I suspect that Frontier and Spirit have a longer road to recovery, if they make it thru this, than others. They rely a lot of leisure traffic and not the higher yielding business traffic. When travel begins to come back and companies start sending folks back out into the world, business travel will ...Jump to post
I think they also operated flights from the Russian Far East to Anchorage, Seattle and San Francisco, yes?
Edited: in 1994 they operated San Francisco and Seattle to Khabarovsk and Magadan, as well as LAX< SFO and SEA to Moscow.
https://www.joc.com/aeroflot-add-flight ... 40615.html
I don’t see PDX benefitting from Alaska joining OneWorld as far as filling unserved domestic routes. If anything, if will maintain the “connect through” status quo. MIA is still unserved and PHL only operates 11 weeks in the summer, two major AA hubs. Alaska just dropped their summer seasonal to PH...Jump to post
I'm wondering if we will see AA's premium Airbuses SEA-JFK (the same ones used for LAX/SFO-JFK). They already cut SEA-JFK Yes, they did, but under this new alliance, it stands to reason SEA-JFK will return. And if they are going after the higher yielding crowd, then those premium heavy planes could...Jump to post
I'm wondering if we will see AA's premium Airbuses SEA-JFK (the same ones used for LAX/SFO-JFK).Jump to post
I wonder what routes will be considered out of PDX and ANC once this is fires up? Could we see JL in PDX? More ANC-Lower 48 nonstops? Seasonal ANC-Europe/Japan?Jump to post
So American will now compete against British Airways on SEA-LHR? Technically no, they have a Joint Venture/Revenue Sharing agreement. It would be as if BA and AA operated the flights as one airline, much like they do now on every other flight they both operate with their own metal (i.e. LAX-LHR, JF...Jump to post
Osubuckeyes wrote:I would not be surprised at all to see SEA-SYD on AA or QF relatively soon.
Well, like many here, I did not see this coming, especially returning to India out of ...Seattle, pretty much the last city I'd think AA would launch this route from. A good move regardless as AS had to figure out their next strategic move.Jump to post
I once sat next to a woman who had an emotional support monkey. He was a little guy, and popped out of her carry on and sat on her shoulder. It was actually kinda cool and gave me a story about the time I sat next to woman who had an emotional support monkey. Regardless, other than his opposable thu...Jump to post
I would love to see more nonstops in the west: Portland (more than one seasonal daily red eye), Orange County, maybe a resumption of Honolulu. With 700+ departures, I am still skeptical about an Asian nonstop, but who knows. I don't know the business and cultural connections between CLT/NC and Asia.Jump to post
Interesting piece on AA's objective in Charlotte. I didn't realize that it was the world's 3rd largest hub (in terms departures) and AA is planning on adding flights, upgauging, grabbing more gates (as previous posted here). The article mentions MAD a potential year round destination using the 321Ne...Jump to post
I'm wondering if we will see LAX-LIM, MIA-CUZ, MIA-BEL, and/or MIA-IQT?Jump to post
This move between DL and LATAM will just incentivize AA to open up new markets, like Cusco, Iquitos, Belem and perhaps boost the northeastern coast of Brazil. I could also see them adding LAX-LIM. I think they will be fine in South America. However Avianca might not be so happy DL is cozying up to L...Jump to post
Fairbanks makes sense. Huge uptick in traffic during the summer. Good for AA. Presumably some AS code share available, not that there would be a lot of people connecting to Nome and DeadhouseJump to post
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