Lennundus wrote:ADrum23 wrote:southwest1675 wrote:Nice to see the A321 show up for CLT. AA has ran BNA-LAX 3x daily before. Those were all A319s if I’m not mistaken. I would like to see PHX, but I’m not sure it’ll happen. Seeing mainline on DCA would be nice too.
I don't think PHX happens because I don't see AA expanding in PHX. I'm convinced the only reason PHX is still an AA hub is because they cannot fit everything at LAX. If I were them, I'd close PHX and shift the capacity to both DFW and LAX.
I also doubt AA mainline to DCA will happen, considering they only fly to hubs and other major cities on mainline there.
Why would AA close their PHX hub? They have added many new routes since the merger including EUG, MEM, OKC, AMA, LBB, SGU, STS, and MAF. Currently AA has seen sizable increases in there pax numbers at PHX. These recent adds might suggest AA could be looking at PHX-BNA.
Because I am not totally convinced AA is committed to PHX. Next downturn, I have a feeling a fair amount of cuts will come from there. They could shift capacity to DFW and LAX where they would probably make more money.