Speaking of AS being optimistic about SAN, in amongst the big LAX-Expansion announcement this morning by the carrier, is hidden a little something for us here in that little-known suburb of San Diego -- AS will begin flying SAN-FLL on Nov 21!
The flight will be split between us and PDX, with the City of Roses seeing 4 flights a week and we will get the other 3 days (Tu, Th & Sa.) As of now, the sked for SAN is:
Dep SAN 8:00am - Flt #480 B-738, op's Tu, Th, Sa
Arrv FLL 3:40pm
Dep FLL 4:40pm - Flt #481 B-738, op's Tu, Th, Sa
Arrv SAN 7:25pm
Here's the link to the article: https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2020-07- ... 0-from-LAX
As was reported up-thread, B6's service will be an early morning FLL departure to SAN, with the return flight departing SAN around 11am. (At least, with 2 cx in the market all of a sudden, neither is an e/b red-eye! Nice.)
This move by AS has all the markings of a "Watch out Blue" (regarding them starting SAN-EWR) and I have a feeling the skirmish between AS & B6 may just be getting started. (IMO, SAN is a 'skirmish' while the real Battle
is centered about 100 miles north of here.) In any case, I do appreciate AS including some good news for SAN this morning!
Airport update: I see on the SAN.org home page that AA and AS have moved back to their homes in T2E. I know that's not particularly welcome news to many who regularly fly the 2 cx but it does perhaps signal the start of a return to 'normal' here at SDIA. (Especially taken in conjunction with news of new routes being added!)