I read that United Airlines will launch a flight from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires on September 1, 2000 if they get approved by the DoT.
United Airlines is meeting troubles on Latin America. Their major concern is the hub. American has DFW and MIA, Continental has IAH, and Delta has ATL (even if it's not a very popular airport to Latin America). They tried to extand out of MIA, but American is too strong there. So they tried ORD, but the market is too weak out of there.
So why wouldn't they make LAX into a true hub to Latin America ?
UAL has already begun to feed its hub for Pacific and Atlantic services, and so it would be easy to feed flights to Latin America as well. Plus LA has great "local" market for flights to that continent.
Denver could be quite well located, with more convenient connection for the North of USA. But it is way a smaller market to Latin America than LAX.
What do you think ?
BTW, since when is America Airlines string at Miami and on Latin America ?