the good old delta days supported their flights to asia. Why they made our little podunk town an international gateway I'll never figure out, but those days are sadly long gone. I'm suprised USair doesn't fly here (i believe they used to a llllong time ago, but could be wrong). At any rate, AA keeps getting crazy ideas about west coast expansion, then gets lazy. The west coast corridor is brutal on fare, though the number of competitors has been dropping (Reno, Morris, Shuttle). So, they don't really ant to get involved in that (its mostly point to point anyeway), and they already can feed us into their hubs.
I think the problem getting transcon flights lies with the amount of point to point traffic we could generate. Sure a bunch of people need to go to the east coast, but not all the same city, and hubbing us in the mid-west is a lot easier than hubbing us on the east coast.
When in doubt, one B pump off