Contrails From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1845 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2552 times:
AA announced yesterday that it will begin service between DCA and STL, replacing that of TWA, which it now owns.
AA will fly 3 round trips daily, using Fokker 100's.
No word on what gates AA will use in STL. Since most routes out of STL are still done by TWA, connections could be a bit more difficult if flights use AA gates instead of TWA's. AA's schedule isn't as good as TWA's was either.
Rick From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
There is no METRO RAIL service from Dulles, which is in Loudon County, VA and Downtown Washington, DC. Arriving into Dulles, you would most likely be taking a "Washington Flyer" cab or van. That is the cab company that has a monopoly on Dulles Airport. Although I fly out of Dulles a lot, I never use that cab service, drive myself, so I do not know what the prices are. There has been talk about building a light rail service from the city out to Dulles, but that would be light years away at this point. Now on the otherhand, Regan National has a METRO RAIL stop right there outside of the Delta Airlines ticket counter.
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4400 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2387 times:
Why spend $8 from IAD to West Falls Church metrostation on the Washington Flyer. Don't you guys know that the Metrobus operates from IAD for $1.10? They operate from IAD at the main terminal to Herdon to Rossyln Metro station to La Font Plaza in DC. All that for $1.10. It sure beats paying $8 or $16 on the Washington Flyer. The metrobus bus runs hourly on weekdays from like 5am til 11pm. On weekends it runs from like 5-12pm hourly and then 3-11pm hourly, something like that. The bus number is 5A.
Once when Phase III starts, I'm sure AA will increase frequency to STL and use the MD80 equipment.
Railmatt From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2347 times:
TWA, LLC is still the dominant carrier at Lambert. Why don't they just transition this to AA when the general merging of operations occurs?
This would just seem to add needles confusion for connecting passengers.
Also I think TWA's labor costs are lower so I would think they would want to use them anyway.
My guess: To put pressure on TWA's unions to hurry up and approve what AA's management wants. They have shut down JFK and now DCA. What's next? Without system seniority agreements in place, that puts TWA people on the street.