Jet Blue to add BOS-DFW flights

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  1. Titans26

    Titans26 Silver Member

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    AA BOS-DFW-BOS is actually a shuttle for Fidelity Investment employees. Fidelity Investments is headquartered in Boston. Fidelity relocated over 1,000 employees to the Fidelity Investment complex in Westlake, TX. Westlake, TX is 15 min from DFW. Fidelity has a contract with AA for more than 50 percent of all seats on this route. AA uses the other seats for connecting passengers, SNA-BOS, AUS-BOS, SAT-BOS, OKC-BOS, etc. AA very rarely has fares less than $500 roundtrip on the non stop DFW-BOS flights. Their pricing on this route DFW- BOS discourages locals originating in DFW or BOS from taking the non stop flights. If you are a leisure traveler you would most likely purchase an AA connecting flight DFW-ORD-BOS or another airlines connecting flight to get the lowest fare.

    AA holds most non stop flight first class seats for Fidelity executives up until the day of flight departure. If Fidelity employees do not reserve the first class seats then they are opened for elite upgrades on the day of departure.

    This route is a "cash cow" for AA. They have the only non stop flights on this route.

    The lower level relocated employees who do not receive company paid travel are very excited about this announcement.

    I wonder if AA and B6 will start offering interchanging miles on routes where they compete head-to-head.

    Besides the LAX - BOS route, has AA had a DEQM or TEQM on routes where B6 started new service in direct competition with their flights?
     

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