CIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2008 posts, RR: 3 Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4611 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, 6089 posts, RR: 25 Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4387 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, 2984 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4328 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.
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MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31157 posts, RR: 76 Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4320 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 (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4202 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, 1988 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4197 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: 7 Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4179 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.
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SaabFA71 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3912 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).
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HPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3842 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, 1015 posts, RR: 6 Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3744 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 (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3670 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 (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3670 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 Canada, joined May 2005, 188 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3388 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.
25 MCOflyer: 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,
26 Thegooddoctor: CRJ/ERJ for more than an hour = MAJOR SUCKAGE! ...As in not fun. Undesirable. Torturous. Hell. You get the idea...
27 Access-Air: 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