Service ends April 2nd.
I never expected this route to last.
|Quoting USAirALB (Reply 1):|
AA cannot seem to make secondary markets work from ORD. (I wouldn't call ILM a secondary market, however.) They only have about 30 domestic destinations served by mainline from ORD, everything else (including several primary markets, such as ATL,CLT,RIC,JAX,IAH) is on Eagle or Connection. Kind of a shame, I actually preferred flying AA over UA when connecting through ORD, then AA axed ALB, and was forced to fly UA through ORD. I feel like WN's stronghold at MDW may have taken a toll on AA at ORD as well. Kind of sad.
|Quoting ckfred (Reply 2):|
My opinion is that once AA gets its costs under control through the bankruptcy process, ORD will become a better hub. For the amount of traffic that goes through ORD, both AA and UA don't need a great number of larger narrobodies, say 140+ seats. They need a lot of aircraft between 90 and 125 seats.
|Quoting FLYjoe (Reply 4):|
That's okay, ILM travelers will still be able to get to ORD on AA through their future CLT hub.