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AA To Begin Daily MIA-XNA Service  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6481 times:

Another "Wal*Mart Express" route. American Eagle will begin non-stop service between Miami and Northwest Arkansas on 10 April 2007:

AA 4515 XNA 0630-1020 MIA
AA 4515 MIA 2045-2245 XNA

The service will operate daily with an ERJ-140, and is now bookable.

From Northwest Arkansas, American Airlines and American Eagle fly to Chicago, Dallas, LaGuardia, Los Angeles, St. Louis and, now, Miami.

Not a surprising route. It has been rumoured for a very long time. I'm a little surprised it has come before Miami-Birmingham, though, that route has been expected forever. Alabama is the only state in the Southern United States with no non-stop flights to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale.

This is the third new route for AA at MIA this spring. Cozumel launches next month, and, pending government approval, Valencia will launch in late April.

Rumour has it that Miami-Austin is next, launching in June, with a daily 738.

[Edited 2007-02-08 17:40:24]


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User currently onlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4655 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6438 times:

XNA appears to be a near gold mine for AA/AE, with DFW ORD LGA MIA LAX STL its practically a focus city for them.

Id be curious to see where XNA ranks among nonhib and focus city stations for AA/AE, i know XNA now has more AA/AE seats that cities like BDL!



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17418 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6396 times:

Why didn't they announce this last week when they loaded it? They also added LGA/TVC and CVG/LGA and swapped 2 daily RJs to 1 narrowbody on AUS/RDU.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6377 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 2):
Why didn't they announce this last week when they loaded it? They also added LGA/TVC and CVG/LGA and swapped 2 daily RJs to 1 narrowbody on AUS/RDU.

LGA-TVC isn't new. Operates every year. American Eagle has a tendency to load flights well before they are bookable.

Also, where do you see CVG-LGA, I don't see that one.

[Edited 2007-02-08 17:57:32]


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User currently offlineElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6350 times:

When the new Airport was opened in the late 1990s, American and American Eagle seized on the opportunity and added a ton of services. American is by far the biggest carrier at XNA, with the new Miami flight they have twenty flights per day during the week.

User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17418 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6335 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 3):
Also, where do you see CVG-LGA, I don't see that one.

It was in last weeks changes to OAG although I'm hearing it was pulled in this week's OAG load.



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6335 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 1):
with DFW ORD LGA MIA LAX STL its practically a focus city for them.

...so, um-- a locale with nonstops to nothing but hubs/gateways now constitutes "practically a focus city"??


User currently onlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4655 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6298 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 6):
...so, um-- a locale with nonstops to nothing but hubs/gateways now constitutes "practically a focus city"??

the list of cities, especially small cities, that have offerings to each of AA's hubs/focus cities is limited

Exclude BOS JFK LGA ORD RDU MIA DFW AUS STL LAX and what other cities offer service to that many destinations? Quite an accomplishment for an airport with less than 1 million annual enplanements!



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User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 715 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6228 times:

3 full hours in an ERJ?!?  eek  That's all I'm sayin!


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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2920 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6202 times:

Great new addition to AA's growing MIA operation.

User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6140 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 7):
Exclude BOS JFK LGA ORD RDU MIA DFW AUS STL LAX and what other cities offer service to that many destinations? Quite an accomplishment for an airport with less than 1 million annual enplanements!

I'd also throw EWR in there for the hell of it. Props to XNA. I forgot they also had nonstop service to LAX on the RJs.



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6312 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6100 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
Rumour has it that Miami-Austin is next, launching in June, with a daily 738.

Wouldn't they want to pump this route out soon to grab some Spring Break traffic to South Florida?


User currently offlineGreg3322 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6082 times:

I am happy to see XNA doing well. I travel to it a couple times a year from LAX. That is one impressive little airport!

Destinations:

Atlanta
Charlotte
Chicago - ORD
Cincinnati
Dallas/Ft Worth
Denver
Detroit
Houston
Los Angeles
Memphis
Miami
New York - LGA
Newark
Salt Lake City
St Louis

[Edited 2007-02-08 19:45:50]

User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6054 times:

Quoting Greg3322 (Reply 12):
Atlanta
Charlotte
Chicago - ORD
Cincinnati
Dallas/Ft Worth
Denver
Detroit
Houston
Los Angeles
Memphis
Miami
New York - LGA
Newark
Salt Lake City
St Louis

You can add MSP to that list



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User currently offlineClrd4t8koff From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6033 times:

Hey MAH4546 -

Will AA eagle ever re-start it's services to TLH? DL Connection has flown TLH-MIA by themselves for years , with the exception of when AirTran briefly flew TLH-TPA-MIA. DL doesn't even have any connecting flights, so it's all O&D. AA could at least not only capture those passengers, but others connecting on to Mexico, Carribbean and S. America, no?


User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11523 posts, RR: 61
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5998 times:

Quoting Clrd4t8koff (Reply 14):
AA could at least not only capture those passengers, but others connecting on to Mexico, Carribbean and S. America, no?

