Old Aug 24, 19, 7:42 pm
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M60_to_LGA
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NYC
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Originally Posted by alexwuk View Post
I've been in totally full AA JFK-EZE J cabins 5-10 times in that last 2-3 years - all flights that were J0/J1/J2 (ie full without opups and staff travel). Wonder why UA found it so much harder
AA has much better Latam coverage than UA. Also, the fact that South America's own LATAM is a fellow OW member alongside AA makes AA a more attractive choice for EZE-based business travelers, for mileage-credit reasons.

I don't think UA ever figured its Argentina strategy out. The IAD flight was a shambolic disaster, and now EWR bites the dust. I think the loss of TAM as a Star Alliance partner probably didn't help. Maybe IAH is safe because it's useful for the US oil companies doing business in Neuquén (and those guys are all loyal to UA).
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