I flew on all three routes (LAX
) on these F56 flights, and they were wonderful. The level of service, in terms of food and wine, was on par with international Flagship service. It remains, however, a portrait of what was
, and in some cases, still is wrong with the airlines. It was a money loser from day one.
I flew the routes at least 5 times each for work, and not once was the plane over half full. In some respects, AA
had the opportunity to build a very, at that time, unique product serving high yield business routes, much like UAL is doing with their p.s. concept. In my estimation, AA
lost sight of the idea, and was driven by the blood lust to kill Legend - once that was accomplished, their service out of DAL
was inconsistent, lackluster, and shrinking. This is something that AA
will not repeat in the current market environment, and serves as a good example of an excellent business idea, that had no long term business plan - and as a result, ended up costing the airline more than it produced during its run.