AA@DFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 397 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1098 times:
---AMERICAN STRENGTHENS SAN JUAN SCHEDULE---
American will expand its San Juan schedule by intro-ducing additional nonstop flights to and from Hartford, Baltimore/Washington and Washington Dulles, effective July 2. AA will add a second daily flight to Hartford and will also add service to Baltimore/Washington and Washington Dulles four days a week. This new service will be offered using Boeing 737s with a capacity of 20 in first class and 114 passengers in coach. (From AA's Daily "Jetwire" service.)
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1031 times:
I would not call 15 extra flights per WEEK a major hub expansion, but at least AA will be adding to its SJU operation instead of downsizing it.
Does anyone think that AA will try to expand SJU once again once TWA is intergrated into AA? AA had big plans for SJU that never really materialized (due to its huge operation at MIA) and TWA considered SJU a focus city. Does an "amost developed hub" + a "focus city" = a new growing hub for AA?
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6097 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1021 times:
Well AA already said that it will discontinue TWA's SJU-LAX daily flight. Im really curious what will happen to the SJU-St. Louis flight. Anyway I think that AA adding these flight will just be for the summer season.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 27 Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1019 times:
I doubt it. They might gradually expand it like they are now, but their main Latin American hub is and always will be MIA. They'll probably just cut back on the TWA routes, like axing SJU-LAX and maybe SJU-STL as well as AUA and give up the gates TW was using to other airlines. AA has flights to all the other destinations TW was serving from SJU.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 27 Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 976 times:
They might keep SJU-STL, but I'm not too sure for how long, if at all. Yes it is a hub, but so is MIA, DFW, and ORD, and the already have multiple flights to those. I'm thinking they might use STL more for mainland traffic but who knows?
As for the LAX route, TWA wasn't doing that great with that route. They were actually getting subsidized by the Puerto Rican government to fly that route in order to give Puerto Rico more direct access to the US west coast. However, I doubt AA is going to get any help and they'll probably just axe it and keep their present SJU-DFW-LAX flight.
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5455 posts, RR: 18 Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 954 times:
I think AA may eventually(if they haven't) use SJU as a Latin American feeder. I think most routes to smaller cities(and some bigger cities) will eventually all be re-routed through SJU in order to pick up more pax. If not that, I think SJU has American Eagle written all over it.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 912 times:
I think it is ironic to say that AA is strengthening the SJU hub, because while it may have added more services to the US it has cut some of the Caribbean routes from there. Last year it dropped Tobago, Grenada and Fort-de-France and this year so far St. Vincent was axed. One wonders if the silver giant is about to drop any more of the smaller points who can least afford the losses.
Prinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 744 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 901 times:
The San Juan to Bonaire route has been flown at different times over the years by ALM. During the 70s and early 80s they used DC9s and MD80s on the routes. Later on they used Dash-8s but unfortunately they were not able to keep the route going for long.
Maybe since AA (Always Awful) has a hub in SJU they will be more successful.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6097 posts, RR: 11 Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 899 times:
The Transportation Authorities are upgrading the airports in Culebra and Vieques because AAEagle is planning to fly to there . I have my doubts that this service can handle an ATR-42 every single day.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 27 Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 863 times:
Although I think these routes are better suited for 19 seat aircraft, I think that the islands of Vieques and Culebra can handle ATR-42 service, at least one flight a day, since AA has connecting traffic from the mainland at SJU, which will probably account for the majority of their pax on this route. For instance, I've known a few people who fly into SJU, only to have to drive to Isla Grande Airport and catch Vieques Airlink or Flamenco to the islands. Also, I'm sure AA will fly cargo to the islands to increase the revenue gathered from these flights.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31772 posts, RR: 73 Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 830 times:
Blink, AA will not reroute it's Latin American flights through SJU. That is a ridiculous suggestion, especially considering the ones leaving MIA, even to small cities like SAP and PUJ, usually leave pretty packed. Stopping in SJU will pick-up very little, if any, traffic.
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 812 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 819 times:
With the large Puerto Rican population on the east coast, and especially in the Hartford Metro area, adding more service to SJU makes a lot of sence. The daily 757 now is packed, and this 738 should be as well. It might be seasonal, but if it has good loads, I dont see why AA wouldnt keep it year long since most of these passengers arnt tourist, they are either biz or going home to see relatives there for a seasonal could be supported...