I know I wasn't asked, but I'll answer anyway!  Smile

Personally, I think that Eagle could easily make a TLH station work once again. The city, at least in my view, could definitely support 1-2x daily AT7 flights to MIA, and 1-2 daily EMB flights to DFW. If the market really responded well, as has happened in places like PNS and MOB, maybe even a daily ORD EMB would be in order.


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5998 times:

Congratulations to XNA!! It's always great to see an airport grow.

Quote:
I am happy to see XNA doing well. I travel to it a couple times from LAX. That is one impressive little airport!

Unfortunately, there is an unintended side effect - poor Ft. Smith airport down the road has practically dried up. American Eagle to DFW and Northwest AirLink to MEM is all that remains...



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User currently offlineGreg3322 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5956 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 16):
Unfortunately, there is an unintended side effect - poor Ft. Smith airport down the road has practically dried up. American Eagle to DFW and Northwest AirLink to MEM is all that remains...

Did all service to Joplin, MO get suspended? I didn't see any commerical flights on Flightaware. They used to get 737 service in the 80's.

Greg


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5935 times:

Quoting Commavia (Reply 15):
The city, at least in my view, could definitely support 1-2x daily AT7 flights to MIA

2x wouldn't work. You need to offer at least three daily flights to be competitive, and government traffic won't find an ATR-72 accepetable. It would need to be an ERJ service to compete well with Delta's seven daily flights.



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User currently offlineElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5920 times:

Quoting Greg3322 (Reply 17):
Did all service to Joplin, MO get suspended? I didn't see any commerical flights on Flightaware. They used to get 737 service in the 80's.

It was, but Mesa now flies Joplin-Dallas independently.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17418 posts, RR: 46
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5866 times:

LGA/CVG is back out of the schedule...wonder what that was about. They also added ORD/SHV this week.


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User currently onlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4655 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5837 times:

At work, we recently completed a huge study for all of the airports in Arkansas, and in looking at their commercial service flights, i have often wondered if XNA-LIT flights would work, one the capital, the other being a major economic center in the same state, with the drive time being over 4 hrs. AA does faily well in LIT and i often wonder if they could maybe 3-4 ERJs between LIT-XNA make $$$, the only other feasible option would be Mesa with B1900's.


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User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7551 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5798 times:

AA would never even think of flying LIT-XNA, let alone anyone throw an RJ at this guarenteed money-losing route.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5711 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 20):
They also added ORD/SHV this week.

Hmm, they didn't add it in GDS. Maybe it will be added to GDS later?



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17418 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5629 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 23):
Hmm, they didn't add it in GDS. Maybe it will be added to GDS later?

Generally it hits OAG on Thursdays, and is disseminated to all the GDSs by the end of the weekend. Unless they pull it like CVG/LGA



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25 RL757PVD : Its been in the AA timetable since last weekend
26 MAH4546 : Yes, it has. As mentioned, AA, more often than other airlines, will upload routes for booking a good 1-2 weeks before they are officially announced.
27 MAH4546 : American Eagle is also increasing Miami-Charlotte to five daily flights, Key West to six daily, and American Eagle/MQ will replace American Eagle/OW o
28 HPAEAA : I know CLE was double when MQ took over... I never understood why they pulled it (I know, no a/c avalibe) it was always full and the tickets pulled a
29 CIDflyer : I'm really surprised that TLH hasn't seen AA Eagle move in as well with flights to DFW. PNS, VPS and MOB seem to be doing very well with their flight
30 Flyinryan99 : Maybe if they pulled the 145s off of the money losing routes at DAL they would have more routes that you mentioned. Wonder if it was 2x daily they pu
31 Longhornmaniac : This is excellent news for Austin. You seem pretty confident, is there any guess as to when we can expect to hear an official announcement? Cheers an
32 AJMIA : I was not surprised to hear about the MIA-XNA route earlier this week... I was however surprised by the timing of the departures. The early out, and l
33 MAH4546 : It has not been given the green light, so 50/50 shot for now. It would start in June if it is approved soon. It won't go more than 1x daily, you can
34 N200WN : Is it possible to book transfers through XNA if one wanted to? I know nobody other than an A.net geek would want to travel MIA to ORD with a change of
35 HPAEAA : well, in CLE we used to get connections everyday.. granted it wastn't more than a couple a day but it happened... I would only imagine XNA would be t
36 MAH4546 : Yes. Ft. Lauderdale has daily service to Biloxi on airTran. South Florida is the second biggest air travel markets from Gulfport, after Atlanta.
37 N200WN : Very cool and I didn't know that. Thanks for the reply.
38 BNinMSY : Wow, how I would love to see the SHV-Chicago nonstops return, so many connection opportunities for Europe to give Delta a run for it's money!
39 Post contains links MAH4546 : For those who like to read the local media article: The Morning News http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/20...2/08/business/020907xnaflights.txt Benton
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