I agree, MAH
is probably targeting US. With JetBlue in the picture, none of the legacy carriers have been able to sustain mainline a/c from ROC
likely maintains mainline on BUF
on the strength of its hub. AA
probably thinks they can grab from US (the only carrier currently flying the route) the apparently few people who are willing to pay a network-carrier premium to fly into LGA
. Test the waters in Buffalo, the biggest Upstate market. If it works there, perhaps try in ROC
. US has reason to worry.
As Milesrich and STT757 noted, AA
served all these cities plus ALB
to the New York market for decades. In 1972, AA
flew DC-10's on ROC
, I don't know about the other markets.
Also: If AA
is trying this on BUF
, don't be surprised if they try it on BUF
too. Eagle served Boston from BUF
, and SYR
during the '90s, and I think up until 9/11. (correct me if wrong)
I don't see how this move could be related to Florida, though. SHUPirate's right about what hell it would be to make B-C connections at LGA
. I had to go between B and C once *before* 9-11 and it was awful. Maybe you know something I don't, MAH
, you sure are well informed about South Florida. But I think AA
is simply trying to re-establish a longtime former regional route--perhaps with intention of doing it across Upstate.