|Quoting JeffB (Thread starter):|
Wouldn't airports like IAD or PIT would seem like good places to start? I know that LAX is a mini-hub for AS.. and DCA is getting some flights. But why not make a main hub to work the east side of the country with SEA/LAX working the west?
|Quoting CentPIT (Reply 5):|
Hopefully they will begin a PIT-SEA flight soon now that US dropped the route. I flew that route many times with US and it was always full.
|Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 8):|
Maybe AA should turn STL over to AS and keep the AA code on AS flights out of there.
|Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 10):|
...I can think of one, actually, a couple.
|Quoting Sflaflight (Reply 11):|
I'm trying not to think of a coastal CA city or something close to a current Hub or Focus city. Seriously, I really can't. Is Kansas City (YX hub, no?), Oh, wait Okalhoma City maybe! Any others.
|Quoting Slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 15):|
That eskimo would look rediulously funny on the tails of all those planes if MSY was a hub for alaska airlines
|Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 4):|
AS looks like it will be looking into Hawaii and maybe more of Mexico and our neighbors to the south.
|Quoting Lemurs (Reply 7):|
The problem in PIT is that they'd need someone to partner with. This is how they operate most of their transcons now, with the help of partner employees on the ground. Of course this is AS, so they could always just get chummy with someone else. They're like the popular girl in school: Everyone wants to get into their pants (read:customers) regardless of who else has been there before.
|Quoting CentPIT (Reply 19):|
Who do they partner with at IAD and EWR?
|Quoting Chugach (Reply 20):|
AA got its panties in a wad when they started SEA-DFW.
|Quoting LTU932 (Reply 18):|
So a possible expansion into Central America could be on the table as well, right? Even though they'd have to compete against CO and AA, who dominate that market out of the US. But maybe after UA dropping LAX-GUA-SJO, and AA only flying seasonal service to SJO out of LAX (and their year round service out of MIA and DFW), AS could take over those flights if they get the rights. Those 737NGs could make the distance all the way.
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