4engines4lnghll wrote:MAH4546 wrote:4engines4lnghll wrote:
True statement. PHX is only becoming larger and im shocked that there are still pesimists out there thinking PHX would be closed. I see LAX shrinking before PHX will (and thats not happening). Cut out some tourism and PHX is basically your LAX for connections inside the continental US & HI. AA is only getting stronger. They're adding a ton of TATL flights, domestic going from regional to mainline, and secondary markets getting service to other hubs. Love them or hate them, millions of people are still choosing to fly them and thats all that matters to the airline.
LAX has grown significantly since the merger and PHX has slightly shrunk. It’s not going anywhere, but it’s not getting larger.
There is also virtually no trans-Atlantic growth. All the additions are replacing something. AA cut a lot of trans-Atlantic routes at the same time of the announcements. I think the net gain was zero.
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 new service will operate daily on a Boeing 757 between April and October next year.
DFW to Dublin (DUB): seasonal service on a Boeing 787-9 from June through September.
CLT and DFW to MUC: In March, CLT’s first new international long-haul flight since 2014, with a daily year-round flight to MUC on an Airbus A330-200. In June, AA will add daily seasonal service from DFW to MUC on a 787-8.
Daily seasonal ORD–ATH flight from May 3 to Sept. 28 on a 787-8, complementing the existing ATH service from PHL.
Doesn’t look like any TATL reduction to me.
Look at what they cut when they announced those adds. Zero-sum basically.