LAX-EZE is long overdue. It's crazy that there are absolutely zero connection from West Coast to Buenos Aires (with the furthest west being DFW).
I don't think this flight is about adding connections nearly as much as serving O&D demand. From Arizona, Nevada, or the Pacific NW, DFW or IAH are more direct, so whatever gap there was is basically just California and Hawaii. SJC, SMF, and SFO all have shorter one-stop service through MEX and/or PTY. So that leaves just FAT, SAN, and HNL getting shorter (distance-wise) connections to EZE out of this. And all of these distances are close enough that scheduling will make a real difference... anyway, I don't think there was any significant pent-up demand for quicker one-stops from Hawaii/California to Argentina. But I wish AA luck!
LAX-EZE is surreal. Lots of better and more profitable places to fly to and AA chooses EZE? What about DFW?
about DFW? AA already serves DFW-LAX and DFW-EZE. And this press release announces 4 new/increased routes out of DFW. I think LAX-EZE is a bit of a gamble, and I hope it pays off for AA... but there's no reason I see for anyone at DFW to feel slighted by this announcement.