It is bookable for Dec 15:

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Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:29 pm

From the ME3 in MIA from a month ago and I quote Miami:


I lost hope on Emirates. They simply want to fly to FLL because of B6 but can't make it happen.

Etihad is a possibility because of their partnership with AA.

Mark my words, Etihad will be in Miami before Emirates enters the South Florida market. Besides, Etihad isn't even in Florida. One would think they would be in Florida by now.


Looks like EK might have just started this route because of a.net! :lol: :lol:

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Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:46 pm

KTPAFlyer wrote:
To everyone who said this would never work or was "too low yield", NEVER SAY NEVER! I will admit, this did surprise even me, but hey I'm not complaining :)



Umm, the flight didn't even commence yet so we don't know whether or not it will actually work. to many question marks like, will the FLL flight take away pax from the MCO flight? As one poster pointed out, the arrival time into FLL doesn't make for easy connections. Also, what kind of businesses in the FLL support this flight? If its all cruise traffic, that is usually mostly low yielding so, how will EK expect to turn a profit? Is the UAE government subsidizing this route?
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:49 pm

Its pretty obvious why FLL was chosen over MIA: connections. This flight will have a lot of connections and its timed very well for them. No other reason they would allow the plane to sit at FLL for so long.

Congrats to FLL!
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:50 pm

-Emirates will not fly the A380 to FLL because there are no gates that can accommodate the A380.
-They can land at FLL but taking off from the 9,000 ft runway would have restictions. Less fuel, pax, cargo etc.
-The same can be said about the 77W. Gate availablity for the 77W is possible.
-The 1025 arrival is the earliest H9 will be available or they would have to hardstand at remote.
-During the day Emirates 77L will be parked at Z6 and Azul A332 on Z4A.
-Departure wise there are 3 options. Gates E9, F8 or G14*.
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:53 pm

jumbojet wrote:
KTPAFlyer wrote:
To everyone who said this would never work or was "too low yield", NEVER SAY NEVER! I will admit, this did surprise even me, but hey I'm not complaining :)



Umm, the flight didn't even commence yet so we don't know whether or not it will actually work. to many question marks like, will the FLL flight take away pax from the MCO flight? As one poster pointed out, the arrival time into FLL doesn't make for easy connections. Also, what kind of businesses in the FLL support this flight? If its all cruise traffic, that is usually mostly low yielding so, how will EK expect to turn a profit? Is the UAE government subsidizing this route?


Lol

EK clearly is incapable of route planning. Their track record proves it. [insert sarcastic, rolling eyes emoticon here]

Of course there is no way to know if a route will be profitable or successful, but I'm quite certain that they have given this a lot of thought and will have likely made a sound business decision. Next stop: ATL?
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Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:53 pm

Before you pick on him, looks like he was spot on with EK wanting lauderdale
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:54 pm

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Its pretty obvious why FLL was chosen over MIA: connections. This flight will have a lot of connections and its timed very well for them. No other reason they would allow the plane to sit at FLL for so long.

Congrats to FLL!



Would you mind listing these great connections? According to a post upstream, it doesn't make for great connections.
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:54 pm

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Is it me or does a 10 am arrival makes some connections to Latin America and the Caribbean already impossible or unattractive?

It's not you. Just like MCO is all about O&D in central Florida, this too is all about O&D in South Florida.
While there may be some good connections to be had, B6 large departure bank to Central/South America is in the evening making for a very long layover. On the return, it's a little better but still some long layovers.
 
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PlanesNTrains wrote:
jumbojet wrote:
KTPAFlyer wrote:
To everyone who said this would never work or was "too low yield", NEVER SAY NEVER! I will admit, this did surprise even me, but hey I'm not complaining :)



Umm, the flight didn't even commence yet so we don't know whether or not it will actually work. to many question marks like, will the FLL flight take away pax from the MCO flight? As one poster pointed out, the arrival time into FLL doesn't make for easy connections. Also, what kind of businesses in the FLL support this flight? If its all cruise traffic, that is usually mostly low yielding so, how will EK expect to turn a profit? Is the UAE government subsidizing this route?


