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Why Is AA Mostly Eagle In ATL?

Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:09 am

American Airlines flights from LGA-ATL are on American Eagle and not mainline.You would think there would
be a demand for mainline between two major cities. That route could sustain A319s or MD-80s.Does Delta do
mainline on that route or Delta Connection? ATL-ORD is mostly Eagle and ATL-MIA is heading in that direction also.
Most mainline AA from ATL is to DFW and LAX,
 
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RE: Why Is AA Mostly Eagle In ATL?

Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:19 am

AA has flown LGA-ATL a few times a day with MD-80's maybe 8-10 years ago. I actually volunteered my original seat in coach and got bumped up to 1st class the next morning. Currently, DL has mainline hourly service from 6a-8/9p depending on the season. I've flown everything from L10s down to MD88s on that route through the years.
 
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RE: Why Is AA Mostly Eagle In ATL?

Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:57 am

Because ATL is a megahub for DL. Airlines often have limited/express only service out of their competitors' hubs.

Also, I think most if not all (and someone please correct me) non-hub AA flying out of LGA is on Eagle.
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RE: Why Is AA Mostly Eagle In ATL?

Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:04 am

Competing fortress hub means it's more or less entirely O&D traffic going into ATL being funneled from AA's hubs. Probably no need for anything larger than an E175 or a CR9 most of the time. Gonna be primarily business travelers who have AA loyalty.
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RE: Why Is AA Mostly Eagle In ATL?

Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:48 am

DFW is the only route out of ATL that has been consistently mainline on AA. Because DFW is the only hub in the world other than probably CLT that even comes close to the size of Delta's Atlanta Fortress. That is why AA can do 10 daily mainline flights a day there.
 
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RE: Why Is AA Mostly Eagle In ATL?

Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:07 am

AA at ATL has a pretty healthy selection of mainline with 9X daily to ATL (mix of A321/A319/B738/MD80), 2X daily to MIA and don't forger the new LAX service with 3X daily mainline. Also ORD now has 1 daily mainline on a B738. Plus plenty of USAirways Airbuses and E190's.
Now ATL used to be 10 or 11X daily and MIA may have lost a mainline frequency or 2 but the new LAX service and re-introduction of mainline to ORD pretty much makes up for that loss. However some of the MIA flights used to be on E145's; now it sees nothing smaller than RP E175's; ORD sees nothing smaller than the E175 as well. LGA sees 5X daily CR7's (probably less on Saturdays).
Additionally ATL has all mainline employees both above and below-wing and is one of the larger LAA outstations aside from the "cornerstones."
 
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RE: Why Is AA Mostly Eagle In ATL?

Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:14 am

Quoting doulasc (Thread starter):
American Airlines flights from LGA-ATL are on American Eagle and not mainline.

Because DL & WN are taking the majority of the traffic
 
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RE: Why Is AA Mostly Eagle In ATL?

Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:52 am

This topic can be discussed here Future Of AA In ATL? (by AST1Driver Apr 19 2015 in Civil Aviation) This thread is now archived
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