What's up with AA's MIA-LRM service?
If AA is so quick to drop a route that doesn't perform well, why does AA keep La Romana service out of MIA?
This flt hasn't operated daily in a long time. Last Christmas season, IIRC, the flt operated 5x a week. Currently, for this summer, it is operating 3x week. It operates with very poor load factors.
As an example, while all destinations are running from near capacity to completely full in the height of summer, the La Romana flt departed with a load factor of only in the 70's this past Sunday, supposedly the busiest travel day o fthe week.
The flight is never full and the very few times I have seen it run full was only when SDQ (just down the road) is completely sold out or there is severe off-sched ops.
I've been told many times it is because one of the AA big-wigs has a home there.
Why would AA keep such route when AA is cutting and saving in every area they can do so? Bigger routes have been cut from AA's schedule. It can't be because of cargo, there isn't really much in LRM except for a golf course and a nice hotel.
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