tphuang wrote:So this is basically demand of
Aa flyers from west coast and southwest to Iceland
Dallas area demand for Europe
Aa is going to loose big time here. I am definitely not going to fly to Iceland via Dallas and I can't imagine anyone on east coast would.
I would imagine there is quite a large demand in Dallas for low cost travel to Europe. We can check for people who travel just to Iceland fo vacation. I don't think that's a large number.
Not sure AA will lose much. This is purely a defensive move for them. Icelandair & WOW are coming into the market relying mostly on European connections at low prices with some bucket of local traffic for tourism. AA already covers Europe so they can continue to serve that traffic using basic economy fares to compete. For the local traffic AA can rely on basic economy and AAdvantage to swing many in their direction. Then you add connecting folks on AA, they likely have the advantage here.