Worldwide From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 35 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2194 times:
I hate to waste a whole topic on this question, but I have to ask! Didn't AA operate an Atlanta - New York - Atlanta route at one time? I thought that it possibly was operated out of LGA. If they did, when did it stop and does anybody know why they stopped it? If they didn't, why haven't they started one? (Other than the Delta factor!) I think they could sustain at least one or two flights a day (at least an RJ). They fly between New York and many other large airline hubs. So all you AA fanatics, please dig out the old timetables that you have and check, PLEASE! Thanks.
InnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2112 times:
The only reason would be that adding ATL as a destination increases the deman from other feeders on the system that want to go to/from ATL. However, if you already serve ATL from other hubs such as DFW, pax can get there just as easily. Of course, with Delta's presence in DFW, that may already be covered. It's a fun math game to solve. (Try writing the Airline AI for a game that does exactly this!)
Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1780 times:
AA really has no business serving any non-hub destination from ATL. There is no reason to go up against DL's fortress, especially because it is a large market that has tons of service to other large-market hubs (CO to EWR, UA to ORD, etc.) I don't know how AmericanConnection maintains the two daily J31s to BNA, but I guess someone besides DL has to serve that route (still, who flies the J31 when you can fly a jet?)
Simple fact, with DL hubs at ATL and JFK, I can't see why AA would want to enter here.