janders wrote:Sounds like DL and UA forced AA's hand and now they will be back with the flights for Summer 2019. Wonder how much money it will bleed.
Although most airlines have not finalized their entire summer 2019 schedule AA doesn't have much time to place these flights back on the schedule and open them for sale to the public. If this is an attempt by AA to stall a final decision from the DOT on DL and UA's application I think it will backfire. AA amended there request for a dormancy till June 28, 2019, I'm willing to give AA a few extra days to resume the flights till after the 4th of July holiday but if they aren't scheduled to utilizing those slots by July 5th the DOT should take both from AA.
If these routes are so important to AA I think they should have continued to operate the routes even though they were loosing money because its not like competition to China is cooling off in fact the exact opposite is happening competition is just starting to heat up especially from Chinese airlines.