AA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2416 posts, RR: 27 Posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2828 times:
what kind of airline would AA-TW be.
AA in st.louis, md-80 to the caribbean?
what about cairo, and te aviv?
did TW sell its lis,mad,bcn,mxp,fco,ath and fra to other airlines,when they stoped flying to lis and mxp as recently as this month?
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
I think for obvious reasons, AA would operate the route, but I think maybe out of JFK and MIA though. I think STL will be MD-80 galore, and I think mainly 757s will fly to the carribean like most of them do(please correct if wrong).
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2772 times:
AA will maximize STL to the extent that it can. The airport is old, needs a lot of renovation, and because
of its runways, cannot accomodate major traffic
growth. However, AA could just operate TW's route
structure as it basically is, with some more West-
Coast penetration and peacefully coexist with WN,
which has sizeable STL ops.
AA would operate TW's LGW, CDG, and Caribbean
routes but I doubt AA will restart the JFK-Europe
frequencies TW dropped. It might sell them or it
might hold onto them until its new terminal is
complete. AA has a love-hate relationship with
JFK, dumping routes as often as it adds new ones.
However, with TW's old European route authority
and the Israel/Egypt/Saudi Arabia routes (AA would
probably put a 777 on TW's old JFK-TLV route) it
could pose a nasty challenge to to DL's European
and Atlantic ops out of JFK. Delta has no London
routes whereas American has six a day and has 2
profitable dailies to Paris CDG. Second, AA has a
much larger share of the corporate travel $$$$$ in
NY than does Delta, largely due to its extensive
transcon and London routes as well as the ORD
and DFW routes.
Delta's in the hot seat indeed if these mergers
really do go through. It will be pushed out from
the #2 to the #5 spot overnight, as the new
benchmarks for NY would be CO, AA, UA and
then DL. Not a desireable position.