tonytifao
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AA And The Northeast

Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:28 am

As much as I would love to fly AA to the Washington Area and other north east locations, I just can't find any good places to connect. Does AA ever think of rebuilding their hub in Raleigh?

I fly out of MCO and the best connecting place for me would be MIA. Having to go to DFW or ORD is too much of a hassle.

What do you guys think of AA's presence in the northeast for customer who live in the east side of the country? Anyone knows if AA plans to increase flights from MIA to BWI, IAD, DCA, ORF, etc?

Thanks,
Tony
 
tommy767
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:00 am

Well my closest airport to where I'm from is EWR. AA's presence is not as big as in LGA or JFK, so when I do a flight search most of the time I'm required to connect in DFW or ORD. Going to LGA or JFK is not always worth the transportation expense, plus it is a hassle. So, I personally would love to see AA expand ops from EWR, but most of us know that it probably will not happen anytime soon. We lost the SJU frequencies from 3 to 1, BOS on Eagle, LHR, and the 767 service to LAX (which stuck around for most of the early part of this decade.) It's a cost cutting match, and with CO being the dominant one, AA is at a competitive disadvantage at Newark. The same goes with IAD and UA (where AA recently cut flights to ORD,) and BWI with WN. I think AA is satisfied with LGA and JFK and will continue to downgrade EWR. Although, it would be great to see some 763s to LAX or MIA again.
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EMBQA
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:42 am

Quoting Tonytifao (Thread starter):
What do you guys think of AA's presence in the northeast for customer who live in the east side of the country? Anyone knows if AA plans to increase flights from MIA to BWI, IAD, DCA, ORF, etc?

AA and AE owned the northeast when the bought Business Express back in 1998. They have done nothing but close cities and slash routes ever since.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
 
worldtraveler
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:45 am

No airline can be all things to all people. If AA is at a disadvantage, it is that it is the only US network airline hat doesn't have another US network carrier in its alliance. AA is the largest US network carrier so they do have an extensive network. Their position in the NE does look worse and worse when you consider that B6, CO, DL, and WN are all aggressively expanding in the region.
 
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:04 am

Quoting Tonytifao (Thread starter):
As much as I would love to fly AA to the Washington Area and other north east locations, I just can't find any good places to connect. Does AA ever think of rebuilding their hub in Raleigh?

let's not forget that AA is after O/d only.. conx is a bonus to them.... I personaly like their East coast position... Focus cities in BOS, JFK, LGA, DCA, RDU... you can get around.. granted some carriers are are adding more and more seats... I see AA holding their own for a while..
Why do I fly???
 
highflyer9790
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:30 am

Any plans on BOS- for future routes? international?
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justplanenutz
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:39 am

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):
AA and AE owned the northeast when the bought Business Express back in 1998. They have done nothing but close cities and slash routes ever since

Wow. Something like 100 million people served by what, 12, Saabs?  Smile
 
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:33 am

Quoting JustPlaneNutz (Reply 6):
Wow. Something like 100 million people served by what, 12, Saabs?

We had 47 Saab's at the end and flew to nearly every major city north of DCA and west to CLE....... now Eagle has slashed even our focus cities
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VC10DC10
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:24 am

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):

We had 47 Saab's at the end and flew to nearly every major city north of DCA and west to CLE....... now Eagle has slashed even our focus cities

Sorry to be thick, but wasn't Business Express a "Northwest Airlink" carrier for quite a while, flying out of Boston?
 
EMBQA
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:49 am

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 8):
Sorry to be thick, but wasn't Business Express a "Northwest Airlink"

Delta Connection.... one of the original four
Northwest Airlink....
American Connection.... the first..and later
American Eagle..... the only Eagle carrier to ever fly under its own colors
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atlaaron
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:20 pm

I agree I have the same problem with AA. My company has a policy that if you have a cancelled flight credit with an airline you have to use that credit before you can fly another airline. (I hope that makes sense)

So anyhow I needed to get from PIT-MCO on AA. Therefore that involved me flying to DFW. When I was at the PIT station I tried getting them to let me go through LGA but it wasn't happening. I got some spiehl about that not being an available connection or something. None the less it is hard to travel within the East on AA.
 
justplanenutz
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:24 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):
We had 47 Saab's at the end

Any guess as to what AE has dedicated to NE flying now?
 
PavlovsDog
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:27 pm

You can only hope US buys AA  Wink
 
DiscoverCSG
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:37 am

Quoting JustPlaneNutz (Reply 6):
Wow. Something like 100 million people served by what, 12, Saabs?



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):
We had 47 Saab's

Well, then ... 100 million people served by 47 Saabs is SO much more complete.  Big grin

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 10):
My company has a policy that if you have a cancelled flight credit with an airline you have to use that credit before you can fly another airline. (I hope that makes sense)

In all cases? If you cancel a WN flight PIT-JAX and your next trip is to FRA, do they make you fly WN to FRA?  Big grin

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 12):
You can only hope US buys AA

Now THERE is a match made in the South Bronx ...
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:00 am

Quoting HighFlyer9790 (Reply 5):
Any plans on BOS- for future routes? international?

I haven't seen anything from AA mainline since they announced the trans-atlantic 757s (which, from all accounts, did quite well last summer and probably will again this year). But overall--and maybe someone can verify or refute it--it seems that AA has been slowly drawing-down Boston. Either in terms of mainline flights gone away, or smaller planes in place of big ones (i.e. Miami, which used to be A300s and now are 757s). I am glad they feature their 777s twice daily BOS-LHR. It's interesting that they are able to make that route work while United gave up on it.

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tonytifao
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RE: AA And The Northeast

Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:54 am

Even if you live in Miami it is hard to find good flights to the northeast, specially for business travelers with mon-thursday or friday schedule.

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