American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3321 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
It looks like American Eagle is moving towards an all RJ fleet, thus progressively phasing out the props, and there are more routes flown today by American Eagle previously flown by American Airlines mainline. It is obvious that there'll be more RJ routes on Eagle's system in the future, routes that used to be in the mainline system, Eagle's RJ's are rapidly taking over Fokker 100 routes. Most mainline routes flown on the Fokker 100 will see Eagle RJ's, such is the case on the ALB-ORD flight, that route used to be flown with larger equipment including B727/MD80/F100 aircraft, now it's all ERJ. I mention ALB because that's were I went to college.
"Aimer jusqu'a l'impossible, c'est possible". Tina Arena.
AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 8 Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2239 times:
Here's an AE Rumor: Possible route being talked about again: BOS-DTW next year. Now this is only "talk"- the history of this possible route dates way before LGA AE service started. However, given that AE has announced a few new routes for January'03 already, I would say unfortunately, so far, does not appear to be happening (talk was for January startup).
Like I mentioned a few other times.. it's rumor, so keep it in mind so if it does happen, you aren't shocked!
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6049 posts, RR: 25 Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2068 times:
Under the new pilots agreement (the concessionary one signed this past spring), AA pretty much has free reign on RJ's now. AA will take delivery of over 100 RJ's in the next two years. Many of these will be used to backfill for the 50 or so F100's that are being retired. Expect to see many more AA markets lose mainline....just like DL has already done.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 6872 posts, RR: 29 Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2047 times:
Interesting to see the rumors of AE DTW-BOS surfacing again. That one went around pretty strong in the late '90's. Everyone thought DTW-BOS would happen before the DTW-LGA route. There was even talk of DTW-BOS being mainline F-100 back in the day.
Most of the new RJ capacity for next year is going to be used to offset the F-100 retirement. Many former F-100 routes will be a mix of either all RJ or anything from and ERJ-CRJ up to an MD-80 depending on the time of day.
AA is looking to phase out all Saab 340's in 2005, and all remaining ATR's in 2007.
AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1913 times:
HlywdCatft.. NW is the only carrier with nonstop service to BOS. AE would be smart to share this route with NW and cash in on some of the yield. Right now, each AE DTW-LGA flight has one or a few passengers connecting further to BOS.
In any case, PSU.DTW.SCE., your right.. its not a new subject with management and planners. If I find out any more, I'll be sure to let you know.