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United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:07 pm

Nice adds I think both have not been served in a while

Flight times are perfect both ways for Atlantic connections

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Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:15 pm

Great adds. United's presence is quite small in Florida but I'm glad they decided to add on.
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Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:33 pm

I've always felt that RSW and probably SRQ would work from IAD. Considering the timings, they allow for good connections, too.

And I won't surprised if MIA goes year-round pretty soon.
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Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:42 pm

Wonder what equipment will be used--EMB-175s?
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Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:43 pm

UALFAson wrote:
Wonder what equipment will be used--EMB-175s?

E-175s on IAD-SRQ and 737/A320s on IAD-RSW. Per Google flights.
 
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Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:20 pm

N292UX wrote:
UALFAson wrote:
Wonder what equipment will be used--EMB-175s?

E-175s on IAD-SRQ and 737/A320s on IAD-RSW. Per Google flights.


Honestly, I’m surprised RSW isn’t a B738, or at least at the minimum a B737. I’m guessing it will definitely be upgauged come next year’s spring break vacation though.
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Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:00 am

ual763 wrote:
N292UX wrote:
UALFAson wrote:
Wonder what equipment will be used--EMB-175s?

E-175s on IAD-SRQ and 737/A320s on IAD-RSW. Per Google flights.


Honestly, I’m surprised RSW isn’t a B738, or at least at the minimum a B737. I’m guessing it will definitely be upgauged come next year’s spring break vacation though.

I wouldn't be surprised if one of the frequencies eventually goes up to a 738. IAD-FLL has gone up to an 2x on an A320 and 738, and I think they sometimes even run a 739 on some days. An dummy search on 4/17 shows IAD-MIA as a 739, too. I'm pretty sure that started off as an A319 so that one must be doing well too. My bet is that the 73G will eventually be upgauged to a 738, probably sometime in 2020 IMO.
 
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Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:42 am

Nice adds for UA at IAD...definitely part of a large strengthening of connecting flows through IAD. It's funny though that RSW/SRQ are year-round, but MIA will remain seasonal.

UA had allowed IAD-Florida to shrivel down to almost nothing at one point, so finally undoing that mistake.
 
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Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:07 am

I bet SRQ will go to a 737 in decent time. If SRQ expects 15-20% of the flights to bring international connecting visitors there will be a need for something bigger then a E175.
 
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Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:14 am

I am surprised that UA didn't already fly IAD-RSW. UA has two ORD-RSW flights daily in winter and has for years. Is it because SW Florida is more of a Midwestern destination?
 
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Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:52 am

United787 wrote:
I am surprised that UA didn't already fly IAD-RSW. UA has two ORD-RSW flights daily in winter and has for years. Is it because SW Florida is more of a Midwestern destination?


I work in the RSW area but often spend weekends in Miami and the presence of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin license plates during season November-March is incredible, and much more present than in MIA where there isn't such an apparent on/off season.

With all the family I have in the Northern VA area I highly welcome these flights.

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