MAH4546
Topic Author
Posts: 24594
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2001 1:44 pm

AA To Start LAX-SJO

Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:36 pm

American Airlines is launching new non-stop service between Los Angeles and San Jose, Costa Rica this winter. The new, year-round service starts 16 December 2004 and is one of two new Latin American routes AA will announce this week (the other is Miami-Montevideo).

Schedule:
AA 934 SJO 1600-2101 LAX 757 xTuTh
AA 927 LAX 2330-0720 SJO 757 xTuTh

This is American's third Latin American destination from LAX, joining San Jose del Cabo and San Salvador.

This is also American's fourth non-stop destination from San Jose. AA operates, during peak travel periods, four daily flights between San Jose and Miami, two daily to Dallas, and four weekly to JFK. AA also flies to Costa Rica's Guanacaste Libera airport three times a week from Miami.

It is great to hear the long-rumoured LAX-SJO route is now reality. Hopefully, the other long rumoured new AA route from SJO, FLL-SJO, will also become reality in the near future.


[Edited 2004-08-02 06:38:28]
a.
 
b737100
Posts: 129
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2004 7:29 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:08 pm

It is amazing how on top of AA scheduling you are. I'm impressed!
If I'm not mistaken, a few years ago AA operated from Lax to GUA/SJO/SAL.
What has changed to make them re-enter these markets? Also, is there any chance that the LAX/GDL will return? I think MX operates that but AA could codeshare with MX and operate with AA metal.

Comments?
Boeing 737 sunjet service
 
Womack17
Posts: 442
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:49 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:19 pm

That is indeed good news and long overdue.

MAH - Have you heard anymore about the 738 LAX-RDU n/s? It sure is getting old having to change in DFW/ORD. I would make the change via STL but simply can't fly the RJ for the 2 hours+ flight to STL
Oh how I miss Midway Airlines. A class act right to then end.
 
RCS763AV
Posts: 3654
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:22 am

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:34 am

It would be awesome if they operated BOG-LAX or BOG-DFW.
 
Byrdluvs747
Posts: 2376
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:25 am

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:39 am

Too bad I still have to fly another airline to get to LAX from PHX.
The 747: The hands who designed it were guided by god.
 
User avatar
EA CO AS
Posts: 13497
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2001 8:54 am

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:25 am

Too bad I still have to fly another airline to get to LAX from PHX.

If you're already contemplating giving HP some money for the LAX-PHX portion, you might as well just fly 'em PHX-SJO nonstop instead - it has become a fairly popular route for them.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan

Comments made here are my own and are not intended to represent the official position of Alaska Air Group
 
kamboi
Posts: 118
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2000 6:52 am

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:31 am

How about SFO to San Juan, Puerto Rico. I do not think there exist right now a direct flight from any airline between the west coast and Puerto Rico.
 
CRFLY
Posts: 175
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:06 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:44 am

We always welcome new AA flights here at SJO... We used to have the LAX flight years ago and now we are happy to have it back...
UA discontinued the ORD service via MEX... great opportunity for AA for a new non-stop SJO/ORD in addition to the popular SJO/JFK...
With Age comes Wisdom...
 
MAH4546
Topic Author
Posts: 24594
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2001 1:44 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:54 am

UA discontinued the ORD service via MEX

UA starts ORD-SJO non-stops in December. It will be a Saturday-only 757.

How about SFO to San Juan, Puerto Rico. I do not think there exist right now a direct flight from any airline between the west coast and Puerto Rico.


There is no market for SJU-SFO. American Airlines already flies LAX-SJU five times a week.

It would be awesome if they operated BOG-LAX or BOG-DFW.


You can blame the CAA for lack of AA's service to Colombia, a huge market. They have been wanting to operate FLL-BOG, but were denied.
a.
 
miaskies
Posts: 1236
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2004 3:08 am

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:55 am

AA has LAX-SJU on B763ER  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Nothing better than making love at 35K Feet!
 
kamboi
Posts: 118
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2000 6:52 am

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:44 am

I stand corrected on the west coast to SJU flights. Thanks.
 
