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Seasonal Route DFW-KEF Reykjavik B757 —> PHL-KEF Jun 2020

Seasonal Route DFW-KEF Reykjavik B757 —> PHL-KEF Jun 2020

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AA established DFW-KEF / Keflavik International Airport for Reykjavik, Iceland, a seasonal route, on 7 June 2018 using a 75L (international, lie flat seats) model 756-200.

AA announced the changing of this flight to PHL-KEF effective 4 Jun 2020 with the same 75L aircraft type.l


Philadelphia – Keflavik, 10:15 pm – 8:00 am, Flight AA232
Keflavik – Philadelphia, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, Flight AA231
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Old Nov 14, 17, 10:00 am
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Seasonal Route DFW-KEF Reykjavik B757 —> PHL-KEF Jun 2020

American Airlines is the latest carrier to enter the scrum to carry passengers from North Texas to Iceland, joining two Icelandic airlines who announced new service from DFW International Airport to the popular tourist destination earlier this year.
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/...ts-dfw-airport

From the article it looks like the route will run from June 7-Oct 26, 2018 and be operated by a 757.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 10:15 am
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I'm surprised there's demand for this.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 10:34 am
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KEF, not REK
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Old Nov 14, 17, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by brewdog11 View Post
I'm surprised there's demand for this.
There isn't. They're trying to push Wow and Icelandair out of Dallas
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Old Nov 14, 17, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
There isn't. They're trying to push Wow and Icelandair out of Dallas
That makes more sense. Well hopefully I can burn a SWU there while it lasts.

I see this as a huge money pit for all involved, especially AA.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 10:54 am
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I'd thought Wow and Icelandair were mainly in the market to provide dirt cheap 1-stop connections to popular destinations in Europe, not necessarily just getting people to Iceland.
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Delta did the same thing in Minneapolis to push Icelandair out. Discovered there was plenty of demand for both...
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Old Nov 14, 17, 10:56 am
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I'd thought Wow and Icelandair were mainly in the market to provide dirt cheap 1-stop connections to popular destinations in Europe, not necessarily just getting people to Iceland.
By pushing them out, they've pushed out competition to Europe. It's not about Iceland at all.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 11:21 am
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From zero to three carriers. The only other markets that I can think of with three airlines serving DFW are hub to hub with Spirit over the top (a few more if you add WN out of DAL). I'd say the odds of any service to KEF from DFW in summer 2019 are probably less than 50/50. Feels very much like the old AA running Legend out of town (sniff).
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Delta did the same thing in Minneapolis to push Icelandair out. Discovered there was plenty of demand for both...
No they didn't. They just haven't been successful at pushing out Icelandair.
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Cool, been on my list of places to go. Interested to see what the fares are. Icelandair for a week in June Tues/Tues looks to be around $320 for Y, $900 for Y+, and $1350 for J.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
There isn't. They're trying to push Wow and Icelandair out of Dallas
Any ideas how Iceland Air has been doing out of PHL since it began service there at the beginning of the Summer.
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Haha, I'm going to do that just for the fun of it. FRA-KEF-DFW here I come.
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So, no schedule yet, but tickets will go on sale Monday?

And the 757L (with sleeper seats up front), or the domestic 757 (with recliner seats up front)? (Does AA still have domestic 757s, or only 757L's now?)

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Old Nov 14, 17, 1:40 pm
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So, no schedule yet, but tickets will go on sale Monday?

And the 757L (with sleeper seats up front), or the domestic 757 (with recliner seats up front)? (Does AA still have domestic 757s, or only 757L's now?)
Schedule is posted in the AA press release.
http://news.aa.com/press-releases/pr...7/default.aspx

DFW–KEF: Depart 20:20 Arrive 09:15 +1
KEF–DFW: Depart 11:10 Arrive 14:50

Some discussion about in this thread:
Speculation: Possible Routes (Flights) and Hubs, Discussion - (2017 on)
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