Judge1310 wrote:Miamiairport wrote:jfk777 wrote:Southwest in Miami, I thought I would never live to see the day. FLL was there "Big" South Florida airport. Always expected Jetblue at MIA before Southwest. Midway, BWI, Houston and Love Field would be my picks.
Agreed. I thought B6 might eventually get on some of the Central and SA action in MIA. Getting to FLL from Southern Miami Dade is a nightmare.
I'll say this. This certainly didn't make Doug Parker's day. Ultimately WN could likely eat AA's lunch at MIA on key Caribbean, Central America and Northern SA destinations (that can be reached with a 737-800 Max). What concourse will WN operate out of?
Maybe the same concourse that AirTran did? Have we forgotten that there are still many folks at WN who came from FL and who are very familiar with the MIA market and ops...?
Toward the end FL was down to just a single BWI turn. FL was familiar with the MIA market and chose to focus on FLL instead. Of course, pre-pandemic may as well have been 100 years ago considering how the industry has been shaken up.
I don’t see WN settling for the former FL gates in G, which are the worst possible gates at the airport with minimal amenities and tiny holdrooms designed when propliners were still common. My bet is that they’ll go to F or the aviation department will find a way to make them fit in the South Terminal.