Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 12073 posts, RR: 62 Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6030 times:
Sounds like a last-ditch response to Delta's growth to me.
. AA boosting marketing/advertising budget in New York metro area
. Eagle to launch service from September 5 from LaGuardia to Louisville
. AA to boost JFK-San Francisco to 6x daily service
. AA to boost frequency from JFK to Port-au-Prince and Caracas
. Also September 5, AA will launch a daily JFK-Vegas flight (about time for NY AAdvantage members)
AirlineFanatic From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5963 times:
Sounds a bit like catch-up and PR spin to me. I opened the link earlier thinking there was some major announcements but alas, nothing much than what other major airlines in the area already serve or will serve shortly.
It's nice to see AA resuming another route out of LGA. AA flew LGA-SDF until 1981; SDF, CVG, CLE, DCA, and BOS were all dropped when AA reduced flights at LGA in 1980-82 to free up aircraft for their DFW hub, and now all have come back!
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11459 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5681 times:
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They are facing strong competition on their flag ship service to LHR. EOS, MaxJet and others Full Business providers are fighting for a profitable market, and increasing competition from DL and foreign airlines (during sometime AA flies to GRU almost alone from JFK, only against JAL, now for example they compete against 2x daily JJ and 1x daily DL services) for sure are driven Y, C and F prices down (or at least loads).
Increasing advertisement, including banners on 2nd Ave and more pages on WSJ is an attempt to recover part of the lost space.
Why not looking for other markets like Rio de Janeiro ?
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
B6 has 173 daily flights to 46 destinations
DL has 179 daily flights to 75 destinations (34 international)
AA has 89 daily flights to 36 destinations (25 international)
Wow, didn't know AA actually had such a low number of flights, no wonder they scaled down their new terminal. Also, didn't know that DL has actually passed B6 as far as daily flights go, though admittedly many of them on RJs and props.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33355 posts, RR: 71
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5360 times:
Quoting PROSA (Reply 14):
Dunno, I would imagine that AA made these decisions well before B6's recent problems.
The additional flights, yes. They have been decided on for a while. And the additional frequencies to Haiti and Caracas are seasonal and happen every year. However, the PR was probably created in the past few days by AA's PR people to take advantage of the jetBlue situation.
PRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1147 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5271 times:
AA announced to its employees a few weeks ago there was something in the works to improve their NYC presence. That came out way before the B6 mess...they are no related. On a disappointing note...AA's announcement sounds like just a lot of noise since nothing unusual or exciting was announced. Wonder why having some of the best and more modern facilities in JFK their international network out of NYC is so limited (number of destinations). They have a nice widebody fleet but perhaps it is lack of spare jets. I guess the 757 Long-Range operations out of JFK was just a rumor...I think that was abandoned...too bad!
RDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1575 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5036 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 15): The additional flights, yes. They have been decided on for a while. And the additional frequencies to Haiti and Caracas are seasonal and happen every year. However, the PR was probably created in the past few days by AA's PR people to take advantage of the jetBlue situation.
"effective April 10, American Eagle will add new service from LaGuardia Airport to Cincinnati. American Airlines will add one mainline jet flight to complement existing American Eagle service from LaGuardia to Raleigh/Durham"
That's also at least the third time I've seen this same RDU "announcement" in an AA press release too...
Sometimes we don't realize the good times when we're in them
PITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3284 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4943 times:
Quoting Tsnamm (Reply 4): now that their shiny new terminal is almost complete, maybe they would like to put some of their planes in it, instead of every alliance partners.
On the contrary, other than Finnair, it seems like the alliance partners are still at terminal 7. Why don't Qantas, BA, Iberia, and Cathay move over into American's new terminal? Looks like they have enough room.
Lono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1338 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4896 times:
Interesting that most on this post do not think much of AA and their plan to compete.... I think that AA has the ability to make this very interesting to DL/B6.... since they are going to have a new facility in JFK..... and are adding flights to ATL/RDU with AA mainline...and additional international flying....plus the "expect more announcements this summer".... line I find very interesting..... I bet DL's management team are not too happy and are not disregarding this latest news... to say nothing about DL's creditors....DL/AA have a long competitive history and this should be interesting
Kaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2414 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4871 times:
Well, with this pathetic, half-complete terminal, AA will get no where.
After T9 is finished, they should have the clear advantage over DL. AA's in flight service is generally better, and their terminal services will now be up to world class levels. As for B6, maybe B6 is able to capture the domestic O&D market at JFK. But the Europe, Asia, and Latin America networks of both AA and DL bring enough connecting traffic to keep their domestic operations strong. Thats something B6 can't compete with.