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Could AA Turn STL Into An AE RJ Hub?  
User currently offlineExpressjetphx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

I know this might just get slapped down, but here's an idea for the table.

If AA withdrew mainline ops from STL, except for a few MD80 flights to:
DFW
ORD
LAX
MIA
JFK

And kept Chautauqua as American Connection operating ERJs to midsize business cities, and Corporate Airlines using the J31s for connections from smaller cities in the region not served by ORD or DFW. Another alternative to this would be bringing in AEagle with CRJ700s and smaller ERJ135 or another aircraft. The hub would be mainly for St. Louis' business community, and connecting small or midsize business/leisure cities together , without having to pass through a 'fortress hub'. I would imagine that this would also keep costs down for AA. I'd like your thoughts on this.

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User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2148 times:


Expressjetphx,

There was actually some talk about reinstating service to select cities from STL that were mainline to AmericanConnection and/or American Eagle.



User currently offlineBoiler Special From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

What's the difference between the new schedule today and what you're suggesting?

User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Just what I was thinking, we will only have 50 Mainline flights, the rest about give or take 150 flights are american connection and american eagle.
Alex.




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User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2081 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Yeah, we'll have 50 mainline and supposedly ATL and DEN maybe coming back to mainline in March or so according to my neighbor S80 captain. But some cities will get some capacity reductions such as MIA, LAX, MSY, BWI, and SEA from what I've been hearing. Time will tell though.....

User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

If I recall correctly, Eagle did'nt fly out of STL before. It was all Chautauqua and Trans States right? So is it actually American Eagle that will be picking up alot of the "Slack" on the downgraded mainline flights?


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User currently offlineProudtoflyaa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

So is it actually American Eagle that will be picking up alot of the "Slack" on the downgraded mainline flights?

Not out of STL. American Eagle will only have three daily flights from STL (all three to LGA).

They are, however, picking up the slack with added flights out of Chicago (such as new service to LNK/FSD/BMI/MLI/SGF/LIT/ICT and lots of additional service to places) but they are not expanding into STL directly.


User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Highliner-the only American Eagle flights from STL now are three of the six daily STL-LGA flights...the other three are mainline (2 Super-80's and an MD-83)...every other non-mainline flight out of STL is under the AX banner (Chautauqua, Trans-States, or Corporate)


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