No DEN-MIA flights next week?

 
Old May 6, 10, 2:58 pm
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No DEN-MIA flights next week?

The flight I usually take simply disappeared. Is that route dead, do you know? Nothing shows up on unitedcargo. Really strange, because it's usually a pretty full plane whenever I took it.
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Old May 6, 10, 3:20 pm
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Must be a seasonal route, it comes back in late December. That is somewhat unusual in that most large cities have year round service to hub airports. Also considering they pulled out of FLL and PBI.
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Old May 6, 10, 4:15 pm
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Well, looking on the bright side I am getting some extra mileage going through ORD or IAD. I'll try to get on one of those 3-class domestic flights and enjoy the flight out of DEN.

Very strange that they killed that route. Easily over 80% load on a daily basis.
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Old May 6, 10, 4:59 pm
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It makes no sense to me for there to be no flight to MIA or FLL. Even AA runs a 757 to MIA
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Old May 6, 10, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by GoPUBoilers View Post
It makes no sense to me for there to be no flight to MIA or FLL. Even AA runs a 757 to MIA
Um, MIA is a hub for AA.
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Old May 6, 10, 5:39 pm
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Remember, a full plane does not necessarily equate with profit. MIA for UA is largely a leisure destination now.
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Old May 7, 10, 1:24 am
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Definitely a seasonal issue, though the re-start in December is later than mid-November's return of the route in 2009.

Hate that I have no mainline options for flights down in October. The only flights that work for me mean at least one segment is on USlessAir, or fly both on CO.
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Old May 7, 10, 10:35 am
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It's seasonal. I fly DEN-MIA 1x a month. (wish it was FLL though). Starts mid November and ends early May. (Last flight was 5/6). I've complained to UA, but I get it. They did respond though with the "lack of sustained capacity" reason. But you're right, all the DEN-MIA-DEN flights I was on were full. So were the old Ted flights DEN to FLL and MIA. So go figure. In the off season I connect via ORD or IAD. (Extra miles/segments)

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Old May 7, 10, 11:32 am
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I have no knowledge of whether this is accurate or not, but when MIA let go its mainline employees, there were posts commenting that this was a contractual thing -- MIA had been designated an express station, and a mainline aircraft could only operate there up to five months of the year; if it operated any more than that, UA would have to put in mainline employees.

If true, I'm not sure why they wouldn't just switch it to a UX route for the rest of the year.
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Old May 7, 10, 11:38 am
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At 1700+ miles, DEN-MIA would be pushing it on a regional jet.
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Old May 7, 10, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by DenverBrian View Post
Um, MIA is a hub for AA.
And DEN is a hub for UA...so what?
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Old May 7, 10, 1:50 pm
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CO DEN-IAH-MIA, -FLL, or -PBI should be a good option
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Old May 7, 10, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by mike_one2many View Post
CO DEN-IAH-MIA, -FLL, or -PBI should be a good option
No E+ and pay TV? Is that what makes it a good option?
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Old May 9, 10, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
No E+ and pay TV? Is that what makes it a good option?
Exactly. Giving up E+ on a midcon with a connection is *not* what I call a good option. Better than USless, but only marginally.

My HQ is in FLL, and I usually am down there 3+ times a year. Almost makes me want to fly F9 for the convenience. Will depend on my EQM status for the year.
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Old May 9, 10, 2:02 pm
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UA gave up to easily

on MIA. With the merger you will have it via IAH. One would think UAL could compete Den - MIA direct year round. There must be plenty of traffic. What does this say about the DEN hub?

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