Thrust
Posts: 2585
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:17 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:50 am

The 757 is just picking up more and more usage on AA's routes...I expect AA will further expand them into Europe and maybe even start serving them to HNL...
Fly one thing; Fly it well
 
aer
Posts: 656
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:10 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:03 am

Well I guess we'll have to wait some time until they start LAX-GUA again.

nice and spacious airports in need of new airlines and flights... GUA or FRS anyone?... anyone at all?
 
tommy767
Posts: 4658
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:18 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:20 am

Thrust,

I think in the past AA has used the 757 1x from LAX-HNL. Not sure if it still is.
"KEEP CLIMBING" -- DELTA
 
scottysair
Posts: 6442
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 4:07 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:57 am

It is amazing news for AA is service from LAX-SJO. I am really very happy to hear about AA is make expansion more Latin American flight.

Regards
 
N1120A
Posts: 26468
Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:40 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:14 am

You wont see AA do LAX-DL), Mexico">GDL for a while. Only 2 US flag carriers are allowed to fly LAX-DL), Mexico">GDL at any given time. Right now, AS and DL have it and I doubt they would want to give it up, given the massive number of DL), Mexico">GDL natives that live in the LA area.
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
 
Southamerica
Posts: 2302
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2003 2:56 am

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:34 am

It would be awesome if they operated BOG-LAX

Avianca served LAX from BOG via MEX until a few years ago. They dropped the MEX-LAX segment because loads absolutely sucked. I had one cousin who was a really frequent flier between BOG and LAX, and always said that the airplane took off from MEX with no more than 20 passengers.


You can blame the CAA for lack of AA's service to Colombia, a huge market.

You're right Mark, but they adopt this protective attitude mainly in cases where AA is to compete head-to-head with AV, which is, in my opinion, more than spoiling the airline. They had the chance to give the FLL route to AV, and they inmediately did it. But I think that if AA applies for a three or four weekly service from DFW, they have pretty good chances of getting the rights.

Hope to see more AA down here...

SOUTHAMERICA
 
MAH4546
Topic Author
Posts: 24594
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2001 1:44 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:34 am

The 757 is just picking up more and more usage on AA's routes...I expect AA will further expand them into Europe and maybe even start serving them to HNL...

They already use them on SJC-HNL, SFO-HNL, and three of the five LAX-HNL frequencies (including the Saturday-only frequency).

But I think that if AA applies for a three or four weekly service from DFW, they have pretty good chances of getting the rights.


I disagree. If it was that easy, DFW-BOG is a route they would already have. The Colombian government doesn't play easy with anybody. CO has been wanting expanded Colombia service from IAH for years with no luck.
a.
 
scottysair
Posts: 6442
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 4:07 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:41 am

Not yet for service from IAH-BOG anytime soon and probably you will wait to see what happening with CAA. It want to make service from IAH to BOG flight and it is already service from EWR, correct? I know about those flights are going to Bogota flight.

Regards
 
Womack17
Posts: 442
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:49 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:34 pm

MAH - I guess you didn't see my first question to you, so I decided to throw it out there one more time.


"MAH - Have you heard anymore about the 738 LAX-RDU n/s? It sure is getting old having to change in DFW/ORD. I would make the change via STL but simply can't fly the RJ for the 2 hours+ flight to STL"
Oh how I miss Midway Airlines. A class act right to then end.
 
Billy
Posts: 890
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2000 11:18 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:37 pm

MAH 4546,
You are right.
The 757 operation will expand to Europe. Some interesting UK points are being evaluated for next summer.
 
gkirk
Posts: 23347
Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2000 3:29 am

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:45 pm

Could you say what UK destinations, Billy? I understand BRS may be one of them?
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
Billy
Posts: 890
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2000 11:18 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:23 pm

It is true that BRS is under active review. However, the list is quite long and even BHX gets a look-in.
 
latinaviation
Posts: 1162
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:25 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:59 pm

I also heard over the weekend that AA will suspend service to Belo Horizonte (CNF), as a result of this expansion.
 
Billy
Posts: 890
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2000 11:18 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:04 pm

As a lot of these European 757 routes could be seasonal, AA would want a winter market to the Caribbean/Latam to slot the programme to Europe with. CNF may be a victim of this if it is ayear-round operation. Alternatively it may not have performed.
 
latinaviation
Posts: 1162
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:25 pm

RE: AA To Start LAX-SJO

Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:07 pm

I also heard over the weekend that AA will suspend service to Belo Horizonte (CNF), as a result of this expansion.

Sorry, see you already posted this, as well:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1680767/