PHLLHR (briefly right after PA left)-AA
These routes would seem viable except BNALGW, any chance of a return?
How come no DENLON? If BA can pull it off on a route that started at LGW, why can't UA?
Well these routes seem pretty well covered, except for BNA-LON.
EWR has VS, UA/CO and BA (JV partner of AA) so no need for AA to re-enter.
PHL has US and BA (JV with AA) so no need for AA to re-enter.
JFK has DL, BA/AA, VS, and a few others so its a pretty crowded market, no need for UA to re-enter.
BOS has DL, BA/AA, VS, no need for UA to re-enter.
That about sums it up.
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
BoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2681 times:
Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 7): Also, I know AA applied, but was denied, for SJCLGW authority. Ah, yes, the good ol' Bermuda II days.
They were denied? I thought they got it, but didn't start service because they started pulling down SJC. Also, I thought SFO and SJC were considered co-terminals as far as Bermuda 2, so SJC would have done LHR. Is that not correct?
Yeah, AA intended to serve NRT, TPE, CDG. LHR or LGW and GDL from SJC internationally. Those were the days.
No kidding, they wanted to fly 757's on the route to SJO & LIR, but instead it was moved to LAX (SJO only). At one time, they'd even talked about SAO. They'd be the only carrier in N. Cal to offer n/s service. But at the time, they were having a pilot crunch.
They were trying to determine (mainly to connecting traffice through SJC), do you wanna TO SJO or thru SJC!!
TOMMY767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1655 times:
Quoting Skyguy (Reply 18): AA also did JFK-GLA with a 75L, I think it just lasted 1 season and then they dropped it. Could've been early 2000's or late 90's, can't remember exactly.
Wasn't that the one the flew initially in 1993 then dropped?
AA restarted 757 TATL from IIRC, Boston/Logan to Manchester in 2005 or 2006 -- selling it as a single cabin with upgrading all the elite to first class section. That strategy did not last long. Initially they were trying to sell JFK-NCL with the 757 in fall 2005, (single cabin strategy) but advanced bookings were so poor that it never started service.