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User currently offline764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 623 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

I have heard that AA is apparently looking into starting new transatlantic services in spring. After the planned Alliance between AA and BA has been cancelled due to regulatory problems (slots at LHR etc), AA obviously wants to increase both their route network and frequencies on existing routes ex ORD. With the introduction of More Room Throughout Coach on the entire international fleet in 2003, they think they can win customers who currently fly on other carriers. Apparently AA is in negotiations with five European airports. I couldn't find out exactly which ones. Does anybody have a clue?

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User currently offlinePadcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

"With the introduction of More Room Throughout Coach on the entire international fleet in 2003, they think they can win customers who currently fly on other carriers. "

MRTC has done nothing for them so far, why would they think this?

The problems at AA are serious, they need to look much more at the cost side rather than attempting to start what it most likely a money losing venture.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32736 posts, RR: 72
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Actually, with the introduction of two-class 767-300ERs, AA is opening up a whole new world of profit potenital in Europe, as well as deep South America. Previously AA had to limit itself with trans-Atlantic crossings because 3-class service is hard to fill everywhere, which is one reason AA has cut back so much. When the conversion is complete, the only cities that will see 3-Class service are LHR, LGW (except STL), FRA (DFW only), CDG (JFK only), GRU, and EZE. GIG, SCL, and MAD also may see three-class 777s.

With more tourist class and business class seats to fill, with no need to wormy about first-class, they may look at opening up new European routes. O'Hare-Athens and Miami-Barcelona are two perfect examples of routes that could happen. Making MIA-CNF/MVD/ASU non-stop instead of via GRU/EZE is also a possibility. So is reopening BHX and ARN, and new possible markets such as MIA-LIS and MIA-FRA.

Nothing is going to happen overnight and spring is way too early, but the 2-class 763s do open the door for a whole new world of trans-Atlantic services from MIA and ORD.



a.
User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

its about time AA came to Amsterdam, it must be the busiest european airport they dont serve??

a DFW daily 763 would be fab  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

regards

mike


User currently offlinePadcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

Maybe you're right, Spain is an option with IB's help.

A two class config does have the drawback of AA not being to attract full paying C class passengers with free upgrades to F. Which they do all the time. This will put them on a level playing field with other 2 class airlines.


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

A daily 763 to Amsterdam would be very nice  Smile. Speaking of Amsterdam, I heard that AA planned to start ORD-AMS a few years ago, but it never got off the ground.

Before everybody starts celebrating, I don't think American is going to start any real exotic routes, I think for the most part it will fly to more partners' hubs rather than go single handedly with the exception being Amsterdam and possibly Stockholm.

I think Helsinki, Dublin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Moscow are in the cards.

blink



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User currently offlineDc10hound From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 463 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

MRTC has done nothing for them so far, why would they think this?

How do you know it's not working? Things might be worse if they did not have MRTC.




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User currently offlineSjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

I've chosen them thrice now to do SFO/OAK-JFK over UA and JB in part because of MRTC...

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7565 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

ORD-AMS and ORD-Moscow were announced but never actually started back in 1999. I believe ORD-Moscow was to be flown with a 777 but not sure.

User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Some how I think this all a ploy to force BA and the UK to agree to openskies.Especially coming days after the US was told there would be another delay before more talks between the US and UK could take place.
A long time ago, I read where AA, when Crandall was running the airline, was looking at BRU. As BRU and AMS are close to LHR, they could really hurt BA at LHR. I think HEL is a definite possibility along with ZRH and MAD. Dont know why I think that now, but I would rate some expansion at BRU as near the top of the list.


User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

I didnt make myself clear. I meant possibly BRU as a mini hub. A few flights a day connecting to the USA.

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Leaving the European market for a quick second, I certainly hope AA opens the ORD-HKG route soon. Maybe even codeshare with CX. Anything to give UAL competition on that route.


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User currently offlinePadcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

How do I know MRTC has not worked?

Because an American exec interviewed in the Dallas Morning News said they had not seen any benefit. And AA has not seen it's yield hold up against the rest of the industry. You would think that a preference for AA might show up in yield, or LF, or gain in market share in DFW or ORD.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32736 posts, RR: 72
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

I think HEL is a definite possibility along with ZRH and MAD

Do you mean MAD and ZRH being served by AA? AA already flies MIA-MAD, JFK-ZRH, and DFW-ZRH, all daily with 763s.

I do think that we will see MIA-HEL and ORD-HEL in 2-4 years. ORD done daily by AA and MIA done by 3x or 4x a week by Finnair (Finnair used to fly MIA-HEL 2x a week; Miami has North America's second largest Finnish ex-pat community). I also think that in the future we will see MIA-BCN and MIA-FRA.

