Category Transport Issues

Flashback Friday: I-10 and Tallahassee – a long road to today

Folks from the peninsula or west Florida who travel I-10 to get to/from Tallahassee may not be aware of the complicated history of building the Interstate through Leon County and how the city was the last major one in Florida (except Fort Myers) to be linked to the Interstate system despite being the state capital […]

Florida gets Mint service beginning today

Today “Mint” service by JetBlue comes to Florida (finally)! JetBlue will offer Mint beginning today on daily service between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles Int’l Airport (LAX). The airline will add Mint service on existing nonstop service to San Francisco from Fort Lauderale in May. Mint is a premium service offered on dedicated new A321 […]

No Cuba flight cuts from Southwest; American cuts back capacity

Last week, we reported on more cutbacks to flights in the adolescent Florida-Cuba sector. Silver Airlines had ambitiously begun service from nine Cuban cities to Fort Lauderdale and Frontier was awarded Miami-Havana route authority. Both airlines will pull out of the market completely in the next few months. We also reported that Southwest Airlines, facing […]

Exodus from Florida-Cuba flights has begun

This week reservations systems zeroed out service on Frontier Airlines from Miami (MIA) to Havana and on Silver Airways from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to nine Cuban destinations. Flight from Florida to Cuba have been struggling since its inception last year after over a half century of a ban on commercial service but we can learn […]

What we are reading: Emirates bookings down 35% to the United States after first travel ban

Emirates Airline, one of the world’s largest international air carriers reported that booking to destinations in the United States dipped 35% after President Trump’s first travel ban. Emirates CEO Tim Clark said the new travel ban issued last week which is less broad led to some recovery but still less than prior to the initial […]

DOT tentatively awards JetBlue and Southwest new Florida-Mexico City flights

As part of the settlement to approve the Delta/AeroMexico joint venture, the two airlines have been forced to relinquish slots at Mexico City and New York’s JFK International Airport. With the divested Mexico City slots, the US DOT has made tentative awards to JetBlue to increase Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to/from Mexico City service from […]

Could Trump negatively impact Florida’s tourism industry?

Donald Trump’s elevation to the Presidency is no doubt impacting the reputation of the United States abroad. Last week, a group of soccer supporters in Vancouver that regularly travel to away games in the US stated they would not organize trips south of the border (even to nearby Seattle or Portland) this season due to the […]