MrPeanut wrote:MAH4546 wrote:MrPeanut wrote:
You do not understand the enormity of the situation if you believe the hub remains. This is now about survival for the airlines. The issue we are faced with is beyond enormous. This is not about prestige or trying new strategies (TPAC hub). This is about stopping the hemorrhage that lies in front of us.
All money losing routes will be cut. They no longer can run a money losing hub like LAX because, unlike previous years, the rest of the network is no longer profitable and unable to offset money losing hubs. LAX is now reduced to 31 flights. Everything you mentioned above no longer applies. It is irrelevant. The network you saw in January 2020 or in 2019 will look significantly different in a few months. Please stop trying to justify your position. The environment that you saw previously no longer exists.
If this still doesn’t make sense to you, then you have no clue of what is going on.
One can fully grasp the enormity of the situation and conclude that LAX’s largest airline and largest hub operation is not going to be shut down.
AA’s LAX operation in May will be larger than UA’s EWR hub operation or its own DCA operation. Those aren’t closing either.
You act like LAX was a money pit which is blatantly false.
The hub lost money during great economic times! What do you think is going to happen over the next several years as the industry climbs its way out of this mess? Airlines are fighting for survival and cash right now. Do you honestly believe any airline is going to keep a money losing hub when the entire network is bleeding cash? It’s not going to happen. AA has already closed down the hub in every aspect without actually saying it publicly. You can be in denial all you want but it’s gone. Travel is not going to bottom out until next year. AA will retrench to a few hubs, the rest are gone. This is a different environment now.
You are delusional man. No point discussing further, you don't seem to grasp basic concepts on airline hubs and networks.
Not only will LAX continue to be a hub, but as AA adds back capacity to the West, and needs to limit, I bet AA takes that capacity from PHX (which is going to be down to 22 daily flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays soon!). Bookmark this a year from now.