Brickell305 wrote:AEROFAN wrote:gunnerman wrote:As a reminder AA launched its year-round Saturday CLT-GND service on 21 December. Flights are operated with the 128-seat 319 (8 in Business class, 120 in Economy class). These flights complement AA's daily MIA-GND. The other scheduled flights from north America are by B6 (daily from JFK) and AC (thrice-weekly from YYZ).
I do not understand how AA can have a daily JFK-GND flight and could not maintain JFK-BGI. How is this possible? I remember the days when PanAM and AA plied the JFK-BGI route daily.
AA doesn’t have a daily JFK-GND flight; B6 does. AA flies daily from MIA and weekly from CLT to GND.
Furthermore, no airline other than B6 has been able to make NYC-BGI work. AA dropped JFK. UA and DL have both shied away from serving it from EWR and JFK respectively while other smaller islands do see service from those airlines e.g. ANU has a strong AA presence from JFK and also sees UA from EWR and DL from JFK despite B6 flying it as well.
No one can make it work except JetBlue? Why would you think so? Because JB is now the only carrier on the route? AA was on this route for well over 20 years and competed quite well against PanAm and the then BWIA during much of this time period. If it couldn't make it work, it would have left a lot sooner.
JBlue has gone from one daily flight to sometimes four flights a day during certain peak times. That should be an indication of the market capability.
Neither Delta nor Continental were serious about their entry into this market. If either were, they would have had at least a daily flight at a reasonably scheduled time at reasonable prices.