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AA To Chihuahua, Mexico In May  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

The start-up date has been delayed a few months, but AA's new service to Chihuahua, Mexico is finally starting 1 May 2005:

AA 3409 DFW 1856-1945 CUU ER4 Daily
AA 3408 CUU 0741-1030 DFW ER4 Daily

This is Chihuahua third US destination. Continental Express offers service to Houston and AeroMexico offers service to El Paso.

American Airlines is planning to launch a few more other ERJ Mexico routes from Dallas in the coming months...


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User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2403 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Wannabes.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, even though sometimes I think AA is trying to become Continental North.


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Wannabes.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, even though sometimes I think AA is trying to become Continental North.


I can tell this was a bit tongue-in-cheek, but what do you expect them to do, stand by while CO corners the market?

There's a lot of O&D from Mexico to both IAH and DFW. This is a great market for both CO and AA.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineAA787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

If you don't like wannabees, get your airline to stop flying to the Caribbean and South America.

The world is too small to let one airline dominate a region,
AA787



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2979 times:

Wannabes.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, even though sometimes I think AA is trying to become Continental North.


In that case, Continental is just a wannabee with their new planned service to Cali, Colombia. After all, AA is the only US airline there. Looks like CO wants to become American Airlines South.

Seriously, though, this is a business. AA isn't going to sit pretty and let CO take all the traffic.



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User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

AA isn't going to sit pretty and let CO take all the traffic

How many passengers are you truly competing for? It seems to be more for business than anything. AA probably has some guarantee from a corporation, if not one daily flight on an ER4 to CUU isn't going to put much of a dent in CO's Mexican market share. I can't imagine airlines like CO or AA offering 37/40 seats a day to some Mexican destination to try and get the Mexican tourists.



It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
User currently offlineAAtakeMeAway From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Where to the American Eagle international arrivals into DFW deplane? I didn't think there was Customs in A2 or the low end of B, and I've never seen American Eagle planes on the high side of Terminal A where AA customs is ... ???

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

AAtakeMeAway, I asked this question about a year ago and got a good answer, but I just searched for it and couldn't find it.

I can't remember exactly what the answer is, but I think the Eagle flights from Mexico deplane on the ramp at Terminal A and customs is cleared in A. Either that, or they could be forced to walk up to the customs hall in B.

I don't know if they'll use the new International Terminal D when it opens this spring.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineAirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

Customs officers are waiting in the Jetway to go through the passengers. Not sure how it is going to work when Term D open though.



User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2403 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Obviously tongue-in-cheek. Probably should have put a smiley or something in there as sarcasm is undetectable over the Internet.

 Wink/being sarcastic

There, happy now?

As far as Continental North, their revamped business plan, improved FC service, and new FF perks are quite reminiscent of the company's Houston-based counterpart. Again, just pointing that out, and is there anything wrong with some harmless ribbing?

That said, it is surprising AA hasnt entered more of the markets CO "pioneered" in Mexico.


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Well, AA has the codeshare with MX now, so that might explain some of it.

I just noticed that this aircraft will RON in CUU. I thought that most of these single flights went down and came back to base the same day.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineNikonDFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2803 times:



All Eagle intl arrivals into DFW park at their normal assigned gates in either terminal "B" or the Eagle sattelite terminal. Passengers are bussed to a special door located between gates A24 and A25, which has an escalator that leads up to the customs hallway. As for the new "D"terminal, AE may end up using a jetbridge, but I heard they may not go low enough to meet an ERJ, so they may end up doing the buss thing again with the ERJs parked on a remote hardstand next to the "D" terminal.


User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2445 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

It is funny, last month I had an interview in AA Revenue Management for a strategy analyst position. Discussing AA's strategy towards the Mexican market with one of the managers, he told me that AA will not expand in Mexico "a la CO". They said their numbers didn't justify opening more DFW-Mexico routes, instead, they will let MX do that for them and will route passengers through MEX and GDL.

Before my interview, I thought AA's revenue management and pricing teams were "top of the line", but after the interview I realized they just react to almost everything the competition does and they protect their territory a lot... Disappointing!!!


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