NRA-3B From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 169 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1412 times:
I seem to recall that TWA received route authority from STL to Japan (NRT or KIX?) a couple of years ago. They did not institute service at that time. Does this route authority still exist? If it is still good, would it make any sense for AA to take it up and beef up their service to the Far East? My memory may be faulty, but could any one out there help me out on this? Thanks.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7824 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1377 times:
If indeed this route authority would be able to transfer to AA after the merger, could AA then use that authority from any gateway they want? Seeing as they serve Tokyo from DFW, SJC, SEA, and ORD (I don't think I am missing any other ones) I'd imagine there would be other gateways besides St. Louis that they'd like to use it from... say LAX or JFK.
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B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1367 times:
Nope, its an STL route authority and would have to be used in conjunction with the TWA, LLC operating certificate. Once an actual operation is in place, AA can apply for the DOT to transfer the route over to AA and to change the gateway. Alternatively, AA can just apply for additional route authorities in the US-Japan market and use the SURRENDER of the STL-NRT routes as a case for awarding it to them.