MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31119 posts, RR: 73 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
American Airlines has been cutting mainline in Ohio lately, but, effective 1 November 2004, will reintroduce mainline service on Columbus-O'Hare. The current ten daily American Eagle flights will become six daily American Eagle flights and two daily M80 flights.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31119 posts, RR: 73 Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
Any word on DAY-MIA on Eagle?
It is one of the routes that was on the "possibility" list for this winter, and, from what I had heard, it was one of the first to be given the go. I don't know the official decission, but the winter timetable will be put up for booking on AA's website early Monday morning, so we will know by then.
ATLhomeCMH From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 770 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1823 times:
that means AA will have mainline service from CMH to DFW and from CMH to ORD soon... for a total of 5 M80s/day. (3 to DFW, 2 to ORD)
Correct. And it'll be neat to see more of AA's Super 80s here at CMH.
However, I don't see AA's move as having a big impact on competition for CMH flyers to the Chicago-area...if saving money is what they're looking for, they could always fly WN...plus there's always UA.
It's more of a preventative measure against congestion in ORD, as others have said.
But if I have to go to Chicago, I'm flying UA.
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FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2260 posts, RR: 11 Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1803 times:
Yeah, reduce CLE to only RJ's and re-instate CMH with mainline jets.
Isn't CLE a higher market for AA?
Not really. American has been significantly larger in Columbus than Cleveland for quite some time now. American and American Eagle currently fly 34 weekday departures to 7 cities from CMH compared to 18 Eagle flights to 3 destinations from CLE. With the additional mainline service, CMH's daily departures will drop to 32, however daily service to Miami might be on the way starting in the begining of next year.