cledaybuck wrote:The battle for Wilmington is on!
cledaybuck wrote:Also, seems like FCA is getting quite a bit of new capacity this summer.
This seems like a big deal...or just slot-sitting? Is this bad for JFK int'l or bad for PHL int'l? Probably the latter... *AA PHL-JFK APR 0>6 MAY 0>6 JUN 0>6 JUL 0>6 AUG 0>6 The frequency is notable and interesting, although, in looking at the schedule, it appears that only two of these six slot pa...Jump to post
Very happy to see AA add another destination in Colombia, and in particularly CTG which has long seemed like a glaring hole in AA's network from its MIA hub. It's such an incredible country, and CTG in particular is such an amazing city. I hope this route is successful - I suspect it will be.Jump to post
I think it's reflective of not only the ME3 issue and shifting alliances among some of AA's partners (i.e., Westjet and Jet aligning with Delta, etc.), but also just the broader reshaping of how many large network carriers around the world are approaching their global partnerships. As has been comme...Jump to post
AS is definitely facing challenges, to be sure: o A growing DL in SEA o A resurgent UA in SFO o A strong and growing AA in LAX o WN believing they're in for the fight of their lives all over CA o HA getting the right-sized equipment (A321NEO) to fight for Hawaii traffic Yep - pretty much covers it....Jump to post
On a related note, as reported by AirlineRoute , looks like United is also planning additional changes to its interior China capacity next summer beyond exiting XIY: San Francisco – Chengdu Operational schedule changes from SFO, moving to midnight hours. Seasonal 4th weekly service, previously sched...Jump to post
AS is in far less direct competition with AA than with either of the other two legacy majors (or WN for that matter). Well, okay, but being "in far less direct competition" with AA as compared to with Delta or United doesn't mean they don't now directly overlap and compete significantly w...Jump to post
Nice to see AA add Missoula too. I'd say it's, objectively, pretty impressive to see AA's growth in Montana - from nothing - since the merger. Next summer AA will be operating over 40 weekly flights to three destinations in Montana - that's obviously nothing compared to the capacity that longtime l...Jump to post
More very cool adds. Also very happy to see MIA-BON finally added - another obvious market for AA out of the MIA hub. 8-) DCA-ILM Another logical, opportunistic seasonal leisure market. (And a restart, I believe, right? Didn't USAirways fly this route, maybe on and off, for years?) DFW-FLG As predic...Jump to post
Unfortunate, but probably unavoidable. Ultimately - one way or another, either via acquisition or liquidation - consolidation was going to happen, and will continue to happen, in the European airline industry. Relative to the size of its market and economy, I think it's quite reasonable to conclude ...Jump to post
UA115 SFO 1445 2025 PPT 247 UA114 PPT 2345 SFO 0950+ 247 Awesome. Very cool add. As I said when United announced the nonstop SIN flights, and some of the recent EWR transatlantic adds - it's great to see United once again regain some of its fighting strength and get creative in leveraging the power ...Jump to post
9w748capt wrote:Not just India, but I've long wondered - why doesn't AA (just as an example) start daily DFW-DOH or ORD-DOH service with a 789? Or DFW/ORD-AUH?
