Tommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9 Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3169 times:
In 2004 AA was flying 767s (-200 and -300) to LAX, and SJU from EWR. Now all EWR sees is 757 flying (it could be worse.) I was wondering why AA was flying 763s between the two cities less than 2 years ago, and now all they can pull in are 757s? Could it be low-seasonal swaps?
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No, it is what you have seen in many other markets. They are reducing the seat capacity. They are getting rid of the excess capacity that they probably never filled completely and could have always used a downgrade, but they didn't because they weren't pressured. AA also used to have an EWR-London (I believe LHR, but not sure) flight on a 767.
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Mjlhou From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 154 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3152 times:
Quoting COewrAAtysAZ (Reply 1): AA also used to have an EWR-London (I believe LHR, but not sure) flight on a 767.
yes just like they used to have an EWR-LHR flt...only with the A300. They would rather dump their resources into where they have the most business...JFK. So EWR....doesn't see as much capacity as it once did. I can't remember if the EWR-LHR flt stopped just after 9-11-01 or a while after...anyone?
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Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11559 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3035 times:
Quoting Tommy767 (Thread starter): I was wondering why AA was flying 763s between the two cities less than 2 years ago, and now all they can pull in are 757s? Could it be low-seasonal swaps?
AA is trying to reduce the number of aircraft types its stations see. Examples: ORD no longer gets 737s. MIA no longer gest MD80s. BOS no longer gets A300s. And on and on. In addition, AA was trying to pull capacity out of the transcons around 2003-2004 when the yields on these flights were really in the tanks due to JetBlue, Delta/Song, and the failed America West transcon experiments out of JFK and BOS.
Quoting Mjlhou (Reply 2): yes just like they used to have an EWR-LHR flt...only with the A300.
The EWR-LHR route also got 767-300s for a while. The plane was an A300 for years, switched to a 767-300 around 2001-2002, and then ended up as a 777 for only a few months before it was axed in 2003.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9611 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
Continental just dominates EWR. The other airlines like United and American have just given up because they cannot compete. In the cuthroat industry, the airlines invest resources where they are most profitable. Legacy routes are being cut by increasingly savvy management teams.