I've already given up of seeing PR service at SAN. Especially when JL started up SAN-NRT. From what I've heard, JL is doing a bang-up job of Shuttling SAN pax to MNL, connecting through NRT. I had wondered if SAN did get PR service after all, would it affect the NRT flight by luring away MNL bound pax from JL?
doesn't have the premium traffic that NRT
has...so mostly the back-fillers who are not terminating at NRT. PR
couldn't live on that alone for such a long route, direct or nonstop.
Yup, after the last rejection of SAN by PR earlier this year or late last year using the reasoning exactly as you stated, Coronado', "San Diego is just a suburb of LA and can easily be handled by our LA flights" (an attitude thankfully not shared by, oh, for example, BA, JL or LH)
I sure would like to read if PR
really put it as indelicately as that. After all, they were the ones listing SAN
as a possible destination.
Actually, I'd love to find out what is the total daily traffic count between the two cities, especially INCLUDING those who use LAX as their CA airport (those flying PR)?
Me too. I'm guessing there's a small percentage transiting through ONT
on Eva Air?
Shouldn’t matter much to PR. Because of the Fly America Act, US military and other government travelers are required to fly US airlines. Codeshares do count, so in order to compete for that traffic, they’d have to work with a US airline to place the US airline’s code on the PR flight. For FY20, Delta has the city pair contract for the route, which suggests there’s enough traffic for airlines to bid on the route, which means PR’s US partner would also have to win the bid or they wouldn’t get any traffic. That seems like a lot to gamble on happening if they’re planning on military traffic to support a SAN flight.
There may be some demand left but only a shade of what it used to be when Space A on MAC
flights were hard to come by. Besides, with PR
's prospective partner hurting and COVID-19 raging...it's a huge ask.