MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34613 posts, RR: 70
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4870 times:
While it was a false rumour, it is undeniable that, when the winter schedule comes, AA will likely cut a mainline station or two. They do it all the time, so there is no reason that it won't happen this fall either. With the Fokkers gone next month, AA has a lot less planes to operate a bulked up schedule, so Eagle will get some more flying.
Usually AA winter cuts happen on 31 October, 15 December, and 31 January. Stations that are at risk of maybe loosing mainline service are probably Louisville, Huntsville, Dayton, Birmingham, and Memphis (those are based on my opinion, not any rumours or fact). The winter schedule is almost always updated the third or fourth week of August, so we shall see then if there are cuts.
Skyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4797 times:
I'll go along with MAH4546's hunch that DAY will lose the two remaining mainline flights to DFW(although the loads are consistently high). Like I stated in the announcement thread...the people I talked to that stand to lose the most weren't too interested in talking about the situation. Whether that is becuase nothing is known or not....I don't know. I won't be surprised if the 80's are cut and replaced by CRJ7's. I do know the station manager is a long time AA employee, which I'm sure AA can replace with somebody that makes considerably less. Makes sense to me to go all RJ.....but only time will tell.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6879 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4667 times:
That's RDU also. We have mainline to DFW, MIA, ORD, LGW.. the rest is AE.. and that is a LOT of eagle traffic.. but it serves RDU well. And I'm sure any station that is dowgraded will be served well by AE. No one can stop the inevitable... so no need to wine. Just go with the flow!
InnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4548 times:
I think the point would be that they may continue shifting smaller midwestern markets to RJs rather than mainline. We aren't talking your DTW/MCI/CVG sort of thing but the smaller cities. I know that we get a mix of mainline and RJ here in OMA from both ORD and DFW. Probably anything smaller than OMA would be getting almost all RJs.
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