MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33519 posts, RR: 71 Posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5168 times:
American Airlines is launching new non-stop service between Los Angeles and San Jose, Costa Rica this winter. The new, year-round service starts 16 December 2004 and is one of two new Latin American routes AA will announce this week (the other is Miami-Montevideo).
AA 934 SJO 1600-2101 LAX 757 xTuTh
AA 927 LAX 2330-0720 SJO 757 xTuTh
This is American's third Latin American destination from LAX, joining San Jose del Cabo and San Salvador.
This is also American's fourth non-stop destination from San Jose. AA operates, during peak travel periods, four daily flights between San Jose and Miami, two daily to Dallas, and four weekly to JFK. AA also flies to Costa Rica's Guanacaste Libera airport three times a week from Miami.
It is great to hear the long-rumoured LAX-SJO route is now reality. Hopefully, the other long rumoured new AA route from SJO, FLL-SJO, will also become reality in the near future.
B737100 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5020 times:
It is amazing how on top of AA scheduling you are. I'm impressed!
If I'm not mistaken, a few years ago AA operated from Lax to GUA/SJO/SAL.
What has changed to make them re-enter these markets? Also, is there any chance that the LAX/GDL will return? I think MX operates that but AA could codeshare with MX and operate with AA metal.
CRFLY From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2004, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4753 times:
We always welcome new AA flights here at SJO... We used to have the LAX flight years ago and now we are happy to have it back...
UA discontinued the ORD service via MEX... great opportunity for AA for a new non-stop SJO/ORD in addition to the popular SJO/JFK...
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 27269 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4528 times:
You wont see AA do LAX-DL), Mexico">GDL for a while. Only 2 US flag carriers are allowed to fly LAX-DL), Mexico">GDL at any given time. Right now, AS and DL have it and I doubt they would want to give it up, given the massive number of DL), Mexico">GDL natives that live in the LA area.
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SOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2498 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4504 times:
It would be awesome if they operated BOG-LAX
Avianca served LAX from BOG via MEX until a few years ago. They dropped the MEX-LAX segment because loads absolutely sucked. I had one cousin who was a really frequent flier between BOG and LAX, and always said that the airplane took off from MEX with no more than 20 passengers.
You can blame the CAA for lack of AA's service to Colombia, a huge market.
You're right Mark, but they adopt this protective attitude mainly in cases where AA is to compete head-to-head with AV, which is, in my opinion, more than spoiling the airline. They had the chance to give the FLL route to AV, and they inmediately did it. But I think that if AA applies for a three or four weekly service from DFW, they have pretty good chances of getting the rights.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33519 posts, RR: 71
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4470 times:
The 757 is just picking up more and more usage on AA's routes...I expect AA will further expand them into Europe and maybe even start serving them to HNL...
They already use them on SJC-HNL, SFO-HNL, and three of the five LAX-HNL frequencies (including the Saturday-only frequency).
But I think that if AA applies for a three or four weekly service from DFW, they have pretty good chances of getting the rights.
I disagree. If it was that easy, DFW-BOG is a route they would already have. The Colombian government doesn't play easy with anybody. CO has been wanting expanded Colombia service from IAH for years with no luck.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4457 times:
Not yet for service from IAH-BOG anytime soon and probably you will wait to see what happening with CAA. It want to make service from IAH to BOG flight and it is already service from EWR, correct? I know about those flights are going to Bogota flight.
Billy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 4302 times:
As a lot of these European 757 routes could be seasonal, AA would want a winter market to the Caribbean/Latam to slot the programme to Europe with. CNF may be a victim of this if it is ayear-round operation. Alternatively it may not have performed.