MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31117 posts, RR: 73 Posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1249 times:
American Airlines has pulled Raleigh/Durham-San Jose flights. No official announcement, but they are no longer in the res system. The flight was to start 2 March 2003 as a daily 737-800. AA's other new winter routes will continue as planned. For those who care, those are:
Los Angeles-Vail/Eagle, Colorado*
New York JFK-La Romana*
New York JFK-San Jose, Costa Rica*
New York LaGuardia-Ft. Meyers*
St. Louis-Lafayette, Indiana
*Seasonal (list does not include returning seasonal routes; i.e. MIA-EGE)
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 24 Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
A minor caveat: This actually has happened before. Right after the SJC-RDU flight was announced, it was uploaded into the res system. However, after a few days, it dissapeared, only to reappear the next week. Now, it seems to have disappeared again. Let's wait a few days and see what happens.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7702 posts, RR: 55 Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1051 times:
They're really sticking it to USAirways. I heard US were doing rather well on CLT - Caribbean and Latin America, AA have a massive operation to that neck of the woods from MIA, and CLT-MIA will take some of that traffic. Ditto Raleigh to San Juan. Poor old US just can't get a break.
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ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 15 Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1051 times:
Look for a major downsizing of the SJC operation. I read a press release about American's cost cutting efforts that would include less emphasis on flying to and from Silicon Valley and other former employment hot spots, and focus on long-haul flying to increase aircraft utilization.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31117 posts, RR: 73 Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1021 times:
ContinentalEWR is right. The biggest cuts will be in San Jose and Austin, and Raleigh-Durham fits the profile of those two cities as well, although I do not think Raleigh will see big cuts.
Apparently, there will be a major increasing in flying to Mexico from all thier hubs, including many new routes (such as already announced ORD-PVR and BOS-CUN; and MIA-CZM is rumoured to be coming, among others).
Also, lot's of extra Caribbean flying from MIA, JFK, and BOS. Some frequency cuts on MIA-Central America (nothing major; MIA-GUA/MGA/SAL/PTY are each loosing only two weekly frequencies) and capacity cuts to South America (but not frequency; like DFW-CCS and two MIA-CCS flights down to a 738 [Colombia and Ecuador are healthy, however]). Though they may be entering two new markets by the end of 2003, those being Valencia, Venezuela (that totally depends on if or not Venezuela's economy and traffic recovers) and Liberia, Costa Rica.
Leisure routes are key this winter, as evidenced by BOS-LAS, MIA-LAS, and LAX-EGE.
St. Louis will suffer in terms of capacity, because rumours are they are going to be making STL something like 45% RJs.
New European routes too, like JFK-FCO and JFK-BCN. Hopefully that will not be all.
In the end, MIA and JFK will likely see the bulk of the benefits; SJC and AUS will suffer the most, as mentioned. ORD and DFW probably won't feel the route changes that hard, and neither will STL, but STL will see a lot of RJs (like on STL-IAH and STL-CLT, the two most recent all-RJ switches).