Hmelawyer From United States of America, joined May 2011, 48 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5066 times:
This is a great development. US has been flying very healthy loads AUS-CLT. This will probably help avoid the need to add more capacity on that route while also opening up more connection possibilities including transatlantic connections and more small markets in the Northeast. The WN flights gave a good sense of the market on an O&D basis, but with US greater connectivity through PHL (and the smaller plane) I think this is a very solid add both for the airline and the AUS market.
steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 8802 posts, RR: 19 Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4605 times:
I remember posting a question a while back about US possibly serving SAT and/or AUS from PHL, so this really isn't that big of a shocker for me. It's good to see it happen tho. Adding frequencies from their two main hubs to two of AA's markets is rather intriguing. (PHL-DFW and CLT-JFK).
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Unrelated to this particular thread, but I happened to notice something I found interesting on AUS's website. Ever since the airport opened in 1999, US has operated out of Gates 21 & 23. I noticed on the latest Gate Map UA has given up Gate 23, but taken over Gate 25 which was formerly vacant. Gate 21 is now vacant and that's right next door to JetBlue at Gate 19. I wonder if JeBlue will take Gate 21.
PHLwok From United States of America, joined May 2007, 373 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2768 times:
Quoting steeler83 (Reply 8): Adding frequencies from their two main hubs to two of AA's markets is rather intriguing. (PHL-DFW and CLT-JFK).
I'm not sure it's connected. I fly PHL-DFW on US on average 10-15 times per year round trip, and often route through CLT as close in the nonstops are often booked up or nearly so (and thus very expensive with no upgrades left). It's needed a bit more capacity for a while regardless of what AA is doing on the route, or what US and AA might do together in the future.