Kevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1656 times:
I think AA likes to use 737's at MIA because they can fly both domestic and international (overwater) routes. Since most of our S80's are only partially overwater equiped they can be of more use at DFW, where most flights aren't going overwater. I don't know for sure though, just a guess. I've wondered the same thing myself. We used to fly them out of JFK, but (thank God) now they're gone.
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AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3560 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
For competitive reasons, AA introduced 737 service on the longer west coast-to-ORD routes where IFE (movies) are (or were) an important marketing tool. That naturally lead to increased ORD 737 service to east coast cities. DFW was last on the list for 737 service and while it has been introduced, the increase at DFW has been put on hold pending a recovery in the industry.
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