Tan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1882 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 9987 times:
AA owns the vast majority of dormant TWA route authorities from JFK, LAX , SFO and other cities. A few were discarded or truncated by other governments when the transfer took over from TW to AA. But, most remain intact, unused.
Someone once placed on here a link to a DOT site that lists them all..it dozens of pages long.
That being said, Someday down the road when political, security, or just plain economic issues all come together, you can expect AA to exercise some of those long dormant routes. Now I WOULD NOT expect them to fly old ones such as BOS-Santa Maria,in the Azores. TWA had dozens of long thin international routes that they served only several times per week during the 50's,60's and even into the 70's, usually with 707's.
But I would bet that someday JFK to Moscow, or JFK to other eastern European cites or even Teheran, or Bagdad..who knows?.
(I found an old TWA Travel Guide hardback book from 1956 at a old book sale...TWA served Basra, Iraq (as well as Amman,Jordan) with Constellations.
That route authority still exists..long dormant!)
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 9909 times:
AA has recently added new routes to STL and they could still restore all the TWA routes they cut if they wanted to. But I'm not getting my hopes up too high on that. Good to hear ORD-HKG is going to be started. Any possibility AA will add international service out of SFO?
MIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1338 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 9883 times:
I too have heard from our A.NET source (MAH....) that MIA-VLN service is being STRONGLY considered and will more than likely be launched sometime in 2005. Pre 911 this route was a go but it was postponed. If granted, it will be flown daily with a 738.
Also have heard in the rumour mill that possible SJU-PMV on American Eagle and MIA-PMV service on AA is being considered. PMV = Porlamar/Isla Margarita, Venezuela in the Caribbean. This is a very popular vacation destination for many Venezuelans, Latins and Europeans.
Im sure we will see more EURO expansion as well from AA once the massive AA/AE/OneWorld terminal at MIA is completed. Possible routes that might be seen are FCO, FRT, BRU etc.
Chiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2003 posts, RR: 17 Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9724 times:
Also have heard in the rumour mill that possible SJU-PMV on American Eagle and MIA-PMV service on AA is being considered
Yes, but this rumour is already about two years old - same as MIA or SJU to VLN. I don´t think we are going to see that soon. Although it would be great. VA and VH tried US-routes out of PMV such as JFK-PMV and Canada (I don´t remember the airport)-PMV. It didn´t work. But I am sure that both, PMV and VLN would work with all those AA-conections.
MIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1338 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9617 times:
Although the PMV rumour might be 2 yrs old, remember that most major airlines are just now starting to recover from post 911 interruptions and delays with expansion. So VLN is definetly going to happen sometime soon and PMV is not out of the question.
JFK-PMV seems like a very diffcult route to serve for any airlines nevertheless smaller carriers but MIA-PMV service could easily be done. As stated offering connections for many travelers through MIA and headed to PMV and also for the large Venezuelan community residing in Miami and So.Florida who love Isla Margarita! Definetly could see AA using a 738 at least twice a week from MIA.
Maybe an increase in MIA-SFO service with UA pulling their flights to SFO from MIA, maybe AA could increase theirs as well.
Cayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9 Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9124 times:
Before we were wiped out by Ivan I had often thought that AEagle should start a 1x daily GCM SJU. I really believe this route has some potential. Not necessarily so much on the Puerto Rico Cayman traffic, whcih might be minimal, but, SJU has so many connections to the eastern Caribbean islands of which there is huge biz travel from Cayman.
As it now stands for example to go from Cayman to USVI or BVI requires a big backtrack to Miami and a connection--makes it a day long trip.
They could easily fill an Eagle a/c on this route.
Now, this may be interrupted by Ivan and the fact that Cayman is currently wrecked--however I am trying to be optimistic--
65captin From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 94 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8496 times:
Just because I was born and lived a great deal of my life in the eastern Serria's I would love to see AA reconsider their Mammoth Lakes route in California from ORD and SFO. It would bring lots of additional Skiers from all over the country and maybe boost the local economy!
Though Mammoth is at +6700 Elv with a runway of 7000ft it may not be long enough for the 757's they were considering when they days get hot.
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