snaiks
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Why No PTY-DFW?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:46 am

why has AA never started a PTY-DFW service, they do pretty good on their PTY-MIA flights, and CO does really good on their PTY-IAH flights, why havnt they added these routes. Other central american countries do have flights to DFW. Any toughts?
 
2travel2know
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RE: Why No PTY-DFW?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:59 am

As far as I know AA has flown DFW-PTY twice. I think there's a market and if AA is to offer direct connections to the DFW-NRT-DFW flights that AA would do fine.
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DBCooper
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RE: Why No PTY-DFW?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:28 am

AA operated DFW-PTY on a DFW-PTY-SJO routing back in the days of the 727-200. The primary purpose of the route was for DFW-SJO traffic - the PTY stop was due to performance limitations SJO->DFW.

Once the 757 was available, there was no need for the PTY stop and the route switched over to DFW-SJO.


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MAH4546
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RE: Why No PTY-DFW?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:04 am

AA has flown PTY-DFW in the past and it performed pretty - make that very - poorly.
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2travel2know
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RE: Why No PTY-DFW?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:52 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 3):
AA has flown PTY-DFW in the past and it performed pretty - make that very - poorly.

Maybe it performed poorly because of the crew-friendly schedule and available (or non-available) conections @ DFW?
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EWRCabincrew
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RE: Why No PTY-DFW?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:36 am

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 4):
Maybe it performed poorly because of the crew-friendly schedule and available (or non-available) conections @ DFW?

That or maybe AA focuses Latin America thorugh MIA, like CO does through IAH.
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MAH4546
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RE: Why No PTY-DFW?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:36 am

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 4):
Maybe it performed poorly because of the crew-friendly schedule and available (or non-available) conections @ DFW?

Possibly. Though there is virtually no local market and most PTY-USA traffic goes to the East Coast. That hurts it.

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 5):
That or maybe AA focuses Latin America thorugh MIA, like CO does through IAH.

Very true. Most Dallas-LatAm flights exist for the sole purpose of diverting low-yielding, overflow traffic from Miami. DFW-GUA lives off connections to LA, DFW-SJO/LIR are holiday markets so they do fine, DFW-CCS performs very poorly, DFW-EZE yields are less than stellar compared to MIA/JFK, and DFW-SCL is profitable only thanks to cargo. DFW-GRU is the only Dallas-LatAm route that is a consistantly strong performer.
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shanderawx
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RE: Why No PTY-DFW?

Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:57 am

How do these DFW flights compare in loads to the IAH equivalents?
 
MAH4546
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RE: Why No PTY-DFW?

Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:44 am

Quoting Shanderawx (Reply 7):
How do these DFW flights compare in loads to the IAH equivalents?

I have no idea, but considering that Houston is Continental's primary Latin American gateway and has significantly more traffic to the region, especially to Mexico, Venezuela, and Brazil, I am sure they do excepetionally better.
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