EI321
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AA - Will They Launch More Routes To Ireland?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:18 am

Any info on how Americans new routes ORD-DUB and BOS-SNN Are doin? There was roumer that they were interested in starting Ireland to Miami or Dallas, anyone got any info on this? Or will the SNN stopover once again see an end to such a plan...

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philb
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RE: AA - Will They Launch More Irish Routes?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:25 am

Both are performing above expectation according to AA staff I've had contact with.

However, with the overall numbers of US tourists to Ireland down this year - again - and the "expectation" not being quantified, it is difficult to judge just what the figures are.

As to additional destinations, Miami could do well in economy class given the loads on the charters this summer - but the traffic would be very much Irish generated and Miami on a narrow body is a different ball game to Boston.

Unless new gas and/or oil fields begin to be exploited around the coast, I wouldn't have thought Dallas would generate too much revenue and then Houston would be more likely and that's CO territory!
 
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RE: AA - Will They Launch More Irish Routes?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:29 am

They have always been keeping the option of flying Miami-Ireland open, but there are many issues with it.

Filling the plane would be no problem. Plenty of Irish coming to Florida and the Caribbean in the winter, and South Floridians vacationing in Ireland in the summer. Yield is the key thing here. With a 763, the profit margins would be marginal at best. However, thier proposed 757 winglet subfleet would be able to do Miami-Ireland with little problems. Miami-Ireland is best left to Aer Lingus, with their lower fares and Dublin hub, that could better get traffic from all three points: Miami-orgiinating, Ireland-orginating, and connecting traffic. Though under the US-Ireland air treaty, Aer Lingus can't fly to Miami.
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RE: AA - Will They Launch More Routes To Ireland?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:14 am

It's good to hear that American may actually be doing well on their new Ireland routes. I had been very doubtful of this, as I've found some unbelievable deals on flights involving those routings, in both economy and business class--not necessarily the sign of a route performing above and beyond expectations.

Aaron G.
 
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RE: AA - Will They Launch More Routes To Ireland?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:43 am

Ireland is very expensive in US$ terms compared to other parts of the world. The absolute numbers aren't bad in themselves, the problem is you get a two-star hotel or meal for four-star prices.

I can easily understand the tourist numbers being down.
 
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RE: AA - Will They Launch More Routes To Ireland?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:34 am

AA has just asked for broad US-UK (not LGW/LHR) rights with the DOT to serve any point in the US to/from any point in the UK. I'm expecting more flights to Ireland in the future...
 
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RE: AA - Will They Launch More Routes To Ireland?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:38 am

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 5):
AA has just asked for broad US-UK (not LGW/LHR) rights with the DOT to serve any point in the US to/from any point in the UK. I'm expecting more flights to Ireland in the future...

Ireland is not part of the UK, so don't expect this to generate more Ireland flights.

While I'd love to see DFW-DUB or DFW-SNN, it won't happen anytime soon. The route is too long for a 757, and the loads wouldn't justify using a much-needed 763 on the route.

On a related note, is AA still operating DFW-MAN on a seasonal basis?
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RE: AA - Will They Launch More Routes To Ireland?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:54 am

Quoting Ssides (Reply 6):
On a related note, is AA still operating DFW-MAN on a seasonal basis?

I wish...AA has not operated this flight for at least five years or so, well before 9/11. Mark could probably give you the exact date the service was discontinued.

I would like to see AA or BA give this route another go sometime in the future.....
 
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RE: AA - Will They Launch More Routes To Ireland?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:59 am

Quoting Trvlr (Reply 3):
It's good to hear that American may actually be doing well on their new Ireland routes. I had been very doubtful of this, as I've found some unbelievable deals on flights involving those routings, in both economy and business class--not necessarily the sign of a route performing above and beyond expectations.

Tell me about it! I am flying the roundtrip ORD - DUB - ORD flight on AA in December and January, for $304.95 with all taxes and fees!
 
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RE: AA - Will They Launch More Routes To Ireland?

Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:26 am

Quoting Ssides (Reply 6):
Ireland is not part of the UK, so don't expect this to generate more Ireland flights.

Although they could fly from Belfast in Northern Ireland (which is in the UK) and would aslo avoid the SNN stopover. CO recently launched BFS - EWR with a 757.

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