Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1864 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1138 times:
I was recently looking at some photos of Raligh Durham airport (RDU) Im 14 and i dont know how to spell that, lol. Well anyways, did AA operate international services from there? There were pictures of 767s that had captions that said that they had arrived from LGW. SO i was just wondering about AA's former, and current presence there. And what was the deal with MidWay having A320s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never knew!!!!!!
Hurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1441 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1116 times:
Yes, AA still flies daily to LGW, and flew to ORY when they had a hub there, with the 762. AA will be starting daily flights to SJU with a 738 in December.
AA has extensive American Eagle ops to the northeast, and mainline service, in addition to all 4 hubs, to BOS, LGA, LGW, and will be starting service to SJU and SJC in the near future. AA did have a hub at RDU in the early 90s, but it went away in about 1995. Read more about the hub at http://airtransportbiz.free.fr/Networks/AABNARDU.html
And yes, Midway had one A320 briefly, I believe when their business model included ops to the Carribean. The routes to the Carribean and the plane didn't last long.
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3245 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
Midway did operate a few A320's back when it was in service. After they went undeer they brought back a few 73G's for a short time but stopped that service as well. Yes RDU-LGW used be operated by 767's and is now a 777, due to the recent American Eagle build up at RDU
Ncflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 450 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1071 times:
AA RDU-LGW went 777 prior to the Eagle buildup I believe. I'd attribute the 777 more to the big dollar first class and b-class traveler's from Glaxxo-- that's the whole reason the flight exists. A flight attendant once told me Glaxxo subsidizes the flight by way of committing to buy a certain number of business class flights on each flight. Why else would AA run service from a non-hub to a non-hub such as that one??
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14 Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 990 times:
American used to operate a daily B767-200ER service from RDU to ORY (Paris-Orly Airport) in the early 1990's because Rhone Poulenc Rohrer, a French company had operations in the North Carolina area near Raleigh. The flight did not do too well but I flew it during the 1991 Gulf War, originating in CLE and it was a nice flight. I flew CLE-RDU-ORY, which was much easier and and stress-free than flying CLE-ORD-ORY or CLE-JFK-ORY.
American upgraded the RDU-LGW service to a 777 last spring and has kept it since. It used to be a 767-300ER and before that, a 767-200ER.
John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 6 Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 942 times:
It's kind of ironic that AA is once again, REBUILDING RDU. This could serve as perhaps, a milestone in the industry, where RDU could end up earning the title as America's first predominantly Regional Jet hub, by a MAJOR airline? I think this is the direction PIT is headed, with USAirways.
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 812 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 894 times:
A few comments-
"SJC in the near future"- Where have you heard this? Isnt AA downsizing SJC a lot? I know most of the SJC-West coast mainline cities are now down to RJ's, and in some cases (PHX) are gone. Why would they add RDU-SJC now when it seems as if SJC is taking on a role of RDU, a eagle operations hub.
"RDU could end up earning the title as America's first predominantly Regional Jet hub"
Don't you consider CLE that already? CLE has been a RJ heaven for quite a few years now, and will only get more RJ's.
Hurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1441 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 842 times:
SJC was announced a few months ago. If there is one route that will work out of SJC it would be RDU, because of the high demand for seats to the high-tech areas surrounding that area. Midway operated it for a while, and I believe it was successful.
Hurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1441 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 729 times:
AA pretty thoroughly left RDU. At one point it had only flights to DFW, ORD, and MIA, and an Eagle Saab to JFK, not to mention the ever-present LGW flight. They have always had a foothold in the traffic out of RDU, save when Midway was at its peak. When Midway went away in the fourth quarter of last year, AA had 22% of the passengers, compared to 18% for Delta, 18% for US, and 17% for WN. The major buildup of Eagle (and mainline) was only this year, so I'm sure it's much higher now.
Hurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1441 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 722 times:
BA no longer serves any city in North Carolina. I'm not sure about it being the smallest area.....I figure the RDU area has about 2,000,000 people, and the airport serves rural eastern North Carolina, as well as the coast, so it probably serves 3 or 4 million. But I can't think of any smaller city with transatlantic service. Charlotte's service only succedes because of the US hub, of course. Possibly the Memphis area is smaller, with KLM to AMS? I'm not positive, though.
Gsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 665 times:
Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem has ALWAYS been a larger area than Raleigh. Greensboro itself is bigger than Raleigh, Winston-Salem is bigger than Durham and the area istself is nearly 300,000 people larger.
Second, GSO never had a direct flight to London. In fact, the only passenger flight Greensboro has had nonstop was to Toronto with Air Canada.