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Old Oct 16, 18, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by EBiafore99 View Post
Yeah, just saw the press release. Bummer because with DTW-FLL gone, I think my options to BGI are non-existent on B6.
As someone who was looking at flying B6 to/from BGI, that 5:38 am departure time (BGI-FLL) is quite a turn off.
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Old Oct 17, 18, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by tphuang View Post
out of DCA, B6 is the high fare carrier. Out of BWI, B6 can't be the high fare carrier due to WN's strength there.
B6 tried to be an alternative option in these markets (BWI DTW etc.), not the frequency leader and/or high fare carrier.

And, WN isn't all that high fare on BWI-FLL because of NK as well, and doesn't get the comparable fee revenue. It typically always has WGA availability and fares just a week out and less are often cheaper than much shorter routes it offers like DAL-HOU and PHX-LAS.

B6 chose to drop a number of two-three hour distance markets to FLL (and BWI-MCO) where it competes against NK, where NK is an alternative to the high frequency carrier (and where enough pax are willing to endure NK for that length of a flight). With such limited frequencies, B6 wasn't going to take over the top spot in being the high fare carrier, as those are held by those hub carriers.

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Old Oct 19, 18, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Cledaybuck View Post
As someone who was looking at flying B6 to/from BGI, that 5:38 am departure time (BGI-FLL) is quite a turn off.
Totally a turn off. We booked DTW-BOS-BGI, then BGI-JFK. Final JFK-DTW on DL day after. Actually came out less expensive than everyone else. Hoping the TWA Hotel is open by then because it has connections to terminals 4 and 5
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Old Oct 19, 18, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by EBiafore99 View Post
Totally a turn off. We booked DTW-BOS-BGI, then BGI-JFK. Final JFK-DTW on DL day after. Actually came out less expensive than everyone else. Hoping the TWA Hotel is open by then because it has connections to terminals 4 and 5
We booked AA. Thought about AC on the way down and B6 with an offline connection on the way back, but 5:38 was just too early.
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