MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34577 posts, RR: 70 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8740 times:
As construction cost continue to rise, at a presentation today, American Airlines confirmed that, despite slashing domestic capacity, they expect that capacity at MIA will increase in the fourth quarter of 2008 compared to fourth quater 2007. No details were announced, outside of the two already announced new routes Antigua and Grenada starting in November. It is safe to assume that the capacity increases will largely be international, and AA has a lot of 763 capacity freeing up in September. Miami is now AA's second largest hub in terms of passengers, having eclipsed O'Hare this year.
LAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 8333 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8608 times:
Quoting ElmoTheHobo (Reply 4): With Alitalia's pullout from the Milan-Miami route, American is has been rumored to be looking at starting that route with their own metal.
Quoting SCL767 (Reply 3): They will do well in GEO! Can we expect any new European routes out of MIA?
Ive often said that the next two routes that need to come from AA to Europe are MIA-MXP and DFW-MAD. Those two would almost certainly bring in the cash. MIA-BCN would be a good one, but I think it might be at least a couple of years until we see that one.
Yes, I predict that AA will fly MIA-BCN (codeshare with IB), and MIA-MXP and or FCO. And also look for ASU to come back; and maybe MIA-COR (3 or 4 x weekly). CFN has been asking AA to resume service repeatedly; however, as you stated, AA lacks Brazilian frequencies; unless they shuffle around some, which I doubt, but it may happen.
Albird87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8177 times:
Quoting SCL767 (Reply 7): Yes, I predict that AA will fly MIA-BCN (codeshare with IB),
Im pretty sure tho that IB flights from MIA are continuation flights to BCN both ways. However an AA 763 on that route would do well, also upgrade MIA-MAD to 777!
AA need to also get a 2nd Daily LHR-MIA flight up and running!
Also AA are going to be cutting our 3rd flight into GCM for the winter. Its going to be on for some of the summer it seems but then cut for our busy season! WHY AA!
ScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 7498 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8151 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter): American Airlines confirmed that, despite slashing domestic capacity, they expect that capacity at MIA will increase in the fourth quarter of 2008 compared to fourth quater 2007.
I would expect that a good portion of the growth at MIA would stem from redirecting traffic that had been flowing via SJU, which is to be dramatically downsized. I still, however, remain in awe of what a ginormous cluster-f the whole North Terminal project has become. I'm not surprised, given it's Miami -- just in awe.
The market really exists due to the existence of TA SAL-RTB-MIA and back.
Nevertheless, if AA also wishes to start services to RTB in the future, probably would operate only a few days during the week, since the mentioned schedule of the Central American airline is available exclusively on Sundays.
DFWEagle From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1098 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7979 times:
Quoting Albird87 (Reply 17): AA need to also get a 2nd Daily LHR-MIA flight up and running!
Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 18): I kinda wonder why AA hasnt decided to start one yet. They should cut one of the ORD frequencies in the winter and shift it to MIA.
Just one reason β slot constraints at Heathrow.
AA will be really short on LHR slots this winter time β unfortunately they were not as successful at buying winter slots as they were at buying summer slots.
They managed to purchase 26 additional summer slots from Gulf Air and Iberia, but only 20 additional winter slots.
Also, donβt forget, they already have 30 fewer winter slots than summer slots so always must cut a daily flight from LAX and ORD, as well as one weekly flight from BOS.
This year they must cut ORD-LHR even more, as low as 3 per day (plus extra 3 weekly) for the winter. If they decided to do what you were proposing, they would have to cut ORD-LHR as low as 2 per day on some days. Since one slot pair must used for a morning departure from ORD because of their times, that would leave only one evening flight for 4 days of the week. That is just not competitive with United and BA and AA would surely lose some of their best business passengers.