AFa340-300E
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AA @ AMS

Sun Jul 02, 2000 2:08 am

Hello,

I think American Airlines operated some flights to AMS. Could you please tell me when they started the route and discontinued it please?

What aircraft did they operate (IIRC it was a 767-200ER on a daily basis). Also I'm not sure, but I think this was a flight AMS-ORD.

Anyone know why they discontinued it please?

Thank you very much,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus
 
LH423
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RE: AA @ AMS

Sun Jul 02, 2000 3:19 am

I don't think they ever operated scheduled service into AMS. I recall they had planned service, but when rising fuel costs, plus other rising costs, cut into their profits, they curbed international route expansion plans, including Amsterdam service. So apparently they have the authority, they are just waiting for the righ time. IF you know that they have flwon into AMS, then those were most likely just charters, or something along those lines. I feel AMS service will begin soon, however.

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AFa340-300E
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RE: AA @ AMS

Sun Jul 02, 2000 8:46 am

Hello,

Maybe I made a mistake with US Airways?

The problem for AMS is that it has been badly hurt by alliances (TG...) but also greatly helped (NWA-KLM).

Best regards,
Alain Mengus
 
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RE: AA @ AMS

Sun Jul 02, 2000 1:54 pm

American first time with a carrier at ORD with Royal Jordanian... operated ORD - AMS - AMM... which it discontinued operation, Royal Jordanian now operates ORD - SNN daily on Monday & Thursday only....

contact RJ or AA at LHR for more information cause I dont think AA will serve AMS in near future.



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RE: AA @ AMS

Sun Jul 02, 2000 2:53 pm

As for the USAirways service that you might have confused yourself with... it happens to the best of us.

The main reason for the suspension of the PHL-AMS service was that US needed the aircraft for its more profitable European routes. at the time they had just received the Gatwick route authority from Philadelphia and later Charlotte...which was a higher priority due to their limited overseas fleet, only 12 767-200ERs. But with the new 330s coming in the route could be reinstated, and if the UA/US merger goes through one of the new routes is the PHL-AMS route.
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RE: AA @ AMS

Sun Jul 02, 2000 6:15 pm

Hello,

Thanks DesertJet!

Could you please tell me when they started the services and when they discontinued it?

Best regards,
Alain Mengus
 
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RE: AA @ AMS

Mon Jul 03, 2000 2:44 am

i think they operated the route with DC-10's in the 70's and 80's( i could really be wrong) but they sold a bunch of routes for money and AMS could have been one of those, but I really think that AMS is the next european destination for AA, AMS or DUB/SNN.
 
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RE: AA @ AMS

Mon Jul 03, 2000 5:42 am

Alain,

Unfortunately I tried searching the press release archives on the USAirways website and could not find it... the archive only goes back 12 months. But I believe it was as far back as 4Q 98 or early 99, about the sametime they started the Gatwick flights.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
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