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FlewGSW
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AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:45 pm

Announcement will be made on Friday, August 5.
Will be loaded into AA.com on August 7.
Flights to start on or about October 31.

Flights will be with ERJs. Don't know if they will be Eagle or Connection.

Actually AA use to service STL-IAH two years ago. You'll have to go back to the days of TWA when they flew STL-HOU.
 
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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:46 pm

Three daily AmericanConnection flights.

Joining LAX-SAT as yet another part of their "let's make Texas politicians happy" plan to expand their route network from Texas and keep the Wright Ammendment in tact. More routes like these are coming, like Eagle flights from AUS and SAT to Miami.

[Edited 2005-08-05 05:48:15]
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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:01 pm

I'm not sure how much traffic there is between IAH and STL or between LAX and SAT, but adding flights from MIA to AUS and SAT does make sense.

For anyone wanting to travel to the Caribbean or South America from the Hill Country, it now requires a connection at DFW and at MIA. So, the new flights do have the potential for doing very well.
 
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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:01 pm

Awesome. I have been waiting for them to reinstate this route, but I would have thought they would have served IAH. I'm guessing thier trying to compete with Southwest. I have been wondering where the lost frequencies to EWR were going to and now I know. I hope this route does well. Does anybody know how many daily flights AA/Connection will have this fall? Something around 215?
 
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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:25 pm

Quoting Stl1326 (Reply 3):
Does anybody know how many daily flights AA/Connection will have this fall? Something around 215?

Including the new HOU flights, 217 on weekdays, 144 on Saturdays.
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LoneStarMike
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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:08 pm

If AA's "let's make Texas politicians happy" plan is to expand their route network from Texas with American Connection and/or American Eagle service to keep the Wright Ammendment intact, why are we not seeing this same type of service out of DAL already?

The Wright Amendment doesn't prohibit AA from offering regional jet service out of Love Field and AA has three gates that they're not using now.

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FlewGSW
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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:09 pm

AA and AE are not looking to do anything with DAL prior to next year when congress might bring Wright up again.

For now, about the biggest bang is an idea to place a billboard up next to the traffic entrance into DAL about what dropping Wright will do to the local economy.

WOW! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I've also run into two friends that have experienced first hand WN folks at events, even a bar, handing out some sort of "met the WN girls" and sign this repeal of Wright too. I think you might hear in the news soon from the keep Wright side a fuss about this tactic.
 
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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:26 am

Quoting Stl1326 (Reply 3):
I'm guessing thier trying to compete with Southwest.

I personally don't think so. They can't compete with WN on STL-HOU in terms of frequency. I believe this is primarily to serve the AA F/F base in STL who would have otherwise had to travel thru DFW to get to either HOU or IAH. It was just a matter of time before this route came to fruition, since Houston is the largest market not served non-stop by AA...
 
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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:36 am

Quoting Stl1326 (Reply 3):
Awesome. I have been waiting for them to reinstate this route, but I would have thought they would have served IAH. I'm guessing thier trying to compete with Southwest. I have been wondering where the lost frequencies to EWR were going to and now I know.

St. Louis has alot of major business ties into Houston (especially in Illinois side of the area), and the origin and destination traffic shows it. I think there is something like 800 passengers a day on this route. No doubt it will return with the $50 price hike that all of the other WN-competitive routes have had (OKC, TUL, LIT). It should be an easy score for AA.

Most of the "lost flights" in the past month or so were due to the lack of aircraft available to the St. Louis operation. It wasn't that they were doing bad (some of them may have, I don't know), but chances are the a/c wasn't there to do the route.
 
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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:56 am

Finally, it's announced!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005
AA to Resume Service Between STL and IAH
American Airlines today announced that AmericanConnection partners Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. and Trans States Airlines Inc. will jointly resume flights between St. Louis and Houston. The service, which will restart on October 30, 2005, will connect St. Louis Lambert International Airport with Houston's William P. Hobby Airport.
"We have long wanted to resume service between St. Louis and Houston and we are pleased to be doing so now," said Loretta Kuss, American's Regional Manager - Passenger Sales. "These new flights are convenient for the business traveler who needs to leave St. Louis and arrive in Houston in time to attend afternoon meetings or to get a good night's sleep before launching into meetings the next day.
"Returning passengers can leave Houston either very early in the morning or at lunchtime to fly back to St. Louis in order to complete a full day's work in the office or get home in time for an early dinner," Kuss added. "We also believe that our St. Louis and Houston customers will appreciate Hobby airport's close proximity to downtown Houston, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, and Galveston."
Additionally, American Eagle will offer a new daily round-trip nonstop flight between St. Louis and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a new daily round-trip nonstop flight between St. Louis and Des Moines, Iowa, starting Oct. 1, 2005. These flights will complement existing service offered by AmericanConnection carrier Trans States Airlines, Inc.
The new flights, flown by American Eagle, will feature 50-seat Embraer Regional Jets. All other flights are flown by AmericanConnection carrier Trans States Airlines Inc. featuring 50-seat Embraer Regional Jets and 30-seat British Aerospace Jetstream 41s.
 
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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:30 am

Quoting FlewGSW (Reply 9):
AA to Resume Service Between STL and IAH
American Airlines today announced that AmericanConnection partners Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. and Trans States Airlines Inc. will jointly resume flights between St. Louis and Houston. The service, which will restart on October 30, 2005, will connect St. Louis Lambert International Airport with Houston's William P. Hobby Airport

Which one is it IAH or HOU, the press release folks seem to be confused.
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aatripleseven
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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:34 am

Hopefully AUS-MIA won't come at the expense of AUS-RDU.

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RE: AA To Serve STL-HOU Again

Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:10 pm

Quoting STT757 (Reply 10):
Which one is it IAH or HOU, the press release folks seem to be confused.

HOU


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