AA: JFK-BUD dead, another DFW-LHR instead

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  1. kyunbit
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    I am not sure if this has been discussed before. JFK-BUD is now being totally cancelled. Instead another frequency is being added to LHR.

    AA 26 DFW 5:15 p.m LHR 8:30 a.m.

    AA 27 LHR 10:30 a.m. DFW 2:40 p.m

    Kind of expected it after Malev's demise; but another LHR flight! Come on AA, there are other cities outside America other than LHR or TYO.

    http://www.aa.com/i18n/agency/Travel_Notice/JFKBUD_SuspensionofService.jsp
     
  2. TheBeerHunter
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    I suppose they must have the traffic to LHR to justify the addition, although maybe they're just adding it to train pilots in lieu of the attrition they've experienced recently?
     
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    Most of the AA flights I have flown to/from LHR have been very full. I wonder if BA will pick up any more business with Malev going away...
     
  4. kyunbit
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    BA sure will. Hopefully AB will also chip in. I hate BA's surcharges
     
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    Good point about AB - I keep forgetting they've been added to the mix!

    :)
     
  6. Microwave
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    I disagree; as someone who lives in London, this really is the only city there is. ;)
     
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    Ouch.... :D
     
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    Just kidding, of course. :) In all seriousness, when US Airways can scare up enough traffic to serve a city in Europe, it's well and truly sad that AA cannot follow suit with at least some service.
     
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    We both know many Londoners think they're the center of the universe...:D
     
  10. kyunbit
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    Every person thinks his/her hometown is the best in the universe :)
     
  11. Microwave
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    I loathe my hometown in the strongest possible way... Left when I was 15 and never looked back!
     
  12. kyunbit
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    Exceptions make a rule :D
     
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    HIGHLY unlikely...my sisters and I all ended up a minimum of 200 miles away. ;)
     
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    But don't each of you consider your current town of residence to be your new "hometown"?
     
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    haha...no, my hometown is still where I grew up...that does not mean I like it! :D
     
  16. WanderLuster
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    I hadn't heard this....thanks for posting. I'm making ExPlat tomorrow -- thanks TEQM.

    However, my plan to burn my eVIPs seems to have evaporated. I was planning flights to DEL and BUD. Back to the drawing board.
     
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    So true. I simply don't understand how AA can call itself a global airline when US Airways serves more destinations in Europe than AA does.
     
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    Congrats on making EXP. I was flying through DFW last night (back to SFO) and there were 25 people on the upgrade list. Good Lord! That's brutal. I assume it was so long due to the promos but I guess I could be wrong.
     
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    On the other hand, US doesn't serve Asia, whereas AA does.
     
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    Yes, but barely. ;)

    AA's weak route map in Asia and its fairly mediocre coverage in Europe are part of the reason I've been toying with the idea of moving to *A. Not very seriously, but it's the first time the idea has popped into my head and I didn't laugh. Sure AA has partners, but I would prefer at least a few more options on AA metal.
     
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    *A definitely does many things right...that said, I'm not willing to go there yet. :D
     
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    Sure. I'm not saying that US has a more expansive route network than AA overall; it's just that for a much bigger airline that wants to view itself as the main competitor to UA, it's hard to believe that AA only serves 11 destinations in Europe year round (14 including seasonal), if I'm adding things up correctly (compared to 14 year round for US, 19 including seasonal).

    And yes, while AA flies to three destinations in Asia, it might be a stretch to say AA really "serves" Asia. AA "serves" South America (I'd say they own South America), but in my mind, they only "fly to a couple places in Asia."
     
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    "yet" "go there"

    ....for me, that "yet" would be when a *A carrier allows system-wide upgrade usage from deep discount economy fares. THEN you'd likely see no small number of "go there"s.....
     
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    With DL, I definitely do not have to worry about cheap and easy to use SWUs. ;)
     
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