I haven't seen anyone mention it yet, but the travel decline after 09/11 probably eliminated any growth plans for STL, if there were any. As traffic declined, STL was sliced down in favor of routing traffic via AA's more established DFW and ORD. Any interest into investing into it further disappeare...Jump to post
Iceland is a popular destination. The flight itself might not be a cash cow, but it fits into AA's transatlantic portfolio nicely, and I am sure many frequent flyers are booking these flights as opposed to taking AA to a gateway then Icelandair the rest fo the way. I would expect to see PHL-KEF at s...Jump to post
AlexBrewster03 wrote:With all of AA cuts to JFK, their route network from JFK is starting to look similar to DLs at BOS. A few “important” international routes and an array of domestic destinations
The government wouldn't seize a hub and deliver it to another company. There's about 100 things wrong with that, least of all where would this hypothetical airline get the assets to operate this new hub. Planes? Equipment? Leases? Staffing? Is the government going to subsidize this new airline so th...Jump to post
My predictions: PHL-India (nonstop to DEL) and/or DFW-India MIA-South Africa (triangle MIA-JNB-CPT-MIA) Not that this would be their motivation for doing so, but DFW-Africa (perhaps West Africa) would put DFW in the "Nonstop to all inhabited continents" club (and let's not split hairs abou...Jump to post
Pan Am had a non stop 747 service from Moscow to NY for a while Dont think any other US carriers flew into the Soviet Union in that era though TWA did for a hot minute via Frankfurt, with one of their European based 727s. At the time, they also had intra-German service to/from TXL, similar to what ...Jump to post
Curious if AS joins oneworld (as speculated in another thread) if that will change the dynamic of international service in/out of PDX. The base of frequent fliers and potential corporate contracts could entice airlines like BA and JL to PDX, possibly pushing DL off of London and Tokyo respectively. ...Jump to post
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-in-2019/
SFO-DEL, SFO-MEL and additional frequencies to AKL, YYZ, ICN, etc.
I'm sure there is a business purpose to this, but Pierre and Watertown, SD as destinations from Carlsbad?Jump to post
maps4ltd wrote:BA doesn't even serve Charlotte, a major Oneworld airline hub, yet it's now going to CHS.
Honestly, I would've thought that a leisure route like this would go into LGW, alongside Orlando and Punta Canada and the like.
SANFan wrote:So far, nobody's mentioned PHX. All these far western cities now being connected nonstop with DFW, overflying PHX -- is that an ominous sign for AA's Arizona hub?
Columbus might be in the running for HQ2, but if we learned anything from he movie Ready Player One, Columbus will be the world's fastest growing city soon.
Good addition to the network.
Wow, so AA's LAXJFK is the highest revenue generating US domestic route.Jump to post
Is it me or does it appear that PDX hub days are slowly diminishing for AS...A lot of routes have been dropped as of late...............Sooner or later most regional flights out of Portland will require a connection via Seattle..... Naw, I doubt it. The PDX flights were all single dailies (if that)...Jump to post
I'm surprised Southwest hasn't tried to take over all of the gates. There's a Love and Paine joke in there somewhere.
I'm glad this is happening though. Seattle needs a northern metro option however limited it might be.
Here's the PR link:
http://news.aa.com/press-releases/press ... fault.aspx
It seems to be a daily service.
AS seems committed to the west coast and making that their primary market. Any city on the eastern seaboard doesn't make sense to me. The Alaska brand probably wouldn't translate well to a metro area outside the west. If anything, I can see them try to make a go (again) at SLC. AS knows their market...Jump to post
I keep hoping for AA to make PHL year round, and add JFK and MIA. As for Europe, I think PDX won't see new flights for a few years, unless BA wants to jump on board and leverage their AS partnership further. I can see DL shifting NRT to ICN and JL stepping in. Maybe China at some point, but not soon...Jump to post
At SFO, AS operates out of T2 now for all departures to SEA, PDX and PSP. Everything else is still at the international terminal. https://www.alaskaair.com/content/airports/california/san-francisco/san-francisco-international?lid=travel:info-AirportsGuides-San-Francisco&int=_AS_TRAVINFO_-prodID:...Jump to post
Well, for Portland, I can see them adding PDX-JFK, PDX-MIA, upgrading PDX-LAX to mainline, and possibly ANC (maybe seasonal FAI) since any erosion in the AS relationship reduces AA's access to the state of Alaska. For Seattle, maybe more hub flying. What AA (oneWorld) really needs is a TPAC partner ...Jump to post
Highlights include; -Building a new hangar to accommodate up to 2 739 -Replacing some Q flying with jets between ANC-FAI -Facility upgrades including 11 rural locations I'm curious about the last point: I wonder what they have in mind for those rural locations. I would imagine the facilities are alr...Jump to post
any idea where the jfk slot comes from? Maybe I am wrong, but JFK slots are limited to peak periods, so no slot was needed for the timing of the new PDX flights. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2007-29320-0052 This Order governs scheduled arrivals and departures at JFK from 6 a.m. throug...Jump to post
Does PVR have other nonstops to Europe?Jump to post
This is my first posting so guys please go easy on me....I was wondering what your thoughts were on the today's Alaska-Virgin merger news and it affects on PDX future role as a secondary hub for Alaska? Will we see more significant growth here or has AS shelved it's PDX expansion plans in favor of ...Jump to post
Now that AS/VX are on their way to becoming one airline, what future does Horizon have in the new organization? Can we expect more aircraft orders and an increase in smaller markets to link to SFO and LAX? Just curious as to hear what A.net has to say about this.Jump to post
aaflyer777 wrote:That is one gorgeous looking plane, can't wait to see more pictures of it!
Starting December 19th... Mileage Plan members can earn Mileage Plan miles on Virgin America flights, and Elevate members can earn Elevate points on Alaska Airlines flights. Mileage Plan MVP, Gold and Gold 75K members will receive priority check-in and boarding on Virgin America flights and Virgin ...Jump to post
Poetic that AS would acquire the very same company they fought so hard to keep from starting up in the first place. If you recall, they screamed the loudest over the foreign ownership rules claiming that Branson would still have more control over VX that legally allowable. Obviously they lost then, ...Jump to post
No. It would be illegal and pointless. I am actually surprised they are still flying it given their ATI/JV with AA.Jump to post
Most of these flights are connecting a competitor's hub on one end to the airline's own hub on the other. Believe it or not, Delta considers AMS & CDG to be two of their self-identified thirteen hubs. And American has a hub in LAX for the LAX to ATL flight. Most of the flights that don't connec...Jump to post
Hello A.net, What are some nonstop of flights out of of a competitors fortress hub? Off the top of my head, I can think notably of Delta's EWR-AMS/CDG service and American's ATL-LAX flights. What are some others? AA considers LAX a hub and both AMS and CDG are considered DL hubs, so not sure what y...Jump to post
Interesting, but not wholly unexpected. I wonder in a year's time how many of these routes will still be around and what the process would be to change frequency or the US gateway. For example, can AS carry a daily load from LAX year round? Will CLT-HAV stick?Jump to post
Strange how the author didn't really discuss DL's ambitions for LAX much, which is big part of the competitive landscape there.Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Convert current public charters from ...Jump to post