Add PHL to the hubs that are getting additional weekend Florida serviceJump to post
I'd argue that it's about time. NK/F9 are on full assault mode with PHL-Florida, let alone the WN/B6 flights. This winter/spring schedule F9 PHL-MCO - 3 daily PHL-TPA - 8 weekly PHL-RSW - 1 daily PHL-MIA - 5 weekly PHL-SRQ - 2 weekly PHL-JAX - 3 weekly PHL-PBI - 3 weekly NK PHL-MCO - 12 weekly (I th...Jump to post
The AA PHL reductions are more evidence that AA is completely slashing the PHL schedule around Thanksgiving and Christmas (schedules cut by 50-75%). Though, on 12/24 the lone PHL-LAS flight is a 763Jump to post
Brandon757 wrote:Thank God for a new tail in DFW.
iflyalexair wrote:enilria wrote:AA ALB-PHL NOV 4>5
I see ALB-PHL as 6x in November.
Not that surprising to see the CLT F9 reductions. Not only is it the slower winter period but it is AA's sheer dominance in schedules (4-5x day each on CLT-SAT/AUS) that leaves very little low hanging fruit for F9.Jump to post
PHL to Berlin (TXL); Bologna, Italy (BLQ); and Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV): Will be added summer seasonal service to these cities, operated on Boeing 767s between June and September 2019 PHL to Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI): This n...Jump to post
JonNYC wrote:AA/BA will soon have a new headache in this area
Delta makes Frankfurt, work because there is a large number of Atlanta - area businesses that have commercial ties in Germany.they can fill up the front with paid j traffic which basically pays for the flight, then the tourists in the back are just the icing. In Stuttgart, Delta carriers Mercedes-B...Jump to post
I don't get how F9's strategy remains perplexing. It's pretty clear. All sorts of East/West markets in the summer across small/medium/large markets with some popular North/South routes that remain. People travel during this time to visit friends and family. Then a shift to North/South routes in the ...Jump to post
AirFiero wrote:Are you able to see the SJC - CLT numbers? AA has been running that route seasonally for summer. It's a route I need to take occasionally, and am curious if it has any chance of going year round.
My guesses: SEA-CLT/CLE/YYZ, resume PDX-DTW/DEN, SFO-ANC/IAH/CLT(somewhere UA is too timid to go) I cannot find SEA-CLT data, but here is the SFO-CLT data. I would not call shying away from a market with 800+ more seats than the PDEW as a timid move. AA's 800 lb gorilla schedule and capacity make i...Jump to post
Interesting FI extended the PHL season only to pull it back again.
PHL-MCO continues to boom, now 6 dailies between F9 and NK.
soflaflyer wrote:Has there been any discussion from AA about adding a Flagship lounge to PHL and possibly CLT in the future?
LH generally uses the Cityline A340-300 for PHL-FRA. I suppose they could upgauge to a 346 or 350 but I've always heard that PHL can't seem to sustain a high level of business traffic hence the 18-J configuration of the CL 340. I flew LH426 recently and Y seemed pretty much full- not sure about J. ...Jump to post
PHL was a big winner as was DFW. Great for them! PHL...a big winner in terms of destinations, yes probably, though I think FRA/MUC hurt. But in terms of capacity, especially considering it lost 332 in favor of 763 flights...PHL lost more than it gained Probably close to 20 years. It was an early 73...Jump to post
Impressive growth from PHL. The reduction on ORD-NRT came much faster than I would have expected It's actually a marginal net loss in capacity for PHL. PHL Additions Seasonal: +18 weekly Year Round: +0 Cancellations Seasonal: -14 weekly Year Round: -7 weekly PHL loses 14x weekly 332 CLT gains 7x we...Jump to post
Wow. I suspect AA wants to run LH out of CLT. But now no AA on PHL-Germany, which only helps LH in PHL. Well, there now is service to TXL... LH is quite strong on the PHL-FRA market with tons of corporate traffic. SAP alone has among the highest volume between the Northeast and Germany Yes, I made ...Jump to post
Wow. I suspect AA wants to run LH out of CLT. But now only a seasonal 4x weekly AA on PHL-Germany, which only helps LH in PHL.Jump to post
Apparently when Phase 1 of Terminal A opened, Delta wanted ALL of it. AA said NO. But...Delta had a good 6-7 gates on A. I think something might be in the works. They have a lot of flying out of RDU as well....mostly RJ, but its sizeable. Delta has quite a few hubs. Any reasonable amount of frequen...Jump to post
The 27L/9R extension to 12,000ft just opened at the end of July. Service to Asia is imminent. What is it about a 12,000ft runway that makes service imminent? Boston only has a 10,000 ft runway and has had no issue attracting flights to Asia. And PHL is only 50-100nm further than BOS to NRT, PEK, an...Jump to post
I see 3 categories: 1) European discount carriers using single aisle aircraft: Norwegian, Air Lingus, any of the Iceland carriers. 2) a ME or Asian carrier for traffic to India and east Asia. Emirates makes most sense to me: could generate a lot of traffic to India, Australia, east Asia and Africa....Jump to post
EI is bound to join the AA/BA TA ATI so when it comes to CLT-DUB it is a matter of the airlines determining who has the aircraft of appropriate size and premium cabin to fly the route. The same is said for CLT-LHR now. It's not inevitable that BA or EI come to CLT. It is the airlines making strategi...Jump to post
Hello, just saw that American actually uses a B767 between PHL and SFO Does anyone know the reason for this changes? When is the A330 on this route again. Thanks a lot That PHL-SFO flight has been all over. I guess they determine which aircraft will fly it based on the operational availability of a...Jump to post
More mainline upgauges at PHL. There are inherently capacity decreases with seasonality, but definitely more mainline. There also seems to be a draw down at PHL the week of Thanksgiving. Not all that surprising as a bulk of the traffic that week is likely pushed through CLT and DFW. PHL-BNA, MEM, MS...Jump to post
After DL's cuts last week, it looks like the other carriers quickly followed suit. I count ~19 flights cut to SJU/STT
What's up with the DL PDX/PHL LHR swap. Surely DL will not keep PHL-LHR any longer than they need do.
