Brickell305 wrote:BA LHR-MIA APR 3>2 MAY 3>2 JUN 3>2 JUL 3>2 AUG 3>2
Wow, BA continues to cut MIA into peak summer after trimming it for late fall '19 and into winter/spring '20! Looking at a random date (May 15th) there's only 3 flights on BA/AA. How can two large OW hubs see such little service? Seems OS isn't the only struggling on MIA-Europe.
Looking at the same date (May 15th) BA/AA have 5 FLIGHTS, one still an A380, between BOS-LHR and BOS isn't even a OW hub. I'm guessing BOS has definitely overtaken MIA as a larger local market to London.
Okay, so let's look at this:
Brickell305 wrote:1. Summer isn’t peak for LHR-MIA
This isn't just summer. From the OAG thread on 10/20/19:
BA LHR-MIA DEC 3>2 JAN 3>2 FEB 3>2 MAR 3>2
Brickell305 wrote:2. AA is adding a second flight to replace the BA capacity. It just hasn’t been loaded yet.
So AA has added their new BOS-LHR which is due to start at the same time, but nothing has been added in MIA. Why would AA not have loaded it if it's due to start in the spring and spring schedules have been out for a while?
Brickell305 wrote:3. AFAIK MIA-LHR is a larger local market. BOS likely sees that many flights due to connx at the LHR end and due to the fact that due to geography, O&D traffic between the two is less likely to connect via a third city. That is to say, LHR-MIA traffic has a few more logical connecting hubs (ATL, CLT, JFK, etc.) than BOS-LHR would have.
I'm still going with BOS being a larger local market now. However, if someone has the actual stats with a source I'd be happy to be proven wrong. Just look at flights on May 15th.
MIA - LON:
BOS - LON:
2X DL (1 LHR & 1 LGW)
BOS will have 10 daily flights to LON while MIA will have 4.