In 1999, AA announced a plethora of new long-haul routes. They were JFK-NRT, BOS-NRT, JFK-FRA, ORD-AMS, ORD-SVO, and MIA-ASU (to replace MIA-GRU-ASU, which still operates to this day). JFK-FRA was the only one started at that time, and it lasted only a few months. JFK-NRT was eventually started last April. I do think we will see MIA-ASU in the future once the Paraguayan economy get's back running (though thier 5th freedom rights on GRU-ASU are very lucrative). And while I would not be surprised to see AA at AMS, it would be from DFW, since ORD and MIA already are well covered to AMS. ORD has United, KLM, Sinagpore, and I think Royal Joradanian or Kuwait Airlines. MIA has Martinair Holland and KLM.



a.
User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5073 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

I't probably too much to hope for to see some increased transAtlantic action eminating from STL, they seem intent on turning it into their "loss leader" hub. Even LGW has been reduced to four times a week in the winter.


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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

I't probably too much to hope for to see some increased transAtlantic action eminating from STL, they seem intent on turning it into their "loss leader" hub. Even LGW has been reduced to four times a week in the winter

Its a distinct possiblity that once the US aviation climate improves that you guys in STL could see a summer service to CDG again (763?)...



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User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

AA will not add any new European Markets in 2003. There will be additional (summer) frequencies to LHR from ORD and JFK and the STL-LGW will be daily. Other than that dont expect to see any other international growth until 2005 at the VERY earliest ( and that is if things improve ).

User currently offline764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

Well, looking at AA's history, one more ORD route comes to mind. AA has been serving the German aiport of Dusseldorf until 95. That route was lateron successfully operated by UA. UA has now left DUS due to their financial problems and the demand for flights from DUS to/through ORD is unsatisfied. I had never heard of Dusseldorf before the airport apparently burnt down in a fire in 96, killing like 20 people or so. For some reason I got interested in tht place as Germany has always been one of my dream destinations and I found out that some 15 million people (with a fair average income) live within 60 miles of DUS airport, so there is a huge customer base there.
After BA/AA doesn't seem to work out, BA's not an option for feeder flights to LHR. However, BA will be serving DUS with three daily 767s plus further connections just to feed their own transatlantic flights. I guess that it would make a lot of sense for AA to serve DUS again.


User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 1978 times:

764, although DUS seems to be a very interesting choice, i would rather put my money on MUC.
it´s growing rapidly and it´s got a very broad catchment area, and offers high yields.
don´t know if they want to compete directly on ORD-MUC with LH/UA, since both airports are star alliance hubs, but i do think that there will be more american carriers serving MUC in the near future.


cheers
daniel



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

How about a MIA-MAN or BOS-MAN flight?
And if BA drop MAN-JFK, would AA consider taking over that?



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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

i think a MAN-MIA or MAN-BOS could work, i really expected Bmi to start a Boston service and am surprised that no one else has picked it up yet, i'm sure Virgin could supprt a 343 on the route.

speaking of transatlantic flights from Manchester, what will be added next? it really baffles me why Bmi are'nt flying their 'spare' 332 to miami, LA, San Fransisco or Boston???

regards

mike


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

The spare A332 is still in SAS config, so is really not ideal for MAN routes, however the AA 2 class 763 aircraft are ideal for routes out of MAN, so maybe the DFW-MAN route could resume in the near future?


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User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

BMI is keeping their spare aircraft in storage and ready to immediately start LHR-USA service when they get the go ahead. That way, they wont have to adjust their MAN-USA schedule etc and tarnish their wonderful reputation. Just a few hours ago the UK competition officials gave the go ahead for the BMI-UA alliance to proceed. The only remaining obstacle is for a openskies agreement to be signed between the US and UK. Would think that this approval puts incredible and enormous pressure on the UK and BA to do so.
The anti competition officials commended the benefits to consumers. That along with the lowest number of tourists to the UK in 20 years should be an incentive for somebody, somehwere in the chain of command to realize a US/UK openskies benefits everyone.


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6606 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

AA might add one or two European cities, but I wouldn't get your hopes up too high. AA is bleeding cash and opening up a slew of new international routes would not be financially prudent.

User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

747firtsclass,

AA has just downgraded BRU from a daily flight to 5 flights a week. I would be surprised to see them expanding at BRU.



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25 A388 : Hi MAH4546, Regarding Amsterdam: ORD is served by UA, SQ, KL and KU from Amsterdam. Miami is now only served by KL as MP pulled out of Miami since the
26 VivaGunners : And what about reopening ORD-MXP that was dropped after 9/11? Was AA doing that bad on that route? I think it would make sense at the moment that also
27 MAH4546 : Miami is now only served by KL as MP pulled out of Miami since the end of October. No they did not. Martinair Holland flies MIA-AMS 5x a week (two fli
28 Post contains images A388 : Hi MAH4546, I completely forgot about their SJO service via MIA, sorry about that. My mistake, I guess I'm only human Regards, A388
29 HUYfan : i thought AMS had a lot of flights by US airlines. CO EWR CO IAH DL ATL DL JFK NW BOS NW SEA NW DTW NW DTW NW DTW NW MSP NW MSP NW BOM NW EWR NW IAD N
30 AIR757200 : Update: AA's new second daily nonstop MIA-DTW-MIA has been upgraded to a B737-800. It appears though the intended aircraft, MD-80, will be swapped in
31 PW100 : The problem with AMS is that there is not much O&D traffic [compared to LHR/LGW/CDG etc]. Take out KLM/NW [NW jointly operates with KLM on all transat
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