MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33796 posts, RR: 70 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1725 times:
American Airlines has suspened Kansas City-LaGuardia days before service starts. The suspension is until at least November. On the brighter side, rumorus are that American MAY be starting up Miami-Kansas City this fall.
Tbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1703 times:
Not that I don't believe your but where did you read this, there's nothing on AMR's website about it? Some fact to back up your statement would be nice. American did some reasonably heavy advertising in Newsday about New York to Kansas city. Seems like a waste of money to now suspend the service.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6301 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1677 times:
Tbird it's not the first time AA does this, they have announced other routes and even before they start the service they might just push the startup date back or just not serve the route. Sometimes they do this because the flight is not selling as well as they would have predicted, there might be other reasons as well.
Rjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
We have been screaming!! for MIA svc and then AA goes and adds LGA svc. in a low yield Vanguard market..Not a good move..Not sad to see this move...You cant beat MIdwest Express for comfort and convenience on LGA-MCI..
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
MIA is lacking domestically when it comes to cities west of the Mississippi.
There is a reason for that though, there is not a very large domestic market west of the Mississippi from Southern Florida. This is why Miami's domestic market is based mostly in the East and not so much out west.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33796 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1534 times:
BA, the Miami-California market is huge, and Miami-Colorado, as you know, is very large too. The real reason for the lack of flights west is because the connecting oppurtunities are limited. Not saying your wrong, because the South Florida-West Coast market is not as huge as others, but it is still the 5th largest trans-con market, and that is nothing small.
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1486 times:
what they do is "ZERO" out the flights, they dont' "cancel" them... which is why you probably went to "aa.com" to look it up.
think outside the box. Try ITN.NET and look up full availability.... :P if it's zero'd out, that means no one can sell it.... and check a few dates in the future... if it's still zero'd out, then you know it's non existent
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1465 times:
I'm suggesting how to TELL if a flight is being cancelled, before it's announced. United did this to JFK-HKG, it was zero'd out on every future flight... it was like that for about a week before they did the press release announcing it. United also did this for ORD-TVC, which never came to be.
I was suggesting that the user probably went to AA.COM to see if the flights were still there, and they probably were, just couldn't sell a seat on it.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1438 times:
Not sure if this is true or not, the route is heavily promoted in the NY press, for reasons I cannot quite understand, I mean NYC-Kansas City is not exactly a high capacity, ultra-busy route, but AA did indeed cancel it, I can see why. Vanguard has the route and for a short time, so did Midwest Express. I don't really understand what American wants to do in the NY area. It says it is going to add flights then drops them (JFK-AMS is another example). American wants to be a major player in the NYC market (and it is) but it does face a lot of competition from Delta and JFK and LGA, Continental at EWR, and from JetBlue at JFK, not to mention US Airways, which despite its financial condition, is the second or third busiest carrier at LGA, behind #1 Delta.