FLL: reductions or elimination?

 
Old Jun 27, 08, 11:01 pm
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FLL: reductions or elimination?

I've read all the threads about the planned route reductions at AA, but this New York Times article is the first I've read that implies that American and United are both pulling out of FLL completely. Of course, the article could be read differently -- that United is pulling out of Fort Lauderdale (maybe leaving it to a regional partner) and American is pulling out of San Luis Obispo.

"This week, the country’s two biggest airlines, American and United, announced plans to lop cities like Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and San Luis Obispo, Calif., out of their networks."

I thought that AA was simply planning to reduce service to/from FLL and keep connections to DFW and ORD. If the FLL station closes completely, it would affect me hugely, as 80% of my travel is between SFO and FLL, sometimes through LAX. Even reductions of DFW-FLL would be a bummer.

I just can't see AA doing this with a steady cruise business out of Port Everglades.

Anyone know whether AA plans to only keep MIA open in South Florida?
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Old Jun 27, 08, 11:05 pm
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mia has so many connections for intl destinations they will keep it open
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Old Jun 28, 08, 8:01 am
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FLL is a pretty big stop for AA in it's own right.
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Old Jun 28, 08, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by Horizons View Post

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"This week, the country’s two biggest airlines, American and United, announced plans to lop cities like Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and San Luis Obispo, Calif., out of their networks."

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Anyone know whether AA plans to only keep MIA open in South Florida?
UA is exiting FLL
AA is exiting SBP
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Old Jun 28, 08, 8:11 am
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I confirmed a few weeks ago when I called AA that they cut all the NY flights to FLL and PBI, though they said PBI is a possibility to come back in the fall.
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Old Jun 28, 08, 8:44 am
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As of April 2008, AA had 7.2 percent of the total market share at FLL, while UA only had 2.1%. So the justification for UA exiting FLL was greater than it is for AA.

IIRC from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram article, one DFW-FLL flight is being eliminated.

(Of course, since I live 2.8 miles from the FLL entrance, I do have a vested interest in hoping that AA remains in FLL)
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Old Jun 28, 08, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by Non-NonRev View Post
As of April 2008, AA had 7.2 percent of the total market share at FLL, while UA only had 2.1%. So the justification for UA exiting FLL was greater than it is for AA.

IIRC from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram article, one DFW-FLL flight is being eliminated.

(Of course, since I live 2.8 miles from the FLL entrance, I do have a vested interest in hoping that AA remains in FLL)
FLL-LAX is being canceled.
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Old Jun 28, 08, 12:04 pm
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As I read this thread I started to have a sense of "doom", like the slow drip of the whole AA system (and perhaps much of the entire flying world as well) becoming something completely unfamiliar as payments for luggage, food, seat asignments, etc. are added, and destinations are now being slowly removed from the map. Fortunately, I'm nearing the end of my heavy travel days, but things are becoming much more depressing with each passing day. As each city is removed from the schedule more pressure is placed on the substitutes, resulting in more crowding and inconvenience, and of course reduction in upgrade potential.
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Old Jun 28, 08, 12:09 pm
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FLL-LAX is being canceled.
Don't remind me M beloved LAX-FLL redeye is gone...

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Old Jun 30, 08, 12:55 pm
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So whta is left other than FLL/DFW and FLL/ORD. Are there any AEs flights to RDU, BNA, etc. Kind of miss the NYC flights several times a day on 757s from a couple years back. But that route is packed by numerous carriers and tends to be heavy leisure and with MIA 30 miles away would not be surprised if AA totally pulls out of FLL.
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So whta is left other than FLL/DFW and FLL/ORD. Are there any AEs flights to RDU, BNA, etc. Kind of miss the NYC flights several times a day on 757s from a couple years back. But that route is packed by numerous carriers and tends to be heavy leisure and with MIA 30 miles away would not be surprised if AA totally pulls out of FLL.
Whats left is Nassau, San Jose, Kingston, and Port au Prince.
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