AA7573E From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 475 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5087 times:
What international routes did AA acquire through the TWA takeover? Are there any dormant routes that could be brought back into service? What about the following cities that TWA flew to from either JFK or STL?
I am sure there are others, but I just pulled these off old TWA time tables. Did they sell off most of these routes prior to the AAcquisition, or did they simply cease service to these locations? Seems like there are a few lucrative options out there that AA could operate?
I am not suggesting that AA should start service to any or all of these destinations, just wondering if they still own route authorities for them.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4172 times:
Quoting Daron4000 (Reply 9): Why does AA not put to use these international routes
One of the mysteries of the airline industry. Such as, if they already hold authority to serve India via the routes they picked up via TWA, why did they have to reapply to serve India recently (as reported in another thread)? Was it to activate city pairs within the authority? I don't know really--one would have to read the DOT route applications for all the technical details (and they're freely available on the web). Someone else may even know the answer off the top of their head.
A second answer is the list of US International Route Authorities is 149 pages long, single-space typed. It's obvious not every route authorized could be flown profitably.
I guess it's just how they handed out the routes. There seems to be a pattern in it though, when a Chicago authority was granted, Rockford, IL was granted at the same time, and then Oakland and San Jose with San Francisco. Illogical one would think nowadays, but I'm sure there was a reason for it at the time.