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AA.com Gets Interactive Route Map  
User currently offlinessides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8585 times:

Personally, I don't think it's that big of a deal, but a big complaint of A.nutters about AA's web site has long been that it doesn't have an interactive route map.

Well, for those of you dying to see it, here it is.

[Edited 2010-12-15 08:44:51]


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User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8518 times:

Thank the lord!!!! It's about time! =]

User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5553 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8298 times:

Ehhhh... I've just spent a bit of time playing with it and am more frustrated than pleased. But I'll give it a bit more time before I decide it it's thumbs up or down.

bb


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5197 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8225 times:

I played around with it a bit, surprised to find that the map could not offer a STL-NCL option. Maybe because its a two connection option with BA (and I included the "show partners" option on the search).

It DID however, show STL-LAX-LHR as an option for STL-LHR.

It definately needs some tweaking.



Next up, STL-ATL-MSY-ATL-STL
User currently offlineDelimit From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8018 times:

"The search found 608 routes, route lines will not be drawn as they may have made the map unresponsive, cities will still be highlighted."

LAX. 608 routes?

Ya, it needs a bit of work.


User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7819 times:

Finally! Now AA is catching up with the times! Now I can tell where they fly nonstop from any airport and can see that STL and BOS are not hubs for them (not that I didn't know already, but the last map showed otherwise). I started a thread not too long ago asking why their route map was so bad and most people seemed to agree that there is a reason why other airlines have been upgrading their route maps but we didn't really know why. Now that reason will be fulfilled.


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User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2230 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7782 times:

It's a start! I dislike how it shows there's a flight route from DFW to Lima, which has been axed, then populates "1-stop via Miami" without having a checkbox option to show only nonstop flights.


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User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2702 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7771 times:

Too long to load, doesn't have a non-stop feature. For a second I thought they flew SAN-MFE non-stop, but the lines are the same color as non-stop ones and a little pop-up says it's 1 stop.

User currently offlineThePinnacleKid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 731 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7685 times:

Guys... it's actually really simple to use... It has TONS of filter options to "see" what you want... it even has "settings" on how you want the lines drawn... straight, curved, or great circle.... as to the non-stop option.. It would be nice.. but it's still easy to see.. all you do is in the right-side pop up.. just display it by "number of connections"... non-stops will be listed first...

You can also click the link to have a bigger map.. makes it MUCH easier to view it all and play with it!

AA just made the best interactive route map in my opinion!!!



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User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7635 times:

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 8):
non-stop option.. It would be nice.. but it's still easy to see.. all you do is in the right-side pop up.. just display it by "number of connections"... non-stops will be listed first...

Try flights out of NRT... you'll notice that Boston is listed first, even though it's a 1-stop

this map looks identical to the one DL is using

both looks like they rank destinations alphabetically (not by proximity or hub-status)


User currently offlineDelimit From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7624 times:

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 8):
AA just made the best interactive route map in my opinion!!!

It is identical to Delta's (same company) but the presets are not set up correctly. Setting a default that makes the map incapable of displaying routes on a route map is sort of silly.


User currently offlineThePinnacleKid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 731 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7548 times:

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 9):

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 8):
non-stop option.. It would be nice.. but it's still easy to see.. all you do is in the right-side pop up.. just display it by "number of connections"... non-stops will be listed first...

Try flights out of NRT... you'll notice that Boston is listed first, even though it's a 1-stop

this map looks identical to the one DL is using

both looks like they rank destinations alphabetically (not by proximity or hub-status)

Ummm... you're not using it right...

If you want to see the non-stops first... you get rid of the checks on the left for "AA Connections" and "AA Partners"...
then it does show BOS as first with 1 stop.. but above the list on the upper right there is a drop down box... Open that and change it to "Sort by number of stops"...

it readjusts the list for you to non-stops first....

Again guys, this does not take rocket science to figure out... it is really really good at what it does.. the errors you guys are complaining about are IO errors.. not programming... although I would like an easier non-stop display option.. it's easy to get it to show what you want if you ask it to show you what you want correctly.



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User currently offlinealwaysontherun From Netherlands Antilles, joined Jan 2010, 464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7466 times:

GYE = Simon Bolivar………..???????

That info is about 5 years out-dated!!!


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User currently offlinerealsim From Spain, joined Apr 2010, 662 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7382 times:

The best option to see AA real non-stop flights is looking at the OneWorld route map, which is updated every week: http://bit.ly/9c8LAe

On the left you select "American Airlines", you check "non-stop flights only", and that's it. For example, it shows SSA as a non-stop flight but not REC, which is via SSA.

For me, it would have better if AA used the OneWorld map but only with the AA data. Both have been made by the same company, so I guess they are different because of the preferences AA has chosen.


User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7246 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7141 times:

Not great but good. Its about time!


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User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9497 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7107 times:

lovely....


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User currently offlineHPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6931 times:

So I have to ask who is populating this?? I did a quick check for non stops out of CMH and it shows CMH-ORD, DFW, MIA, NYC - cool - right, but the surprises where AUS, SAT, and LAX... out of surprise checked the June schedules and none of these exist - is there some serious expansion planned? or is there a major bug?


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20234 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5185 times:

Quoting ssides (Thread starter):
Personally, I don't think it's that big of a deal,

SACRELIGE!

Anyway, it shows LAX to UIO as a single route... oh, BTW, via MIA. Small detour...


User currently offlineAeroSafari From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined Nov 2010, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

Its looks strikingly similar to the US Airways route map. Hmmmm http://www.usairways.com/en-US/routemap.html
   Who copied who?



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User currently offlinejuicejones From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

Agree with AeroSafari, it does look very much like the US site, but is a much needed improvement from the old one where STL and BOS were both still listed as hubs, if I'm not mistaken.

Also, did anyone else notice the thread starter call us A.nutters? What are you trying to say man? LOL, just kidding. Happy holidays everyone! Travel safe and on time!


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