MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33435 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2627 times:
Quoting Doug (Thread starter): Does anyone know how well or poorly the new American Eagle flights from MIA to CHS and TYS are doing?
Quite well, especially CHS which gets a second daily in April.
Quoting Doug (Thread starter): Also will Miami eventually become an all regional jet hub for American Eagle?
No. The props are absolutely necessary for short hops to the Bahamas, Key West and Ft. Myers, where the RJs are either 1) inefficient for such a short distance; 2) cannot land fully loaded due to short runways; 3) present significant cargo carrying problems.
We will see OW replace the ATRs with another prop plane before RJs.
ElBandGeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 760 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2537 times:
Quoting Flyby519 (Reply 2): Any ideas what prop they would go with? The Q or the ATR-600 are the front runners I would assume.
The ATR-600 has the advantage of familiarity, but I'm not sure if they'd what to replace the current ones with something that's more of a reengineer than a new plane. On the other hand, I would see BBD jumping through hoops to secure a DH4 order from AA after the recent CR7 order. One distinct advantage I see for them over the ATR is the option (whether or not they act on it) of bringing prop service back to the cold weather hubs. Is the scope limit on 70-seaters only for jets? because alot of sub-1000 mile routes out of ORD that could use the extra capacity would free up the limited number of CR7s they have for longer ones. There was a recent thread about UA not being able to fit the Qs given the ramp layout, but given the way G is much more organized than F, I think it wouldn't be as much of an issue for AA (or if they dump RP once their contract is up, they could use the gates they'll be using on L)
and now I realize how much I just wrote so I'll stop it there and let this go back on topic
Tiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2448 times:
Quoting Doug (Thread starter): new American Eagle flights from MIA to CHS and TYS are doing
- Speaking about MQs MIA flights, AA only has one daily non-stop MIA - IND and it is an ER4 operated by MQ. 888 miles in an RJ. That is not necessarily fun at all. I remember when AA had 2+ daily non-stops MIA - IND on Mad-dogs.
Flying is the second greatest thrill known to mankind, landing is the first!
The APA Scope clause allows 43 large turboprops and 47 CRJ700s for all practical purposes. Eagle presently operates 39 ATR72s, and has orders to bring it from 25 CR7s (present fleet) up to 47 CR7s in about 18 months.