Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1240 times:
Kind of a follow up question to whether 777's will be visiting STL on a regular basis. Anyone out there know of any plans to get STL up to AA standards for international operations? If so, which city pairings?
RogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1136 times:
My sources say STL will be lucky to have any AA international service after the summer. Even if St. Louis as a city is showinig decent business for routes to London, AA would rather route these pax through ORD or DFW.
AA sees STL as a purely domestic hub, which BTW includes possibly moving domestic connection banks from both ORD and DFW to STL.
Another possibility I've heard, and I don't want to alarm you, is this...Reducing STL signficantly and using the extra TWA capacity to increase the presence at completely new or current focus cities, e.g. RDU.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
The whole idea of AA buying TWA was to gain another major east/west hub to ease crowding at ORD and DFW and to allow for additional expansion. AA was thinking domestic and not international with regard to St. Louis.
Will AA add more international services out of STL? I dont think its very likely since, as stated above, AA is committed to ORD as a transatlantic gateway and DFW is nearby for any future transpacific flights......a good question is whether the STL-LGW flight has a long-term future?
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16335 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
Whether AA intends for STL to have a sizeable intl hub in the future, there is still a sizeable enough market for STL-LGW/CDG nonstops, particularly in the summer. It's reasonable that these could be retained even if STL is considered a 'domestic' hub by AA.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5197 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1038 times:
Does anyone know if TW's STL-NRT traffic rights have expired?
On another note: LGW has a future, CDG is probably dead. Would like to see them expand to Mexico, TW
had a few flights and with AA's marketing strength,
Mexico could be a profitable market. STL has one of
the fastest growing Latino populations in the country.
Wouldn't mind seeing a couple of oneworld carriers here either...IB? BA (not holding my breath)?