MSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1569 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10174 times:
l like seeing AA get this one.
Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 5): I'm so excited for this! I can't wait to takeoff from DCA in a 757 on a westbound transcon! There's plenty of premium traffic for AA to capture on this route, so it will undoubtedly do very well!
Oh, yeah! When using runway 1, I'd love to be at Gravelly Point when that bird takes to the skies!
UALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 582 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10107 times:
Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 3): If anything AA made a big deal of it as helping the IAD-LAX routes as mentioned in the AA News Release...
The new service will complement American's three existing daily round-trip flights between LAX and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
That, or they're trying to remind everyone that, hey, UA's not the only one who flies LAX-IAD! We do too!
I say that because when I lived in L.A. and traveled home to DC, my anecdotal experience found AA to often be "El Cheapo Express"--offering flights priced significantly less than United despite UA's much greater frequency.
I don't have access to the DOT or whatever data with the average fares per carrier to prove this, but just an observation.
That said, DCA-LAX will have AA printing money faster than the US Mint, especially with all of AA's entertainment industry contracts in L.A. Smart move!
"We hope you've enjoyed flying with us as much as we've enjoyed taking you for a ride."
mattya9 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 107 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9820 times:
I know the 757 is a beast but I was still curious if less than 6900 feet would be enough for a fully loaded one going that distance with a headwind. My dad flies the 75 and he says the thing is a rocket and it's almost TOO powerful. Sounds good to me!