Lol

EK clearly is incapable of route planning. Their track record proves it. [insert sarcastic, rolling eyes emoticon here]

Of course there is no way to know if a route will be profitable or successful, but I'm quite certain that they have given this a lot of thought and will have likely made a sound business decision. Next stop: ATL?



Not everything EK touches has the midas touch. But to claim a route a success before it even starts is pretty silly.

Also, correct me if I am wrong but EK 777's still have a BE layout of 2-3-2 and a coach layout of 3-4-3? I mean, I don't care how great the flight attendants are, a 16 hour flight stuffed in a coach cabin like that cant be very comfortable. Personally speaking, I don't need FAs to run up and down the aisle to bring me a beverage or a newspaper. Give me a decent meal, decent IFE and a good book with (and here's the important part) elbow room and I am content. Being squashed in like a sardine on a loooooong flight has to really, really suck b**ls.
 
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KTPAFlyer wrote:
DAL763ER wrote:
The route has been announced, but it doesn't seem to be loaded yet. Trying to book on emirates.com, all I get is connecting flights.


It is bookable for Dec 15:

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Off-topic here, but HOW do you do a screen shot from a phone??
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:18 pm

zkanz wrote:
I do agree with OP that this is a wise decision given the large B6 presence in FLL

jumbojet wrote:
Umm, the flight didn't even commence yet so we don't know whether or not it will actually work. to many question marks like, will the FLL flight take away pax from the MCO flight? As one poster pointed out, the arrival time into FLL doesn't make for easy connections. Also, what kind of businesses in the FLL support this flight? If its all cruise traffic, that is usually mostly low yielding so, how will EK expect to turn a profit? Is the UAE government subsidizing this route?

It is pretty clear to me that EK's strategy is just to fill up the plane and then hopefully revenue manage the traffic to some sort of improved yield. The FLL local market yield will be very soft, much moreso because QR is at MIA. Even with the car service they offer premium passengers, I just don't see EK getting that traffic unless they aren't connecting beyond DXB. It's too much time wasted in the car.

For example, if you look at F/J cabins from MIDT, there's 16.5x more Europe traffic at MIA than FLL. 33x more F/J MidEast at MIA. 6x more F/J Asia at MIA. Yes, MIA has more service, but the super-wealthy who are young enough to travel live much closer to MIA. Regardless, I think load factors are no problem. It's just going to be yield. The yield may actually be higher on the Latin connects than on the local traffic from FLL!
 
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GSPSPOT wrote:
KTPAFlyer wrote:
DAL763ER wrote:
The route has been announced, but it doesn't seem to be loaded yet. Trying to book on emirates.com, all I get is connecting flights.


It is bookable for Dec 15:

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Off-topic here, but HOW do you do a screen print from a phone??

On IPhone it is home button and power button pushed simultaneously.
 
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tmcclayton wrote:
-Emirates will not fly the A380 to FLL because there are no gates that can accommodate the A380.

Up until today the reason they would never serve FLL was because the terminal was crap. I'm sure it wouldn't take long to make a gate available. This is a huge coup for FLL. They'll bend over backwards to get an A380 in there.

-They can land at FLL but taking off from the 9,000 ft runway would have restictions. Less fuel, pax, cargo etc.
-The same can be said about the 77W. Gate availablity for the 77W is possible.

The 9,000ft rwy was another reason we were told EK would never serve FLL. While it is a problem for the 77W, the A380 performs better out of it than the 77L. So if there is demand for it, you can bet EK will be asking to bring the A380.

-The 1025 arrival is the earliest H9 will be available or they would have to hardstand at remote.
-During the day Emirates 77L will be parked at Z6 and Azul A332 on Z4A.
-Departure wise there are 3 options. Gates E9, F8 or G14*.


The early arrival is actually bad for connections, for reasons already stated above. A mid-afternoon arrival and departure would be ideal for connections and is possibly what EK will be hoping to get when they're ready to bring in the larger A380.
 
