|Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 2):|
I am surprised G4 started with PGD instead of SFB.
|Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 3):|
I'm not. A lot more snowbirds from this area "flock" to the Sarasota/Venice/Punta Gorda/Fort Meyers area, and a lot of folks retire to that area as well so there is a lot of VFR demand from their relatives that still live up here on Long Island. WN flies non-stop to TPA and RSW from ISP, PGD is in the middle. SFB would compete with WN's service to MCO which is more vacationers and from all the various threads we have seen on here, lower-yielding. I think PGD was a pretty good idea now that I look at it LOL.
|Quoting flyguy1 (Reply 4):|
Interesting, I always thought the east coast of FLA was more popular with the NY crowd. West coast of FLA went more towards the New England, and Midwest crowd.
|Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 8):|
Sure, a lot of people go to the east coast too (hence the Miami area being called the 6th borough of NYC LOL), but plenty of folks prefer to go to other parts. I know quite a few people that have moved to the Sarasota/Venice/Tampa area in their retirement. My parents are going to move into The Villages which surprised me considering for the last 40+ years they have been a few minute drive to any beach around here (my dad walks the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow on most mornings) and now they'll be in central Florida with no beach close by. They were also looking in the Jacksonville/St. Augustine area for a while but decided on The Villages. I guess as time marches on, the "norms" either change or disappear since everyone has their own tastes and likes.
|Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 11):|
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. Do you know if the flights were full? Also, from which gate did it operate?
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