kcrwflyer wrote:CRW-IAH is an extremely unique route and not a good gauge for that market. Very unique business / energy ties between those two cities allows sky high local fares. A DFW flight would have to use an E75 / CR7 off CRW's runway, which automatically gives you more seats than you really need. I would also be floored if any AA added DFW to any spoke that's a 40 minute flight from CLT and can't even sustain 5x to CLT year round, on all 50 seat equipment at that. ORD seems like a much more logical fit but AA couldn't make that work a few years ago.
CRW-IAH still has fairly strong oil and gas ties to IAH, but they are no where near what they were when the flight was established. Many of the regional headquarters are gone and what is left is mostly production operations, still important but it's not what it was.
When AA had DFW-CRW for about 2 years it had solid loads and high ancillary bag revenue, though I don't think yields we're great. Unfortunately it was run on a CR2 for 2.5 hrs and had nearly daily operational restrictions and usually had the loads to require moving pax off the flight. A CR7 is probably the right size equipment though a E175 is probably more likely unless another 700 operator moves into DFW. CRW is still fairly steady at 5x CLT per day with the occasional schedule with a 700 or 900, and regular PSA uoguage substitution for operational reasons. If DFW we're to be added I would expect at least 1 CLT to be reduced though.