- It was the first time I flew on an inaugural flight
- It was where I was when watching the announcement live that all Transatlantic flights to the States were suspended due to COVID19
- It was one of the best steaks I ever had and was super surprised how good DL first class meals were
But besides that, it got me thinking. With BTS data out for March, it appears the route ran from March 11th to March 25th (two weeks to the day). Now not counting charters, one-offs, Super Bowls, Olympics, etc... this has to be one of the shortest shelf life's of a flight from inauguration to cancellation when the route was planned to be permanent.
Anyone else know of any flights that were planned to be permanent, but had a shorter shelf life than this one (or close to as short as this one)?
On a personal note, it does make me sad. TPA is such a great airport and their growth was amazing for the 7 years we have lived there. I have to imagine much of their growth routes will get the axe as they were fairly niche. Good for a great economy, non-essential for a bad one. But time will tell.