AA used to fly MIA-AB) (AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA in the '90s, and it stunk. I think it got axed in '99 or so
There two specific problems facing the route:
1) Premium passengers flocked to Lufthansa, ignoring AA
. Now, with two class 767s instead of 3-class, there is more profit potential.
2) It was during the "German tourist scare". German tourism to Miami plummeted in the mid-1990s due to an ongoing series of murders and robberies. Those are over now, and German tourism has since greatly rebounded.
Today, the route is much more viable. I also don't think AA
would have has much trouble filling MIA
than they did JFK
because of LatAm connections available, and during the summer they can get a good amount of cruise traffic. Again, a high-density configured 763 is what makes these routes possible. You would not be seeing MIA
if it were not for the new 763 configuration.