new Caribbean service: Washington/Dulles--San Juan

Old Aug 4, 03, 2:49 pm
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new Caribbean service: Washington/Dulles--San Juan

here's the link:

http://www.usairways.com/about/press/nw_03_0804b.htm

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Old Aug 4, 03, 6:27 pm
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Why no DCA-SJU? I assume there must be some restriction, perhaps perimeter rule?
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Old Aug 5, 03, 8:33 am
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Think they're trying to combat discount airlines. Does anyone fly that route?

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Old Aug 5, 03, 9:26 am
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American does 2 daliy flights 7am and 9:30am. No discount carriers yet. Jet Blue flies from JFK to SJU, so maybe IAD is next.
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Old Aug 5, 03, 9:55 am
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Remember, IAD is a hub (for now) for United, and they don't fly IAD-SJU. Many Star Alliance partners fly into IAD to connect their customers on United. USAirways joins Star Alliance in January. Shouldn't have any problems filling the seats.

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Old Aug 8, 03, 4:21 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by BizJet:
Why no DCA-SJU? I assume there must be some restriction, perhaps perimeter rule?</font>

Exactly.
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Old Aug 8, 03, 9:58 pm
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I'd think, regardless of any perimeter rules, that IAD is the logical choice assuming you decide to have a flight from WAS-SJU.

IAD is the international hub airport. Go ahead and argue that SJU isnt really international, fine. Go ahead and argue it isnt a hub. Fine. But clearly people tend to think of DCA as a domestic airport and IAD as the place you have to drive to in order to fly anywhere outside the US.

As stated above, the *A influence should help as well.

I dont see a big downside to IAD. Really interesting to be adding international flights from your partner's hub though!

Imagine NW starting transatlantic flights from EWR!
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Old Aug 11, 03, 4:35 pm
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This is odd though because UA already operates a non-stop flight on Saturdays from IAD-SJU. Why does US also need a flight?
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Old Aug 11, 03, 6:38 pm
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That is a direct flight--not non-stop


<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Bravo904:
This is odd though because UA already operates a non-stop flight on Saturdays from IAD-SJU. Why does US also need a flight?</font>
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Imagine NW starting transatlantic flights from EWR![/B]</font>
NW flies EWR-AMS. have for a long time
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