|Quoting LAXintl (Reply 109):|
In summary, AA once again, states for the record that it is fit, willing, and able to commence Los Angeles-Haneda service, and will do so as soon as American receives slots.
Wait a minute here--I just read AA
's reply, and you left out two very key words in this quote. AA
's actual reply states:
"American, once again, states for the record that it is fit, willing, and able to commence Los Angeles-Haneda service, and will do so as soon as American receives COMMERCIALLY VIABLE slots." (emphasis added)
So, it appears AA
did indeed receive a slot allocation from JCAB--it's just that those slots were not "commercially viable." In reading AA
's reply (at the regulations.gov website for this docket), it does acknowledge the receipt of slots from JCAB, but states:
"Despite American's own initiatives and the intervention of the U.S. Government, the Japanese Government has not provided American with slots that have a semblance of commercial viability, e.g., the last proposal from the Japanese did not even allow enough time to "turn" the aircraft."
In summary, it looks like AA
received a slot allocation from JCAB, but AA
deemed those slots as not commercially viable because, I presume, the departure slot was so close to the arrival slot that AA
couldn't even properly turn and prepare the aircraft for the return to the U.S. Based on AA
's reply, it does not appear it deemed those slots as not commercially viable because it didn't receive daytime (or other) slots, but solely because it would be difficult to conduct standard operations.
Does anyone have any information on what slot times AA
was allocated by JCAB?