I think AA is planning on significantly downsizing both coasts in lieu of these partnerships. It’s no secret they struggled on the west coast (enter Alaska) and dropped all those JFK slots (enter JetBlue). AA is going to be much smaller after Covid-19, so it appears their plan is to draw down those unprofitable west coast / northeast flying in lieu of partnerships.
Yep. It was obvious 3 months ago this was going to their strategy. I don't see what other choices they had. Frankly, JetBlue management did a good job here in getting AA to agree to this.
I don't think AA is giving B6 any gates in LAX, since this is a Northeast partnership.
Well, JetBlue just got enough gates at T-5 to have 70 flights. So at minimum, AA is allowing JetBlue to stay at T-5 and take over gates from ULCCs as they get moves to MSC. Which means, AA themselves are not taking those same gates.
They've announced firm plans (announced schedule of expanded service) to grow in EWR. Outside of that, they haven't done any of that. In LAX, they shifted their current operations from LGB to LAX. They said they hoped to get the station to 70 flights a day within 5 years. Nothing firm announced. Re JFK/LGA/BOS, what firm plans have been announced?
Did you miss the 4 routes they added out of jFK (3 of which are their largest missing routes out of JFK) and 2 routes they added out of LGA in the same announcement?https://crankyflier.com/2020/07/16/amer ... rtnership/
"JetBlue could grow beyond its tiny presence at LaGuardia by utilizing gates and slots that American might not need."
Looks like they are already utilizing slots that AA doesn't need with 2 new routes to TPA/RSW.
Look, utilizing gates AA might not need. JetBlue right now has 16 flights out of 6 gates. So they are going to get so many additional slots at LGA that they would need additional gates? MAT should be able to handle 30 to 35 flights. So looks like AA is going to give JetBlue at least 20 slots to add flights at LGA. Remember what I predicted?
Let's not forget AA released 70 JFK slots.http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetb ... wsid=69683
JetBlue will grow in greater New York City, adding flights at LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark (EWR), while also increasing its presence at JFK for seamless connections to American’s expanded international network.
As New York’s Hometown Airline®, JetBlue plans to increase flying out of New York’s three major airports, bringing its award-winning experience to more customers. Its growth at JFK will be aimed at offering even more connection opportunities
to American’s growing international network of destinations. From both New York and Boston, JetBlue plans to enhance service to strategic markets, including those on the East Coast, West Coast, and in the Southeast. This will further build on
JetBlue’s recently announced growth between EWR and nine markets, including Mint service to LAX and SFO.
Oh look, they are adding more flights at LGA, EWR and JFK on top of what they already announced. They are going to add more connection opportunities to AA's JFK international flights. Which means, more destinations expected.
How much more clear can they be? Huge expansion coming at all 3 major NYC airports.
And they got enough gates to have 70 flights at LAX.