Just picking Oct 28 to look at, FLL-PVD looks to be back.
ISP, BDL, BUF, ALB, PHL are all gone still
MKE looks to be gone
GCM and PLS are back, BZE remains not available.
DCA is back to 2 aday.
Seeing this too and I have a FLL-BDL trip to book for October. Also seeing. A lot of flights listed as partially 800s “sold out”.
Hoping they are just being conservative on the runway work at FLL. I fully believe their full schedule will return for thanksgiving but I’m not fully optimistic going beyond the “busy” season. WN, if you read this, there are a lot of people who choose you over B6. Don’t make me fly them!
out of ISP, BDL, BUF, ALB, PHL, I think BDL might be the least likely to come back to full daily service. btw, I don't really consider Sat only service to be real competition. Based on this update and how many flights did come back for the winter, I think you are unlikely to see much more restored routes. Most of these are just cut.
Unfortunately, I agree. WN built up a niche in PVD which is why you see them with multiple dailies and B6 sticking with one. Surprised to see ISP not back first as they essentially have a monopoly there (sans a few frontier flights a week). I think WN has grossly mishandled ISP since moving to NYC airports and they are very lucky it hasn’t cost them more than F9.
With BDL, it’s a numbers game. B6 flies twice daily year round, NK is 1-2 daily and WN is (currently) 1 daily. Just way too much capacity and the reality is that most NE-Florida business outside of NYC is northeast based. (It’s why B6 doesn’t promote their card on the flights down but comes around with the sign up sheets when everyone is happy going home /rant). The reality is most NE customers and BDL specifically are loyal to B6. BUF is so seasonally based that WN runs up to 5 maybe even 6 Saturday flights in high season. There’s just not a lot of summer business unlike the coastal cities that at least have some need for summer service. ALB is a toss up with neither WN or B6 having good recognition there and PHL is, well, PHL.
I get to fly FLL-EWR on WN in a few weeks. I’m excited to fly it as I want to see their EWR ops but it will be sad to see the daily NYC-Florida WN route disappear in a few weeks. Even the LGA weekend flight goes away soon.
At least they tried, I guess!