More MIA flights; more FLL-LAX; bye-bye BVT; more news...

MAH4546

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Resumed seasonal service to Anchorage; 01Jun03-03Sep03
AA 2725 ORD 1515-1915 ANC 2024-0500 ORD AA 2726 752
AA 278 DFW 1630-2010 ANC 2125-0644 DFW AA 279 752
AA 2681 STL 1830-2216 ANC 0025-0927 STL AA 2682 752
Service to Burlington, Vermont terminates 05Apr03. American Eagle
operated two daily flights to Chicago O''Hare.
Will end mainline service between Dallas and Cleveland. Current 3x daily
mainline service will be replaced by 3x daily Eagle service on 01May03.
Will increase to 5x daily 01Jun03.
Will add American Eagle service between Dallas and Des Moines. Current
schedule is 3x daily mainline. Effective 01Jun03 2x mainline/2x Eagle.
Third daily service between Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles effective
14Jun03:
AA 1533 FLL 0900-1113 LAX 738
AA 1434 LAX 1300-2114 FLL 738
Third daily between Dallas and Fresno effective 14Jun03:
AA 2598 FAT 1032-1545 DFW 1753-1911 FAT AA 2599 M80
Will add American Eagle service between Dallas and Houston/IAH. The
current schedule of 7x daily mainline will be replaced with 6x daily
mainline and 3x daily Eagle effective 02Jun03.
Will add mainline service between O''Hare and Indianapolis. The
current schedule of 9x daily Eagle will become 3x daily mainline
and 4x daily Eagle effective 14Jun03.
Will add summer service from Dallas and O''Hare to Jackson Hole, WY
between 14Jun03 and 02Sep03:
AA 2253 ORD 0815-1013 JAC 1100-1450 ORD 752
AA 2545 DFW 0942-1131 JAC 1218-1601 DFW 752
Will replace 2x daily mainline service between St. Louis and
Jacksonville, Florida with 2x daily American Connection service
effective 05Apr03
Miami, in addition to the previous announced changes, will have:
-2 extra weekly flights each to SAL and GIG
-3 extra weekly each to SAP, CUR, and CUN
-1 less daily to BOS
-4 less weekly to BZE
 

JFK777

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Hey what about service to barranquilla?

Last year BAQ was traded for Medellin, why did poor BAQ get the shaft? BAQ was served by Pan Am from who know when until 1977, then Eastern flew from 1982 until it sold the routes to AA, AA flew to BAQ until 4/02. The 727 flying to BAQ was profitable for AA and fairly full. Given how high fares are to Colombia, you would have to be a moron to loose money on this route.
 
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MAH4546

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On 3/4/2003 6:59:52 AM JFK777 wrote:

Hey what about service to barranquilla?

Last year BAQ was traded for Medellin, why did poor BAQ get the shaft? BAQ was served by Pan Am from who know when until 1977, then Eastern flew from 1982 until it sold the routes to AA, AA flew to BAQ until 4/02. The 727 flying to BAQ was profitable for AA and fairly full. Given how high fares are to Colombia, you would have to be a moron to loose money on this route.
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You would have to a moron to loose money on the route, but AA has a choice: BAQ or MDE. Medellin has plenty more business traffc. After all, it is something like 3x the size of BAQ. Barranquilla is hefty VFR traffic, which makes money and fills planes, but VFR traffic is off a little lately. If Colombia ever lets AA back in BAQ, they will, I'm sure.
 

TWAnr

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On 3/3/2003 9:06:38 PM MAH4546 wrote:

Resumed seasonal service to Anchorage; 01Jun03-03Sep03

AA 2681 STL 1830-2216 ANC 0025-0927 STL AA 2682 752

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Another route transferred from TWA LLC metal to AA metal.
 

JFK777

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MAH4546,

The difference in the service levels of BAQ vs. MED is small. They both have multiple services to BOG via ACES, SAM and AVIANCA. ACES and AA fly to MIA from MED, only to MIA on ACES from BAQ. Regional service is similar to Panama and other destinations is the same. No service to Europe from either. Service to New York does occur every now and then depending how the planners at Avianca feel. Avianca serves JFK once daily with a 767 from BOG, and sometimes regionally with a 757.

The people in Colombia who can aford to travel to the USA (and those that can get Visas) are economically well of and not really to concerned about the economy down there. The issues we in the USA are feeling now about 9/11 are things people in Colombia have had to deal with for decades. The demand is inelastic. Every person checking in for a flight to the USA from Colombia is matched against a DATABASE, if the compuetr doesn't like; you don't get on the plane, period. No one that doesn't have goes to Colombia.
 

MiAAmi

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On 3/4/2003 11:22:42 AM TWAnr wrote:

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On 3/3/2003 9:06:38 PM MAH4546 wrote:

Resumed seasonal service to Anchorage; 01Jun03-03Sep03

AA 2681 STL 1830-2216 ANC 0025-0927 STL AA 2682 752

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Another route transferred from TWA LLC metal to AA metal.
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Just think eventually it will all be on AA metal.
 

TWAnr

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On 3/4/2003 5:21:20 PM MiAAmi wrote:

Just think eventually it will all be on AA metal.

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That would be fine by me, if they were to train the TWAers so that they would be able to work their old flights. Here is the latest zinger from our email inbox:

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This is Jane Allen with some additional information for this week. Today is Tuesday March 4, 2003.


As you know, we have spent many hours working on the integration of TWA into AA. Our decisions have all had the underlying objective of doing what is best for the long-term survival and eventual profitability of our company. Maintaining two operating certificates, separate maintenance programs, training programs, employee groups, and manuals drives expenses that we simply cannot afford in the current economic environment. To that end, American has decided to accelerate the standardization of TWA’s B757s a year earlier than originally planned. In July 2003, TWA’s B757s will begin standardization in MCI and once completed, they will enter AA service at a rate of 2 to 3 aircraft per month.


The current plan is to standardize 16 TWA B757s that have lease returns between January 2007 and January 2008. The remaining 11 TWA B757s, whose leases expire between December 2003 and August 2004, will be returned to the lessors as leases expire.


While the acceleration of the TWA B757 conversion is economically the necessary step for our company to take, it further complicates our manning outlook. We have recently received an operating plan for the balance of the year and we now must incorporate the accelerated conversion of the TWA B757s into this plan in order to determine the manning requirements for both AA and TWA LLC operations. Additionally, we will have 500 flight attendants returning from overage leaves on May 1 and we don’t yet know the impact this may have. As you are no doubt aware, moving flight attendants over the fence with the aircraft can only occur if there is no surplus of flight attendants. Therefore, the plan for integration training has not yet been determined. We are in the process of reviewing all of these factors and will provide more information as soon as we can.

Our goal is to keep all employees in the company advised of changes to our integration plan, and we hope you find this update helpful. The senior management team must make some very tough decisions regarding the survival of this company, and your continued support is vital to that effort.

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s80dude

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If STL-ANC was going to AA metal, wouldn't it have a flight number between 1-2499?
Given that the transition over starts soon, is that range increasing to a higher number in the 2000s? Just wondering
 

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