Tommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3652 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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EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3564 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"
WorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3557 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.
HPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3135 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..
ATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2853 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.
Well, then ... 100 million people served by 47 Saabs is SO much more complete.
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?
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.