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TW STL-Japan Route Authority

Sun Mar 18, 2001 8:42 am

I seem to recall that TWA received route authority from STL to Japan (NRT or KIX?) a couple of years ago. They did not institute service at that time. Does this route authority still exist? If it is still good, would it make any sense for AA to take it up and beef up their service to the Far East? My memory may be faulty, but could any one out there help me out on this? Thanks.

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RE: TW STL-Japan Route Authority

Sun Mar 18, 2001 11:02 am

It still exists and it would be transferable to AA if they wanted to start service.
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RE: TW STL-Japan Route Authority

Sun Mar 18, 2001 11:12 am

If indeed this route authority would be able to transfer to AA after the merger, could AA then use that authority from any gateway they want? Seeing as they serve Tokyo from DFW, SJC, SEA, and ORD (I don't think I am missing any other ones) I'd imagine there would be other gateways besides St. Louis that they'd like to use it from... say LAX or JFK.
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RE: TW STL-Japan Route Authority

Sun Mar 18, 2001 11:28 am

Nope, its an STL route authority and would have to be used in conjunction with the TWA, LLC operating certificate. Once an actual operation is in place, AA can apply for the DOT to transfer the route over to AA and to change the gateway. Alternatively, AA can just apply for additional route authorities in the US-Japan market and use the SURRENDER of the STL-NRT routes as a case for awarding it to them.
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redraider
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RE: TW STL-Japan Route Authority

Sun Mar 18, 2001 11:41 am

TWA never used STL-NRT because they didn't have slots at the time. They did still use 747's if I remember correctly, but I don't know if they had planned on using those on the routes.

Coincidentally, AA has authority to fly to NRT from BOS and JFK, but has not started service due to lack of slot availability at NRT.
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RE: TW STL-Japan Route Authority

Sun Mar 18, 2001 1:09 pm

AA is better off moving the service to a hub (did anyone say MIA?). I really don't think AA will care much about STL after the merger.
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