PIT-FLL nonstop sold out every day?

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Old Jun 24, 19, 3:43 pm
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PIT-FLL nonstop sold out every day?

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the only NS PIT-FLL is showing sold out every day in September (checked Sep 3-11). Is this a MAX cancellation, glitch, or is PIT-FLL really that popular in September?

6/28 update: PIT-FLL weekdays has been removed from the schedule. FLL-PIT has not.

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Old Jun 24, 19, 7:44 pm
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A guess... and ONLY a guess.

Maybe they are thinking of dropping that flight due to load factors... and or it is high on the list to be dropped due to equipment shortage (max).

I am guessing that they have a list of city pairs ranked by ability to drop and have to work through them.
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Old Jun 24, 19, 8:52 pm
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A guess... and ONLY a guess.

Maybe they are thinking of dropping that flight due to load factors... and or it is high on the list to be dropped due to equipment shortage (max).

I am guessing that they have a list of city pairs ranked by ability to drop and have to work through them.
FWIW they are offering fll-pit during this time frame. Odd
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Old Jun 25, 19, 1:08 pm
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FWIW they are offering fll-pit during this time frame. Odd
We were looking to book NS PIT-LAX during your above timeframe and found the same situation yesterday. The NS return we wanted also became unavailable,
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We were looking to book NS PIT-LAX during your above timeframe and found the same situation yesterday. The NS return we wanted also became unavailable,
They keep cancelling PIT-LAX due to Max 8 problems. Taking PIT-FLL off the schedule would really surprise me though
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Check again. All I can think is they removed inventory as they tinkered with flight times.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 10:17 pm
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Which ones of these are non-stops?

OP was looking for non stops. There are lots of connections.


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Check again. All I can think is they removed inventory as they tinkered with flight times.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 10:33 pm
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Hey all

the only NS PIT-FLL is showing sold out every day in September (checked Sep 3-11). Is this a MAX cancellation, glitch, or is PIT-FLL really that popular in September?
Don't know if it is a MAX problem. But, right now there is one NS PIT>FLL showing for each Saturday and Sun (9/7 & 9/8) and neither are sold out.
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They keep cancelling PIT-LAX due to Max 8 problems. Taking PIT-FLL off the schedule would really surprise me though
Yeah they transferred my reservation this morning onto different flights with different dates. My travel partner had not yet booked. Such a pain!
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Old Jun 28, 19, 8:49 am
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The second half of August, and then September and October have lower demand than other times of the year to central and southern Florida. Hurricane season, kids back in school (by August), beginning of shorter days, and weather not cold enough up north to make it worthwhile to go down there.
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Old Jun 28, 19, 10:11 am
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The second half of August, and then September and October have lower demand than other times of the year to central and southern Florida. Hurricane season, kids back in school (by August), beginning of shorter days, and weather not cold enough up north to make it worthwhile to go down there.
yeah but seems odd to see it offered one way and not the other
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yeah but seems odd to see it offered one way and not the other
Completely different lines of flying, for example the airplane that does PIT-FLL could have other stops that day that can be cut, but the plane doing FLL-PIT may fly a line that hits many major markets.
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LAX-TPA nonstop sold out 737 Max

Originally Posted by jco613 View Post
Hey all

the only NS PIT-FLL is showing sold out every day in September (checked Sep 3-11). Is this a MAX cancellation, glitch, or is PIT-FLL really that popular in September?

6/28 update: PIT-FLL weekdays has been removed from the schedule. FLL-PIT has not.
Same situation for NS LAX-TPA, beginning Oct 2 showing sold out everyday. Confirmed with Southwest that it is due to the 737 Max. I'm not clear if they will substitute another aircraft or will ultimately cancel the flight. I specifically chose this flight for the nonstop. Wondering if they are waiting to cancel the flight until closer to the flight date, when it would cost much more to cancel this reservation and make a reservation with a different carrier?
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