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enilria wrote:
zkanz wrote:

Regardless, I think load factors are no problem. It's just going to be yield. The yield may actually be higher on the Latin connects than on the local traffic from FLL!


someone up thread mentioned that the LATAM connections really weren't all that great and listed some of the cities. Sure, some connections had a fairly manageable layover but most did not.

Someone else up thread mentioned that all connections were great but did not get into detail other than just making that particular statement. So, which is it? Are the LATAM connections good or not? How about the Caribbean connections, maybe they are timed well for that?
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:31 pm

In any case it is impressive the amount of long haul service FLL has got in the last few years: Sao Paulo (Campinas), Dubai, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, London (LGW) and Paris (CDG).
 
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SCQ83 wrote:
Wow where is "Miami"? I just entered to check if he had written anything :)

In addition to the obvious B6 and cruise stuff already mentioned, FLL is also closer to Boca Raton, Palm Beach and those "posh" areas. I wouldn't be surprised some wealthy Middle Easterns or Indians like those areas (property, holidays, etc)


lol ... I had the exact same thought as soon as I saw the title on Airliners homepage :D

Congrats to EK, FL, FLL ... and JetBlue!!! This route will be a success from day one!
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:42 pm

That is a long time on the ground un-utilized..... almost 10 hours!!
 
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:46 pm

Hypothetical if this route performs well, could this lead to other international airlines finally taking a stab at FLL instead of being hesitant like they have in the past. Also will any of the new International terminal gates be able to accommodate or be made to accommodate an A380 if needed?
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I'm not too sure if anyone clarified it but will this flight be load restricted? Or was it just if they send the 77W it would be load restricted?
 
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migair54 wrote:
So, ATL, DTW, DEN, LAS and....


EWR? I don't think DEN would be possible due to altitude issues.
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:57 pm

Are the flights really 14 and 16 hours long depending on direction?
 
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SCQ83 wrote:
Wow where is "Miami"? I just entered to check if he had written anything :)

In addition to the obvious B6 and cruise stuff already mentioned, FLL is also closer to Boca Raton, Palm Beach and those "posh" areas. I wouldn't be surprised some wealthy Middle Easterns or Indians like those areas (property, holidays, etc)


Many Middle Easterners have yachts in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach and horse ranches in Wellington, Florida.
 
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Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:07 pm

727LOVER wrote:
MAH4546 wrote:
Awesome to finally see Emirates in South Florida. Bold choice to choose FLL over MIA. Sucks for MIA, but will also make Etihad's eventual entry into MIA easier for it.

Regarding equipment, FLL can't handle the A380 and I don't think a 77W can take off from FLL and make it to Dubai, so no options to upgauge.

So much for the argument South Florida can't support more than one ME3 carrier.



Whoever said that?

What I DO remember is certain folks saying that EK would NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER serve FLL

The forums are littered with these statements. :lol:


I know right! I heard someone international was comming to FLL with a "huge connecting hub" I swore it was Icelandair! This is completely unexpected.

Good for FLL!
 
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Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:15 pm

jumbojet wrote:
enilria wrote:
zkanz wrote:

Regardless, I think load factors are no problem. It's just going to be yield. The yield may actually be higher on the Latin connects than on the local traffic from FLL!


someone up thread mentioned that the LATAM connections really weren't all that great and listed some of the cities. Sure, some connections had a fairly manageable layover but most did not.

Someone else up thread mentioned that all connections were great but did not get into detail other than just making that particular statement. So, which is it? Are the LATAM connections good or not? How about the Caribbean connections, maybe they are timed well for that?



Maybe it's not the best time for the arrival in FLL, but it is great for the departure out of DXB, actually they could have departed a bit early, but the airport is incredibly busy at that time, so that's why I think it's the reason for the arrival in FLL at that time.
And the time on ground in FLL is clearly to align the arrival with the big departure bank out of DXB around 21-22, so that's perfectly done.
Many of the destinations mentioned, eventually will be serve one day via PTY with CM, it that flight ever takes place.

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