Any insight on how AA is performing on JFK-TLV-JFK so far? I’m wondering if this route is a likely candidate for up-gauge to B77W
I suspect JFK-DEL-JFK may be another down the road (of course it first needs to actually launch).
The TLV route had a rough start, as within days of the launch, it was suspended due to the conflict there but quickly resumed as hostilities subsided. The departure time was moved up earlier as well, as the first few weeks AA 146 departed well after midnight. It is now scheduled for 11:35PM and according to Flight Aware anyway, it has been mostly on time the past 10 or so days. I could see it become a 77W, and part of me feels absent a pandemic, it would have launched as a 777-300ER route. UA, DL, and LY all fly the NY area to TLV with their newest products, the 787-10 (UA), 787-9 (LY), and the A339 (DL), but operational ease is probably why AA flies it with a 772 rather than the 77W right now, though it would not be that hard to rotate another frame through MIA for this if they needed to. The MIA-TLV route also flies with a 772 so again, operational considerations are probably why the 77W isn't used, yet.
I doubt AA will put the 77W on JFK-DEL any time soon and I suspect the route will end up being pushed back from its launch date.
The 77W is premium heavy so unless AA is carrying a lot of corporate travel on this flight when it does launch, the 77W will be too much plane. Then again, AA's only JFK competition on a DEL route will be AI, which flies it on a 77W. I still don't see the route being launched as scheduled and even more doubtful it will be upgauged to a 77W.
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