In politics, it's ultimately all a numbers game. Whether the ME3 are, in fact, subsidized, or receive state aid and support, and compete unfairly, etc. doesn't really seem to motivate much public opinion. The number of votes attached to U.S. citizens who benefit from (1) the ME3's airfares between t...Jump to post
I agree with others that the pace of the new terminal construction, given the complexity of the site and especially the fact that it's NYC, is heartening. And it can't come soon enough. The CTB is incredibly outdated, so when the new terminal opens it will be a massive improvement for AA, Southwest,...Jump to post
I don't think AA will get any additional daily frequencies from MIA before DL gets an additional daily flight. Since AA already has 4x daily to DL's 1x daily and since F9 pulled out of the market, I would be very surprised if the DOT allowed AA's position to be further strengthened. I tend to agree...Jump to post
Interesting. As mentioned in the past, this isn't - or shouldn't be - that surprising. The upward pressure on pilot wages is steadily diminishing the impetus (and economic value) for mainline carriers playing regional operators against each other for labor arbitrage and competitive cost control. The...Jump to post
Are all AA seats aisle access? That is the argument here. On widebodies, yes, they now are - 100% of AA's widebodies are now all-lie-flat, and all-aisle-access in J. AA's longhaul 757s don't have all-aisle-access in J, but then, as said, neither do Delta's or United's. Also AA only has 148 widebodi...Jump to post
Presumably the other benefit would be AA passengers located in places like Boston, NYC, ORD etc choosing to do an entire flight on Porter via codeshare rather than on UA or AA. Also encourages Porter fliers in Toronto, YUL, YOW etc to pick AA when they need to get out of Q400 range of the border, l...Jump to post
AA + Porter now? As I mentioned earlier, it is, indeed intriguing. AA's and Porter's networks don't really overlap much, but then also don't really connect much, either. There could potentially be some (very) limited connectivity over YOW/YUL, but obviously Porter's absence from what is by far AA's...Jump to post
I hope dot will require something non trivial from this and any possible changes to ac ua joint venture. Rightly or wrongly, I doubt it. I suspect this will meet with minimal regulatory challenge from either country. And at this point, the transborder market is likely fairly set, anyway. The only o...Jump to post
Looks like Delta and Westjet have signed an MOU to form a transborder JV Huge news, and good news, for both airlines. It will definitely be interesting to see what additional transborder market development opportunities this opens up for Delta and WestJet. With this, Delta will essentially have goo...Jump to post
Or it will just get people to fly other one world airlines. There is no chance I will pay the same money flying aa pe vs that of cx. And now that mce 9 in a row is gone, that basically means I won't fly aa tatl or to South America. That's one perspective. My guess is that AA management believes tha...Jump to post
There's something to be said about not giving away a product for free, but there's also the danger of elites deciding that the extra cost of AA is no longer worth it to them (and this is a danger for all the legacy carriers). Yep, but as has been discussed countless times before, that's effectively...Jump to post
Consistent with the direction AA is heading on the other 777s - MCE is about legroom, not seat width, and treated not as a true extra cabin but as a slightly more comfortable section of Y filled (in my experience) primarily with elites whose upgrades don't clear. Personally, one area that I find to ...Jump to post
Indeed, I wonder if anything outside of the bottom half of Florida is safe. JFK HAV was banking heavily on tourism to Cuba, the Cuban population in the tri state area is sizeable but it is concentrated in New Jersey. These Cuba flights will really only work from S Florida (mostly MIA) and to a much...Jump to post
DL GUM-NRT JAN 0>0.5 Second thoughts?! JAL just announced a second daily peak season flight. UA IAH-ASE JUN 0>0.8 JUL 0>1.0 UA SFO-ASE JUN 0>0.8 JUL 0>1.0 AUG 0>1.0 The development of ASE into a year-round destination, not just for the traditional United Express to DEN but also now AA and Delta, is...Jump to post
The last 757 in LAA livery makes it's final flights with AA today 12/03/17 N679AN / 5EL Scheduled to operate AA 1175 MIA-ORD and AA 2349 ORD-DFW today before being ferried off to ROW tomorrow for retirement. Wow - amazing. Bittersweet, as I always thought the 757 looked particularly good in bare me...Jump to post
It's sufferable for shorter flights, but unless you're paying under 150$, DFW-ANC with 30'' of pitch is unacceptable for a legacy carrier, even for me who usually doesn't have any problem with this stuff. Well we’ll see what’s “sufferable” and “unacceptable” for consumers. My personal prediction: s...Jump to post
I've never seen any evidence that PTVs create a competitive advantage and allow an airline to charge a higher fare. They are certainly nice to have...although the resolution on my tablet/phone is better than any PTV out there. Agreed. Said it before, say it again - there are precisely two airlines ...Jump to post
A friend of mine told me about this a few hours ago, it is pretty disappointing, no IFE, I expected something better from AA, These planes do have IFE - just not PTVs in the seatback. The IFE is streaming to personal devices - that's consistent with the direction in which just about the entire U.S....Jump to post
OA940 wrote:Ryanair has more legroom in their 737's than AA's MAX's. That's all we have to say.
Mark my words, all these "max pax for evac certifications" will be called into question soon when a plane full of pax crammed into 28" pitch seats has to ground evac and several pax die because they couldn't evac in a timely manner. Maybe. We'll see. History does, indeed, seem to imp...Jump to post
Glad to see AA back on Summer18 seasonal LGA-TVC. They concede that route last year completely to DL. I wish AA would do TVC-PHL,DCAor CLT seasonally Indeed. I remember when AA first announced LGA-TVC ... all the way back on March 20, 2000 ! AA would add more capacity and/or upgauge on TVC-ORD in p...Jump to post
I've always found it odd FLG doesn't have a bit more service. There's so much tourism in the area. The Grand Canyon, Sedona and the sights near Page. Heck, even AA could give it a shot to DFW. Yep. If this route works - which, I agree, it probably will - I could definitely see a seasonal/weekend CR...Jump to post
Replacing Open Skies, which will cease to exist. Interesting.Jump to post
Already mentioned in the OAG thread.
