American has no business serving MCO from either JFK or from LGA, except to serve its loyal FF base. Other than that, it does not need this route or this market.
The passenger demand for the route is there,the flights from LGA
are always heavy.Once the summer peak travel season is over three of the MCO
flights will in all probability be shifted back to JFK
Not having a presence in the NYC-FLA market is detrimental to the marketing of the product as a whole.Airlines tout their networks,if your network doesn't give you the option of going to see the Mouse without an OAL connection your network is lacking and is vunerable.
As for the comment about feed,the JFK
feed is indeed lacking with the drawdown of the majority of the Eagle flying there,but Eagle at LGA
provides a sizeable ammount of feed.
I see connection bags from many Eagle cities on the MCO
flights on a daily basis,as well as a decent number of OAL connection bags.