SJC-AUS Being Dropped by AS - Add more Bay Area Hawaii flgihts.

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  1. HNL
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  2. Ouch. This royally sucks for me. I take this about 3x per quarter...
     
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    Not terribly surprising. Changing carriers doesn't increase demand. Airlines cut back capacity to Hawaii severely a couple of years ago when the bottom fell out, and are building capacity back now in stages as demand is beginning to pick up. AA fliers on the SJC-AUS route can still fly AA through DFW. Fliers on that route tend to fly it pretty routinely, so are by definition frequent flyers and subject to the pull of loyalty programs.
     
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    I hope that "demand" translates in 767 service coming back to SFO-HNL. Time will tell.

    Tom in London
     
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    I hope so too. While there are worse things in life, it is a long flight on a 757, particularly in 757 coach seats, which should be targeted by Amnesty International.
     
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    767 Economy = 757 Economy IMHO. Thought it's been a very long time since sitting in therm.
     
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    Airlines will tend to follow the revenue. AS has added flights to Mexico in Mexicana's absence (which may end in the next couple of months in some markets), and continues expansion into Hawai'i. (For one thing, ETOPS 737-800s seem to give AS some significant flexibility for Hawai'i, whilst AA's 737-800s are not ETOPS-rated, as AA apparently doesn't see that as a wise investment.)
     
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    Nor Hawaii overall
     
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    This is unfortunate to me, since UA and WN are also preferred airlines at work, not having a non-stop I can claim to be AA related will make AUS-SJC travel earning AA EQMs more difficult. Not impossible, I'll just have to work a bit harder.
     
  10. To some extent, I notice AA has withdrawn from SJC and closed their club.
    Reduced service is the reason I am flying AA very little.
    I would suspect WN is the dominant airline serving SJC now.
     
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    It's an even longer flight on a 737 in coach or F.
     
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