Wow, four daily AA
flights into FRA
, those were the times.
The problem ist that most Germans prefer to travel on Lufthansa or LTU because they think that these airlines are the "best in the world". This is no joke, I heard from many people that they really believe that Lufthansa and LTU are the best
. I guess that most Germany simply prefer to fly on German airlines.
Another problem for AA
is that LH
has a very good feeder flight network from almost all German airports to FRA
(on some routes they even have the monopoly) while all the AA
feeder flights from Germany go via LHR
(operated by BA
has not only an advantage with the feeder flights within Germany but also because they cooperate with so many other Star Alliance airlines on both continents (JK, SK
, US) via FRA
has practically no feeder flights from other cities in Europe to/from FRA
is not an Oneworld hub.
In the USA they only have their own feeder network to MIA
but who wants to connect in MIA
on a flight from the North/Northwest/Central USA when they can have better connections via other American cities which are geographically better situated and offer shorter flying times? Maybe they would get a few transit passengers who arrive on LA
from South America but as another member already mentioned, the South Americans avoid a transit in the USA because of the strict visa regulations lately.
While we are at connection flights, of course is it an advantage when you have a better connection network within Europe to fill your flights to MIA
than v.v. There are more Europeans who travel to MIA
than Americans who travel to FRA
as their final destination (FRA
is not really a connection airport for Oneworld passengers but MIA
is a final destination for many Europeans).
I don't believe that AA
will start MIA
flights again because the competition from LH
/Star Alliance is too big.
NZ1's mother is a disgusting crack-whore and his father is a worthless alcoholic!