As mentioned before, this is an extremely painful thread to navigate. Although I would love nothing more than to see AA pursue something along the lines of a 'PHX 400' expansion plan, the suggestions being posted here by the OP are largely a delusional fantasy.
PHX - Europe:
1) 2x daily PHX-LHR on AA & BA is certainly provides adequate hub-to-hub lift as the flights' schedules compliment each other for PHX-Europe/Beyond connections as well as PHX connections. MAD does not have nearly the demand from PHX and its outbound connections would be largely redundant with LHR. FRA & CDG do not offer any beyond-Europe connectivity for One World, so nonstops on these markets make absolutely no sense. Don't forget that PHX-FRA will be served seasonally this year by BOTH Condor and Eurowings. As for CDG, a LAX-CDG on a daily 788 makes the most sense as an expansion market for AA...not PHX. PHX-CDG would be lucky to eventually be served 2-3x-weekly by (God-forbid) some ULCC like DY.
PHX-SYD is a grand delusion. PHX-NRT is a far more logical possibility in the long-term,but as mentioned before, JL would probably be more likely to fly the route due to aircraft basing and rotations.
PHX has had a number of new nonstop destinations added or resumed in recent years. I would expect more of the same...we should not be surprised to see some of the seasonal additions be increased to year-round and some of the suspended routes (ie. ANC, BWI, CLE, YEG, YYC, YVR) be reinstated. Although PHX has come a long way in the past 3 years as far as getting more dots connected in the AA network, there are still more dots yet to be connected (ie. BNA,BDL,TUL,XNA,MTY,BIL,BZN,FCA,MSO,HDN, GUC) over time. Secondary East Coast markets like JAX, RIC, ORF, PVD, BUF, RSW, CHS are all well-served via DFW, CLT & ORD, so PHX service would not be likely in the foreseeable future.
This would be only slightly less egregious than suggesting that AA should offer nonstop PHX-Brazil service. Any important US markets connecting to Brazil can be adequately routed via MIA or DFW.
The biggest holes in the network at this point are DFW to 3 Upstate New York markets: SYR, ROC and ALB. Other nonstops over the longer-term would include PVD, CRW, ROA, FAY, GRB.
Let's also not forget, there are still a several destinations currently untapped by AA, but served by UA and/or DL, which include: LNK (DFW/ORD), MBS (ORD), PSC (PHX), IDA (PHX/DFW), SUN (PHX), CPR (PHX/DFW), CLD (PHX), ACV (PHX), FMN (PHX/DFW), ISN (DFW/ORD), DHN (DFW/CLT), CSG (CLT), YWG (DFW/ORD)
I apologize if anything I have suggested may have caused any pain.
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on Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:44 am, edited 1 time in total.