Antarius wrote:USAirALB wrote:I find it interesting that BOS is getting the one-off service to AGS/SDF/OMA, instead of feeding that traffic through the hubs.
All of this makes me wonder if something bigger is planned for BOS. At the very least, I guess this means that AA recognizes the threat that DL poses to BOS and AA is willing to fight (at least somewhat) to keep its marketshare there. IIRC, AA is still the second largest carrier in BOS in terms of passengers carried. I'm not suggesting we will see AA return to its pre 9/11 schedule there were it operated a quasi-hub, but I wouldn't be surprised to see AA make a return to certain key markets ex BOS, such as RDU or SFO.
You are correct; AA is #2 which really surprised me: https://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports. ... ame=Boston
AA also recently announced BOS-LHR, so it definitely seems that they are ready to stop conceding the market.
It’s not really too surprising for two reasons:
1. Delta’s “hub” in Boston is based on regionals that this data wouldn’t include (right?)
2. Delta was already Marketing how big they were in Boston and their market position even when they were behind AA in size (regionals included), Boston “hub” has always been a marketing thing for them against B6