AA@DFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 397 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1633 times:
Ok, TODAY alone we have heard some MAJOR changes for the world's largest airline. Here's a wrap up of all of them:
1) Upgrade 767 to 777 RDU - LGW
2) Add 2nd daily DFW - LGW 777
3) Inaugurate JFK - OAK svc (2x daily, 757)
4) Add 41 flights out of DFW
5) Add 35 flights ouf of MIA
6) Inaugurate new svc MIA - MDE (Medellin, Colombia)
7) Inaugurate new svc JFK - NRT
8) Add new service to Monterrey, and Mexico City, MX
I don't know what's going down over on Amon Carter Blvd. in Ft Worth, but whatever it is -- Keep doing it Don!
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1498 times:
Perhaps they sense impending doom from some of the other carriers and they are building up to 'be there' when those other carriers (read: US and / or UA) falter. It seems like a pre-emptive strike to me, although the routes being added do not seemed specifically aimed at either carrier.
AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 8 Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1473 times:
All I can say, sounds like good news. Are we to expect the airline to remain at <20% capacity cut all it's life?
We are getting some of our flights restored. According to intercompany-news, this is just the first of several "layers" of flights being added.
AA is expected to be in positive cash possibly at the end of the 2nd quarter.
747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1461 times:
I have some sources deep in AA. Many of them are livid, that BA has been taking this hard nose stand on LHR. Some of it is partly to intimidate BA into doing something that will get them anti trust immunity. Keep in mind that BAs reach in the US is very small in comparison. So it might be a reminder to BA on what they are missing out on. Some of it also, is keeping up with the Jones (I.E. UA, CO, DAL etc.).More importantly the business travel, ecoomy are picking up a bit, enough that the airlines will gamble on continued increase.
Jiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1436 times:
I saw a report today that saying AA is restoring 20% of suspended flight due to 911 terrorist attack. This will make other majors in US to restore their suspended flight in order to compete and survive.
CLEfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 299 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
I dont think this is a great move for AA. While it would be good for the pilots to be in the air more, the costs could be high for AA. AA is already losing millions a day. By adding more and more seats like they are doing, they are going to kill yields. I think AA needs to focus on turning a profit first, then growing like mad. The whole issue of being the worlds largest airline is completely to satisfy an ego. Will it matter how large the airline is when it runs out of money and finds itself in Chapter 7? I dont think so. Turn a profit, or get very close to turning one, build up yields, then expand. AMR burned through $800 million in the fourth quarter of last year, looks like they want to try to lose even more than that this quarter.
AluminumShower From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1380 times:
And to that I ask the same question.... Where do all those airplanes come from for that expansion? Hmmmm, retire the 727s and retire the 717s... Doesn't that mean that AA is already down a bunch of aircraft year over year?
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5333 posts, RR: 11 Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1343 times:
American will get extra planes from several places.
First, they have quite a number of the Fokker fleet in temporary storage.
Additionally, they had (had- I think they still do, but to cover my arse I will still say HAD) two brand new 777s parked in Oklahoma...
They have been deferring 738 deliveries like there is no tomorrow (which there might not be in this industry...)
Also, AA has a huge fleet, and maybe they are going to try to improve their utilization figures...
But the 727 and 717 eliminations aren't that big a deal. First, they were planned. Second, 10 of the 717s are parked in various places all over the nation anyhow. Third, the 738s are replacing 727s.
I think they have the fleet needed to do this stuff...
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5430 posts, RR: 19 Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1262 times:
I think part of this may be to intimidate BA(see AA second LGW-DFW 777, and LGW-RDU 777 flights) into coughing up slots, but I figure if they really wanted to do that, they would make all of their LHR flights 777s.
The economy has been improving a tad bit, but I do think AA is over doing it a little bit. They should have increased service to bigger cities with a market instead of second or third tier cities(no offence ) or cities without much competition.
As for aircraft, AA is getting rid of the 727s and 717s(As previously noted), but they do have planes in temporary storage, so they can go ahead and pull those back into the air.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 12 Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1239 times:
Bottom line, what is up is that AA sees an opportunity to increase revenue or make strategic expansions in selected markets. Pure and simple! AA is, and has been for several years, one of the best managed (from a purely financial standpoint - I'm not trying to comment on any other aspect) airlines in the world. They move into and/or expand in markets where their (very sophisticated) yield management and marketing analysis tells them they can make significant gains, and they pull out of markets when that same analysis tells them they can better utilize their resources elsewhere.
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31104 posts, RR: 74 Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1236 times:
Two of those 777s are coming from DFW-SCL. That 777 service, unfortunatley, did not last long. If you look at the scheds, most of the flights are late night departures. They are just increasing use of aircraft. For example, new 4th daily Miami-Mexico City flight leaves Miami at around 2000 and overnights in MEX before leaving for Miami early in the morning. Today, that 737-800 is overnighting in Miami. Same with the new Miami-Medellin service, using a 757-200 overnighting in Colombia that would otherwise be parked in Miami. They are just making better use of thier aircraft.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7673 posts, RR: 19 Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1232 times:
Remember that AA and the others cut around 20% of their capacity though early retirement and deferment. So getting some capacity back is not a difficult thing to do. In terms of returning back to pre-9/11 levels there is certainly more to go. Additionally the Feds reported 0.2% growth for 4Q 2001, so there are positive signs. Sometimes you need to take risky moves when the opportunity presents itself.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Connector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 921 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1169 times:
I see a similar pattern here in both AA and BA. Their restructuring process seems to head in the same direction:
-Heavy increase in capacity on Transatlantic flights
-Dumping all the unprofitable short-medium feeding routes and aircraft
Who is going to feed this EXTRA capacity? … Your guess is just as good as mine! More likely new Oneworld Alliance members and more codeshare agreements. Your rumors and/or speculations are welcome here…
My gut feeling is that …very cheap transatlantic fares might be coming soon around your local airport
747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
I repeat my earlier reply. To intimidate BA into releasing those slots at LHR. If that doesnt work, to impress to IB to sign an enhanced code sharing and openskies. Look at how many of the new flights are at MIA. That would be too impress IB. The 777s at RDU and BA are definetly intended to scare BA.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31104 posts, RR: 74 Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1137 times:
747firstclass, RDU-LGW was a 777 before 9.11. I don't think it's being done to scare BA. The demand is obviously there. You won't see IB codeshare with AA on thier Latin American operations, at least not Central. Iberia has a very profitable Central American/Mexican hub at MIA, one of thier most profitable operations. The two already codeshare on all trans-Atlantic flights between the US and Spain and many domestic routes out of JFK, MIA, and ORD. I could possibly see IB putting thier code on secondary South American markets, though, like the new MDE service. Though you are right about Open Skies. I think AA would really like Spain/IB to lead an opening of Open Skies with Spain, and I think it will happen within 18 months (which I think will mean increased MIA-MAD service and new MIA-BCN service, which is why I'm anxiously awaiting it).