News: American Airlines cuts flights at O'Hare

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  1. tom911
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    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/...airlines-mary-frances-fagan-bankruptcy-filing
     
  2. TheBeerHunter
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    Interesting. There's been a lot of "rumbling" about cuts coming to ORD -- guess those rumbles were true to some extent.

    And, on a personal note (with the SJC cuts), ouch. Though over the last year or so I've been doing most of my flying from SFO, which is a shame since I live ~5 miles from SJC!
     
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    Is there a table or list somewhere showing where they are cutting?
     
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    I actually use SJC whenever I head over to Silicon Valley, guess I'll have to become more familiar with SFO. :(
     
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    I hope AA doesn't start cutting flights from NYC area airports too...
     
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    Yes but think of the benefit. You can now join in hundreds of "AA hates SFO" threads.
     
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    It's really not so bad. The AAdmirals Club at T2 SFO is new and pretty great, and all the DEQM bonuses are for SFO (never SJC).
     
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    Awesome... Not really.. Kind of sad they are cutting those city pairs i tend to fly the most.. Oh well, we could tell it was coming.. Hopefully they cut the rest of the fat from NYC, Miami, and Dallas too to even out... LGA could use some cuts... Some of the AE flights aren't that full...

    SJC i have always wondered why they just didn't pick one of those airports and make a bigger focus in either SFO or SJC... Would love for AA to build upon the new terminal in SFO.. I hate going to LAX, and then taking the shuttle up the coast when i want the larger planes out west....

     
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    It seems tougher and tougher to get a worthwhile flight out of SJC. It's a pity as they have done all the work on the airport and it seems to be getting emptier by the day.

    I don't want to fly Southwest, but it seems like the only viable option anymore for direct flights out of SJC. Other option is to go out of SFO and I don't want to do that either.
     
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    Well, with them being in bankruptcy, they might. I don't like the idea of cutting NYC either, but if they're not making money, they don't have much choice. :(
     
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    I have lots of AA miles to use so I hope the flight options stay abundant! What airport do you mainly fly out of?
     
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    I usually fly out of DCA/IAD. Selfishly, the main reason I want AA to maintain a strong JFK presence is so there is more competition for DL SkyPesos (although I could make them work for me if I really had to). :D
     
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    Not JFK, but looks like DL is ramping up and trying to muscle in on AA's NYC routes in LGA: LINK.

    Delta Air Lines has called a press conference for 11:30 a.m. EST Friday to discuss big plans for its
    New York City hub. The media advisory promises that the carrier will be "announcing Delta's creation of a domestic hub at New York's LaGuardia Airport - the largest single airline expansion in New York in more than 40 years."
     
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    Not a big surprise, figured some cuts to Express and feeder planes not long haul.
     
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    Yep. The nerd bird was my route on AA, then AS... then it became either AUS-DFW-SJC or AUS-LAX-SJC. That's still somewhat doable, but the schedule is so much better to SFO that it makes more sense to fly to/from there now.

    What sucks is the traffic difference from SFO means flying in the night before vs. the first flight into SJC, and vice-versa on leaving (there's NO late flights leaving SJC on Fridays).
     
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    Saw this over on Jaunted. Seems they're (DL) getting some/all of US's slots at LGA.
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    United axed SJC ages ago leaving AA the only carrier that flies ORD-SJC. I think it's time to come to terms that there's no market for better service on this route.
     
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    One problem with American Airlines' cornerstone strategy is that there are other airlines on some of those corners, and their stones are bigger.

    This present a particular problem for American, which has made New York one of its five "cornerstone" markets. Delta is also the leading carrier in passengers carried out of New York Kennedy, ahead of JetBlue Airways and American, and is No. 2 at Newark, behind No. 1 Continental but ahead of No. 3 United, No. 4 US Airways and No. 5 American.
     
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    Both SEA-ORD and SEA-DFW redeyes just suddenly disappeared from schedule. This is going to affect my travel routine greatly :(
     
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    you could always fly united to chicago instead :p.

    Though on a serious note I having a hard time figuring out American Airlines Gameplan aside from the full blown retreat it has been in. I can't believe SJU the once massive carribbean hub is gone
     
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    Something is probably brewing at the AA HDQ right now. As I mentioned above, I've been seeing significant reduction of flights ex-SEA. I was searching for SEA-DFW or SEA-ORD at the end of March or early April. Search yielded two SEA-DFW flights daily (6am and 11pm) and no SEA-ORD nonstop.

    Could be due to flights not added to the schedule just yet, but if this was the real "capacity reduction" they have been talking about, I would be really concerned. Given recent Spring Fare Sale ad, one would think these flights were available for sale by now ...
     
  24. Mike Reed

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    With their newly revamped partnership with AS, what are the possibilities that AA is ceding these routes to them and will add them back as codeshares?

    In your search, search for all carriers, not just AA.
     

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