Ok, thanks for the explanation. But still, when AMR needs a 777 for Guangzhou or wherever, RDU will learn to love the 763.
did love the 763 when it was on the RDU
flight. But why the upgrade to the 777? Well, the increase in first class was one reason. If Glaxo was going to guarantee first class was bought, why not get the most money? Second, the belly needed the expansion. If AA
had something larger than the 777, I bet it would be flying RDU
. They aren't stupid. They know if they had a 380, they would put it on the route cause regardless of how many people are on board.. it would make money.
Also, the RDU
flight does not get a lot of connecting traffic like the other flights do. This flight is a backup for the backup flight. Therefore, a lot of the passengers on board are going to RDU
area. Considering that usally coach is at least half full, Business is full, and First class is paid for... I think that AMR is one smart cookie. So I don't think RDU
will be downgraded anytime soon.. unless GSK leaves the triangle.
Aiming High and going far..