I see short term LAX domestic build up centered around following: 1) Western US (likely UAX) feeder routes for Intl/Hawaii services which also serves to help relieve SFO 2) Midcon/Transcon markets that already generate good volume of LAX destined connex over hubs 3) Reenter some local top O&D m...Jump to post
F9 DEN-DFW NOV 1.0>1.8 F9 DEN-PHL FEB 1.0>0.5 MAR 1.0>0 Not a good start for ISP *F9 ISP-MIA DEC 2>1.0 JAN 2>1.0 FEB 2>1.0 MAR 2>1.0 APR 0.5>0.2 F9 MCO-CUN NOV 1.0>0.8 DEC 1.0>0.7 *F9 MIA-SJU NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 FEB 1.0>0 MAR 1.0>0 APR 0.2>0 Man, DEN-PHL fluctuates a ton. I suppose this i...Jump to post
Wow, I was wondering if this might happen given the F9 PHL announcement last week! This is great news for all those small cities! These are some VERY good schedules! The OMA-PHL flight is about 30 minutes too early, otherwise all the other times are perfect for many reasons! Eh, the PHL-SAT-PHL tim...Jump to post
A third runway is not really an option. You have I-95 on one side, the Delaware River on (basically) two sides, and quite a bit of industry all around. Coming off the merger, I don't really think AA is going to want to sink much more money into PHL right now. Now that there are fewer flights post U...Jump to post
I also just remembered the F9 announced PHL-MSN/OMA last Tuesday and already operates SAT-PHL seasonally. AA continues to defend their hubs from the ULCCs. https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2017/09/26/frontier-airlines-phl-midwestern-flights.html I wonder if this will lead to F9 droppin...Jump to post
Also, per the PHL announcement, looks like as of March 25 AA will upgrade one of its daily flights to LAX to a 332 (not sure what it is being upgraded from). http://www.phl.org/Press%20Releases/AA%20press%20release%20Oct%204.pdf 321. All 6 PHL-LAX flights are 321's. Will PHL-SFO still have a 332 ro...Jump to post
They are (or they were) working on a third runway IIRC....Moving all the cargo facilities to the northside of the property and a third runway was to go in the place. That plan is on hold. PHL movements are down substantially and the airport is handling no where near the volume it did 10-15 years ag...Jump to post
AA has downsized PHL. While there has been some gauge changes, most notably with DH8's > 145's, PHL currently hovers between 360-400 flights. It used to hover between 440-480. So I think the PHL/JFK debate is interesting, because AA has actually facilitated PHL becoming more O&D post merger than...Jump to post
Sorry, I don't see any more CLT TA routes. Why? What routes aren't already completely covered by PHL, ORD, MIA, DFW, & a lesser extent JFK. CLT-LHR/MAD/BCN/FCO/DUB/CDG/FRA is an expansive network for a hub that is predominantly connecting traffic. I have no idea how 763's shifting to PHL/MIA som...Jump to post
I hear that American Airlines plans to retire their Airbus A330-300 fleet by the end of the decade, around 2019. I also hear that when this happens, AA will bring their 777 and 787 fleets to the LUS hubs, CLT and PHL. Who else knows about this and what will happen? The A330 - in terms of both size ...Jump to post
AA was already in with MEM/PHL with at least daily service. I was kinda shocked on that one, there's other fruit on the MEM tree that seems sweeter. AA is on PHL-MEM with 2-3 ERJ's a day based on the season. PHL-MEM averages 90-100 PDEW so there might be some room considering AA's flights carry con...Jump to post