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jbs2886
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Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:30 pm

kiowa wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
dampfnudel wrote:
LH has the better product, the corporate contracts and easy connections at MUC. When people do their homework on this route, LH comes out as the best option.


First time I am seeing A.net disparage the A330, but I digress.

AA has corporate contracts, it is a massive hub for them, they are after all, the largest airline in the world. AA is anything but frivolous, they started this route after doing the homework. Corporate travelers probably aren't doing homework, they are told what to book or it is booked for them. OneWorld flyers and those not loyal to star will fly the route. That is a massive audience.


I thought Aeroflot was the largest airline in the world---


In the Soviet Union era, yes. But not since...
 
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Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:34 pm

Ishrion wrote:
Four days after the inaugural started, the route already seems to be abysmal. The inaugural flight on the 31st was essentially full in all classes, however, creating seat alerts/bookings show otherwise for the flights following it.

These load factors may not be 100% accurate but it should be fairly close:

April 1st: ~ 32%

Flight was upgraded to an a330-300 today.
April 2nd: ~ 35%

Tomorrow and Thursday:
April 3rd: ~ 21%

April 4th: ~54%

The only direct competition on this route is Lufthansa, which has recently upgraded from an a330 to an a350.

Haven't calculated the return flight, but April 1st had around 100 seats left while April 2nd had around 160. April 3rd(upcoming flight in a couple of hours) has ~ 200 open.

Are they profiting off of cargo? Is anyone able to truly confirm these loads?

Another thing to note is that this flight is year round.

I know it may seem a bit early to assume and the Summer season hasn't truly started but... ouch.

If the cargo Load is full? The Passengers are free Gratis! Pure Profit!! If they have that much freight? Then they should fly the flight until the passenger loads pick up.
 
musman9853
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Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:35 pm

kiowa wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
dampfnudel wrote:
LH has the better product, the corporate contracts and easy connections at MUC. When people do their homework on this route, LH comes out as the best option.


First time I am seeing A.net disparage the A330, but I digress.

AA has corporate contracts, it is a massive hub for them, they are after all, the largest airline in the world. AA is anything but frivolous, they started this route after doing the homework. Corporate travelers probably aren't doing homework, they are told what to book or it is booked for them. OneWorld flyers and those not loyal to star will fly the route. That is a massive audience.


I thought Aeroflot was the largest airline in the world---


aeroflot has about 250 planes all together. aa has about a thousand just in mainline.
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Boof02671
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Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:48 pm

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