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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2017, 10:37:41 AM »
It's really beyond me what took so long to implement MIA.
Lack of aircraft.
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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2017, 10:40:38 AM »
Lack of aircraft.
What changed? Why did BOS make more sense than MIA?
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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2017, 10:46:42 AM »
What changed? Why did BOS make more sense than MIA?
David Maimon's son got into Harvard :P
Also MIA was tried before and didn't work.
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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2017, 10:54:50 AM »
David Maimon's son got into Harvard :P
Also MIA was tried before and didn't work.
Chairman's flight? Puts Smisek to shame!

MIA not working is less understandable than PHL not working. A competent airline should hit a home run with MIA (though many locals hate that airport, and might prefer flying out of FLL and connecting at JFK).
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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2017, 11:02:51 AM »
(though many locals hate that airport, and might prefer flying out of FLL and connecting at JFK).

Would have been interesting if they would have tried FLL like EK did, and codeshare with jetBlue.

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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2017, 11:04:27 AM »
Would have been interesting if they would have tried FLL like EK did, and codeshare with jetBlue.
They'd lose out on AA LATAM connections.
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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2017, 11:08:41 AM »
They'd lose out on AA LATAM connections.
True, which is why MIA makes sense over FLL, despite being a despised airport by people flying domestically. I would also assume that it makes sense for connections to other domestic AA flights.
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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2017, 11:13:01 AM »
True, which is why MIA makes sense over FLL, despite being a despised airport by people flying domestically. I would also assume that it makes sense for connections to other domestic AA flights.
MIA is easily my least favorite airport in the world.
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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2017, 11:14:48 AM »
MIA is easily my least favorite airport in the world.
Worse then LGA?

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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2017, 11:15:54 AM »
Worse then LGA?
LGA is 2nd.
Though the truth is I'd usually rather fly to LGA then any other NYC airport, while I'd pay a premium to fly to FLL over MIA.
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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2017, 11:23:30 AM »
LGA is 2nd.
Though the truth is I'd usually rather fly to LGA then any other NYC airport, while I'd pay a premium to fly to FLL over MIA.
Why would you choose LGA over JFK?
The only reason I could think of is if you are going to Manhattan.

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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2017, 11:23:46 AM »
LGA is 2nd.
Though the truth is I'd usually rather fly to LGA then any other NYC airport, while I'd pay a premium to fly to FLL over MIA.
Choosing between LGA, JFK or EWR depends on circumstances. In chances of weather related IRROPS, LGA is to be avoided, it shuts down much sooner. For free long-term parking, JFK is best (something I just recently discovered), with on-street parking available just a quick hop away (on a hotel shuttle or taxi/Uber). For free on-street medium term parking (could be up to a week) which is just a short walk from terminal (which isn't huge like JFK terminals are) LGA is the best. If one needs to fly UA, then EWR is the only real option (no JFK and limited LGA service).
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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2017, 11:24:33 AM »
MIA is easily my least favorite airport in the world.
Curious why everyone says that. I was only in FLL once and in MIA once, I didn't notice any particular difference.  So I'm curious what factors in MIA's universal derision.

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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2017, 11:30:03 AM »
Curious why everyone says that. I was only in FLL once and in MIA once, I didn't notice any particular difference.  So I'm curious what factors in MIA's universal derision.
How long did it take you to get from your car to the gate in either of those? How easy/fast was it to get the the airport from the highways?
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Re: EL AL to resume nonstop MIA-TLV service!
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2017, 11:34:11 AM »
Why would you choose LGA over JFK?
The only reason I could think of is if you are going to Manhattan.

Choosing between LGA, JFK or EWR depends on circumstances. In chances of weather related IRROPS, LGA is to be avoided, it shuts down much sooner. For free long-term parking, JFK is best (something I just recently discovered), with on-street parking available just a quick hop away (on a hotel shuttle or taxi/Uber). For free on-street medium term parking (could be up to a week) which is just a short walk from terminal (which isn't huge like JFK terminals are) LGA is the best. If one needs to fly UA, then EWR is the only real option (no JFK and limited LGA service).
UA has 6 daily CLE-LGA and 6 daily CLE-EWR flights (as well as 2 daily CAK-EWR flights).
AA has 3 daily CLE-LGA, 2 daily CAK-LGA, and 1 daily CLE-JFK flight.
And I rarely fly DL.

LGA is simply easiest for Manhattan and has the most frequencies.
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