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AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:34 pm

So im booking trips and I just curious on what you boys think of AA re-opening NY-TPA. I assume it would be LGA-TPA over JFK but....
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Re: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:59 pm

It has not been operated by AA for at least 3+ years and then only a once-a-day JFK rotation on a regional partner CR9.
It would appear logical that a JFK flight is unlikely with the cutback in JFK flights by AA and with the emphasis on PHL as the Northeast hub.
DL has the LGA market and with B6, WN and UA in the mix for JFK, LGA, EWR and ISP service unikely AA would consider flights again.
US/AA got the slots for DCA by giving up LGA to DL so AA has maintained their strong market share at DCA as a result.
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Re: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:07 am

AA's focus in NYC is on serving markets business travelers want and need. Although AA has lost plenty of market share and is the #4 carrier overall in the NYC market, it is still #2 at LGA, #3 at JFK and #3 at EWR and it still has a significant slice of the corporate travel market from NYC. So, TPA will never be a leisure market for AA but a route to serve business demand if it's there.
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Re: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:37 am

Didn't American already serve LGA-TPA back when? Memory is a little fuzzy.
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Re: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:41 am

it was a Legacy US Air route
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Re: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:36 am

usxguy wrote:
it was a Legacy US Air route

Years back US gave away the LGA franchise in a slot swap with DL exchanging more LGA slots for DL and receiving fewer DCA slots for US. US was in bad shape back then and they were wasting LGA slots with 37 seat Dash-8's and needed to unload the underutilized LGA slots and they also got 70 million from DL.
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Re: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:51 pm

I think both LAA and LUS flew LGA/TPA but I don’t see it happening again. Other than MIA AA has given up on the NYC/ Florida market.
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Re: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:20 pm

usxguy wrote:
it was a Legacy US Air route

AA did have MD80 LGA-TPA too for a while.

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