copaair737
Posts: 3571
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2003 5:00 am

What If AA Had Gotten PA's Pacific Routes?

Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:21 pm

What would have happened if AA had gotten PA's Pacific routes instead of UA? Would SFO be an AA hub?

-Copa
Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C, and Cocaine
 
N77014
Posts: 812
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 7:16 pm

RE: What If AA Had Gotten PA's Pacific Routes?

Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:33 pm

Copaair737


Perhaps that would have been a likely scenario; or at least a more significant presence at SJC, LAX, or another west coast gateway. Quite simply, it wouldn't make sense to inherit such a network without embellishing it with a decent feed.
A new life awaits you in the Off-World Colonies...
 
airxliban
Posts: 4285
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:14 pm

RE: What If AA Had Gotten PA's Pacific Routes?

Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:52 pm

probably it would have been LAX...

it might have also made AA get some 744s.

Could their MD-11 fly some of the routes like LAX-HKG?
PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
 
N77014
Posts: 812
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 7:16 pm

RE: What If AA Had Gotten PA's Pacific Routes?

Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:00 pm

"Could their MD-11's fly some of the routes like LAK-HKG?"

Probably; but the dismal fuel burn performance experienced by other carriers would have convinced them to trade them out for B777's even sooner than they did...


B77014-KIAH
A new life awaits you in the Off-World Colonies...
 
AAgent
Posts: 540
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2001 11:41 pm

RE: What If AA Had Gotten PA's Pacific Routes?

Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:02 pm

AirxLiban,

American Airlines no longer flies MD-11's. The big birds are now all 777's and 767's.

Too bad that AA didn't get those routes. It would have been nice to have more Trans-Pacific routes!

Respectfully,
AAgent
War Eagle!
 
uadc8contrail
Posts: 1636
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:23 am

RE: What If AA Had Gotten PA's Pacific Routes?

Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:07 pm

bob would have sold off most of the routes and kept the big ones....nrt/hkg and china...but we all know what happened to juans big experiment...
bus driver.......move that bus:)