Padcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3462 times:
This IMO is a serious flaw with AA. They continue to fight multiple turf wars against numerous airlines rather than retreating to their strengths in tough times.
The current AA/NW fare war..this has been on and off for years.
raising the stakes in ORD with multiple flights in business markets vs UA.
UA had to match. Now everyone loses money.
Pissing of DL by build up of RDU and entering Shuttle Markets with RJ's
DL returns favor by adding DFW RJ's to ORD, MCI, MEF, etc. DL after all
has RJ's to burn. Why pick a fight with the largest RJ operator?
Almost crazy incentive programs to help keep CO and DL out of Latin America.
It works to keep the big players in line, but at a huge loss of revenue to AA.
Then the fight against JB. Setting up service in LGB
Trying to grow California/NYC/BOS/MIA at the same time.
Took on WN for a length of time out of LUV.
Had to one up UA by offering MRTC rather than just matching product.
IMO AA is coming to the realization that they might need to retreat in some markets/regions. Pick it's battles more wisely.
CLL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3386 times:
The flights out of dallas are full, the one 777 they send out everyday is always packed. While it may seem like an atempt to push away AF, they already got rid of them with only one flight. Anyways it is much easier to fly to europe from Dallas than from the crowded skies of Boston, New York, and Chicago.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33872 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3317 times:
This flight is replacing the Boston-Paris flight. It was downgraded to seasonal, and now it is no longer on the scheds at all. It makes perfect sense. AA has cut capacity at Paris a lot recently. Los Angeles, San Jose, St. Louis, and now Boston. The second daily Dallas flight will make-up for lost capacity. I also would not be surprised to see the Miami-Paris flight go to a 777 in the near future, loads are high enough.