OB1504 wrote:Lootess wrote:Also all the hoopla about name recognition of FLL vs MIA isn't true at-all, Southwest has been living off of FLL forever, and if you are working/taking a cruise you will know FLL is the place to fly. not MIA. As long as the cruise industry is shot, FLL suffers the same fate.
Southwest overwhelmingly caters to domestic passengers who are more likely to be aware of Fort Lauderdale. Not so for the intercontinental carriers. Miami is much better known internationally.Toinou wrote:Some people mentioned interesting counterexamples to what I said, but I'm still not totally convinced:
- Multiple airports in a city air frequently covered in an area-wide search, for example by using the LON code. Is there such a thing in the case of Miami/Fort Lauderdale? (Real question, I have no idea, but I looked and couldn't find.)
No, there’s no single code for searching for flights to/from all of the South Florida airports. At least not yet.
There technically is a code for all South Florida Airports, QMI. Most people and even travel agents don't know this and I believe SABRE is the only GDS that recognizes it, so it basically gets very little use. LA Area also has one, QLA and so does the Bay Area, QSF.