LambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2040 posts, RR: 38 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1166 times:
I would have to assume that it is CZM or PVR. CZM is a pretty popular destiation from STL which was also filed for by USA3000 along with 4x weekly CUN. My odds are on F9 getting the route, or at least I hope they do.
LambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2040 posts, RR: 38 Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 918 times:
Yeah, I saw that about 2 weeks ago. I always knew that AA wouldn't keep a heavy route like that at only once a week. It may be in a response to F9, but the route still fills up nicely and yield must not be that terrible for AA to stay on it. If it is in response to F9, it's good to see that they are defending themselves in St. Louis a little.
The CZM idea was basically a wild guess, I kind of figured that since it wasn't served from DEN that could be the purpose of the route. PVR from what I remember was served by MD-80's in the TW days as a seasonal route, maybe we could see that come back as a 1x weekly 319. However, in the end, it wouldn't surprise me to see Griggs coax a few more flights out of this deal. LGA seems to be a very viable cannidate with something like 1350 pax a day with only 5x S80, so as long as F9 doesn't damage the yield that terribly, AA shouldn't be affected all that much. Griggs seems to be willing to grant F9 whatever they please in St. Louis.