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US Airways Business Plan 1996-2001  
User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

All the transatlantic routes US Airways has been adding lately has made me think about USAir's transformation in 1996 from a regional airline with a regional name to US Airways. I always wondered what international routes US Airways applied for with the DOT and didn't get, and the various route studies that were done from CLT about Latin America, specifically from 1997-1999. Once US Airways announced they were merging with United in 2000, a lot of this speculation/application process stopped. They did add some cities, but I presume that the aggressive approach US Airways took to route development stalled a bit, for obvious reasons. Anyone care to inform me of some of the opportunities US Airways chose to pursue?


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User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Thread starter):
I always wondered what international routes US Airways applied for with the DOT and didn't get

Off the top of my head, only two transatlantic routes come to mind that US applied for and didn't get: BOS-CDG in 1995-96 (which went to AA for BOS-ORY), and PHL-MXP in 1998-99 (which went to DL for ATL-FCO).

Well, and LHR-BOS/CLT/PHL/PIT.  Wink



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Quoting A330323X (Reply 1):
Off the top of my head, only two transatlantic routes come to mind that US applied for and didn't get: BOS-CDG in 1995-96 (which went to AA for BOS-ORY), and PHL-MXP in 1998-99 (which went to DL for ATL-FCO).

Well, and LHR-BOS/CLT/PHL/PIT.

I remember those as well, particularly PHL-MXP in 1999. It was mentioned in the 1998 annual report after the glossy sections. The LHR is technically still being looked at, all it needs is for Bermuda II to be repealed. Longshot I know, but still.

What about CLT-Latin American routes. During the FLL build-up in 2004-05, you mentioned a CLT-LIM study in 1998, were there any others? As much as I hate Wolf for trying to sell off US to UA in 2000-01, I have to give him and his team credit for laying the foundation for their Star Alliance entry and the merger with HP. I feel US' service is better than it's ever been and can get even better with HP's proactive, pro-employee management behind it.



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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

They had a business plan???

User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 3):
They had a business plan???

Yes, Wolf and company certainly did. As for Lakefield, Bronner and Siegel, I'm not sure.
 Wink



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User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 3):
They had a business plan???

Sure they did. It was called overlay our own routes at half the fare!

Ah, those red 732s sitting in the desert...



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