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AA Adds JFK Back To STL.  
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

Checked my e-mail today and got this little note from my AAirmail today.


"Starting May 1,2004, AA will have 5 DAILY MD-80 flights STL-JFK. This will have the S80 and features MRTC."

"also on May 1, 2004, AA will add another STL-MSY flight with an RJ."

Is this true? This is quite a shock to see AA add a city and immediatly place it on mainline and have so many flights!!! I thought JFK wasn't profitabale for them to fly? I got this from American Airlines themseleves so im guessing its true. Great to see AA add JFK back. It was TWA'S biggest flagship route!
Alex


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User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2077 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3778 times:

STL-LGA goes 5x S80 on that same day....has to be a typo. They wouldn't re-enter a market w/ 5 daily flights either.

User currently offlineAATripleseven From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3732 times:

Pre-emptive strike at jetBlue?

User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3725 times:

Lambertman- I thought so too, and its not in the schedule so im also guessing a typo, but boy, it clearly stated JFK alot fo times, leading me to believe it, sorry if anyone got excited but boy did anyone else get this in there e-mailk? the AAIRmail?? if u did please post where it says that to see it.

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3699 times:

If this were to be true.,..hwo would this be a strike? Jetblue does not fly STL-JFK nor do they even fly to STL at all!!

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 3606 times:

It's a typo, all schedules both before and after May 1 only offer connections. RDU, BOS, DCA and DFW are your options, lots of ERJs.


"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

May 1st is so close also. It would be very poor planning to start so many flights on a new route with no advance advertising or promotion. Can you imagine all the empty planes on May 1st going from STL to JFK.

So is the STL-MSY addition a type also Big thumbs up

Hope not.

(still looking like Ill be working ATC at the STL tower come Dec12th)


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32789 posts, RR: 72
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

So is the STL-MSY addition a type also

No, but all they are adding is a Saturday-only ERJ.



a.
User currently offlineTLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Wasn't AA still flying one flight per day STL-JFK before the cutbacks last September? I would think one flight per day STL-JFK would be good for international connections, especially since AA no longer operates STL-LGW.


Bill in ATL
User currently offlineAATripleseven From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

PRE-EMPTIVE strike. In other words, trying to build awareness and customer loyalty on the route to deter any jetBlue expansion plans into that market.

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5111 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3377 times:

Even at the height of TWA's operations, they never had more than 4 nonstops a day in the market, plus a few one-stops. I highly doubt 5 MD-80's a day! Maybe one or two for connecting purposes.

Smells like a typo to me.

The extra section to MSY is great news however, a slow but sure build up of STL by AA might be in the cards. All those empty gates...better to build it back up a tad than risk a major LCC assault, tho no one seems too interested at the moment.



Next Up: STL-LGA-RIC-ATL-STL
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

AHHHH ok AAtripleseven I gotcha now.

Unfortunatley, its must be a typo, thought ti was cool tho. They really need to watch out on the typos getting some people(like me) all excited over nothing. Thanks for all the clarifications.

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32789 posts, RR: 72
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

Wasn't AA still flying one flight per day STL-JFK before the cutbacks last September? I would think one flight per day STL-JFK would be good for international connections, especially since AA no longer operates STL-LGW.

There is only one destination that AA serves exclusively out of JFK, and that is (well, will be) Halifax, NS. Everything else can be reached quicker through Dallas, Miami, or Chicago. New York City/JFK is not a hub for American Airlines, and there is no need to connect it with St. Louis.



a.
User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2077 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

From what I was told last summer, JFK was a dismal performer, even when considered among the WN competitive routes. If this came back before SJC, PDX or DTW, I would be shocked.

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