airlineworker wrote:AA is dropping the two daily ORH-PHL flights for one flight four days a week, I don't see that lasting and DL later this year will offer one daily flight to DTW. Miss that one flight or a cancellation will mean going back home and coming back tomorrow. It won't last either.
Yet B6 have flown MCO and FLL once daily for a few years now and would have exactly the same issue, yet still there. You would have this situation at most smaller airports connecting to bigger ones, let's not forget in some cases like G4, service isn't even daily, yet the routes continue.
Clearly something is up with AA, but you can't broadbrush their issues and relay it to another airline that now has 3 options daily and one that hasn't even started yet. ORH is in investment mode, Massport are ramping up their abilities, it's not quite if you build it they will come, but you have to give passengers something to come to. This is a long game for Massport and yes there may or may not be backroom deals to help out, but you have to start somewhere and that's what is happen.
I was always curious why PHL was 2x when everyone else was 1x, maybe they are just realigning with that theory