CIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2488 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6837 times:
Last summer (2005) it seemed as though American Eagle was expanding and announcing new routes like gang busters. Several routes to the DFW hub were started to smaller midwestern cities and also new routes were announced from the MIA hub. Lately it seems like AAEagle has been quiet. Some of the routes got cut (examples off the top of my head: DFW-GRB, DFW-RST (Rochester, Minn), DFW-TOL) but most stayed (MLI-DFW, CMI (Champaign, IL)-DFW, PIA(Peoria, IL)-DFW, for example). Could any of these routes be started back up? Could AAEagle also expand to new cities? I could maybe see former cities started up. For example, FSD(Sioux Falls) had AAConnex service after the TWA buyout to STL, when the STL hub was right-sized, the service shifted to AAEagle to ORD and then was cut completely. Same story with LNK (Lincoln, NE). Maybe new routes like FSD-DFW, or LNK-DFW could be possible. I also thought we would maybe see TLH-DFW/MIA and PNS-MIA as I thought those had been rumored for a while. Thanks in advance!
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6930 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6613 times:
Until Eagle gets some more planes, there won't be much growth. I think AA would like to get their hands on more 70-seaters, but that will depend on how negotiations go with the AA pilots. Plus, with possible consolidation/bidding wars, AA will likely stick to their conservative growth strategy until they see how things shake out.
Jetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6554 times:
I think expansion at Eagle is on hold. The company recently hired an outside consulting company to review all operational aspects of the company to make sure they are "competitive" on the cost side to other regionals. Until this is completed, i doubt there will be new markets or aircraft.
A letter went out to the rank and file last week. Many feel it is a prelude to wage cuts. I thought Eagle was kind of in the middle of the pack when it came to costs.
Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33991 posts, RR: 70
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6546 times:
You might see some new markets opened up with Executive Airlines ATRs, such as Grand Turk or Cayman Brac, but don't look for MQ expansion anytime soon. Executive does not fully utlize their ATR fleet, so there is plenty of room for them to grow. Miami-Cozumel was to start this December, but then they had second thoughts about sending an ATR from Miami to Mexico so it is on hold for now.
YOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6428 times:
Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 6): Until Eagle gets some more planes, there won't be much growth. I think AA would like to get their hands on more 70-seaters, but that will depend on how negotiations go with the AA pilots.
I would love to see YOW-DFW and YOW-MIA with Eagle with YOW-MIA going mainline in the winter, but until more 70-seaters come onboard, that's just a pipe dream.
Floridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2028 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6423 times:
I would hope AA is looking at BIL as a possible Eagle destination. It's a very fast-growing market and an up-and-coming city with tons of new business ventures right around the corner. Plus, it is the main airport for a 150-mile radius in some directions and 300-mile radius in other directions.
Boston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6405 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 12): They don't have any CR7s to spare, and adding a second flight risks hurting yields.
They could kick some bad routes to the can and start adding or starting routes with much more success, or they could take some very succesful routes and replace some CR9's/E-175/E-195 with the CR7's. They could use some CR9's or E-175/195.
"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
SaabFA71 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6138 times:
Eagle just started MDT-DFW service this year......1 daily CRJ-700. The flight I heard is always packed. Perhaps a second could be in the works, but it sounds like Eagle has all their other aircraft tied up in other markets. I heard rumors last year a MDT-MIA sevice was being looked at. That would have been nice since MDT has no nonstops to any Florida cities. I wouldn't mind seeing Eagle do MDT-BOS or MDT-JFK. The only service to BOS from MDT is offered by USAirwys Express using Dash 8s. The JFK service can offer connections to Europe and the Carribbean (especially for customers in the AAdvantage program).
I used all of my sick days, so now I'm calling in dead.
HPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1037 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6068 times:
Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 1): I would think something to CAK might be able to work. Thoughts?
acutaly... there was talk for a while of dropping CLE and moving in favor of significantly lower costs.... that faded however and I heard they are finalizing the contracts with CLE since AA's expired last January....
Quoting Akizidy214 (Reply 9): AMR has options for 25 more CR7's but are very unhappy with their performance
Options canceled... that happend a while ago iirc...
I don't think we will see much if any expansion of eagle until AA's pilots get a new contract... the current contract is just becoming amendable so... until that gets ironed out I don't think much will happen... Just look at the current climate... AA pilots publicly not endorcing the current China bid...
Flyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1020 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5970 times:
Does their contract have any say on how many jets AA connection can fly as well? I know CHS is doing very well with what I think is now 3 flights a day to DFW, but was wondering what MYR or ILM would have to do to get some DFW service.
BrownBat From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5896 times:
From what I've heard AE has plans for major growth in the near future but they just don't have the necessary man power especially pilots. Right now they've got way more people leaving then coming in at an alarming rate and they are pretty much desperate.
Dw9115 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 449 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5896 times:
Quoting CIDflyer (Thread starter): For example, FSD(Sioux Falls) had AAConnex service after the TWA buyout to STL, when the STL hub was right-sized, the service shifted to AAEagle to ORD and then was cut completely. Same story with LNK (Lincoln, NE). Maybe new routes like FSD-DFW, or LNK-DFW could be possible
Both those cities made money for AA but ORD and the mess it is, is what caused those routes to be cut. I know FSD was said to get DFW service but it never happened and now the airport anyway cares more about getting Frontier and a hope of Midwest to maybe come in with a FRJ and getting America West (US Airways) Phoenix back seasonally.
Dolphinflyer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5614 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 18): Yes, but, as with all Eagle routes, it came at the expense of another: BUF-DFW.
It makes no sense to me that AE decided to cut DFW-BUF, but retained both DFW-ROC and DFW-SYR. BUF and ALB are the larger O&D markets in New York State than ROC and SYR. My understanding is that ALB-DFW is slightly out of range (by AE operating standards) for the CR7.
It's a shame that AE doesn't have more (quantity) and larger (capacity) regional jets, but that's all due to the damn scope clause with their mainline pilots. I'd love to see some EMB 175s/190s in American Eagle colors. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening anytime soon.
: I can see EMB 170's but EMB175 and 190 won't happen until a new contract is made up. I would like to see more 145's come online. MIA-Cozumel on a ATR,
: CRJ/ERJ for more than an hour = MAJOR SUCKAGE! ...As in not fun. Undesirable. Torturous. Hell. You get the idea...
: Actually, I would love to see AAEagle to reinstate airservice from Moline to St. Louis....maybe 4 times per day...with the EMB-145.. Moline needs anot
: What is wrong with SRQ-MIA, SRQ-DFW?
: WOW, not sure that would be a good idea. I would think maybe ADDING CAK but not dropping CLE for it would be a good idea. If they were forced to choo
: You know what would be nice, as MWSat 8am BZE-MIA with a Sun/Tue/Fri 5pm MIA-BZE.....lots of premium business traffic to BGI,POS,KIN etc from BZE..all
: hey all...does MQ do much out of STL? I would think a flight or 2 a day STL-GSO would do ok. The new ORD flights seem to be doing well from what ive h
: St. Louis is handled mainly by American Connection. MQ has some flights, but to other MQ bases, like JFK. GSO-STL has about 0.1% chance of happening.
: In the middle of a major pool of population and commerce at PVD, Eagle is the only show in town with just 3 ERJ140s to ORD. 4 mainline AA ORD flights