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AA And The Northeast  
User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3818 times:

As much as I would love to fly AA to the Washington Area and other north east locations, I just can't find any good places to connect. Does AA ever think of rebuilding their hub in Raleigh?

I fly out of MCO and the best connecting place for me would be MIA. Having to go to DFW or ORD is too much of a hassle.

What do you guys think of AA's presence in the northeast for customer who live in the east side of the country? Anyone knows if AA plans to increase flights from MIA to BWI, IAD, DCA, ORF, etc?

Thanks,
Tony

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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6933 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

Well my closest airport to where I'm from is EWR. AA's presence is not as big as in LGA or JFK, so when I do a flight search most of the time I'm required to connect in DFW or ORD. Going to LGA or JFK is not always worth the transportation expense, plus it is a hassle. So, I personally would love to see AA expand ops from EWR, but most of us know that it probably will not happen anytime soon. We lost the SJU frequencies from 3 to 1, BOS on Eagle, LHR, and the 767 service to LAX (which stuck around for most of the early part of this decade.) It's a cost cutting match, and with CO being the dominant one, AA is at a competitive disadvantage at Newark. The same goes with IAD and UA (where AA recently cut flights to ORD,) and BWI with WN. I think AA is satisfied with LGA and JFK and will continue to downgrade EWR. Although, it would be great to see some 763s to LAX or MIA again.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

Quoting Tonytifao (Thread starter):
What do you guys think of AA's presence in the northeast for customer who live in the east side of the country? Anyone knows if AA plans to increase flights from MIA to BWI, IAD, DCA, ORF, etc?

AA and AE owned the northeast when the bought Business Express back in 1998. They have done nothing but close cities and slash routes ever since.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

No airline can be all things to all people. If AA is at a disadvantage, it is that it is the only US network airline hat doesn't have another US network carrier in its alliance. AA is the largest US network carrier so they do have an extensive network. Their position in the NE does look worse and worse when you consider that B6, CO, DL, and WN are all aggressively expanding in the region.

User currently offlineHPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1025 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

Quoting Tonytifao (Thread starter):
As much as I would love to fly AA to the Washington Area and other north east locations, I just can't find any good places to connect. Does AA ever think of rebuilding their hub in Raleigh?

let's not forget that AA is after O/d only.. conx is a bonus to them.... I personaly like their East coast position... Focus cities in BOS, JFK, LGA, DCA, RDU... you can get around.. granted some carriers are are adding more and more seats... I see AA holding their own for a while..



Why do I fly???
User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Any plans on BOS- for future routes? international?


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User currently offlineJustPlaneNutz From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 553 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):
AA and AE owned the northeast when the bought Business Express back in 1998. They have done nothing but close cities and slash routes ever since

Wow. Something like 100 million people served by what, 12, Saabs?  Smile


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

Quoting JustPlaneNutz (Reply 6):
Wow. Something like 100 million people served by what, 12, Saabs?

We had 47 Saab's at the end and flew to nearly every major city north of DCA and west to CLE....... now Eagle has slashed even our focus cities



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1037 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):

We had 47 Saab's at the end and flew to nearly every major city north of DCA and west to CLE....... now Eagle has slashed even our focus cities

Sorry to be thick, but wasn't Business Express a "Northwest Airlink" carrier for quite a while, flying out of Boston?


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 8):
Sorry to be thick, but wasn't Business Express a "Northwest Airlink"

Delta Connection.... one of the original four
Northwest Airlink....
American Connection.... the first..and later
American Eagle..... the only Eagle carrier to ever fly under its own colors



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

I agree I have the same problem with AA. My company has a policy that if you have a cancelled flight credit with an airline you have to use that credit before you can fly another airline. (I hope that makes sense)

So anyhow I needed to get from PIT-MCO on AA. Therefore that involved me flying to DFW. When I was at the PIT station I tried getting them to let me go through LGA but it wasn't happening. I got some spiehl about that not being an available connection or something. None the less it is hard to travel within the East on AA.


User currently offlineJustPlaneNutz From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 553 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):
We had 47 Saab's at the end

Any guess as to what AE has dedicated to NE flying now?


User currently offlinePavlovsDog From Norway, joined Sep 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

You can only hope US buys AA  Wink

User currently offlineDiscoverCSG From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Quoting JustPlaneNutz (Reply 6):
Wow. Something like 100 million people served by what, 12, Saabs?



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):
We had 47 Saab's

Well, then ... 100 million people served by 47 Saabs is SO much more complete.  Big grin

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 10):
My company has a policy that if you have a cancelled flight credit with an airline you have to use that credit before you can fly another airline. (I hope that makes sense)

In all cases? If you cancel a WN flight PIT-JAX and your next trip is to FRA, do they make you fly WN to FRA?  Big grin

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 12):
You can only hope US buys AA

Now THERE is a match made in the South Bronx ...
 couple 


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4164 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

Quoting HighFlyer9790 (Reply 5):
Any plans on BOS- for future routes? international?

I haven't seen anything from AA mainline since they announced the trans-atlantic 757s (which, from all accounts, did quite well last summer and probably will again this year). But overall--and maybe someone can verify or refute it--it seems that AA has been slowly drawing-down Boston. Either in terms of mainline flights gone away, or smaller planes in place of big ones (i.e. Miami, which used to be A300s and now are 757s). I am glad they feature their 777s twice daily BOS-LHR. It's interesting that they are able to make that route work while United gave up on it.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Even if you live in Miami it is hard to find good flights to the northeast, specially for business travelers with mon-thursday or friday schedule.

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