rbavfan wrote:boeing773er wrote:gunnerman wrote:Is AA expanding at CLT because the low-cost carriers have been making life difficult by expanding at PHL?
I don’t think that’s the case, AA just added a bunch of new cities for PHL. With adding Euro destinations AA is beefing up their Midwest presence from PHL.
If anything AA is really capitalizing on their size and making PHL/CLT into even larger connecting hubs than they already were.
You realize Philidelphia is not in the Midwest, it's in the east.
Really you don’t say. I’ve been confused about where I live for the longest time.
While AA is a little full on the east coast with hubs, each has its own purpose and doesn’t conflict with each other.
The legacy AA hubs are all there for O&D markets and then the old US hubs are very successful connecting hubs that still serve a decent sized market (minus DCA). That’s something that we didn’t get through the DL/NW or UA/CO. I think that each AA hub is going to play a key role in the future of the airline.