Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1538 times:
AA will begin 2x daily non-stop LAX-YYZ service on November 1 using 737-800's. This is just the latest AA international expansion move at LAX. They already serve the international destinations of LHR, CDG, and GDL from LAX.
AA has also filed a petition with the government to stop UA from gaining a non-stop LAX-Los Cabos, Mexico flight. AA argues that UA already has a non-stop on this route through its codeshare with Mexicana. AA is petitioning that it be granted this route.
So, AA when will you call LAX a hub? With 75 daily Eagle flights and 127 daily AA flights, LAX certainly has the traffic (both connecting and O/D) to be considered a "hub". That is not even counting the 15 daily codeshares on international airlines out of LAX.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1426 times:
Highly unlikely. American's hubs are massive. DFW has 750 combined flights a day (Eagle + AMR), O'Hare is huge, and Miami is a big hub, although the number is under 300. American is growing its LAX operations to do battle with UA and Southwest in the West, but I don't think they will officially call it a hub. As for United, many flights from SFO were transferred to LAX by UA in order for UA to call LAX a hub.