It's one of several new seasonal weekend routes AA loaded Sunday, which also included DFW-AVL, DFW-ILM, DFW-MYR, ORD-MYR, LGA-TVC and LAX-BZN.
From an operational standpoint, the schedule is interesting - with takeoff from FLG at the hottest time of the day.
I agree with others - I'm not quite convinced of the repeated conventional wisdom that China Southern joining one world necessarily precipitates Cathay Pacific's exit from the alliance. I, too, think the overlap between these two is somewhat overstated, and suspect they probably could coexist within...Jump to post
nice adds by AA to connect more dots. :checkmark: It is, indeed, great to see AA restoring former (in several cases longstanding) routes like DFW-OAK, LGA-TVC and LGA-PWM, and connecting several extremely logical dots with routes like PHX-AMA and PHX-OKC. I'm also happy to see lots of seasonal/week...Jump to post
How long does this flight normally block? Could AA reconfigure some 321s with no F, but lie flat J? Seems they need a domestic aircraft beyond the 757 with a lie flat but not a full F product. My personal expectation - pure guess - is that the long-term solution will be just that. I could see it pl...Jump to post
*UA ORD-FAT JUN 0>0.8 JUL 0>1.0 WOW...we finally get a FAT-ORD flight..after nearly 30 years..surprised this was UA..I thought AA would have jumped in first. Either way, a welcome addition to Fresno's nonstop destinations. Nice. Glad to see it. FAT is the gateway to a lot of incredible, scenic natu...Jump to post
I think this makes total sense. These routes are all very leisure heavy and Delta was probably selling mostly upgrades or selling the heaviest discounted fares. Its probably easier to sell more seats at a lower price. Probably very few people were willing to pay $2,000 for a short lie flat anyway t...Jump to post
So which market is larger? U.S.-Europe or U.S.-KEF? I'm not sure how that is that even relevant. The thing is, if the one-stop crowd is what AA is after, then WW is not the only competition. AA isn't after only the "one-stop crowd." AA is after what every U.S. airline is after at every on...Jump to post
With respect, what EA CO AS stated, was similar to something an emerald tower AS employee had indicated to me a week ago, the political climate is a factor in the decision to adjust certain International routes. We were not speaking of this route in particular, but he was adamant that it has been a...Jump to post
My understanding is that it ultimately was a strategic decision made on the hopes that the opening of the Cuba market under the Obama administration would stimulate additional growth in tourism down the line. It seemed logical at the time, as it appeared there was a high probability the policies of...Jump to post
How so? WW and FI use KEF as a connecting hub to/from Europe. AA won't and will rely solely on trash yield, O&D passengers. Yeah, Icelandair and WOW can rely on connections over KEF to Europe, just like AA can rely on connections over DFW to the U.S. AA certainly will not be relying "solel...Jump to post
The two Icelandic carriers will have to duke it out via price for the local market. Meanwhile, AA should be able to leverage TATL basic economy fares to at least appear competitive some of the time in that local marketplace while being able to flow passengers over DFW from spokes both large and sma...Jump to post
What does AA have to look forward to? Again, we'll see. AA may have the same thing to "look forward to" on DFW-KEF as it has on DFW-AMS and ORD-BCN - lots and lots of demand to a popular leisure destination during peak season, and from a hub where many of the connections have minimal comp...Jump to post
Do they forecast a profit? Hard to believe if so. I'll believe it when I see it, but maybe it will work. I agree that the level of lower-cost capacity between the U.S. and Iceland next summer is going to be eye-opening, but even with that, hub economics do work - airlines have proven it consistentl...Jump to post
I find that interesting that ORD will be added to the AA "Shuttle". Especially since DL operates Shuttle-like frequencies on LGA-ATL but they never included it as Delta "Shuttle". True, but again, it's more a branding exercise than a reflection of practical, operational reality,...Jump to post
*AM MIA-MID JAN 0.8>0.5 FEB 0.7>0 MAR 1.0>0 APR 1.0>0 MAY 1.0>0 JUN 1.0>0 JUL 1.0>0 MID seems to really struggle with US service. Only IAH seems to have really stuck over the years In addition to United's (Continental's) long-running IAH-MID, AA seems to have found something that works with the E17...Jump to post