iflykpdx wrote:FATFlyer wrote:Possible. I do think FAT will gain another route to east of the Rockies soon. But I wonder if AA would decide to start FAT-CLT before DL starts FAT-ATL. I believe Fresno is the largest or second largest US airport not served by DL from ATL. AA still has a number of larger airports not served from CLT.
Yeah, I would be pretty surprised to see CLT. AA has tried CLT-SJC a couple of times over the past decade - even during the boom years it didn't last too long. I know it's not apples-to-apples, but if a market that size can't work, I'd be hard pressed to see FAT make it.
That was a really interesting route. Started off as a seasonal A319 (only operated June-September). Over the years, they added months and seats. In the summer of 2018, it was April-November with an A321, before it was abruptly cancelled. Apparently the evening CLT-SJC flights were packed every single night, while the SJC-CLT red-eyes were always empty. A few weird mix which probably led to its downfall. If positive that if it were a morning or afternoon departure from SJC, it would have been fine.