|Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 22):|
I think that more than likely we will have to AA for these routes. KL and AF wont come because DFW is not a Skyteam hub. I think IB would be most likely to come to DFW because of the OneWorld. I think that its only a matter of time before we see DFW-BRU on AA. I think its nuts that DFW doesnt have nonstop on any airline to AMS.
years ago, lets just say that the route did not work out very well and AA
quickly pulled the service, flying DFW
instead. With the more difficult rules now in place for non-US pax who stop in the US in transit, the route would have even more problems (pax from Central America would have little interest in the flight). If AA
tried it again, I think that they would have more success in keeping the airplane filled, but yeilds could be a big problem.
2. Both AA
tried the DFW
route.....both times it was a financial disaster. When AA
did it in the early 1990s (was in 1992 or 1993?) with a 762ER, AA
flew the route for less than a year with very very empty airplanes....seriously, load factors where in the 15-35% range. Then SN
flew the route in the late 1990s for a couple of years until SN
sadly closed down (SN got stuck with all of the A332s that they really did not need due to SR
had to fly them somewhere....and flying to AA
's megahub seemed like a good enough idea....AA
worked together). SN
kept the seats on the BRU
flight reasonably filled, but with lots and lots of very low fare and very low yeilding pax travelling between Europe and LAX
and making connections in BRU
. Not exactly a good way to make money.
3. As for AA
opening a DFW
route, again I do not see it happening.....AA
/OneWorld has vitually no feed or connections at AMS
is a lower yeilding destination than other European capitals such as London, Paris and Frankfurt.
Due to AA
's dominant position at DFW
, they can basically do what they want with little fear that other airlines (including foriegn carriers that are not OneWorld members) will offer serious competition. We could see AF
(re) opening a DFW
route.....but that would hardly impact AA
as a huge portion of the pax on those airplanes would likely be going to/from points beyond CDG
(think India, Gulf, MidEast, Africa, etc). When AA
gets into an expansion mood, I believe that ORD
or possibly JFK
will gain more flights to Europe and DFW
will continue to sit with its current offerings.