N844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3396 times:
That sounds like a very reasonable thing to do. The majority of the business travelers I know who fly AA when they have a choice particularly enjoy doing so because of MRTC. After marketing that, and continuing to do so despite the 757 and A300 conversion, I think they'd run a very real risk of alienating the business market by using LRTC 757's on business routes.
New airplanes, new employees, low fares, all touchy-feely ... all of them are losers. -Gordon Bethune
N951U From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
Interesting... playing around with the January schedule:
DFW B757 destinations: PHX, LAS, ONT, LGB, MCO, MIA, TUL (4 times a day!), SJO, SAN, LIM, SJU, CUN, FLL, HDN, EGE.
Traditional 757 cities like SNA get the B737-800.... I believe the DFW B737 base is finally opening in January for American (currently no DFW-based 738 crews... lots of MIA-based flying through Dallas).
Doesn't look like much of a surprise, except Lima which isn't really a pleasure destination. San Jose (CR) is more and more leisure as tourism grows in that country.
Miami 757 is a little more frustrating. I wish that American would keep some in MRTC for Central/South America like Quito, Lima, Medellin, etc.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31157 posts, RR: 76 Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2953 times:
From Miami, all flights to Providenciales, Grand Cayman, Bridgetown, and Aruba will be 757-200s. However, Kingston will get two 738s now.
San Juan-Caracas also becomes a 757, and Miami-Los Angeles is down to only one 757 flight, the rest widebodies, including the only International Flagship service offered by AA on a domestic flight (AA 245/248).
Bobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2897 times:
2 years ago i took the 757 from TUL-DFW. They only had that flight 1 time a day, now they have 4....What are they thinking? I dont think they are gonna have enough people to fill the seats? I hope im wrong though. I kinda wish i still lived in Tulsa now, i could fly the 757 everytime i went back to DFW instead of the (borring, but GREAT) MD-80.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31157 posts, RR: 76 Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2537 times:
From Miami, lots of additional capacity to the Caribbean now as a whole bunch of flights are now becoming 757s. The exceptions are the "premium" Caribbean markets. Namely St. Croix, Curacao, and Casa de Campo. Kingston and Santiago also are 738s only. Grand Cayman and Cancun have a mix of MRTC 738s and LRTC 752s, while San Juan has one 763, but the rest are A300s and 757s. To Central America it is LRTC only to Managua, Tegucigalpa, and San Jose. It is MRTC only everywhere else. To South America, it is LRTC to Guayquil, Quito, Lima, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Medellin, and Cali. Caracas and Bogota have a mix. Everything else is MRTC. Also from Miami, domestic routes are being shifted around. Orlando becomes LRTC-exclusive, same with all but one Tampa flight, while MIA-LAX has only one LRTC flight. San Francisco, Baltimore, and Philadelphia have MRTC coach flights to feed the deep South America destinations, LRTC everywhere else. Newark is LRTC coach exclusive (all A300s!), so is Vail (Saturday 757), while JFK has only one MRTC service (3-class 762 flight). However, Boston, LaGuardia, Chicago, St. Louis, and Dallas are pretty much exactly split, with half of the flights to each destination being LRTC and half being MRTC. Washington (National and Dulles) has only one of it's ten dailies with LRTC. All flights to Europe, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Hartford, Cleveland, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Denver, as well as the new flights to Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Minneapolis, are MRTC. Eagle destinations (two in Ohio, three in Florida, four in the Bahamas) are, as always, standard fare.
AA7771stClass From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 293 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2499 times:
I was on a 757 into TUL just last week and amazingly enough, it was fairly full. I used OneStop and had to take a middle seat as all the aisles and windows had already been chosen. However, there is no way that TUL can support 4 of them a day much less all the supplemental MD80s and CRJs. The only reason that they would be flying that many flights there is for a) maintenance (perhaps MCI is in trouble and they're moving all narrow-body to TUL) and b) staff transport. I imagine that there's quite a bit of staff travel between DFW and TUL... Just my thoughts...
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5623 posts, RR: 54 Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2431 times:
I think its awesome that we get the 757's back on some of the cities for STL like MCO, and FLL, once 757's now turned into S80's and now back up to the 757's again. What really surpised me was that AA is having a 757 for STL-PHX, wonder if its deemed succesful, AWA will upgrade the 733 and A319 to the 757?? Same thing for LAS as it will be a new destination served for STL from America West. I wonder is this in retaliation for AWA adding flights and cities out of STL to PHX and LAS???? Just something to think about.
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MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31157 posts, RR: 76 Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2373 times:
I think its awesome that we get the 757's back on some of the cities for STL like MCO, and FLL, once 757's now turned into S80's and now back up to the 757's again.
With the new schedule, St. Louis will still have the same number of 757s flights as they will on 1 November with the new schedule. Phoenix and Lauderdale gain 757s, but Miami looses one, so does Cancun.
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5623 posts, RR: 54 Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
actually according to NOV schedule, we will only have 1 flight N/S to FLL and its scheculed with an MD-80, unless that was changed?? for MIA we are scheudled to have 2 N/S to MIA with a 757 down from 2 with an S80. PHX, correct me if I am wrong but we never had a 757 on the STL-PHX with AA, unless they kept it from TWA???
[Edited 2003-09-16 05:10:08]
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CMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
I'll drink to that N62A, I once had to do a Continental 737-300 from EWR-PHX with a 35 minute holding pattern over New Mexico it became a five hour flight the equivilent of a coast to coast transcon, ugly stuff.
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
Stock1985 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 81 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2179 times:
Everyone seems to forget that Tulsa is a large market for American. We will definitely need the extra capacity of over 200 seats per flight on each of those 757's as American took all of our (5!!!) SP 80 flights away this November. These flights were always quite full, and the connection times through St. Louis were extremely efficient, we will all miss that. I assure you all that the 11 flights to DFW will all be packed! Just wait, I wouldn't be surprised to see some more destinations opened out of TUL.... Miami, LAX, LGA, JFK??? I could definitely see MIA on a CRJ 700 for the connections and all those cruisers, and a return to the LAX service which was always full on the MD 80, but with a more frequent CRJ service could offer many more convenient options. A New York option would also be nice to compete with EWR on CO.
25 Tekelberry: AA is probably just sending the 757s to TUL to get them refitted at their maintenance base there while making some money by running pax ops at the sam
26 BHMNONREV: Looks as if the shift in STL is just normal late winter schedule tweaking... On Feb 1, 757's are as follows: LAS-2 daily FLL-1 daily MCO-2 daily MIA-1
27 727LOVER: In TPA, we only see ex-TW 757. Will that change?
28 B752fanatic: Why AA is taking a B767-300 ER MIA-BOG? That was a B757/A300 route. Is it that they have spare 767's?
29 MAH4546: American has always used a 767-300ER to Bogota for a long time. Lots of premium class demand to fill the front cabin.
30 Milemaster: The 757 flights to TUL are (as mentioned above) most likely for AA mx and the vast numbers of AA employees that work at the maint. base as well as the
31 AA777MIA: Username: B752fanatic From United States, joined Jul 2003, 140 posts, RR: 0 Reply: 28 Posted Tue Sep 16 2003 17:57:45 UTC+1 and read 253 times: Why AA