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New AA Service To LGA From BOS  
User currently offlineMf3864 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 118 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

AA has been running ads in Boston about starting new flights to LGA in October. And adding flights to DC. Its actually American Eagle using RJ's. Why are they adding them? In anticipation of US dropping out of the shuttle business? I know DL scaled back their shuttle ops after 9/11.

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User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Dunno why AA would like to start this service which had been already started by 2 airlines. I rather take the train to Boston from New York unless the airlines cut their RT fare to $50.



User currently offlineMf3864 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2753 times:

right, started, expanded, then shrunken after 9/11 by USAIrways, and Delta.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2738 times:

Delta is also resuming its CRJ service every other hour on BOS-DCA with CRJs. Personally, I think this service will flop unless enough AA FFs can make it work. DL and US dominate the Shuttle market, and they won't be too eager to let AA grab a hold of it. Also, Amtrak is a major player now, when the Acela trains are working. It takes about 2h20 minutes to get from downtown Boston to midtown Manhattan by air (30 minute Boston drive, 20 minute check-in, 1 hour flight, 40 minute New York drive; all at AM rush hour) compared to the Acela, which is 3h30; at times cheaper; and gets you right from downtown Boston to midtown New York.

Jeff


User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 days ago) and read 2707 times:

Why only RJ's from BOS-DCA? Delta or AA could easily fill an MD-80 or a 737 on that route. Hell, PVD has 4 daily flights to DCA on 734's and 319's from Us Airways!

-GD727



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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 days ago) and read 2701 times:

Clearly, AA's intention is to grab its AAdvantage members; shuttle routes are very high yield (rarely do folks fly on $39 tickets).

And I'm always confused by this concept of "why bother when others have service..." In that case, should LAX-JFK only be flown by two airlines?

Steve


User currently offlineMf3864 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 days ago) and read 2697 times:

USAIRways used to do 737's from BOS to DC
DELTA used to do 727/737's from BOS to DC

After 9/11, they cut service, and Delta switched to RJ's. USAirways now uses A319's and has cut service.

I was just curious as to why AA would start up on a route where there is already a glut of seats. (so says US and DL)

I agree that the Acela has become a huge hit. They did suffer during their shutdown a few weeks ago. It is a time saver but, not a money saver. My company pays for either so it does not matter. I wish they would expand the service further.




User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

Its a great idea to keep frequent flyers on American, before this they either had to fly US or DL shuttle to LGA, or Eagle to JFK. Smart move. Acela only really cut into the airline's pockets after 9/11, when getting through security and checking in would usually take around an hour. Acela offers no distinct monetary advantage to the airlines, but occiasonally Acela can get delayed at stations. Some NY paper did a test of what go you to Boston fastest, and Acela only beat the plane by 2 minutes.


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