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How Much Longer For AA JFK-ZRH  
User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4763 times:

Swiss Air Lines is now a full member of the Star Alliance. It has added a second daily nonstop from JFK to ZRH. Continental does well on its daily EWR to ZRH routes, occasionally subbing a 767-400 for the 767-200. American and Swiss no longer code share. AA does have a significant share of the New York area business travel market, but I just don't see this route surviving beyond the summer. It was first introduced in 1987 and axed in the late 1990's only to return when LX and AA started code sharing in 2004.

I think AA will keep the DFW-ZRH route for now, especially if LX were to pull out of LAX-ZRH, which has been rumored, but then again SR and LX have flown that route since 1989.

I would think the majority of the traffic to ZRH originates east of the Mississippi.

Surely the AA 767 used on the JFK-ZRH route would be better utilized elsewhere.

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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

The route actually performs just fine, despite the end of the LX codeshare.


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User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4894 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4654 times:
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Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 1):
The route actually performs just fine, despite the end of the LX codeshare.

Unless things have changed significantly in the last six months, I believe AA 64/65 is highly dependent on the beyond-ZRH connection codeshares (which AA still has with LX through the summer even though the TATL codeshares have ended) - almost 70-80% of the flight is filled with connecting pax., according to AA personnel in ZRH. The real test will be this upcoming winter (not just because of winter) because that's when all of the LX codeshares will have ended and AA will have no feed on the ZRH end and limited feed on the JFK end....


User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

It seems to me that AA ought to considering flying ORD-ZRH. AA used to fly the route before moving its flight to DFW and codesharing with SR/LX on their ORD departures.

Although AA wouldn't have LX connecting traffic at ZRH, it would have the benefit of the ORD hub to feed traffic.


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4506 times:

Is their authority to fly STL-ZRH? I know TWA was going to fly it with their A330's but was that changed when AA took over?

Alex



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25056 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

If it means anything, JFK-ZRH is currently one of the routes AAdvantage is offering reduced mileage awards for both premium and economy travel thru 9/30.

Other current routes with similar offering are RDU-LGW, DFW-KIX and SJC-NRT.



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User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4271 times:

Reduced mileage awards on a flight which is heavily subsidized (RDU-LGW), a flight that will likely bite the dust soon (DFW-KIX), and a flight that's already been canceled (SJC-NRT).

The same for JFK-ZRH cannot suggest a positive outlook for that route...

Derek


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4244 times:

Swiss magazine "TravelInside" reported last Friday in a interview with an AA official that JFK-ZRH is performing well.

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