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Mar 7th, 2007, 11:54 AM
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How to know who flies Non-Stop to a destination

I'm curious to know if there is a way to determine what non-stop flights are available with an airline or arrival city.

For instance, if I wanted a non-stop flight with ABC airline and was open to visiting any Caribbean city, how would I find that information without going through an individual search for each arrival city?

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Mar 7th, 2007, 12:04 PM
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ABC Airline's website usually will have a route map, or at least a list of destinations served.
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Mar 7th, 2007, 12:13 PM
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Thanks rkkwan, but I've tried that already. I know where they fly but I would like to know the non-stop destinations only from DFW without trying a search for each and every airport they serve in the Caribbean.

Hope that makes sense.
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Mar 7th, 2007, 12:24 PM
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There's no easy way. Another way is to download AA's timetable in PDF form, and then scroll through the destinations under DFW. Non-stop flights will have the number "0" in the 6th column.
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Mar 7th, 2007, 12:28 PM
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There are number of useful tools including direct to/from listings at http://www.oag.com/NorthAmerica/airl...routeindex.asp
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Mar 7th, 2007, 12:36 PM
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Thanks, I've seen that website before but I'll give it a whirl and see what I can come up with.

And a discussion recently had us arguing about terminology:

Non-stop: just as it states: plane departs from your city and only landing is at your destination.

Direct: You depart your city, plane may have connection/stop along the way but you do not change planes.

Will continue to try finding an easy source of info for non-stop flights from DFW to any beach destination.

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Mar 7th, 2007, 12:45 PM
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"Direct" has no meaning. Stop using it and ignore the term altogether.

There are lots of "direct" flights which involve a connection with a change of plane.
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Mar 7th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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Good to know, thanks rkkwan!
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Mar 7th, 2007, 01:54 PM
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-nonstop is nonstop
-a direct flight can have a plane change (better known as a change of equipment or change of gauge in the airline industry), but it keeps the same flight number. For example, United flight 923 departs London, stops in Washington DC and continues to Denver. When the plane lands in DC, you have to get off the Boeing 767 and clear customs. Once through, you hit the terminal to get to your flight to Denver. Once on your Airbus A320, the flight attendant announces, "welcome to the continuation of United flight 923..." This is your direct flight. Same flight number, different plane.
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Mar 7th, 2007, 03:34 PM
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Thanks!

Now, any other ideas on search ideas for nonstops without using a specific destination?

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Mar 7th, 2007, 03:44 PM
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The airport Web site probably lists which cities are served non-stop and by which airline. American's site might list which cities it serves non-stop from Dallas. And, since it's a hub, they probably serve many Caribbean cities from there.
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Mar 7th, 2007, 03:51 PM
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American's site might list which cities it serves non-stop from Dallas. And, since it's a hub, they probably serve many Caribbean cities from there.

Surprisingly, AA serves relatively few Caribbean destinations nonstop from DFW; Miami is its Caribbean hub, with San Juan as a sub-hub.
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Mar 7th, 2007, 04:44 PM
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I checked the AA website and I didn't see any links specifically giving the departure/arrival information for certain cities. I went in and plugged in a few Caribbean cities that I KNOW AA services. From DFW, there is a nonstop to San Juan, Puerto Rico. There may be 1 or 2 more, but I haven't found them yet.

You could always call American and ask them which Caribbean cities they currently serve nonstop. That will get you the fastest answer! MOST airlines will post a route map somewhere on their website.

Almost all of AAs Caribbean destinations have nonstop service from MIA or SJU as Gardyloo said. A few additional cities to the Caribbean have service from BOS or JFK.
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Mar 7th, 2007, 04:50 PM
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San Juan is the only one that I know of non-stop from DFW.
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Mar 7th, 2007, 05:17 PM
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I agree that the best way is to download the AA timetable. In the time it took to read through this thread I was able to find that AA flies non-stop from DFW to SJU and Montego Bay.

AA has 3 major hubs closer to and more frequently used for getting to the Caribbean. SJU, MIA and JFK. Not DFW.
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Mar 8th, 2007, 10:03 AM
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This might work once you narrow down your choices--

Try checking the Destination information on the Fodors website. After you select your country/city/island, click on the Smart Travel Tips option on the left-hand menu in order to list arrival/departure (getting there) information for that location. It often lists the places from which one can fly directly.
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Mar 8th, 2007, 05:42 PM
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I know a lot of airport websites do list their non stop service. Mostly medium sized airports. Big ones usually go just about everywhere anyway.
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